Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale

Quote Of The Day – Rep. Allen West

“I like chocolate chip ice cream, and I will continue to like chocolate chip ice cream. So there’s no worry about me changing to vanilla. I like to, you know, ride my motorcycle. What do you want me to do? You want me to change my behavior and ride a scooter? I’m not into that. People can change their sexual …

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Lauderdale Wants Gay Honeymooners

Fort Lauderdale tourism officials are hoping that New Yorkers will consider South Florida when it comes to making honeymoon plans. Therefore, they’ve launched a contest. Just in time for New York’s first gay marriages set for Sunday, Greater Fort Lauderdale is launching a contest for gay newlyweds a chance to win honeymoon packages at The Royal Palms Resort & Spa …

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Coral Ridge Ministries Changes Name

One of the nation’s largest anti-gay groups is dropping its Fort Lauderdale-centric name and becoming Truth In Action Ministries.

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Afternoon View – Sunrise Drawbridge

When I used to live here it would piss me off to have to wait in hot baking traffic just so some billionaire could move his yacht though one of the drawbridges. Now I just wonder what the inside of the yacht looks like.

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

High winds and rough surf have the water closed for swimming for the third day since I arrived. Otherwise, the weather is sublime.

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Afternoon View – Lauderdale Intracoastal

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

The “no swimming” red flags are out due to the high winds. I’m told the other flag means “dangerous marine life.” Jellyfish, I presume, because the sharks are always there.

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

I’ll be in Fort Lauderdale for the next five days to hang with Father Tony and do some oceanside blogging from his high-rise balcony in between trips to South Beach for Winter Party events. Tough life.

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FLORIDA: Cops Capture Suspect In Murders Of Wilton Manors Gay Couple

Florida police have captured a man driving the stolen vehicle of the Wilton Manors gay couple they suspect he murdered on Christmas weekend. Peter Serge Avsenew, 26, was captured near Dundee, Fl., miles away from where police said he murdered Kevin Mark Powell and Stephen Adams on Sunday. The couple was found dead in their home by police. Avsenew, who …

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FLORIDA: Gay Couple Found Murdered In Their Wilton Manors Home

South Florida Gay News reports that a gay couple was found murdered in their Wilton Manors home this weekend. The two men whose bodies were found inside their rented home at 2513 NE 8th Avenue in Wilton Manors were domestic partners Kevin Mark Powell, 47, and Steve Adams, 52, former residents of Hollywood, Florida. Their bodies were discovered by the …

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SLIDESHOW: Fort Lauderdale JMG Readers

We had a fantastic group of guys show up for our JMG readers meet-up in Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors. Thanks to everybody for coming out! I’ll add some more photos from Father Tony’s camera shortly. Man, I look tired after a week at Island House. Yikes.

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

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FORT LAUDERDALE: JMG Reader Meet-Up At Georgie’s Alibi, Tomorrow At 9PM

Just a reminder that we’ll be having our Fort Lauderdale JMG reader meet-up at Georgie’s Alibi in Wilton Manors tomorrow night at 9PM. My apologies that this one is on a weeknight, but anything else doesn’t work with Xmas falling over the weekend. I’m looking forward to meeting lots of you tomorrow!

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FORT LAUDERDALE: JMG Reader Meet-Up At Georgie’s Alibi On Dec. 21st At 9PM

We’ll be having our Fort Lauderdale JMG reader meet-up at Georgie’s Alibi in Wilton Manors on Tuesday, December 21st at 9PM. Apologies that this one isn’t on a weekend night, but that doesn’t work out during Xmas week. I’m looking forward to seeing lots of you there!

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Morning View – Lauderdale Marina

It’s looks like a lovely day, but in the freak show standard of my vacations, the record-breaking wind chill in Fort Lauderdale this morning is 25 degrees. Which is colder than NYC was when I left yesterday. And it feels waaay colder than 25 on Father Tony’s 17th-floor oceanside balcony. But it’s supposed to be back in the 70’s in …

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Afternoon View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

I’m in Florida for the next two weeks and tomorrow Father Tony and I will spin his tiny convertible down the Overseas Highway for a week of poolside blogging at Key West’s fabulous Island House. There will be a JMG reader meet-up in Fort Lauderdale upon our return (details to follow) and then I’m off to spend Xmas in Orlando …

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Photo Of The Day – Mark Foley

The ostensible purpose of this post is to pimp my beloved Father Tony’s South Florida Gay News profile of the good Mark Foley, who is a Fort Lauderdale park ranger and environmentalist and should not be confused with disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley, who also lives in South Florida. But to be truthful, I just wanted to post this photo …

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WILTON MANORS: Massive Gay Resort Announced For Fort Lauderdale Area

Wilton Manors, the very gay small town just north of Fort Lauderdale, is slated to get a massive new resort. New York-based G Worldwide plans to break ground on a 700,000 square-foot resort at an estimated cost of $80 million in Wilton Manors. The luxury resort, scheduled for completion in 2011, will bring over 500 new jobs to the area …

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Jo-Vanni Update

I’ve had a couple more phone conversations with Jo-Vanni today. He reports that his interview with CNN this morning “went pretty well,” but that they gave him no indication when it will air. (I’ve emailed my contact at CNN to ask.) And they apparently will show him on camera. In the meantime, I’ve got Father Tony working in Fort Lauderdale …

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