Author Archives: Dan Renzi

The Ultimate Insider’s Guide To Stonewall Pride In Wilton Manors

Jun 17, 2014 by
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The Stonewall Street Festival and Parade in Wilton Manors, on June 21, is a long, fun day of Pride festivities for the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. The event closes down the central street in the gay ‘hood, Wilton Drive, and …

The Beach & Beyond: Fort Lauderdale Summer Adventures

Jun 10, 2014 by
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Fort Lauderdale is much more than just a beach destination, even in the steamy days of summer. New museums, nightlife, and events give locals and tourists alike plenty to do in addition to sunbathing on the sand or by the pool. …

The Forecast In Florida: Dark Days Ahead For Gay Hotels?

Mar 13, 2014 by
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Guesthouses in South Florida: is it a sign of changing times in the industry? One of America’s most famous, or perhaps infamous, gay spots is for sale, and others are (gasp!) going mainstream to attract a broader clientele. The biggest …

Straight-Friendly Gay Hotel Tries South Beach (Again)

Feb 04, 2014 by
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After years of rumors, Hôtel Gaythering is opening in South Beach, as the island’s only “straight-friendly gay hotel.” Located at 1409 Lincoln Rd., the hotel looks cool in the photos of the darkly decorated rooms, which are staged with models wearing …

Fort Lauderdale Adds Free Shuttle Service To Gay Village

Jan 16, 2014 by
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Fort Lauderdale is an LGBT community in two worlds.  The gay guesthouses sit clustered a few blocks from the beach; but the bars, restaurants and shops that are the center of the ‘hood are in Wilton Manors, approximately 4 miles northwest. …

Ban On ‘Unnatural’ Sex Bolsters LGBT Pride In India

Jan 13, 2014 by
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Western culture has generally adopted the June anniversary of the Stonewall riots as the celebration for LGBT Pride, but in Mumbai, India–an enormous metro area of approximately 20 million people, the same size as New York City–the festival known as …

NYC’s The Cock Is Opening in Miami Beach

Jan 03, 2014 by
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If you’ve ever gone out in New York, you most likely recognize this sign: it is the rooster that graces the entrance of The Cock, the epicenter of East Village gay  debauchery.  Patrons enter the darkened rooms, have some drinks, …