Tag Archives: Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH: High-Rise Building Managers Turn Off Water And Power To Force Evacuations To Mainland

CBS News reports: The mayor and emergency managers have spoken and the people of Miami Beach listened. Thousands packed what they needed and evacuated. Friday morning the normally busy South Beach was a virtual ghost town, the businesses and hotels along Ocean Drive shuttered or boarded up for the storm. Mayor Philip Levine has urged everyone in the city to ...

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Live Video From The Winter Party

I’m down in Miami Beach for my favorite event of the year, the 24th annual Winter Party, which launched when I still lived here. I’ll be live-streaming this weekend during the daytime events over at the JMG Facebook page, so starting at 3PM click over throughout the afternoon at the top of hour to watch the festivities. The entirely volunteer-run ...

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Cher To Host Series Of LGBT Fundraisers For Hillary Clinton In Miami Beach, Fire Island, And Provincetown

Politico reports: Cher is headlining a Miami Beach fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next week, marking the second LGBT-related event the star is holding for the Democrat. As invitations to the Aug. 19 fundraiser begin hitting email boxes on Thursday, Republican Donald Trump will be meeting in Orlando with a group of conservative Christian pastors who have criticized the gay rights ...

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UNANIMOUS VOTE: Miami Beach Bans Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release: By a unanimous vote from all members present, the Miami Beach Commission — in a move spearheaded by Commissioner John Aleman at the urging of SAVE, South Florida’s foremost advocate for the LGBTQ community — enacted today a ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” also known as “reparative therapy.” So-called “conversion therapy” is a sham treatment which aims ...

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FLORIDA: Mario Lopez Named Grand Marshal Of Miami Beach Pride 2015

Via press release: Emmy Award winning host of the popular nationally syndicated entertainment program Extra, Mario Lopez will preside over the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival as Grand Marshal, announced Mark Fernandes, chair of the Pride Board. As Grand Marshal, Lopez will lead the enthusiastic and colorful parade that is expected to draw more than 100,000 spectators ...

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At Miami Beach Pride 2014

Miami Beach’s sixth annual LGBT Pride parade took place yesterday on South Beach’s Ocean Drive with Grand Marshal Gloria Estefan, who appears at 2:30 in this clip.

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Morning View – Ocean Drive

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Afternoon View – Jerry’s Deli

Jerry’s Deli, as I may have mentioned here one hundred times in the past, operates in the building that once was the Warsaw Ballroom, the single greatest gay nightclub in the history of the world. And I am unanimous in that.

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At Miami Beach Pride

Video and photos by Father Tony.

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Winter Party: Under One Sun

Yesterday Father Tony and I attended the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Winter Party’s Under One Sun pool event at Miami Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel. This is the 19th annual Winter Party and I think I’ve only missed handful since 1993. Hit the play button for lots of happy people raising money for South Florida LGBT and AIDS causes. The ...

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Morning View – Miami Beach Deco Bike

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Jerry’s Deli / Warsaw Ballroom

My ex texted me at 6am to alert me that MSNBC’s Morning Joe was doing today’s Florida primary coverage from the former location of the Warsaw Ballroom, the greatest gay nightclub from the very early years of South Beach’s birth as a homo hotspot. Was it really almost 25 years ago? Sigh. Oh, the things that transpired in that room. ...

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Winter Party 2011

Yesterday Father Tony and I were joined by my dear Orlando friend Thomas for the 16th annual Winter Party on South Beach. This (I think) was my 11th time attending and once again the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and their volunteer staff delivered a flawless event. Huge kudos to Task Force head Rea Carey, Winter Party event chair ...

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SLIDESHOW: Under One Sun

Yesterday Father Tony and I spent the afternoon at the Winter Party Festival’s Under One Sun event at Miami Beach’s Surfcomber Hotel. As you can see, it was quite the festive mob scene, so I spent much of the party comfortably removed in one of the poolside balcony cabanas. And I still got sunburned. SLIDESHOW: Many hotties within. Full-screen images ...

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Morning View – South Beach Loews

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Mark King At Miami Fashion Week

With help from our own Father Tony.

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Father Tony At The Winter Party

Father Tony had the grueling assignment of covering this weekend’s Winter Party for The Bilerico Project. I don’t imagine you’d care to look at a slideshow of hotties in Speedos, so definitely don’t click here. The Winter Party is an all-volunteer annual fundraiser by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force which provides a boatload of money to local South ...

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Guest Post – Bradley Carlson

Last Sunday I posted an article which claimed that gays are fleeing Miami Beach for Fort Lauderdale and other places. The article and its author Natalie O’Neill, who cited rising hate crimes as part of the reason for the exodus, have since come under some criticism both at home and here in NYC. O’Neill appeared on Michelangelo Signorile’s SiriusXM show ...

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Miami Beach Adds Trans Protections

The city of Miami Beach has broadened their anti-discrimination ordinances to protect transgender folks. In the same action, the city has created a Human Rights Commission to address claims of wrongdoing against all citizens. The legislation, sponsored by former Commissioner Victor Diaz Jr., grew out of concern that the 2008 passage of Amendment 2, a statewide voter referendum that limited ...

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Patti Labelle Supports Marriage Equaltiy

Just in from Father Tony in South Florida – Patti Labelle knows the score. At Miami Beach’s first ever Gay Pride.

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