The aquaSOUNDS concert is part of the organization's 15th annual Aqua Girl week.
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Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida - for and about (but not just) LGBT people
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The aquaSOUNDS concert is part of the organization's 15th annual Aqua Girl week.
Click here to buy tickets for the concert and all Aqua Girl events.
April 21, 2014 in AIDS and Health, Arts, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Fashion, Florida, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Music, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
Dancing With The South Florida Stars announces season 4. Leading community business owners and community leaders join together with the very best South Florida entertainers for a dance competition that replicates the successful television show. Included in event is an ALL STAR cast of judges and a local celebrity hosting team of Kitty Meow and Diva. This event is one of the premier events of the year in South Florida All event proceeds go to support the not for profit organization BRIAN NEAL FITNESS & HEALTH FOUNDATION. This dynamic organization provides health and wellness services for people fighting HIV/AIDS and other life threatening ailments along with providing an LGBT athletic mentoring program globally. Event also features a silent auction as a Who's Who of South Florida shows their amazing support. "Making A Difference Health and Wellness Community Leadership Award" will be announced and presented during the live dance competition. Event date and location is Monday evening, April 21st at the Manor Complex located at 2345 Wilton Drive. Wilton Manors, Fl 33305. Doors open at 7 PM for RED CARPET entrance and silent auction bidding. Show starts at 8:20 SHARP. Thank you for your support.
April 21, 2014 in AIDS and Health, Arts, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Fashion, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace | Permalink | Comments (0)
Above, grand marshals Gloria Estefan and director-choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) join the Miami Beach Gay Pride committee Sunday afternoon after the big parade on Ocean Drive.
Tens of thousands attended the festivities, the sixth annual gay pride celebration in South Beach.
Click here to view and tag hundreds of photos on Facebook. Photos by Steve Rothaus / Miami Herald Staff.
April 13, 2014 in AIDS and Health, Arts, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Fashion, Film, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Music, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Television, Theater, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the 90-minute screening at 7:30 p.m. and a discussion afterward. Panelists: Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Ruth Shack, who sponsored the county’s original 1977 gay-rights ordinance and opposed singer Anita Bryant’s successful campaign to repeal it; ‘Snowed’ filmmaker Joe Cardona; Miami Herald LGBT issues reporter Steve Rothaus, who co-produced the film and formerly covered Key West; and AIDS Help Executive Director Scott Pridgen.
The film’s title serves as a metaphor: the ordinance that sparked the outrage was debated by commissioners on an uncharacteristically frigid night and some opponents at the time remarked that the ordinance would pass "when hell freezes over." The morning after the ordinance was approved - Jan. 19, 1977 - Miamians woke up to snowflakes for the first and, so far, only time.
The ordinance and subsequent battle in South Florida thrust gay rights into the national spotlight for the first time and the film documents the LGBT movement through the present.
Wednesday’s event at the San Carlos, 516 Duval St.. Major sponsors are the Miami Herald, the San Carlos Institute, AIDS Help and Equality Florida. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. For reservations: keystix.com or 305-295-7676.
April 12, 2014 in AIDS and Health, Arts, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Film, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Key West & Monroe County, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Television, Theater, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
News release from SunServe:
4th Annual Transgender Medical Symposium
April 10-11, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Embassy Suites Hotel
1100 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
To provide state-of-the-art medical information to medical, mental health, and licensed allied health professionals in addressing culturally sensitive care and treatment for the transgender community.
Registration is required. To register, visit: www.FCAETC.org/events
(There is no fee to register.)
(Details will be posted at www.FCAETC.org/events when available.)
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, medical case managers, medical/nursing students, and support staff.
From Dr. Nan Van Den Bergh, clinical professor, School of Social Work at Florida International University:
The Rainbow Survivor's Network is being developed as research has shown that gay women may not find "mixed" cancer support systems to be ideally suited to their needs. This is because of: 1) discomfort in "coming out" to strangers at a time when one is vulnerable and 2) different concerns and needs than other women regarding body changes and the impact on one's spouse or partner.
We are holding our initial orientation 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 26, 2014 at SunServe Social Services in Wilton Manors.
Van Den Bergh notes: "This is a one to one mutual aid and peer support program connecting a current LBT cancer survivor with someone newly diagnosed. It is not a support group."
MUTUAL AID NETWORK FOR LBT CANCER SURVIVORS
Area Resource and Referral Organization for Women (ARROW Inc.) announces the initiation of South Florida’s first network for lesbian, bisexual and transgender cancer survivors. This one to one “buddy program” will match an LBT person surviving cancer with a newly diagnosed peer. Receiving encouragement and support from someone who has “been there” can be extremely valuable for anyone managing the many challenges associated with cancer treatment and recovery. This is not a support group, but a person to person mentorship program. LBT persons surviving ALL cancers are invited to be a part of this network.
For more information, please contact ARROW Inc. at: 305-892-0928 or 305-766-1220.
News release from Care Resource:
Care Resource is proud to present the 26th Annual AIDS Walk Miami: One Step Closer to the Cure on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center located on 1901 Convention Center Drive.
Joining the Walk this year as Master of Ceremonies is Mayor of Miami Beach, Philip Levine and our Grand Marshal is television personality Alexia Echevarria from the Bravo Network’s hit reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Miami’.
“I am honored to have been selected to be the grand Marshall of the AIDS WALK MIAMI. I feel that by fundraising efforts like this kind I can help raise awareness, bring hope and build a sense of community. Many People living with HIV/AIDS in our community simply cannot afford medical care and treatment and need our help.”
The 26th Annual AIDS Walk Miami is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource and the Food for Life Network. All funds raised from the Walk help benefit Miami-Dade and Broward Counties diverse communities in need. HIV care and treatment is becoming increasingly effective but new HIV infection rates in Miami-Dade and Broward still rank the highest in the nation.
AIDS Walk Miami is one of the oldest and largest AIDS walks in the country. In 2013, this annual fundraiser helped make it possible for Care Resource to:
- Serve over 79,850 client encounters with over 17,224 medical visits to 5,426 patients.
- Perform over 13,895 HIV and STD screenings.
- Deliver over 25,150 meals to home-bound clients.
- Extend dental services to over 1,307 clients through 4,837 dental visits.
- Open a *NEW* Care Resource office in Miami Beach.
The Walk starts outside the Miami Beach Convention Center and ends at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. To show solidarity, walkers are encouraged to wear their red shoes. Registration begins at 8:00am. The walk begins promptly at 9:00am. To register online, visitwww.aidswalkmiami.org.
ABOUT ALEXIA ECHEVARRIA
Alexia Echevarria personifies Miami fashion and Latin-American culture. She is a multilingual businesswoman and television personality on Bravo Network’s hit reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Miami.’ She is also the Executive Editor and face of Venue magazine – a national luxury-lifestyle Latin publication that in 7 years has become one of Miami’s eminent authorities on luxury, fashion, celebrities and culture.
ABOUT CARE RESOURCE
Care Resource is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including health, oral and mental health/substance abuse services to all individuals in our community.
Our Mission: “Through education, prevention, research, care, treatment and support services, Care Resource’s mission is to improve the health and overall quality of life for our diverse South Florida communities in need. “
Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with demonstrated excellence in the multicultural field of HIV/AIDS and it works to fulfill its mission and have a positive impact on Miami-Dade and Broward communities. Care Resource provides its services to all persons regardless of ability to pay and charges for services on a community board approved sliding-fee scale based on patients’ family income and size. Clients have access to a “one-stop” location for primary medical care, information and referrals, case management, dental care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, nutrition programs, pediatrics, transportation vouchers, and testing. Furthermore, the agency’s many health promotion and education programs go out into the community and engage populations at high risk, affected and/or infected by HIV/AIDS and other STDs.
From Herb Sosa of Unity Coalition:
Celebrating PRIDE in the ARTS, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida is proud to once again present the LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Exhibit & Workshops, in partnership with the Miami Design Preservation League, April 8-13th on Miami Beach’s famed Ocean Drive
The LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES Exhibit & Lectures on theatre, costume & design will be held April 8-13, 2014 at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, alongside Miami Beach Gay PRIDE.
A myriad of talents, genres and styles will be explored and presented, including the PRIDE in the ARTS EXHIBIT, a great theatre costume collection, featuring the amazing work of famed theatre costume designer PETER LOVELLO, and original pieces from La Cage Aux Folles, courtesy of the WICK THEATRE’S Broadway Costume Collection.
Exhibit is free & open to the public from 10am-6pm, April 12-13, 2014
Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm - free admission
The Colors of Leonard Horowitz
by Lynn Bernstein, Dr. Ernie Martin and Marlo Courtney, moderated by Herb Sosa
Leonard Horowitz changed the face of South Beach forever. He shared his love of Art Deco with Barbara Baer Capitman and together they founded the Miami Design Preservation League to preserve the buildings they loved. Leonard’s vision was to draw attention to the architectural details through the use of color. This event will feature a panel discussion with a few of Leonard’s contemporaries. They will discuss Leonard Horowitz’s life, work and vision for South Beach.
Wednesday, April 9th at 7-11pm - $100
LEGENDS BALL, Celebrating the good & outstanding in our LGBT Community
Jackie Gleason Rehearsal Hall | www.unitycoalition.org
Sunday, April 13th at 3pm - free admission
Wometco and Miami Beach Theatre Culture
Join Miami Art & Architecture writer Marvin Aguilar as he presents a fun & informative lecture on the history of Wometco Enterprises (the Wolfson-Meyer Theatre Company) and the theatres the company commissioned for Miami Beach.
Wometco operated South Florida's largest movie theatre chain from 1925 through 1984, the year the company was sold. This presentation explores the impact of Wometco's "leisure-time" services in connection to Miami Beach's culture, the Art Deco style, and the golden years of the American movie going experience.
Sunday, April 13th at 5pm - free admission
Art of Illusion Theatre Make Up Workshop
Join Celebrity Make Up Artist & M.A.C. Cosmetics Specialist Jennifer Perez and her team as they present trade secrets, make up & beauty tips for men & women, shows you how to create illusions and fantasy- for the theatre, catwalk or life’s everyday drama.
BE a MODEL - Come get your glam on, and have her create magic on you!
Sunday, April 13th at 6-10pm
PRIDELINES Youth Services After Party
South Florida’s leading Youth organization for 14-24 year olds will once again partner with UC|CU and bring PRIDE to a close in style at the Art Deco Welcome Center. Music, food & fun – Contact pridelines.org for tickets and more info.
April 08, 2014 in AIDS and Health, Arts, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so.
Martel, a gay bartender who moved to West Hollywood from New York City several months ago, called the deaths from the rare bacterial infection that can be passed by kissing, sharing utensils or coughing "a little scary" but said he doesn't plan to heed calls to get vaccinated.
"I might not take a drag off someone's cigarette now. And I'll run from people who don't cover their mouths when they cough," he said. But otherwise, he believes, "I'm safe."
Health officials this week announced a cluster of cases of invasive meningococcal disease that sickened eight people in the LA area. Among those who fell ill, half were gay or bisexual, including the three who died. Two of the victims were HIV-positive.
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BUSAN, South Korea -- As Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun begins surgery to create a functioning penis for a Buddhist monk who was born female, he is well aware of the unease his work creates in this deeply conservative country. The devout Protestant known as the "father of South Korean transgender people" once wrestled with similar feelings.
"I've decided to defy God's will," Kim, 61, said in an interview before the monk's recent successful surgery to become a man. "At first, I agonized over whether I should do these operations because I wondered if I was defying God. I was overcome with a sense of shame. But my patients desperately wanted these surgeries. Without them, they'd kill themselves."
Kim is a pioneer in slowly changing views on sexuality and gender in South Korea, where many have long considered even discussions of sexuality a taboo. He has conducted about 320 sex change operations over the past 28 years, widely believed to be the most by any single doctor in the country.