• Adoption: Hurricane Evacuee Needs Forever Home

    Mocha (ID 582593) is a two year old, 74 pound Labrador retriever mix who previously was at a shelter in Key Largo before Hurricane Irma.  The shelter evacuated their animals prior to the storm with all intentions of bringing them back once all was clear.  Sadly, because of the devastation in the Keys, the animals are going to remain at the Humane Society of Broward County so they can find new homes.  Mocha is a fun-loving fellow with a lot of spirit and will do best with an active family.  Mocha loves to play fetch, he likes treats and he knows some basic commands.  This fellow would love a toy box full of toys and a family who will shower him with love.  Can you make his wish come true?

  • AHF Sends Help To Puerto Rico

    A plane carrying resources to Puerto Rico took off Friday morning from a Miami airfield. Loaded with generators, the cargo plane was chartered by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

  • Bahamas Still Struggling After Dorian 

    It’s been less than a month since Hurricane Dorian wiped out much of Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands. The Category 5 hurricane was the strongest to make landfall on the islands.  As of this week, the official death toll from Hurricane Dorian is 60 people, though hundreds are still missing. 

  • Broward Determining When to Open Hurricane Shelters

    (SS) Broward County plans to open evacuation shelters in advance of Hurricane Irma but hasn’t decided yet when the shelters will open.

  • Caribbean Tourism Industry Slowly Recovering from Hurricanes

    The tourism industry on the Caribbean islands that Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated last September is slowly recovering.

  • Coffee & Conversation: Seniors Encouraged To Check On Friends, Neighbors After Storm

    Pulling together as a community was the theme of Tuesday morning’s coffee and conversation program at Pride Center as speaker after speaker encouraged teamwork in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

  • Column: Coping with HIV in a Hurricane

    “Surviving Irma” was the topic for discussion at the Pozitive Attitudes weekly HIV support group at the World AIDS Museum (WAM) recently. A group of 20 or so men infected, or affected, by HIV—mostly middle aged—sat in the museum’s sleek, open gallery space and regaled tales of South Florida’s latest hurricane with a mixture of sadness, frustration, and humor—a permutation of perspective perhaps cultivated over decades of surviving a Plague.

  • Column: Quiet Time with Irma

    With my housemates away for two weeks, my plan was to rest and relax then perhaps do some projects around the house. My anticipated quiet time came up against a Category 5 hurricane named Irma, and Irma definitely had center stage.

  • Community Announcement: Pride Center Reopens

    The Pride Center at Equality Park had a partial opening to provide some refuge to the community on Thursday, September 14.

  • Efforts to Help LGBT Puerto Ricans After Maria 'Being Forgotten'

    An activist from Puerto Rico who attended the National LGBTQ Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference in D.C. on Saturday said efforts to help the island’s LGBT community after Hurricane Maria are “being forgotten.”

  • Essential Hurricane Supplies You Should Keep On Hand

    (SS) While many grocery stores have generators that allow them to remain open during a power outage, it’s still a good idea to stock up on basic supplies.

  • Florida Keys Re-Opens to Visitors Sunday

    Parts of the Florida Keys will re-open for tourists this Sunday Oct. 1 following a two-week long recovery period from Hurricane Irma’s ruin.

  • Gay Miami Steps Up For Puerto Rico

    Miami LGBT businesses, like Score, Molto and afterhours destination La Puta Nota at Heart Nightclub, stepped up for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico in a big way this past weekend – each holding hurricane relief events benefiting displaced residents of the island.

  • Gay Priest To Be Stripped of Duties At Vatican

    ROME (CNN) -- A Polish priest who served with the Vatican's doctrinal arm will no longer be able to carry out his duties after announcing he is gay on the eve of a major church meeting, a Vatican spokesman said.

  • Gay Representative Briefed On Record Prison Evacuations

    As Hurricane Irma approached Florida anxiety was everywhere. People were rushing for fuel, water, food and supplies. Vehicles clogged the roads northbound and airplane seats became scarce.

  • Hotel Gaythering Offers Low Rates to Those Without Power

    Hurricane Irma's visit to South Florida left many people without power across the state. The City of Miami Beach offered some relief to its residents burdened by the temporary loss of electricity and running air conditioning by releasing a list of hotels with special rates and discounts in the wake of the storm.

  • Hurricane Irma Causes Significant Damage in Key West

    (WB) Hurricane Irma caused significant damage in Key West when it made landfall in the Florida Keys on Sunday.

  • Hurricane Irma Shuts Down Miami LGBT Businesses for Days

    While Hurricane Irma uprooted trees, flooded Brickell and left millions of South Floridians without power, cabin fever started to sink in for members of the Miami LGBT community. Gay establishments on South Beach -- including Twist, Score, Hotel Gaythering and Molto -- were closed for days, leaving their loyal patrons jonesing for a drink and a good time.

  • If You Lost Wages Because Irma the Government Will Help


    According to local media outlets in Orlando, Walt Disney World has agreed to pay its employees wages they lost when the theme park was shut down because of Hurricane Irma.

  • In the Aftermath of Irma, Residents and Businesses Begin Cleanup

    As the howl of Irma’s winds slowly faded away, the hum of generators took its place in Wilton Manors and all across South Florida.