The Alliance for LGBTQ Youth in North Miami celebrated its fifth anniversary on Saturday with a reception, Boom! The Q Affair, at SouzaImagery in Wynwood.
The party was co-sponsored by Bacardi and Evaton Wines, Cope Construction, House of Art and Rainbow Circus.
Click here to view more pictures from the reception. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.
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September 26, 2013 in AIDS and Health, Arts, Bisexual, Books, Bullying, Business, Census, Crime, Current Affairs, Fashion, Film, Florida, Food and Drink, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Immigration, Key West & Monroe County, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Military, Music, Obituary, Palm Beach County, Pets, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Sports, Television, Theater, Transgender, Travel, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
About 200 LGBT business people activists and allies on Tuesday attended the first Pink Flamingo Awards presented by the Miami Beach LGBT Visitor Center.
The luncheon was held at Miami Beach Convention Center and emceed by Karen Brown, the visitor center’s executive director.
Some of the awards went to runaway winners and some were photo-finish races with as few as three votes separating the top two in the Favorite DJ race, she said.
Click here to view a gallery from the luncheon Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.
Categories and winners
1. HOSPITALITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR
· W Hotel South Beach
2. FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE PROMOTER
· Edison Farrow
3. FAVORITE RESTAURANT
· Palace South Beach
4. FAVORITE DJ PERSONALITY
· DJ PRIDE
5. FAVORITE TOURIST ATTRACTION
· World Erotic Art Museum
6. FAVORITE NIGHTLIFE DESTINATION
· TWIST South Beach
7. FAVORITE ENTERTAINER
· Tiffany Taylor Fantasia
8. MIAMI BEACH VISITOR FAVORITE
· Lincoln Road Mall
9. FAVORITE FUNDRAISING EVENT
· Miami Beach Gay Pride
10. FAVORITE RETAIL STORE
· Macy’s South Beach
In addition to the awards, the luncheon honored past and present city leaders who paved the way for the MDGLCC Foundation to open the LGBT Visitor Center on the first floor of Old City Hall. Among those being recognized were the Miami Beach Mayor and Commissioners, and former City Commissioners Saul Gross and Victor Diaz who were all instrumental in the opening of the LGBT Visitor Center almost three years ago.
Proceeds from the luncheon and the silent auction helped raise funds for the LGBT Visitor Center’s operations.
September 17, 2013 in AIDS and Health, Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Fashion, Florida, Food and Drink, Gay, Key West & Monroe County, Lesbian, LGBT, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Music, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (0)
From Jan Mitchell:
Mademoiselle C Opens September 11 at Regal South Beach 18 and The Classic Gateway Theatre
Unrated. Running Time: 90 minutes
Carine Roitfeld ran French Vogue for 10 years, building a reputation as one of fashion’s most influential movers. Her inner circle of friends includes Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino, Riccardo Tisci, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Alexander Wang. Yet few people outside the fashion world have heard of her…until now.
Mademoiselle C chronicles Carine’s launch of her new magazine, “CR Fashion Book.” It gives a rare inside glimpse at the inner workings not only of Roitfeld’s professional world but also her personal life. It is a film about transition, letting the audience watch as she moves to New York, starts a new business, and prepares to become a grandmother. And of course, it’s filled with the models, celebrities, and eccentric personalities that make the fashion world so entertaining.
September 05, 2013 in Arts, Bisexual, Current Affairs, Fashion, Film, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Television, Theater, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (1)
Recovering from breast cancer, singer Lorna Luft has announced she will perform for the first time in 20 years with her half-sister, Liza Minnelli.
Luft and Minnelli, the daughters of Judy Garland, will appear for two "Pink Party" shows Oct. 14 and 21 at Birdland in New York City, according to Luft's Facebook page.
Other celebrities scheduled to perform include Ann Hampton Callaway, her sister Liz Callaway, Jim Caruso, Kelly King, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marcia Strassman.
Call 212-221-7300, ext. 133, or email email@example.com for tickets. The events benefit the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actor's Fun and Tower Cancer Research Foundation.
Details to come.
Sizzle, the "ultimate urban getaway" for LGBT people of color has announced it is moving most of its events to South Beach on Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
For more than a decade, Sizzle was based in downtown Miami. Next year, it will move to the beach, CEO and founder Dwight Powell said.
"The change has generated a lot of excitement," Powell said.
From the sizzlesouthbeach.com website:
Located in sunny, sexy Miami, Sizzle grew to become one of America’s most celebrated and anticipated urban event where the world’s party-seekers came to celebrate life, pride & liberty!
Beginning in 2014, we are happy to again, introduce you to another of America’s most exciting playgrounds, South Beach; aka SoBe or The Beach. A destination where beautiful weather, beautiful places and beautiful people abound. It’s so much more than an experience, but rather the place to be!!!
South Beach is truly one of the hottest places in the modern world, and we don't just mean temperature wise. During the next Memorial Day Weekend, prepare yourself for captivating daytime events and pulsating nightlife.
In 2014, the party kicks off on Thursday 22nd May thru the morning of Tuesday 27th May.
South Beach, Experience all of it!!!
Josue Santiago, a former Pridelines Youth Services member and board chairman, and the Miami Foundation were honored Saturday at the organization's eighth annual gala.
A few hundred people attended "A Night in Havana" at The Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.
Click here to view a gallery from the event. Photos by STEVE ROTHAUS / Miami Herald Staff.
A South Florida-produced men's underwear fashion show featuring local models and photographers has popped up online. From the website:
Best Men Underwear Summer 2013
Discover the best underwear for the summer. Briefs, boxers, trunks, jockstraps, bikinis, thong, swimwear worn by Andrew Corvin, Shayan Shahab, Jose Ruiz and photographed by Jorge Freire and Abel Cruz in South Florida.
Score bar in South Beach is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Saturday with a block party on Lincoln Lane.
From Score's news release:
The mega block party will feature world renowned brands Ketel One, Smirnoff, Black Label, Tanquera and Myers Rum along with Miami Beach’s summer colors: pink, blue, orange and green flowing from a 16 foot tent as an array of colors spill from the huge LED stage where RuPaul’s All-Star Nina Flowers & Dj PAULO will play from the stage as well as inside of Score.
Celebrity hostess for the night is actress, model, spokesperson and... dentist, Dr. Karent Sierra, from the hit TV show “The Real Housewives of Miami” and a recurring guest on The Doctors.
Additional entertainment will be provided by a live band and 10 beautiful female and male dancers and human statues that will greet guest as they walk in. This amazing production will be a FREE event for all of the loyal supporters who have made Score the longest running club on Lincoln Road. Over a thousand music lovers are expected to invade the Lincoln Lane area for this event.
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Where: Lincoln Lane (between Meridian Ave & Meridian Ct.)
Price: Free for everyone
Here's the complete news release: