There were a thousand little reasons to cheer -- or laugh or cry -- at the first Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade this past Saturday. To name a few: A sweet-faced elderly couple carried a sign that read "George and Peter. Together 65 years." Then there was the tight-bodied pack of beautiful women in bik ... More >>
Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com correctly predicted the outcome of the presidential election, and because of that, he can find the answer to everything with a few clicks of his calculator. Except for the Oscars; he sure got those wrong. Sorry, Mickey. Now Silver is trying to predict the years whe ... More >>
It's been a long time since we've heard from the folks at the Liberty Council, the religious right wing organization that played a huge role in Amendment Two -- the ban that threatens any recognition of homosexual commitment in Florida. Wonder what they're up to? Oh, doing everything in their power ... More >>
Back-alley plastic surgery sent Donnie Hendrix to jail. Finally, she talks.
The good state of Florida wants gay people to know something: You sure as hell can't adopt here, but we've been counting on your child-free-in-a-recession vacation dollars. (Expensive SoFla hotel? Check. Poolside margarita? Check. Civil rights? Umm, about that...) Along with insanely wealthy folk ... More >>
When it comes to breaking the law in Miami, no place is sacred. The greasy claw of crime will dig its fingernails in anywhere. Churches and synagogues? Be damned. Schools and hospitals? Fair game. That apparently doesn't stop at the bathroom door. Our classy city's latest claim to fame: The leas ... More >>
It was pretty evident to anyone with basic reading comprehension skills that the part of Amendment 2 that read, "no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized," would ban civil unions in the Florida Constitution. Florida voters pa ... More >>
Remember that hullabaloo over Barack Obama inviting not-so-gay-friendly Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration? Riptide helpfully stepped in and offered suggestions for less controversial, more gay-friendly religious folks whom Obama should have invited, including Reverend Lovejoy, ... More >>
Last night, Real World: Brooklyn made queer TV history, thanks to the first ever transgender cast member, a South Florida male-to-female named Katelyn Cusanelli. The introspective, self-proclaimed computer geek, who went to McPhatter Technical School in Davie and Palm Beach Community College talked ... More >>
MTV's Real World breaks barriers with two South Floridians.
The Daily Beast obtained text messages by our favorite local comeback kid Mickey Rourke trashing Sean Penn's performance in Milk and calling him a homophobe. It's ironic that Rourke is freely castigating people as homophobes when he was the one caught on tape calling a reporter a faggot just a few m ... More >>
Former Wilton Manors Mayor Jim Stork made an aborted bid to run for Congress in Florida District 22 back in 2004. Some stupid things about ads he ran in some bakeries he owns recently got him fined by the FEC, and The Herald wrote it up. Stork wrote a letter to them, initially about the fine, but ... More >>
Murder trials, drug busts, hurricane warnings and robberies may continue to grab the "If It Bleeds, It Leads"-headlines but 2008 was a year of events that will continue to affect us well past the changing of the calendar year. Riptide counts down the biggest new stories of 2008. 10. Murder Free ... More >>
Barack Obama was supposed to be the most recklessly liberal President of all time. What happened? Now he's got Rick Warren, this anti-Gay religious hack giving the invocation at his inauguration and every one is pissed. It's not too late to ditch him, Barry. This guy is like the Sarah Palin of pasto ... More >>
In movies, Miami gets a bad rap. It's always cocaine smuggler this, and mafia murderer that. It's like come on, Hollywood. You're making us look bad. So when Riptide heard Dade County got a cameo in Gus Van Sant's new film Milk, we bought some trans fat-soaked popcorn and got comfortable ne ... More >>
Riptide was going to write you up a nice "The Florida Supreme Court for Dummies" post, but in its research found itself caught up in tangents. Our interest was spurred in part by yesterday's overturning of the gay adoption ban by a Miami judge (as well as by future Crist appointments). The issue wil ... More >>
Trying to find an underlying ideological thread between anti-gay mouthpieces is futile. The only thing that unites them is hate. Take evangelical conservative Frank Turek's column on Town Hall today. It's a bunch of wack shit the crosses over into offensive, but basically he comes to the conclusion ... More >>
In Miami, Save Dade aims to protect gay people from discrimination. So you'd think, on a day like today, the group would tally one point for themselves on the old civil rights scoreboard. A Miami-Dade Court ruled there's "no rational basis" for prohibiting gay adoption this morning and, yeah, at le ... More >>
After decades in development hell, how Gus Van Sant finally got Milk.
"I would never tell them to their face that I voted yes on Amendment 2 in Florida to avoid the inevitable fallout."
Oh the proud history of Facebook-spread protest boycotts. Never forget the great Facebook strike of October, or those twenty times everyone was going to not purchase gas for a day. The latest to pop up in our news feed was "A Day With Out A Gay." "LGBT workers, business owners, consumers and taxp ... More >>
Florida is the only state in the union with laws that specifically single out gay people from adopting, and again that ban is being challenged as a gay Man who has been the foster parent of two sons since 2004 petitions for adoption. Now, are you ready for the huge friggin' list of respected organi ... More >>
image via Join the Impact While we were out spending the weekend looking at women in $5 million bras and engaging in other usually unspeakable acts, better people were protesting for equal marriage rights outside Miami City Hall. We're not in a position to talk down to anyone, and we wouldn't anywa ... More >>
Focus on the Family spent millions battling gay marriage this election cycle, and is believed to be the single biggest donor to Amendment 2 sponsors Florida4Marraige (Homophobe in Chief John Stemberger was awarded the "Family Champion Award" by the group, and has close ties to leader James Dobson). ... More >>
Amendement 2 oppresses another minority.
Residents passed the amendment to ban gay marriage.
Of course, Tuesday's presidential result made history. And we celebrated. But all is not well.
A condo association rejects a dream tenant and his partner.