Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale

Little Beach Littler

Tropical Storm Noel is causing waves to crash over Fort Lauderdale’s meager little sea wall, covering A1A with sand. There’s going to be significant erosion of LaDeDa’s already narrow beach. Up in Palm Beach County, beachfront structures are losing their foundations. But in the spring, the sand machines will dredge up some new beach somewhere. Still, it seems like the …

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Fort Lauderdale Tops For Gay Tourism

In what a local guesthouse owner labeled “a bit of sweet revenge” for local activists, readers of Out Traveler have named Fort Lauderdale the top resort destination for gay vacationers. Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau CEO Nicki Grossman, who was instrumental in the removal of anti-gay Mayor Jim Naugle from Broward County’s tourism board, said, “It’s a wonderful …

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Friendly Voices: Julian Bond

“Gay and lesbian rights are not “special rights” in any way. It isn’t “special” to be free from discrimination – it is an ordinary, universal entitlement of citizenship. The right not to be discriminated against is a common-place claim we can expect to enjoy under our laws and our founding document, the Constitution. That many had to struggle to gain …

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Naugle Causes Rift Among Black Activists

Fort Lauderdale’s Naugle debacle is causing a rift among local black activists, with the NAACP coming down on the side of gay activists. On the other side, some black ministers are decrying the NAACP’s involvement, with one saying, ”The NAACP is getting away from their mission . . . the organization never got involved with sex sins. Homosexuals have masterfully …

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Naugle Booted From Tourism Board

Yesterday Broward County commissioners voted unanimously to boot Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle from their Tourism Development Board, citing his hate speech which has already cost the city vacation and convention business. During his remarks before the vote, out gay County Commissioner Ken Keechi said, “Let do the right thing, let’s throw him off this board.” Fight OUT Loud president …

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HomoQuotable – Larry Gierer

“Let me start by saying that I’m truly a happy homosexual, And not only that, I’m a happy homosexual who is HIV-positive. So he really slaps me upside the head.” – Larry Gierer, mayor of Oakland Park, Florida, speaking about Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle. Oakland Park is just north of Fort Lauderdale, also in Broward County. Gierer adds, “It’s …

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Naugle To Host On Wingnut Radio

Asshat mayor of Fort Lauderdale Jim Naugle will be hosting a local talk radio show tomorrow morning on the Mitchell & Morley In The Morning show, which runs during the morning drive time, 6am – 9am EST. The right-wing WFTL also carries the Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, and Dr. Laura shows. Maybe the mayor is already gunning for a new …

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A Message From Fort Lauderdale

Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau, dropped a comment on one the Flush Naugle posts and I’m reposting it here so that everybody sees it. Hello, I’m writing from The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. I wish to reassure you and your readers that Greater Fort Lauderdale is a warmly welcoming destination …

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954-828-5004

Things have a little heavy on the news from Fort Naugledale in gay blogland, but as a former resident with many friends living there, I am compelled to persist. Therefore, I can’t resist showing you this video from some rinky-dink outfit called Active Christian Media, who ask for support for Nauglepoo. Many are speculating that the Christian right is grooming …

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Matt Foreman Rips Into Naugle

Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, spoke at yesterday’s Flush Naugle rally, where he issued a blistering call for Naugle to be “shunned” and “not allowed at any gathering where decent people are.” Local police estimated the crowd attending the rally at between 800-1000, staggering numbers, particularly for a town that has been been …

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Asshat Of The Year Nominee

Pulling a fast one on local activists and media, today Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle did not apologize for his anti-gay comments at his press conference, as had been expected, but instead launched an even more venomous attack on gays (video). Naugle said he only apologized for having “underestimated” the problem of gay public sex in the beachside resort town. …

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Liberal Bigs Back Flush Naugle Campaign

If you are in Fort Lauderdale today, get on down to City Hall (at 100 N. Andrews Avenue) by 4pm for a massive Flush Naugle rally. DJ Julian Marsh will be spinning tunes to inspire the crowd beginning at 3:30 PM. Speakers will begin taking the stage at 4:30pm and there will be a “Power To The People” after party …

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On The Scene At Flush Naugle Rally

Roving JMG reporter Father Tony is in Fort Lauderdale where he dropped in at the Unite Fort Lauderdale-sponsored Flush Naugle rally in the parking lot of the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale’s all-gay shopping center. Local activists are demanding the Major Jim “Robo-john” Naugle either step down or apologize for his anti-gay statements. At the rally, Tony interviewed Waymon …

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Flush Naugle Campaign Gains Steam

The Flush Naugle campaign has energized Fort Lauderdale’s sleepy activist community and in a way, we should thank Mayor Robo-john for that. Living in what many consider to be the nation’s gayest city, Fort Lauderdale’s LGBT folk have long been lulled into a sort of quiet bliss, enjoying the robust gay tourism trade that has been heavily courted by the …

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Naugle Loses Bid To Stop Gay Library Move

Over the protests of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle, the city commission voted to allow the Stonewall gay and lesbian book collection to be housed on city property. The archive is currently stored in a commerical property that is being redeveloped. Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the Stonewall Library and Archives request to move the extensive book, magazine and video …

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Flush Naugle Campaign Launches

Equality Florida has a launched a “Flush Naugle” campaign, asking folks to mail Fort Lauderdale’s anti-gay major a roll of toilet paper in protest of his robo-john installation on the gay beach. A quote from Naugle: “I don’t use the word ‘gay.’ I use the word ‘homosexual.’ Most of them aren’t gay. They’re unhappy.” RELATED: I submitted the word “naugle” …

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Mr. Roboto

Jim Naugle, the anti-gay mayor of gay gay gay Fort Lauderdale is obsessed with gay sex. So much so, he’s installed a robotic motorized toilet on the gay beach to keep gay men from having sex in the beach’s public restrooms, despite that local police say there is no such problem. The $250,000 toilet, similar to those seen on the …

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Shoppes Of Wilton Manors

Ernie over at Little.Yellow.Different recently visited Fort Lauderdale, where he took this picture of the marquee of the Shoppes Of Wilton Manors, which I believe is the only all-gay strip mall in the world. (Aside from the SSA office, of course.) Poverello is a thrift shop that benefits HIV/AIDS charities and the rest are self-explanatory. I can recommend Georgie’s Alibi …

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Jethro Did It

Police have identified the man who broadcast anti-gay death threats over the Fort Lauderdale International airport intercom as Jethro Monestime, 23, a skycap for Superior Aircraft Services. The Broward County sheriff’s department has referred the case to the state to see if criminal charges are applicable. Monestime’s job is not under the jurisdiction of the airport authority and his employers …

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Gay Death Threats At FLL

Blogs are buzzing this morning after a gay couple in the Fort Lauderdale airport heard the following intercom announcement at the baggage carousel: “‘A man who lies with another man as he would a woman is subject to death.” The announcement, which came at 12:45am, was repeated several minutes later. I wrote to a friend who runs one of the …

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