Join us on June 24 where we will take over the Bali Room at Dapur for an intimate lunch of not more than 25. We'll begin at Noon and end promptly at 1 PM. Our featured speaker will be Dr Kenney of Midland Medical Center. The subject will be “Taking Advantage of the Affordable Care Act Benefits.”
Dr Kenney will guide you through ways to best utilize your new healthcare benefits. There are things we can do at different stages of our lives to ensure optimal health. And when we feel good inside, it shows outside. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, every participant is eligible for a yearly exam without a copay or deductible. Pre-existing conditions can no longer be used as an excuse to deny claims. There are different benefits for men and women such as mammograms or PSA tests after a certain age. In honor of June being Men’s Health Month, Dr Kenney will provide a checklist for every stage of men’s lives, from what we should to in our 20’s to what we should do when we are 50 plus. The benefits provided by the Affordable Care Act also change with each stage of our lives.
About Lunch, Learn & Network:
* The 4th Tuesday Luncheons are in addition to the Quarterly Networking Luncheons and Executive Lunch
* Each will feature a Speaker/Sponsor who will speak briefly to the attendees
* There will be only ONE speaker per luncheon
* Each luncheon is limited to 25 people which will allow more time to get to know the attendees
* The luncheons will run from Noon until 1pm, taking up less time than our larger Quarterly Luncheons
* Lunch will be served "family style" with several options to save time in ordering
* The lunch price includes non-acholic beverage, tax and gratuity
* The luncheons will be held in the Bali private dining room at Dapur each month
BY STEVE ROTHAUS
The cities of Miami Beach and Orlando joined forces Monday seeking to allow gay couples to wed in Florida and that the state recognize legal marriages performed elsewhere.
“Our city is really pro LGBT. It’s important for us not to be pro LGBT by word, but more importantly by action,” Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said after the Beach commission passed a motion supporting gay marriage on June 11. “Miami Beach, we want to make it the most progressive, pragmatic in America. These types of initiatives are part of that vision and our mandate.”
Not to be outdone, Orlando commissioners passed a similar resolution on Monday.
“The City of Orlando is incredibly proud of the steps we've taken, including the implementation of the City's domestic partnership registry, that have made Orlando one of the most inclusive cities in America,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a statement. “Our City remains committed to equality and understand this serves as an additional economic development tool as our community looks to attract talented, creative people and employers and create jobs for all of our residents.”
After Orlando’s 4-2 vote Monday, Miami Beach attorneys representing both municipalities quickly filed a joint motion in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of six same-sex couples who have sued Miami-Dade County Clerk Harvey Ruvin to issue them marriage licenses.
“The appearance of the cities is significant on a statewide scale because for the first time Florida cities are standing up and saying marriage discrimination is just plain wrong,” said Robert Rosenwald, Miami Beach’s senior assistant city attorney. “It is unusual for a city to take a position on a social justice issue. but here both cities wanted to stand up for what’s right.”
Rosenwald has asked to speak before Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel, who is presiding over the marriage case. At a July 2 hearing, the same-sex couples are expected to ask Zabel to immediately allow them to marry.
The couples are Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello of Coconut Grove; Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and David Price of Davie; Vanessa and Melanie Alenier of Hollywood; Todd and Jeff Delmay of Hollywood; Summer Greene and Pamela Faerber of Plantation; and Don Price Johnston and Jorge Isaias Diaz of Miami. Equality Florida Institute is also a plaintiff.
Late Monday, Miami Beach and Orlando filed a similar motion asking the state to recognize the Massachusetts marriage of a Broward man and his French-born husband, a student who is suing Florida Atlantic University to allow him to pay in-state tuition.
Journalism student Gildas Dousset wed Fort Lauderdale travel writer Paul Rubio July 25, 2013, a month after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize the marriage of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer.
Dousset said that if he was a woman married to Rubio, FAU would charge him $199.54 per credit hour, but that because the university does not recognize their marriage, he must pay the non-resident rate, $718.09 per credit hour.
The Dousset case is being heard in Florida’s fourth district court of appeal in Broward.
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With MOVA lounge gone from South Beach, Monday Night Karaoke moves to Hotel Gaythering, 1409 Lincoln Rd.
From “Miami Beach’s only gay hotel (hetero friendly)”:
JOIN US JUNE 23rd!
We are very excited to host Karaoke with DJ MiiK! This and every Monday DJ MiiK will be at Hôtel Gaythering from 9pm-1am with specially priced $5 Margaritas all night long!
For one night only on July 2, the folks of Open-Mic Cabaret at Magnum Restaurant | Lounge will transform the joint into a Roaring Twenties speakeasy.
Here’s are the details from journalist/performer Charlotte Libov:
It was the 1920s and Prohibition was in full effect. Alcohol was banned in the nation but in the hundreds of thousands of speakeasies across the country, booze flowed freely, flappers mingled with gangsters, and the whole scene was so outrageous that this so-called “dry” era became better known as “The Roaring Twenties.”
Had Magnum been around back then this popular restaurant would have been the most outrageous speakeasy of all. This is why legendary entertainer Bill Campbell and his talented 13-member cast, the Speakeasy Singers, will transform Magnum into an authentic Prohibition-era speakeasy for one night only on July 2.
“My grandparents were bootleggers. They passed their stories down to me, and so, using my photographic memory, I have recreated this fantastic time in American history,” said Campbell, who is also a musicologist and reproduces historical eras using music.
During his career, Campbell has headlined, bands and orchestras throughout the United States. In South Florida, he is famous for his regular appearances at the Ritz-Carlton and the Breakers in Palm Beach, as well as at Magnum, where he hosts his regular “Legends of Open-Mic Cabaret” and “The Man and his Music” shows.
The Bill Campbell Speakeasy Singers will perform sizzling Jazz Age music of Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and more. The singers are Amy Arlo, Gustavo Briand, Antonio Domenikos Divine, Claudine Faifer, Rick Jazzed, Neil Kolner, David Kessler, Hannah Lasky, Charlotte Libov, Raymond Estrella, Henry Perez, Marilyn Reitman, and Antonio Stark.
Magnum’s staff is getting into the spirit as well, serving up such Jazz Age cocktails as Highballs, Sidecars and the Bacardi Cocktail, a favorite of thirsty Prohibition-era Miamians whose flew to Havana to imbibe.
The Zagut Guide has hailed Magnum, one of Miami’s most popular restaurants, for offering “excellent food and wonderful service in a joint that exudes a 1940’s N.Y. feel.” The reasonably priced specialties range from authentic Caesar salad and French onion soup to entrées such as owner Jeffrey Landsman’s famous Southern Fried Chicken, as well as steak, fish and lighter choices as well.
The Magnum Speakeasy will be in effect from 7:30 until 11 p.m., serving as a delightful backdrop for a delicious dining experience. There is no cover but reservations for this special event are strongly encouraged.
Magnum Restaurant and Lounge is centrally located at 709 N.E. 79th St., Miami, Fla., 33138. Free, secure parking. Call (305) 757-3368 to make a reservation.
June 23, 2014 in Arts, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Fashion, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Music, South Florida, Theater, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
Click here to view a gallery. Photos by Abraham Galvan / South Florida News Service.
June 23, 2014 in AIDS and Health, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Fashion, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Media, Palm Beach County, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)