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South Florida Gay News cover story: Sexy Show Dominates Hunters Nightclub

South Florida Gay News, one of South Florida’s most important LGBTQ+ news sources, reports on this exciting recurring event. Sensually aerobatic and sexually athletic, the performers of AirOtic amaze audiences. The show is an intimate celebration of the body and companionship developed by Stephane Haffner and his husband Kyle Kier.  In an interview with SFGN Kier said, “The costumes, the choreography, the music is all very tongue in cheek, it’s super camp but also with a sensual undertone. It’s like 50 Shades of Grey meets Cirque du Soleil. Everything is done with class. It’s all about sensuality, physique, and the circus art that is behind it. Like the Crazy Horse in Paris, France. That kind of style with a modern twist.”  Find out more about this amazing show by picking up a copy of South Florida Gay News, on stands today.

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(VIDEO) Amazon Alexa Reports Florida LGBTQ+ Websites Attract Some Of The Greatest Web Traffic In The World.  Here Are 2021’s Top 33

Amazon Alexa Reports Florida LGBTQ+ Websites Attract Some Of The Greatest Web Traffic In The World.  Here Are 2021’s Top 33.

Website Traffic Is The Greatest Measure Of Information In 2021 And How We Consume It. Amazon Alexa Is A Gold Standard That Measures The Amount Of Traffic, Or People That Are Visiting Websites. And Amazon Alexa Is Reporting On More Than 1 Billion World Wide Websites. It Comes As No Surprise That Google For Example Is #1 In The World. But On July 1 Amazon Alexa Reported Year To Date Results Of Many Business Categories Including LGBTQ+. The Results Were Surprising. To Be An LGBTQ+ Business In The Top 8 Million Of All Websites On This Planet Is An Amazing Achievement. Amazon Alexa Reported That Florida LGBTQ+ Websites Had 33 Brands That Achieved This Incredible Distinction.This Traffic Report Is Where Our Community Is Going On-Line And How We Are Consuming Information. Here Are The Results Of The First Half Of 2021 Of Florida’s Top 33 LGBTQ+ Websites In The World.

#33 To #30 Included The Gathering Hotel And Twist Nightclub In Miami Beach, Sawmill Camping Resort, America’s Top LGBTQ+ Campground, And Ft Lauderdale’s Non Profit Service Provider Poverello.

#29 To #25 Included Popular Wilton Manors Nightclubs The Pub And Hunter’s, Major Orlando LGBTQ+ National Party, One Magical Weekend And Both South Florida Business Organizations The Miami Dade Gay And Lesbian Chamber Of Commerce And The Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay Chamber Of Commerce.

#24 To #20 Featured Pride Fort Lauderdale, Miami’s Wire Magazine, Our Home Here At The Sunshine Cathedral, The Mega Wilton Manors Nightclub The Manor Complex, And South Florida’s Outshine Film Festival.

Now We Move Into The Major Websites For Florida’s LGBTQ Community Including The Iconic Gay Days Weekend, The World Famous Key West Guest House Island House, One Of America’s Largest LGBTQ+ Community Centers, Pride Center At Equality Park In Wilton Manors, The Major LGBTQ+ Political Advocacy Organizaton Save, And Wilton Manors Lifestyle Magazine OutClique.

Just Outside The Top 10 Most Popular LGBTQ+ Websites In Florida Included Tampa Pride, The Hetero Friendly Hotel Axel South Beach, Another Pride Event Presented By Compass And Palm Beach Beach Pride; And One Of America’s Most Important Political Advocacy Organizations, The National Task Force Based In South Florida.

Amazon Alexa Makes Special Note Of The Top 10 LGBTQ+ Websites In Florida In 2021 As Reported On July 1.

#10 Equality Florida. The Largest State Equality And Advocacy Organization In The Nation Is An Iconic Name For LGBTQ+ Civil Rights.

#9 Hotspots Magazine. Hot Spots Is Our Sister LGBTQ+ Media Partner And Is Celebrating 35 Years Of The LGBTQ+ Experience. They Will Present Bears In Lauderdale Over Labor Day Weekend.

#8 St Pete Pride. The Largest Pride Event In The Southeast Is An Iconic Parade And Festival.

#7 Care Resource. One Of The Nation’s Best LGBTQ+ Health Service Providers Is Also Based In Miami Dade County Serving All Of South Florida.

#6 Miami Beach Pride. The Iconic South Beach Parade And Festival Returns In September And Is Florida’s Highest Traffic Pride Website.

Amazon Alexa Website Traffic Rankings Move Into An Entire New Level For The Top 5 LGBTQ+ Websites In Florida. Now They Not Only Have Top Global Rankings, But The Gold Standard Of Usa Rankings. Congratulations To This Amazing List Of The Top 5 LGBTQ+ Websites In Florida.

#5 South Florida Gay News. The News Voice Of South Florida Is One Of The Nation’s Most Recognized LGBTQ+ News Sources Based In Wilton Manors.

#4 Watermark. The News Voice Of Central Florida Is Also One Of The Nation’s Most Recognized LGBTQ+ News Sources And Is Based In Orlando.

While Technically Not LGBTQ+ Websites, Our Next Two Winners For Amazon Alexa Deliver Content To The LGBTQ+ Community. Amazon Reporting Is For Their Entire Website Traffic.

#3 Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. The World’s Largest LGBTQ+ Destination Management Organization Has The Largest Number Of LGBTQ+ Visitors In The World Lead By Richard Gray, A 2020 Out 100 Recipient And The First Ever LGBTQ+ Tourism Representative To Be So Honored.

#2 Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Iconic LGBTQ+ Destination Of South Beach Is The Leader For LGBTQ+ Tourism Websites In Florida And One Of The Top In The World. Miami And The Beaches Is Lead By Dan Rios, One Of America’s Most Recognized LGBTQ+ Tourism Experts.

And It Likely Will Come As No Surprise That Amazon Alexa Reports That More LGBTQ+ Are Visiting This Website Than In Other In Florida. And By An Impressive Margin.

#1 Happening Out Television Network. Representing Queer News Tonight And It’s Happening Out, The Traffic Volumn On The Website Is Not Only #1 In LGBTQ+ Florida But Also In Top Top 17,000 Of All Website Traffic In The World. Out Of 1 Billion Websites. Queer News Tonight Is A Daily Live LGBTQ+ News Show That Regularly Attracts More Than 20,000 Daily Viewers On Social Media, And It’s Happening Out Is A Weekly LGBTQ+ Talk Show Like The View That Regularly Has More Than 50,000 Viewers On Youtube Tv Alone.

At Queer News Tonight We Constantly Discuss The Value Of Community In The LGBTQ+ World. And That Representation Matters. These Amazon Alexa Top 33 Represent Outstanding Presence In LGBTQ+ Florida And To The Entire World. Everyone At Happening Out Television Network Congratulates This Impressive List Of Voices In The LGBTQ+ Community.

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(VIDEO) FlockFest Beach Party brings LGBTQ+ Creativity to Charity Fundraising

This past Saturday, the South Florida LGBTQ+ crowd celebrated FlockFest.  What started as a few dozen friends hanging out at the beach in 2014 has turned into a massive gathering of locals and visitors as they party on the beach and raise funds for charity.  This year the 600 VIP tickets quickly sold out, and beyond the VIP area the beach was filled with hundreds more revelers.  Floats and rafts shaped like flamingos and other winged creatures covered the beach and the water, and even the rainy start to the day couldn’t stop the party.

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(VIDEO) Queer News Tonight supports Care Resource

Happening Out Television Network supports our South Florida Non-Profit LGBTQ+ health providers. And outstanding example is Care Resource. If you need care, Care Resource can help regardless of your health needs, immigration status, religious beliefs, gender, age, if you are insured or uninsured. Care Resource provides a wide variety of LGBTQ+ services including Medical care, behaviorial health, dental care, testing & prevention, transgender care, PrEP, Food for Life network and more… at Care Resource they care for all who need quality healthcare service.

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(VIDEO)South Florida Gay News: Spain protest against homophobia after gay man murdered

Now we bring you this week’s cover story from South Florida Gay News.  SFGN is one of South Florida’s most important news sources. Spanish police have arrested a fourth person in connection with the death of a 24-year-old gay man. Samuel Luiz was found unconscious at the weekend outside a nightclub in A Coruña, after being beaten. Emergency services failed to revive him and he died on Saturday morning. Friends and relatives of the victim say the nursing assistant was deliberately targeted for being gay and say his attackers used derogatory language during the beating. Samuel Luiz was reportedly attacked while on a video call, by suspects who believed he was trying to record them. His death came just days after the end of Pride week in Spain.  Find out more about this story by picking up a copy of South Florida Gay News, on stands today.

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A gay couple was ordered to take down their Pride flag & now their neighbors are flying them too

On Thursday, Queer News Tonight reported that Bob Plominski and Mike Ferrari of Oakland Park had recieved notice that they were not allowed to fly their Pride flag.  Bob Brosseau, president of the board of the Eastland Cove Homeowners Association, said someone had complained to the board about the rainbow flag, leaving it no choice but to enforce its rules against flying flags other than those the association allows. The couple has since displayed more rainbow flags on their property, and 11 of their neighbors have joined them in flying the rainbow flags at their homes.

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Tragedy Strikes Stonewall Pride, Broadcast. Parade Cancelled Moments Before Start

On Saturday, June 19 Happening Out Television was live at Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride.  Tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies were gathered to celebrate Juneteenth and one of the first Pride events in South Florida for 2 years. It was warm and sunny outside, perfect weather to celebrate, and the crowd was taking full advantage.  As the day went on and it got closer to the 7 pm parade step-off time, the feelings of love and happiness that are hallmarks of Pride were almost palpable.   Queer News Tonight was already streaming our LIVE parade pre-show coverage, and was preparing to begin the coverage of the parade.    That was when we were alerted about an accident at the parade staging area that was going to cause the parade to be delayed.  From our position at the Black Excellence Stage, we were far from the staging area and didn’t know exactly what had happened.  It was shortly after that we found out that two members of our community had been seriously injured in the accident, and one passed away.  The decision was made to cancel the parade, but the Pride celebration continued.  As the evening went on, conflicting reports began appearing on local television.  Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said in a news interview that it was an attack on the LGBTQ+ community.  Eventually we learned that the driver of the truck that had hit the parade attendees was actually a member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, and that the people hit were also members of the chorus. Our community mourns this tragic accident that cast a shadow over our Pride celebration.  A vigil was held here at Sunshine Cathedral last night, and many members of the community came to speak about the tragedy.

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(VIDEO) Couple Fined For Displaying Pride Flag in Oakland Park Neighborhood

A pride flag representing the LGBTQ+ community that is the the size of a sheet of paper is the source of a standoff in an Oakland Park neighborhood. Bob Plominski and Mike Ferrari say they are facing steep fines for displaying the flag in the front yard of their home. The Eastland Cove HOA issued a citation telling them to take it down or pay. The HOA sent the violation notice on June 5th after a complaint came in. The notice said the remove the flag by June 15th or face a $50 daily fine. A member of the HOA board said this is not discrimination and they are simply following the rules, referencing a restriction on displaying flags to only American flags or military flags.

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(VIDEO) South Florida Gay News Sneak Peak: The Stonewall Pride Parade And Street Festival Is Here!

The beads, the parade, and all the Pride is back! After a year off due to the COVID crisis the Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival is back this weekend. The theme is, appropriately, “Out of the Darkness, Into the Light” as the LGBT community and allies come together to reconnect and celebrate. The parade returns at 7 p.m. when the temperatures drop slightly and there’s less direct sun. Leading the party will be a pair of distinguished Grand Marshals. Dr. Requel Lopes is the executive director of the World AIDS Museum in Fort Lauderdale. Joining her is NBC6 Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin.  Make sure to pick up this week’s SFGN on stands Thursday for the full story!

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(VIDEO) Flash Mob To Be Featured at Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival.  You can Participate

This Saturday, June 19th, is the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival.  It’s also Juneteenth, the day the last of the Slaves in the US were freed.  Join HotSpots, WeMeg, and HappeningOut Television Network as we celebrate both Pride and Juneteenth with a special flash mob celebrating both.  Featuring music relevant to the LGBTQ+ community and created by Black artists, the flash mob will take place in front of the Black Excellence Stage.  If you want to participate, make sure to wear Black, Red, and Green and send an email to Mr. Stonewall Jameer Baptiste at jbaptiste@wmeg.org for the dance moves and more information.