Fort Lauderdale

  •  Fort Lauderdale To Unveil Signature Art in Support of Pride of The Americas

    The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as Broward County’s premier shopping destination, will unveil a signature artwork by local artist Robert Tabor in recognition and support of the inaugural Pride of the Americas festival in Fort Lauderdale. The sculpture, entitled All Walks of Life,” will be on display in early April in advance of Pride of the Americas, April 21-26.

  • How to do a 5K Without Being a Runner: Fort Lauderdale running club wants to get you off the couch and into a race

    Danny Tritto has been part of the Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale Club for six years, but before that, he never ran.

  • 'Bearsurrection’ Seeks To Promote Fort Lauderdale

    An attempt to revive South Florida’s fractured bear community is underway.

  • 'Love Is Love' Group Beach Wedding in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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  • ‘Resilient Women’ Photo Documentary Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Just about everyone is connected to someone who’s been affected by breast cancer. Here’s a chance to learn some of their stories.

  • 100 Lucky Couples Pack White Flip-flops and Veils For A Group Wedding On Fort Lauderdale Beach

    Now that the joyful flurry of midnight courthouse weddings that immediately followed the legalization of same-sex marriage in Florida is over, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is throwing a massive group wedding celebration on the beach in front of the W Hotel on Thursday, February 5th, at sunrise, to welcome the world to what may be the best wedding location imaginable for LGBT couples and their guests.

  • A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message From Mayor Dean Trantalis

    Today, Jan. 20, we honor the life and commemorate the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As one of the most influential leaders in American history, Dr. King left an enduring mark on our nation leading the movement for civil rights and racial equality through a philosophy of nonviolence.

    Inspired by his faith and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King used the power of words and the strength of peaceful resistance to achieve more significant progress toward racial equality in America than at any other time in our history. A true visionary, Dr. King embraced unity and love in his pursuit of justice and peace. His courage empowered a generation to raise their voices against racial discrimination, segregation, injustice, and oppression. 

    As we reflect back upon Dr. King’s accomplishments in the pursuit of equal rights and social justice, we are reminded of how far we have come as a nation. As our country continues to endure acts of hatred, violence, bigotry and intolerance, we are reminded of the tremendous work that lies ahead.

    Today, let us reaffirm our commitment to carry on Dr. King’s legacy by continuing to advance his vision for a compassionate, inclusive society dedicated to eliminating racism and ensuring equality for all. By doing so, we can all do our part to keep the dream alive!

    Dean J. Trantalis
    Mayor of Fort Lauderdale

  • A New Way of Healing: This latest fad isn’t for the faint of heart

    Do you know what Glutathione is?

  • A Taste of England

    When Geoff O’Neill wants to get a taste of his homeland, crumpets in particular, he goes to Pond Hoppers.

  • A&E: This Trip Back to High School Earns an “A”

    At one time or another, we have all pondered what it might be like to go back to high school, especially if we could know” what we know now.

  • After Years of Delays Fort Lauderdale Moves Forward On Non-Discrimination Ordinance 

    It now appears a comprehensive non-discrimination ordinance is in the works in Fort Lauderdale and the issue is set to go before the commission on Sept. 3. 

  • All of Lauderdale’s Gay Bars in Jeopardy After Code Violations

    UPDATE on May 25, 4:45 p.m.: Mayor Trantalis met today with the city manager and city staff to discuss the recent decision they made to not renew the extended hours licenses of several bars that serve a gay clientele. Based on the meeting, the city will proceed with renewing these licenses. This will allow the bars to continue to remain open and serve alcohol after midnight. Staff’s initial intention was to try to address concerns about police calls and code violations by holding up the annual licenses. This was not the appropriate way to raise these matters with the establishments. The Police Department and the Code Enforcement Division will now work with the bar owners directly without targeting their licensing. Mayor Trantalis has consistently maintained that City Hall must be run in a business-friendly fashion. He also has long touted an appreciation for the city’s growing diversity. LGBT businesses and LGBT tourism are important components to our community, and Mayor Trantalis strives to ensure they are protected and nurtured. – Scott Wyman, Assistant to the Mayor 

    Once the center of nightlife in South Florida with well over a dozen gay bars, Fort Lauderdale now is the home to only five: Le Boy, Boardwalk, Mona’s, Slammers and the Ramrod.

  • Annual Halloween Event Returns, This Year's Theme is 'Game Night'

    “Let the games begin.”

  • Anti-Trantalis Ads Result in Accusations of Homophobia

    At the Jan. 4 mayoral forum, Vice Mayor Bruce Roberts rejected the idea that a series of anti-Dean Trantalis mailers were “homophobic.”

  • ArtServe Celebrates the Arts July 19 with Live Multimedia Festival

    ArtServe, Broward County’s largest non-profit arts service organization, regularly hosts traditional exhibitions inside its Fort Lauderdale gallery, but on July 19 from 6 to 10 p.m., the art and artists will spill into the neighboring parking lot and onto Sunrise Boulevard for the largest live multimedia art event of the year.

  • Beach Landmark Blossoms with Orchids, Food and Entertainment

    Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be in full bloom this weekend as the historic landmark hosts its 9th Annual Orchid, Garden and Gourmet Food Festival.

  • Bears, Cubs and Otters…Oh My — BeachBear Weekend, May 7-12

    The beaches and nightclubs of Fort Lauderdale will be filled with bears and cubs as part of the 3rd annual BeachBear Weekend. This year’s event will be no exception.

  • Boardwalk Strip Club Raided; 5 Arrested on Drug Charges

    Business at the Boardwalk, a gay strip club in Fort Lauderdale, was interrupted last Thursday, June 5, as undercover police officers raided the bar.

  • Brightline Tops Out Fort Lauderdale Station

    City and business leaders gathered on a construction site in downtown Fort Lauderdale Friday to celebrate the building of a train station intended to revolutionize travel in South Florida.

  • Broward Tourism Officials Hope to Draw More LGBT Families with Children to Area

    To attract more gay parents with children, hotels might consider installing baby-changing stations in their men's restrooms.