Broward

  • OUT50 Broward: Rajee Narinesingh – The Famous Face

    Rajee Narinesingh is on a journey with lots of ups and downs. People all over the world know her face and the story behind it thanks to the reality TV show Botched. 

  • OUT50 Broward: Rev. Anne Atwell - The Spiritual Leader

    The Reverend Anne Atwell followed the call to ministry in 2008. That’s when the former human resources representative left Corporate America and made a home for herself at Sunshine Cathedral. Atwell is now the Minister of Connections — a role that allows her to link people in the congregation with resources at church and in the community.

  • OUT50 Broward: Rich Rodriguez - The Leather Man

    Donating money to worthy causes and people is a good thing. But for Rich Rodriguez, president of the Lambda Men's Brotherhood, seeing the impact on people is the most rewarding part of what he does.

  • OUT50 Broward: Robert Lamarche – The Family Guy

    Robert Lamarche is all about building families. He spent most of his career in social work – focusing on child welfare. Lamarche is now an attorney and Executive Director of ACF Adoptions, a licensed, private adoption agency that provides adoption services to birthmothers and adoptive parents, including LGBT parents. Lamarche was also involved in creating the Pride Center’s “parenting series” for LGBT parents looking to parent and also volunteered to build the playground there.

  • OUT50 Broward: Robyn Almodovar - The Celebrity Chef

    Robyn Almodovar is cooking up a culinary dynasty. The celebrity chef is the co-owner and executive chef at Rumors Bar and Grill in Wilton Manors and also owns Palate Party Gourmet Food Truck.

  • OUT50 Broward: Roger Roa – The Fund Raiser

    Roger Roa is a busy man. As Director of Development for the Pride Center at Equality Park, Roa handles all the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors for annual, capital and planned gifts. He also plans and executes the Center’s major events such as the Rainbow 5k, Diversity Honors Gala and Wicked Manors. 

  • OUT50 Broward: Samantha McCoy - The Pansexual Activist

    Samantha McCoy takes a lot of pride in her work at the Pride Center at Equality Park. If you’ve ever attended an event at the Pride Center, McCoy likely helped organize it.

  • OUT50 Broward: Scott Herman - The Veteran

    Scott Herman took over Florida’s oldest LGBT political club last year and the results speak for themselves.

  • OUT50 Broward: Tabatha Mudra - The Filmmaker

    Tabatha Mudra is an artist with a purpose. 

  • OUT50 Broward: Tatiana Williams – The HIV Advocate

    Tatiana Williams is enthusiastic about fighting HIV. Her passion guides her in the many roles she fills in our community. At the Pride Center she is the Testing Expansion Coordinator, where every day she works to reduce the incidence of HIV infections.

  • OUT50 Broward: Tiffany Arieagus – The Entertainer

    There’s not too much work in South Florida for someone of Tiffany Arieagus’ talents. But Arieagus, a transgender woman and former Miss F.I. Florida in 1978, who sings jazz, disco and the blues, isn’t having trouble getting work in other parts of the country and the rest of the world.

  • OUT50 Broward: Tim Martin - The Softball Enthusiast

    On Sunday afternoons Tim Martin can likely be found at Mills Pond Park playing games.

  • OUT50 Broward: Tom Runyan – The Organizer

    Tom Runyan left active duty with the U.S. Navy under the Clinton-era policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The policy, he said, was “designed to keep LGBT persons in the closet.”

  • OUT50 Broward: Tony Dee -The Entrepreneur

    Timing, Tony Dee says, is everything.

  • OUT50 Broward: Victor Zepka – The Pageant Owner

    Victor Zepka is the owner of the Boardwalk Bar. Zepka opened the Fort Lauderdale mainstay in Miami in 1984 and relocated it to Broward in 2001. Zepka describes Boardwalk as more than just a bar—he says it’s an entertainment complex.

  • Pets: Chocolate

    Adorable Chocolate (ID A631493) is a 2-year-old Guinea pig who is sweet, doesn’t mind being held and loves fresh peppers and apple slices! He is very vocal and happy when he gets these. He is good with kids ages 3 and up and looking for a family to spoil him. 

  • Pets: From Puerto Rico to Your Heart

    Sabrina (ID 588505) came to us in January from a shelter in Puerto Rico. While her previous life is a bit of a mystery, the staff and volunteers know that the fastest way to this girl’s heart is through belly rubs!  She simply cannot get enough belly rubs – she wiggles, shakes, and makes the cutest faces!

  • Pets: Lola

    Looking to adopt a showgirl? If so, please pick me… Lola (ID 606775). After having a home for eight years, my family moved and the landlord said I had to go. My family was sad they had to give me up, but only had great things to say about me. I know basic commands and act like a puppy. I enjoy playing with toys and will even entertain myself if you’re busy. I like people of all ages and get along with other pets. I really like to swim, so if you have a pool that would be terrific! Please don’t pass me by just because I grew up. Adopt me and you won’t be disappointed. 

    After having a fabulous home my entire life the new baby is allergic to me and my family was devastated they had to give me up. They loved me dearly, but I just couldn't be around because the baby had a hard time breathing. So you know more about me...My name is Pokey (ID 606136) and I'm a sweet gal, but might be shy at first. If you tap your shoulders, I will jump into your arms. I like to cuddle at night and my favorite toys are ones that crinkle. Can I please go home with you? Also, I'm front-declawed.

    The adoption fee for dogs over 6 months is $100, puppies are $250, felines over 6 months are $30 and kittens are $60. When you adopt from the Humane Society of Broward County the dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, receive preliminary vaccinations, cats are feline leukemia tested, and dogs over 7 months are tested for heartworm. They also receive a flea/tick preventative, a 14-day limited health care plan from VCA Animal Hospitals, 30 days of Trupanion Pet Insurance and a bag of Purina ONE pet food. The HSBC opens daily at 10:30 and is located at 2070 Griffin Road, a block west of I-95. For more details call 954-989-3977 ext. 6. To see who else is looking for a home visit www.humanebroward.com

  • Politics: Ken Keechl's Run for the Roses

    Democratic candidate Ken Keechl made history when he was the first openly gay person elected to the Broward County Commission in 2006. But the FSU law graduate, elevated to the position of county mayor in 2010, stumbled in his re-election bid. In a close race, and a very bad political year for Democrats, he was defeated by Republican Chip LaMarca.

  • Popular Burlesque Show Returns to Support Local Nonprofits

    More than 100 performers will take it off” next week in Wilton Manors to benefit two local charities.