While our sister paper celebrated Beerfest north of the county line, we kept a low profile this weekend. Well, maybe it's the city that's keeping a low profile. We definitely think things have slowed down since Winter Music Conference, and with the low season only a month away, we don't see things ... More >>
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 >>
Miami Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalFilmmaker John Waters hasn't made a public appearance in Miami since 2002, when he screened the film Boom! at Art Basel, but the "Pope of Trash" is back, thanks to the organizers at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.Waters will be performing his ongoing ... More >>
still from The ShiningLet's take a look at Florida's laws. Gay marriage? Banned in the constitution. Gay adoption? Illegal. Bestiality? Technically legal. Yep, Florida is one of 16 states that doesn't ban inter-species sexual contact. Though, usually bestiality practitioners get charged with animal ... 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"Anyone who lays out $6 million for a South Beach condo must be smoking some good stuff."
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 >>
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."
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 >>
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.
They're part Jewish, part transgender, and all feminist.
A condo association rejects a dream tenant and his partner.
Magic City Kitty has the answers, you perverts.
"You're overworked and underpaid and have a gay readership that will cheer on your validation of its straight-boy fantasies."
"She can try out for American Idol as a reporter."