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  • McNaught: Through Thin And Thick

    Unlike Lincoln, who immediately takes shotgun in the old, red, Mercedes convertible, Jeremy always jumped into the back of my red Opel station wagon. Perhaps, had it been a Mercedes, the Irish Setter, that I had given to a previous boyfriend for Christmas, would have wanted to ride up front too.

  • McNaught: What Makes a Family

    Lincoln is asleep between Ray and me in bed. His head touches my leg because it assures his connection. He’s on his back, with his splayed legs across Ray’s. My husband of 43 years is snoring softly. This is my family, my real family, two guys and a dog, all in love.

  • Meet Jason Caceres, Rising Star From South Florida

    (Mirror) Artistically inclined from an early age, Miami native Jason Caceres is now living in Los Angeles pursuing a career as an actor, where he has enjoyed a good deal of success. In addition to appearing in a number of commercials and working on the stage, Caceres, 28, has made a guest appearance on the CBS series "Criminal Minds." 

  • Op-Ed: A Legend Moves On: The Passion and Pride of Pompano Bill  

    When a man passes away at the age of 92, you don’t have to write about the cause of his death. You celebrate and commemorate the causes of his life.

    The thousands of hits online at SFGN.com and the hundreds of Facebook posts featuring Pompano Bill and his pictures are testimony to a glorious life, lovingly lived.

  • Op-Ed: Erotica at the Emporium

    Well, at least now we know why they call it the Pleasure Emporium.

  • Op-Ed: Planners StrikeOut at the Plaza 

    If Brenda Snipes can be removed from her constitutionally elected office for incompetence, then the persons responsible for planning the construction on Wilton Drive can be tarred and feathered.

  • OpEd: The Gay Tourist’s Warning Book

    With so many gay and lesbian travelers visiting South Florida at this time of year, it is time for me to switch hats, play the role of criminal defense attorney, and publish my annual cautionary guide to tourists.

  • Opening Line, July 20 2016

    Trump Picks Pence As VP

    Rob Bullock: I lived in Indiana. He is a homophobic, anti-women's rights, slashed money from 4-year state colleges and ignored the states failing roads and infra-structure while bragging about building a $2 billion surplus. He and his cronies gave millions in tax-credits to companies for jobs that never materialized and have done everything than can to hide this fact.

    Barry Davis: Well Pence had to do something. He certainly wouldn't get reelected in IN...he's only got a 39% approval rating. Trump & Pence...now the race is twice as creepy!

    James Smith: TP for your bunghole 2016!

     

    GOP Platform Most Anti-LGBT Ever

    Warren A. Baxter: Lincoln would never be a republican today. At least not this corrupt Republican Party.

    Joe Lagana: they are no longer the party of Lincoln. They haven't been for a while now.

    Steve Johnson: nothing new here.

     

    Letter Writer Takes Issue With Progress Bar Towing Cars

    Tommy Peek: I would almost agree with the letter...EXCEPT... The parking lot is clearly marked and as per the letter, already known that they will tow. So, bottom line.. The rules DO apply to you. As you obviously discovered. Sucks to get towed, but I'd bet you won't let it happen again. Sometimes life lessons can be quite expensive.

    Joel S. Slotnick: It stinks beyond stink. But in general days of the bars working in tandem are long gone. It has become so cut-throat. Everyone tows, there are meters everywhere. And from what I understand, one of the lots that is free during the day and charges you to park at night will be having meters or a pay machine installed in the not too distant future. Wilton Drive is going to put itself 6 ft under and wonder why..........The friendly is slowly going away. Sad.........

    Tz Terri: Rudest bar on the drive and I'm not referring about the towing issuer.

    Steven William Talbert: I've only been to Progress Bar twice. Both times it became obvious that their servers ignore patrons over the age of 40.

    Steven AlanAlan: Sad, crying, and memorizing does not justify parking in a private lot without consequences.

  • Pets: McArthur

    If you’re looking for a fun-loving dog to be part of your family look no further… McArthur (ID 603502) is your guy! While his past is a bit of mystery, he was transferred to the Humane Society of Broward County from another shelter, what we do know is six-year-old 70-pound McArthur thinks he is lap dog!

  • Pink Nails Society Gives Finger to Prostate Cancer 

    The upcoming fundraiser is Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Alibi. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. 

  • Porn Pulse: Local Porn Star ‘Laying Low’ After Meth Bust

    A week after being busted for meth, porn star Matthew Rush announced he is “laying low.”

  • PornPulse: Why Director William Higgins Left Fort Lauderdale

    Intercontinental legendary porn director and former Fort Lauderdale resident William Higgins is celebrating 40 years in the business.

  • Prosecutors Continue Witch Hunt Against Gay Men

    In February and July, the Hollywood Police Department raided the Pleasure Emporium – an adult business at 1321 South 30thAvenue – resulting in the arrests of more than a dozen men.

  • Real Estate: A Better Rule

    Last time, youll remember, I discussed the use of price per square foot” as a rule of thumb” in pricing real estate. I proved, using actual sales data, that as a standalone statistic price per foot was a fair predictor at best. 

  • Reports From HIV Planning Bodies: SFAN And HIVPC

    This article discusses two meetings. First, it reports on the meeting of the HIV Planning Council (HIV-PC). Second, it reports on the meeting of the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN). At that meeting Kim Saiswick discussed the Florida Patient Care and Prevention Group (PCPG) meeting.

  • Rick's Reviews: All the Colors of the Rainbow

    Le Dîner en Blanc, the secret dinner global phenomenon held it’s first Fort Lauderdale-based event, taking over Esplanade Park as nearly 750 guests, who started guessing of the clandestine location when they met at departure points throughout the Miami-Dade and Broward County, boarded buses, which all converged at the beautiful location just before dusk for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends. 

  • Rick’s Reviews: Walking The Tightrope

    As a restaurant reviewer, there’s a tightrope to walk when it comes to new restaurants. It always takes a few weeks for places to iron out the kinks in service and fine-tune a menu.

  • SFGN's 'Best Of 2017' Winners

    In September we asked you, our readers, to vote for your favorite restaurants, hangouts, and charities — from your favorite burgers and desserts to the Best Guesthouse, Business and Realtor. We received more than 5,000 votes in more than 100 categories. This year the contest was a two-step process. In August you nominated your favorites and then in September you voted on the top 5 in each category.

  • SFGN's 'Best Of 2018' Winners

    In September we asked you, our readers, to vote for your favorite restaurants, hangouts, and charities — from your favorite burgers and desserts to the Best Guesthouse, Business and Realtor. We received more than 6,500 votes in more than 100 categories. This year the contest was a two-step process. In August you nominated your favorites and then in September you voted on the top 5 in each category.
  • SFGN's 'Best Of 2019' Winners

    In September we asked our readers to vote for their favorite restaurants, hangouts, and charities — from your favorite burgers and desserts to the Best Attorney, Business and Realtor.