• Gary Richmond – The Doctor

    Check South Florida chat rooms providing advice on where to find good, affordable HIV treatment, you’ll find the name Dr. Gary Richmond.   He is an internal medicine, pulmonology, critical care medicine and HIV/AIDS specialist.  He is frequently mentioned as a great resource for those looking for HIV/AIDS treatment.

  • George Castrataro —Attorney & Activist

    Attorney George Castrataro, in private practice since 2008, has never stopped giving large amounts of time to pro bono work and community service. He reacts strongly to cases involving victimization, predatory lending and lack of protections for LGBT couples.

  • Glen Weinzimer - SMART Ride Founder

    When Glen Weinzimer, founder of the SMART Ride, was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS in 1993, he did not expect to be one of the lucky few who managed to survive.

  • Gordon Roberts — The Maestro

    Tickets to concerts by the 200-voice Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) are difficult to snag. In just under five years, Maestro Gordon Roberts has built the chorus into the largest vocal ensemble in Florida and led the organization to even greater musical heights. And their concerts are almost always sell-outs.

  • Heather Carruthers – The Politician

    Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers moved to Key West 16 years ago. As with many people who relocate to the Keys, her decision was spontaneous.

  • Heather Wright - The Trans Advocate

    Transwoman Heather Wright was born in Massachusetts and moved to Florida to attend the University of Tampa. She works for Verizon Wireless and sings their praises for being engaged and supportive in her transition – from beginning to completion.

  • Heidi Siegel – The City Manager

    When Heidi Siegel, formerly Heidi Shafran, left Wilton Manors to become the city manager of Biscayne Park in Miami in 2013, she came to a city much like the LGBT-friendly one she left.

  • Jacqueline Lorber – The Symphony President

    Jacqueline Lorber doesn’t perform on stage with the South Florida Symphony—that’s the job of her wife, Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso—but she is involved in virtually every other aspect of the orchestra’s operations.

  • Jason Gibson - The Attorney

    Jason Gibson, past president of the National LGBT Bar Association, is modest. “Not sure I'm worthy of OUT50, but thanks for thinking of me,” he said during an interview with him. But I politely disagree. During his presidency from 2012-2013, Gibson met with Attorney General Eric Holder and conversed about transgender issues in the military. In addition to this, Gibson advocated for marriage equality.

  • Jason King - The HIV Activist

    If you are on the political circuit in South Florida, chances are you have seen or heard of Jason King. This young, dark haired and well groomed gay man can captivate an audience with his words – whether on a panel discussion, from a podium or in a group of friends. When he speaks, people listen.

  • Jeff Lehman – The Hospitable Guy

    Jeff Lehman knows hospitality. As managing director at the Betsy South Beach he oversees guest relationship management, operations, asset management, quality control and a staff of nearly 200. Under Lehman’s leadership, The Betsy is undergoing a major change with a new wing opening, called the Art Deco Wing, which is the former Carlton Hotel on Collins Avenue.

  • Jesse's Journal: SFGN’s OUT50 - Some Departed Greats

    Five years ago, South Florida Gay News began an annual tradition when it published its first “Out 50” issue. This week SFGN reveals its fifth list, and it is to our community’s credit that SFGN managed to find 50 qualified individuals who were not featured in previous years.

  • Jessica Aguilar - The Fighter

    She’s a championship fighter and proud latina lesbian and Jessica Aguilar calls South Florida home.

  • Joe Pallant - Insurance Mogul

    Joe Pallant is a business savvy Miami Beach native who thought the fax machine was a brilliant idea. He obtained his MBA from the University of Miami. He’s a real estate broker and licensed property and casualty insurance agent for the state of Florida.

  • John Castelli - Real Estate Mogul

    A real estate agent since the mid 90's, Castelli has built nothing short of a real estate empire and if there's one word to describe his accomplishments it would be “mogul.”

  • John Paul Alvarez - Political Hopeful

    He’s young, battle tested and confident. Meet John Paul Alvarez, candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, District 100.

  • Jorge Gardela – The AIDS Activist

    Jorge Gardela is committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Thirteen years ago, the Costa Rican native started working at The Pride Center at Equality Park. It was here that he began to recognize the special health care needs of HIV positive Latinos.

  • Josue Santiago – The Change Agent

    In his management role at Florida Power & Light, Josue Santiago ensures changing currents is done the proper and respectable way.

  • Jowharah Sanders - Protecting Our Youth

    In October 2009 Jowharah Sanders founded National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), a community-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.

  • Juan F. Sanchez – The Detective

    Behind Miami Beach’s blue line is an officer working in the best interests of all the colors of the rainbow.