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  • In their ongoing quest to keep movie audiences engaged, filmmakers continue to find new ways to keep up with changing tastes

  • Based on the acclaimed 2000 documentary of the same name by gay filmmakers and World of Wonder (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) masterminds Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Michael Showalter’s Tammy Faye Bakker biopic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight Pictures), with a screenplay by gay screenwriter Abe Sylvia, is one of the gayest movies you’ll see in 2021.

  • (WB) The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the global online food delivery company Grubhub announced on Sept. 22 that they have launched a $2 million grant program to provide financial support to struggling “LGBTQ+ owned and ally restaurants” adversely impacted by the COVID pandemic.

  • AJ Wasson was born in New Jersey and moved to Fort Lauderdale when he was 10 years old.

  • Although his charity Random Acts of Kindness FTL is said to have started 13 years ago according to Facebook, Al Magdaleno says that the history behind it is indeed more extensive.

  • From Bingo nights to fierce performances to raising tens of thousands of dollars for charities, RaeJean Cox (Earl Bunning) made an impression on everyone who saw her.

  • It’s not easy being a gay Republican and yet Andrew Eddy proves principles can exist.

  • In just nine seasons, Andrew Kato has built the Maltz Jupiter Theatre into one of the most successful South Florida regional companies. The walls of the Jupiter theater are lined with Carbonell Awards for the company’s critically-acclaimed musical productions. He also recently oversaw a multi-million dollar expansion of the company’s facilities and subscriptions continue to break records (7,626 for the current season).

  • Openly gay Lake Worth City Commissioner, Andy Amoroso, says he has never come out.

  • Island City Stage’s Andy Rogow and Michael Leeds are a dream team in South Florida’s regional theater scene. Together, they have taken the scrappy LGBT-centric theater company and made it a force in just a few short years.

  • Anthony Timiraos, president, CEO and co-founder of Our Fund, a foundation that encourages and nurtures philanthropy and support for the LGBT community of South Florida, says he has an exit strategy that will keep it strong even when he leaves it.

  • Local arts venues are preparing to fully reopen after more than 18 months of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic and patrons can expect rigid or reinstated safety protocols, even if vaccinated.

  • As a member of the transgender community, Arianna Lint says the T in LGBT very much feels like it’s on the outside of the LGBT community.

  • If you’re like most gay men, you can quote nearly every one-liner from the seven-season run of “The Golden Girls.”

  • On Dec, 2, 2014, the Miami-Dade County Commission approved an ordinance that would ban discrimination against transgender men and women.The measure expands the county's law that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations to include transgender people. It already bans discrimination based on gender, religion, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

  • When a transgender individual comes into Atticus Ranck’s office, he doesn’t need to guess at what they’re dealing with. As someone who has transitioned, he knows exactly what they’re dealing with. It’s just a matter of learning the specifics.

  • Engines will be purring this weekend at the Wilton Manors Car Show.

  • After canceling its 2020 culinary event due to the pandemic, the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival will return with a bang Dec. 9-12 with more events.

  • Raised in a black Pentecostal home in New York, the bishop knows first hand the struggles of grappling with your sexuality and the teachings of the church. Today as a church leader and a transgender man, he teaches the LGBT community that they are loved.

  • For Brenda Hartley, identity isn’t just about who she is. It’s also important to her professional well-being. “I think identity’s important in any field you are in. You’ve got to be who you’ve got to be.”

  • At 28, artistic director Brett Karlin is among the youngest musicians in the Master Chorus of South Florida, a semi-professional chorus that performs the great standards of the repertoire in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

  • As detective on the homicide squad for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Brittenum has been serving South Florida for the last 13 years, many of those as an openly gay police officer.

  • Need help putting together a documentary for your LGBT group? You’ll want to meet Bruce Presley.

  • Bruce Williams is finally out at work.

  • Queer is a word a lot of people might not self-apply. But Bryan Wilson isn’t one of them.

  • For the last six years, Carla Silva has been working for Alliance for GLBTQ Youth. But she’s been a champion for the LGBT community long before that.

  • Carly Cass may be 25 years old, but she’s been advocating for LGBT rights for the last eight years — since she was a freshman in college at Florida Atlantic University.

  • Carol Lynn Smith-Madison wants to give voice to LGBT individuals still struggling to find theirs. She gives it to them through her online publication, That Girl About Town. “It’s a voice to write within the community . . . a voice for things that matter. I allow people to publish different writings. People who are still building their confidence.”

  • If you haven’t met Carol Moran, where have you been?

  • For Cathy Pareto, the excitement of finally marrying her longtime partner, Karla Arguello, has largely passed. And that’s what she wants: a sense of normalcy. To have a marriage that is equal in the eyes of society. No better. No worse.