5 LGBT things you need to know today, June 7

1. Bernie Sanders dropped by West Hollywood's iconic Hamburger Mary's during Drag Brunch on Sunday.2. 50 gay men on PrEP have donated blood to be added to this sculpture in a protest of the FDA's gay blood ...

One gay magical weekend at Disney celebrates 25 years

Before Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there was an online BBS, or bulletin board system. And if you were logged on to the Florida gay BBS in early 1991, you might have seen a message from Orlando software des...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, July 28

1. "I think also they want to abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults would be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that ...
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Gay traditions beckon in Florida

From Memorial Day Weekend in Pensacola to Gay Days in Orlando, Florida offers plenty of options this summer for LGBT vacationers

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Travel: Gay traditions beckon in Florida

The start of the summer season means an annual tradition for many LGBT people around Georgia and the South – making a road trip to Florida for a weekend (or longer) full of sun, beaches and parties.

While Pensacola remains the unofficial gay Memorial Day mecca, in recent years the LGBT celebrations have spread throughout Florida to include Miami and Orlando as well, with Gay Days beginning just after the holiday weekend. These days, events are geared strategically for both men and women and days and nights are loaded with activities.

Owners of My Sister’s Room, the Atlanta lesbian bar, are involved in Pensacola events again this year. According to Patryce Yeiser, co-owner of the bar, last year was their maiden year sponsoring Memorial Day weekend events. She had been going to Florida on and off for the last 15 years and realized that there was only one big women’s event.

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DJ Mike Pope brings the beats to the South

DJ Mike Pope

DJ Mike Pope keeps rooms filled with hundreds of gyrating dancers moving to the beats thumping from his booth, but he likes the attention focused on his music, not himself.