AquaGirl 2012 in Miami: A Week of Hot Parties For A Cause

AquaGirl, now in its 13th year is bigger and better than ever. With nearly a full week of events stretching from  May 2 through May 6, women from Southern Florida (and throughout the U.S. and even abroad) flock to Miami to dance, splash around, catch an LGBT flick, meet other ladies and much more. CheckContinue reading “AquaGirl 2012 in Miami: A Week of Hot Parties For A Cause”

Winter Party Miami Will Burn a Hole in Winter

Each year Winter Party Miami seems to get a little bigger. This year’s event stretching from February 29 through March 5, 2012 promises six non-stop days of parties and events. The big event is the Winter Party Beach Party on Sunday, March 4 (12:00 PM – 06:00 PM) at Lummus Park, Miami Beach. Prices for most events are discounted till JanuaryContinue reading “Winter Party Miami Will Burn a Hole in Winter”

Miami: Show Your Rainbow Colored Orgullo October 1

Tomorrow, October 1, 2011, marks the first-ever gay Hispanic heritage celebration in Miami Beach. We just heard about it. If you’re near Miami, consider checking it out. Free to the public, Celebrate Orgullo showcases the cultural contributions of the Latino LGBT community and provides a good reason for having some fun on the beach with otherContinue reading “Miami: Show Your Rainbow Colored Orgullo October 1”

Lesbian Vampires Invade Miami

Well, celluloid vampires, that is! The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, celebrating its 14th year, takes place annually in the spring. On September 4th, 2011, MGLFF premieres “We are the Night” (“Wir Sind Die Nacht”), a vampire film making that has one awards in Germany, to raise money for the film festival. If youContinue reading “Lesbian Vampires Invade Miami”

Suite Dreams: New Hotel, North Beach, Miami

By Paul VanDeCarr North Beach is perhaps not the first area that springs to mind for LGBT travelers to Miami. But it’s got a lot to offer, thanks partly to the hip and homo-friendly New Hotel. Each of the hotel’s 10 guestrooms has an easy-on-the-eyes minimalist design that encourages lounging and late sleeping. But youContinue reading “Suite Dreams: New Hotel, North Beach, Miami”

Suite Dreams: Edgewater Hotel, South Beach, Miami

By Paul VanDeCarr It was a hotelier—Conrad Hilton—who emphasized the importance of “location, location, location” in real estate. The folks at the brand-spanking-new Edgewater Hotel (it opened up in February 2011) must have taken that injunction to heart, as they occupy a fantastic spot right across the street from Miami’s South Beach, at Ocean andContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Edgewater Hotel, South Beach, Miami”

Preview of Miami Beach Gay Pride

By Ivan Quintanilla; photo by Felix Becerra This week, Miami Beach gets a little gay(er). It’s raining men. Hallelujah! On Saturday, April 16, it’s time to celebrate the 3nd Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade, now the city’s largest single-day event. Starting at noon on 5th Street, elaborate floats will shake and shimmy their wayContinue reading “Preview of Miami Beach Gay Pride”

Suite Dreams: Lords South Beach

Amid South Beach’s Art Deco hotels–pastel princesses that parade their facades along the main drag of Collins Avenue—one establishment crowns itself with gold: Lords South Beach, a newcomer to the scene. While preserving its own Deco exterior, this hotspot decks itself out in bold golden hues and has undergone a complete interior makeover. Gone areContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Lords South Beach”

Bump! Gay TV Travel Series Announces Smartphone Apps

The producers of the world’s most watched LGBT travel series unveils a nifty new series of apps for iPhone and Android-powered smartphones. They currently cover 13 gay-friendly cities: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Miami, Montreal, Mykonos, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, and Tel Aviv. I got to try Antwerp, pictured at left.Continue reading “Bump! Gay TV Travel Series Announces Smartphone Apps”

Suite Dreams: South Beach’s European Guest House

Story and photo by Paul VanDeCarr Even when South Beach gets what passes for “chilly” weather there (60-degree lows in January), the European Guest House has a warm atmosphere to make up for it. Owner Carlos Mejias tells of how he opened the place in 1987, well before the area was a gay mecca. Carlos,Continue reading “Suite Dreams: South Beach’s European Guest House”