Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wants to help Chick-fil-A embrace the Rainbow Coalition.I'd like to offer my pro bono services as a mediator to Chick-fil-A presi ... More >>
Disney World: Where dreams come true.
Florida: Where dreams of equal marriage are crushed. Well, for now, at least.
Ah, Florida... we have such a happy place nestled right in the bosom of our state, but all around us, gay couples are advocating for the right to marry. How can we be truly happy i ... More >>
With rumors swirling that Charlie Crist may run for governor as a Democrat in 2014, many are wondering how a former conservative Republican can run as a Democrat. Others believe he's a political opportunist that would say and do anything to get elected. Well, Riptide has exclusively uncovered his ne ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking
madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech,
gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke
explains why blacks are cool with gay people tying the knot.When he announced that he backs gay
marriage, President Barack O ... More >>
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Money never sleeps.
A few weeks ago, boxing god and self-described "human ATM" Floyd Mayweather Jr. took lil' buddy Justin Bieber on a field trip to Vegas, defended his immaculate record against Miguel Cotto, and banked $ ... More >>
In an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama announced this afternoon that he now supports gay marriage. It's a striking change from the commander-in-chief on the same day that North Carolina's voters followed in Florida's footsteps in passing a gay marriage ban. "I think same-sex couples s ... More >>
Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme
Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for
Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses the African-American
frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.
Herman Cain's emergence as the GOP
... More >>
via WTSP The Lambert-JolleysAs Florida residents, Rachel and Charlotte Lambert-Jolley knew that their marriage in Connecticut, where same sex weddings are legal, wouldn't be recognized in their own home state. They at least hoped, however, that it would help expedite the process of legally changi ... More >>
John Stemberger, the top dog of Florida's religious right and the man who spearheaded the amendment that banned gay marriage and civil unions in Florida, has officially endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the presidential nomination. Though Stemberger is chummy with Michele Bachman ... More >>
Al Cardenas, the Miami mega-lobbyist and lawyer who once headed the Republican Party of Florida and now head of the influential American Conservative Union, has exercised his right to be married to a woman named Diana for the past 32 years. Though, it seems Diana is dead set against extending the ... More >>
Just months after Miami Shores residents elected their first openly gay councilman, village council has unanimously voted to offer domestic partnership benefits to its gay employees. Miami Shores is now the sixth municipal government in Miami-Dade to offer such benefits, following Miami, Miami Be ... More >>
Except for the 2009 edition, the NFL's Pro Bowl has been held in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1979, but the state's new governor is sick of spending $4 million to secure the relationship every year. In a blistering attack on the NFL, Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested it could take its Pro Bowl ... More >>
via Flickr SanFranAnnieShould good food outweigh common decency?Some people are really serious about food. Chick-fil-A, a Christian restaurant chain, came in as the number one choice in a survey among Florida Gulf Coast University students when asked which restaurants they wanted in their student ... More >>
The Daily Beast will find any reason to make a listicle, so in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day they decided to rank the most tolerant states in America. Yes, I believe it was King who said, "I have a dream that someday people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the results o ... More >>
While Florida may have an amendment enshrined in its constitution that forbids gays and lesbians from even seeking civil unions, a new report from Equality Florida claims that Florida now ranks among the top five states in the nation in protecting its gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered cit ... More >>
via The Orlando SentinelMelanie Leon and Vanessa Alenier, the South Florida lesbian couple who last month won a court case to adopt a child despite Florida's gay adoption ban, apparently weren't sufficiently ugly for the Florida Family Policy Council's propaganda purposes. So in an email bla ... More >>
I didn't want to put up another pix of LeMieux's face, so in its place is the greatest picture of all time. Remember when Mel Martinez deemed his primary opponent Bill McCollum as the "new darling of the homosexual extremists?" Well, now he's being replaced by the new new darling of the homosexua ... More >>
Once apon a time Jon & Kate Gosselin were folk heros in the pro-life movement for refusing to selectively reduce a few embryos after Kates invitro fertilization resulted in six fertilized eggs. Instead they chose to take their chances with having sextuplets, which t ... More >>
Queen fight! Attention, everyone, Queen fight!
No, seriously: It's South Beach's reigning queen versus the self-proclaimed "Queen of All Media" fighting over a beauty queen. Miami's premier drag queen and local paragon of sophistication and elegance, Elaine Lancaster, took to Steve Rothaus's ... 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 >>
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 >>