Out50

  • Rand Hoch – Palm Beach County Gay Rights Activist

    Rand Hoch, Florida's first openly gay judicial appointee (by Gov. Lawton Chiles in 1992), never understood why the law firm that offered him a job shortly out of law school, rescinded the offer when they learned he was gay. 

  • Randy Katz – The Prosecutor

    Over the course of his decade-long career, U.S. attorney Randy Katz has prosecuted different kinds of crimes. But his favorite have been those involving fraud.

  • Richard Alalouf - Bringing Gay Families Together

    Richard Alalouf is uniquely out in one particular way. He’s a co-parent with his husband, Tom Mulroy, of a 3-and-a-half-year-old boy. “That gets you visibility,” Alalouf said. “There are the doctors, the day care people, the grocery store staff who see you buying diapers,and soon the schools, and you just have to let them know who you are and what your child’s family looks like.”

  • Rick Rose - The Business Leader

    Rick Rose co-owns Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast and Vacation Homes in West Palm Beach. He grew up in Miami and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in hospitality management. He spent more than 20 years in international hotel management and is fluent in both English and German.

  • Rob Shore – The PrEP Educator

    To his peers, Rob Shore is known as “Dr. PrEP”

  • Robert Griffin - The Reverend

    As executive minister at Sunshine Cathedral, a Metropolitan Community Church in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Robert Griffin is witnessing a new wave of coming out stories.

  • Robert Lee - Florida’s First Openly Gay State Court Judge

    Broward County Judge Robert Lee is certainly a man of distinction.

  • Robin Bodiford - A Lifetime of Firsts

    Robin Bodiford has been gay for as long as she can remember and she has been first out in many ways for many years.

  • Rod Hagwood – The Arts Reporter

    Rod Hagwood has been working at the Sun Sentinel for as long as he’s been in South Florida — 25 years.

  • Rodney Briguglio – The Restaurateur

    Rodney Briguglio grew up in West Hampton Beach, Long Island, “a small town where everyone knew everyone else’s business,” he said.

  • Ron Gunzburger - The Problem Solver

    “I like problem solving,” said Ron Gunzburger, 51.

  • Roya Amirniroumand — LBT Advocate

    In almost a year, Roya Amirniroumand has transformed women’s services at The Pride Center at Equality Park.

  • Sabrine Johnston - Trans Activist

    Sabrine Johnston has lived in West Palm Beach for 25 years – the last five as the woman she was born to be.

  • Sebrina Maria Alfonso - Making Music & Progress

    As one of the few women leading a professional symphony orchestra in the United States, South Florida Symphony Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso knows a thing or two about the so-called “glass ceiling.”

  • SFGN's Out50 2015

    Welcome to SFGN’s second OUT50 list. When we decided last year to come up with this list we thought it would be difficult putting together enough names. It turned out the difficult part was narrowing it down to only 50 individuals.

  • SFGN's Out50 2016

    Welcome to SFGN’s third OUT50 list. When we decided two years ago to come up with this list we thought it would be difficult putting together enough names. It turned out the difficult part was narrowing it down to only 50 individuals.

  • SFGN's OUT50 2017

    Welcome to SFGN’s fourth OUT50 list. When we decided four years ago to come up with this list we thought it would be difficult putting together enough names. It turned out the difficult part was narrowing it down to only 50 individuals.

  • SFGN's OUT50 2018

    Welcome to SFGN’s fifth OUT50 list.

  • SFGN's OUT50 2019

    Welcome to SFGN’s sixth OUT50 list. When we decided six years ago to move forward with this idea we thought it would be difficult putting together enough names. It turned out the difficult part was narrowing it down to only 50 individuals.

  • SFGN’s “Out 50” Our Own “Hall of Fame” (For the Living)

    The City of Chicago, the home of Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and the International Mr. Leather contest, also boasts the first hall of fame that features members of the LGBT community. Since 1991, the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame (glhalloffame.org) honors “the contributions of Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and the communities’ efforts to eradicate homophobic bias and discrimination.”