South Florida

  • In remembrance of those lost from the Orlando shooting, people have gathered all across Florida. Click on the images below to view our photos from local vigils.

  • The turkey is done and the pig is rising. Pig Week is underway in South Florida. 

  • Broward County Democrats are fighting amongst themselves over the sudden firing of Michael R. Howson, office director of the Broward Democratic Party.

  • Here is your guide to this year’s elections from the three largest LGBT rights groups in South Florida, SAVE, Palm Beach County Human Rights Council and Equality Florida.

  • (SS) It's time to vote, rain or shine.

  • The voice stood out, and was unmistakable. 

  • (SS) Power to all but the unluckiest few will be restored by the time the weekend is over. Florida Power & Light made the bold promise Tuesday morning, leaving enough wiggle room to concede it may take a little longer for homes and businesses affected by tornadoes, flooding and other “severe damage.”

  • Organization makes efforts to include women

  • Local theater companies and arts presenters are celebrating Pride with diverse and imaginative productions that will appeal to LGBT audiences across the rainbow spectrum.

  • June is Pride Month and everywhere you turn, rainbows abound. Corporations are marketing to the LGBT community more than ever to get support and money. 

  • If Gov. Ron DeSantis does not act soon, three South Florida legislative districts will have no representation when the 2022 regular session begins in January.

  • When you think of queer censorship on social media, you may think of a friend who was put in “Facebook Jail” for 30 days because someone reported a random, seemingly innocuous comment.

  • Earl Bunning, who performs across South Florida under the stage name RaeJean Cox, was in a major car accident Aug. 5.

  • The time of year when most of the country is putting on layers and ramping up their indoor sports is when South Florida heads outside in shorts and airy shorts.

  • Update: The date to register to vote has been extended to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 since the state's website crashed on Monday. Original story below.
     
    The deadline for Florida voters to register or update their registration is coming soon — Oct. 5. Here are some things you need to know in order to conduct our most patriotic duty as Americans: exercising our right to vote. 

  • In 2021, 10 local LGBT people have died. Now we honor their memories.

  • The South Florida LGBT community is mourning the loss of Magno Morales, who died Feb. 9 at the age of 54. 

  • Safe Schools South Florida is celebrating its 30th year of service to the safety, support and education of LGBT students and their educators and staff in South Florida schools.

  • Norm Kent has spent his life advancing LGBT causes. Through the courts as an attorney and his presence in the community and media, he has argued, agitated, irritated, cajoled and convinced people to do the right thing and support equality.

  • Twenty years ago, George Kessinger, Jim Stork and Bob Hagen founded the South Florida Softball League (SFSL) in an attempt to create a haven for LGBT (and non-LGBT) ball players to have an environment that was accepting and open. Starting with only six teams that year, the South Florida Amateur Athletic Association (SFAAA) now has 24 teams and approximately 375 members in its association.

  • South Florida school districts voiced their support this month for the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

  • When superstar vibraphonist Gary Burton retired five years ago to a quiet life in Fort Lauderdale, he meant it.

  • Want to catch up on local South Florida news but not receive a newsletter every day? Well SFGN has launched a new newsletter that delivers straight to your mailbox on Mondays.

  • Thursday, 4/17

    Music

    Power up at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach for an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. “Video Games Live” combines the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game, all completely synchronized to cutting-edge visuals, lighting and special effects. Segments includeZelda, Warcraft, Mario, Halo, Final Fantasy and more! Tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20 at Kravis.org.

  • Thursday, 4/3

    Cabaret

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    Thursday, 4/24

    Film

    Movie Night at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, features Robert Mamoulian’s gender-bending classic, “Queen Christina,” the pre-Hayes Code film starring Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. Garbo, who was both bisexual and Swedish, lends her trademark “ambiguous sexuality, tragic aloofness and boyish playfulness” to her performance as the eccentric, cross-dressing monarch. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Gather early for refreshments and stick around for discussion afterwards. Information at Stonewall-Museum.org.

    Friday, 4/25

    Theater

    The House Theatre of Chicago (“Death and Harry Houdini”) brings its latest imaginative production, “Rose and the Rime,” to the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theatre as part of the center’s Theatre Up Close series. When the town of Radio Falls, Mich., is trapped in perpetual winter for a generation, it’s up to the only remaining youth, a young girl named Rose, to break the curse of the Rime witch. But, the residents learn to be careful what they wish for. Through Sunday, May 18. For tickets and show times, go to ArshtCenter.org.

    Saturday, 4/26

    Music

    Lorna Luft returns to South Florida tonight at 8 p.m. for an intimate interview, audience Q&A and live performance at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Not only will Luft shed some light on her relationship with her mother, the iconic Judy Garland, she’ll discuss her own career and perform some of the songs that have made the women in her family famous. Tickets are $30 online and $40 at the door for “Up Close & Personal with Lorna Luft & Scott Nevins.” For tickets, go to SunshineCathedral.org.

    Sunday, 4/27

    Poetry & Prose

    Arts at St. John’s presents “Writing Women’s Voices,” a program of diverse readings—fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs—from the Women’s Writers Group, today at 2 p.m. at St. John’s on the Lake church, 4760 Pine Tree in Miami Beach. The program will include readings by Irene Sperber, “Have You Ever Been Crestone(d);” Ginger Vela, “Street Songs; and project director Carol Hoffman-Guzman, “Coño Means ‘I Love You’.” Other featured writers include Cassandra Buery, Rossie Cortes, Rosalind Merrit and Dena Stewart. The program is free. For more information, go to ArtsAtStJohns.com.

    Monday, 4/28

    Event

    Hey, sailor! It’s Human Fleet Week Port Everglades and hundreds of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are arriving today for a week of liberty in South Florida. They’ll be participating in a wide variety of community service projects, as well as recreational and professional activities. The festivities kick off tonight at 6 p.m. with the All Hands on Deck Welcoming Party at the Seminole Paradise Shoppes in Hollywood. The public is invited to welcome our men and women in uniform. For a schedule of Fleet Week Port Everglades events, go to BrowardNavyDaysInc.org.

    Tuesday, 4/29

    Film

    One of our favorite “bisexual” actors, hunky Brit Tom Hardy (“Star Trek: Nemesis,” “Dark Knight Rises”), will be appearing live in a special video uplink at the Classic Gateway tonight before the screening of his new film, “Locke.” The thriller, which takes place over the course of a car ride, is a riveting exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of Hardy’s character, a seemingly successful, content construction manager and family man. For show times and tickets, go to TheGatewayTheatre.com.

  • Thursday, 12/26

    Nightlife

    The day after Christmas is traditionally known in British Commonwealth countries as Boxing Day. Historically, this was the day servants or tradesmen received gifts, called “Christmas boxes” from their employers. We suggest changing the name to Bottle Day this year because it falls on a Thursday, the night when the Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors serves up infamous $3 Long Island iced teas in glass mason jars after 9 p.m. For more information, go to AlibiWiltonManors.com.

  • Thursday, 2/13

    Art

    Channel your inner Michelangelo, Picasso or Matisse at the monthly men’s drawing class, tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at LeatherWerks, 1226 NE 4th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. A nude model will be provided for both short and long poses, but you’ll need to bring your own art supplies. Whether you prefer pencil, watercolors, oils or chalk, this is an opportunity to explore your creativity. Internationally recognized artist Ira C. Smith will be coaching participants. Cost is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. To reserve your spot, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..