Miami

  • Choreographer Pioneer Winter had just started on his largest work to date when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, shuttering rehearsal halls and performance venues overnight.

  • “Sunshine in Motion” is the theme as Miami City Ballet (MCB) finally returns to stages in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • “Sunshine in Motion” is the theme as Miami City Ballet (MCB) finally returns to stages in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Miami Femme’s Coalition and supporting organizations are holding a Femme’s Day of Resistance on International Women’s Day this Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

  • Athena Dion thinks most drag queens have hearts of gold. But if that's so, then the hearts of Dion and her Dream Queens must be multi-platinum.

  • Following a controversial tweet by President Donald Trump advocating for banning transgender individuals from serving in the military, dozens of community activists and local human rights organizations such as SAVE, Pridelines, Unity Coalition, Women’s March and Miami-Dade Young Republicans stood in solidarity Thursday, July 27, to defend transgender individuals’ rights to serve.

  • The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), unspooling March 7 to 16 at various theaters, offers moviegoers the opportunity to screen several LGBT shorts, features, and documentaries. The festival also includes a tribute to actor-director John Turturro, who will receive the festival’s Career Achievement Award after a screening of his latest film, “Fading Gigolo.”(March 9, 7 p.m., at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center).

  • Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) takes over area screens from March 6-15, and showcases hundreds of features, shorts, and documentaries. The festival opens with the darkly hilarious comedy, “Wild Tales.” The pre-credit episode of this Argentine anthology may just be the funniest film sequence all year. The remaining five entries in “Wild Tales” are also fiendishly clever, from a woman who exacts a vicious revenge on a restaurant customer to a nasty game of one-upmanship between two drivers with road rage. The last tale, an over-the-top wedding reception featuring unspeakably bad behavior is a corker.

  • It was an emotional night recently for the members of the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus.

  • This week, the curtain will rise at the Arsht Center and a native son, Stephen Christopher Anthony, will take his place in the spotlight in the massive theater.

  • A transgender woman was shot and killed Friday night in Miami and her killer remains on the loose.

  • "The last 36 hours have been sobering. I don't know that I knew any of the victims, but am sure there will only be one degree of separation between us. I was so thankful that the City of Miami Beach was quick to act in putting together last night's beautiful vigil. Now, our community must use this moment to get the federal government to completely lift the ban on gay men donating blood. And we must sadly get ready for dozens of funerals for dozens of young people."

  • Efrain R. at R House Wynwood has won Best Bartender in Miami!

  • R House Wynwood swept the awards this year with six wins including Best Restaurant, Best Hidden Gem, Best Burger, Best Activity for Tourists, Best Business Owner, and Reader’s Choice for Dessert.

  • The Garden at Mina’s Mediterraneo on Miami’s Upper Eastside has become a popular monthly destination for South Florida’s lesbian community. The event regularly draws hundreds.

  • The New York real estate developer was hooked after getting his first Vespa scooter as a teen. He began collecting all sorts of motorized vehicles — from scooters, motorcycles, classic automobiles and expensive sports cars to fantasy vehicles from television and the movies—more than 1000 in all. 

  • Talleen Abu Hanna, the reigning Miss Trans Israel and runner-up in the 2016 Miss Trans Star Internacional beauty pageant, visited Miami last week, speaking at several college campuses and other venues to bring awareness to transgender issues and honor trans victims of violence.

  • Upon closing my eyes and dreaming up my hero, two images appear. One is a beautiful strong and tall Jason Momoa who sets his beach towel next to mine.

  • Last year Miami had a record breaking number of overnight guests with an estimated 14.2 million visitors. And the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to keep future guests in the city longer and encourage them to penetrate the city deeper.

  • The new dates for the next Smart Ride will be January 19 and 20. The event had been originally scheduled to take place Nov. 17-18, but Hurricane Irma forced organizers to postpone the two-day 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West.

  • It’s a controversy that’s blown across America, from Boston to Boise to the Bay Area itself — San Francisco, home of Gilbert Baker’s iconic 1978 Rainbow flag: whether to replace his original with a new progressive banner supporters say better represents the diversity of today’s LGBT communities.

  • Real life events inspired the new “dark comedy about bright stars” from local gay playwright Michael McKeever, opening March 20 at the Carnival Theatre at Miami’s Arsht Center.

  • The old saying goes: “All politics is local.” It’s a mantra that’s serving John Porter and his community well.

  • After years of decline, HIV rates are climbing in Miami-Dade County. With roughly 2,500 new diagnoses in 2013 alone, the county has the highest number of new infections in the nation.

  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorite Nina West (aka Andrew Levitt) proved she was up to the challenge on the popular VH1 reality series and now she’s taken on one of the most iconic drag roles in theater: Edna Turnblad in the touring company of “Hairspray.”

  • MIAMI -- Police say they've arrested a man days after a complaint that someone was spotted crawling under library tables and smelling a woman's feet at Florida International University.

  • A recent Letter to the Editor titled, “Stop Attacking Tourism Here in Wilton Manors,” by local resident Marc Martorana has left me a bit perturbed and in need to respond.

  • An artist was recently chosen for The Murals at Equality Park. It’s an exciting venture. And I am confident it’s going to look spectacular. 

    But there’s one glaring issue with it — an ArtServe-coordinated jury chose a straight male artist. 

  • Orchestra Miami and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) in Miami with a special concert on Saturday, April 9 performed in a restored Coast Guard hangar on Dinner Key.

  • Organizers of the two-year-old Gay8 celebration on Miami’s Calle Ocho on Tuesday cancelled the 2018 festival after city officials granted a permit to a competing event planned for the same date in January.

    The festival, founded by a group of community volunteers led by Damian Pardo and Joe Cardona, had been held during the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in 2016 and 2017. In its first year, Gay8 attracted 17,000 people and this January drew more than 30,000 attendees to Little Havana.