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Sawmill Camping Resort in Dade City, FL

Author: 
Alexander Northman
Curator: 
Declan Goode
Sawmill…America’s first Gay Community is America’s first Gay Co Op…population 50,000!  You can invest and purchase a share.  Set on 120 acres, Sawmill is the premier gay and lesbian community in the Southeast.  Relax at the heated Clothing Optional Pool, experience the tranquility of the spacious grounds and lake with towering cypress trees along the Withlacoochee River.  Dance the night away in the nightclub and courtyard, enjoy 3 bars, various theme events, entertainment, daily activities and delicious food seven days per week, year-round.    WWW.FLSAWMILL.COM 

Rent a cabin, an RV or tent site for a night, a long weekend, a fabulous vacation stay with family (personal residences also available) or visit on a Day or Evening Pass.   Take advantage of the RV storage offer and/or gas savings program.   Pets welcome on leash and in certain cabins. 
 
Sawmill is a private membership facility. Membership cost is $25.00, valid for one calendar year. Membership is required for all visitors, 21 and over with proper ID.  
 
Nearby Tourist Attractions: St Petersburg (Florida’s largest Gay Pride); Tampa’s GaYBOR Historic District, and 50 miles from GAY DAYS (The world’s largest gay gathering.) 47 miles of state biking, blading, horseback & hiking trails; canoeing trips, paintball, Disney World, Universal, Busch Gardens, MOSI, Honeymoon Beach, Caladesi Island, Weeki Wachee, Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Legends Field (New York Yankees spring training home), Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays baseball), The St Pete Times Forum (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Homassassa Springs (manatees).
 

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Genesis 15 - New Year's Day 2015 Party At Mansion

Celebrate the new year! World Renowned DJ/Producer Tracy Young and Ferosh Records return to Mansion, Miami Beach for the legendary annual event, Genesis, January 1, 2015. What started years ago as a Buy Genesis 15 Ticketssimple attempt to break away from ordinary New Year's Eve celebrations, Tracy Young's non-stop musical journey has now become the Miami tradition for dance music lovers from around the world. This year, beginning at 8:00 am New Years Day on #SoBe, International DJ/Producer Tom Stephan aka Superchumbo & Tracy Young will once again take over the decks for a day long musical journey. More about this event after the Jump: Genesis New Year's Day Party at Mansion  Genesis 15 Direct Ticket Link: http://genesis.wantickets.com/Events/164391/GENESIS/

Stay Trim & Fit During the Holidays!

Here are 9 simple things you can do to stick to your fitness plan during the holidays.

Sometimes our worst fears can come true. Holiday weight gain can be as much as 3 to 5 pounds in a typical healthy person. Studies show that people who are already overweight tend to gain as much as 10 pounds during the holidays. Rather than abandoning your weekly routines at places like Push Fitness, Pump'n and BodyTek, be proactive and use the ideas in our fitness feature to stay on track. It is possible to head into January without packing on the pounds, here are the Mark's List 9 holiday health & fitness tips.



Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale?

Here are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightclubs that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Fort Lauderdale: 13|Even, Alibi, Bill’s, Boardwalk, Dapur, Dream Wine LoungeHuntersThe Manor, Progress BarRosie’s, Scandals Saloon, Sidelines Sports Bar, The Stable, Village Pub. Interested in more Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors Florida



Going OUT in Miami or Miami Beach?

Here are the direct links to bars and restaurants that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Miami & Miami Beach: Club BoiDiscotekka, Floppy Rooster, Hotel Gaythering, PalaceScore and Twist. More weekend party information on Mark's List after the Jump: OUT in Miami

Bowl Games Action at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

Are you ready for some college football? Sidelines Sports & Video Bar is this week's Bowl Games headquarters. Catch all the action starting on Saturday, December 20 with the New Orleans Bowl at 11 am, the New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque) at 2 pm, the Las Vegas Bowl at 3:30 pm, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at 5:45 pm & the Camellia Bowl at 9:15 pm. The games continue on Monday, December 22 with the Miami Beach Bowl at 2 pm, the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, December 23 at 6 pm & the Poinsettia Bowl at 9:30 pm, and the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl on Wednesday, December 24 at noon & the Hawai'i Bowl at 8 pm.  Sidelines Sports & Video Bar has over 24 flat screen TVs, pool tables, dart boards, Wi-Fi access, and video games for your enjoyment 7 days a week. More about Sidelines Sports & Video Bar after the Jump: Bowl Games Action at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

Serious About Chocolate?

#ShopLocal! In addition to more Gay bars per square inch than anywhere else on earth, Wilton Manors is also home to two of the best chocolate shoppes on the planet. On Wilton Drive,  JP's Chocolate Shoppe is stocked with a wide selection of the finest hand made chocolate delicacies, fine wines paired with chocolate and gourmet gift baskets. A few blocks north on 26th Street Jimmie's Chocolate is known for their selection of white, dark and milk chocolate, and the chocolates cover nearly everything you can imagine from fruits like strawberries to pretzels and popcorn. Having been in business for over 40 years, Jimmie's is a South Florida tradition. So if you're looking for exceptional chocolates, why not support a local business, #ShopWilMa

Gian Gianni Swimwear Now Available at Athletic Man in Fort Lauderdale

Gian Gianni is not your typical swimwear collection! This head-turning line is modern, stylish, and innovative. Designers strive to create pieces that are unique, fashionable made with the highest quality fabric. The Gian Gianni line is best described as swimwear couture with a sexy twist. It is young, daring, and vibrant all at once. This is just one of the many fine lines of swimwear and active wear available at this great men's store! Get the details on Mark's List here: Gian Gianni Swimwear Now Available at Athletic Man in Fort Lauderdale

#ShopWilMa's 9 Men's Clothing Stores!

Shop the Drive this Holiday Season. #ShopWilMa! In recent years, "The Drive" has gone from having a handful of clothing stores to a one mile long buffet of denim and casual clothing and clubwear.
  • Towne Clothiers is small, but nonetheless, carries a great selection of stylish fashionable clothing that caters to the young fashion forward guy. In addition to jeans, tops, underwear and clothing, the shop also carries a nice selection of accessories including jewelry, belts and shoes.
  • The Outlet, another Gay men's clothing store, located a few blocks south near Sidelines Sports and Video Bar, is owned by Jon Anthony who also owns Towne Clothiers. The popular store carries contemporary clothing at outlet prices. 
  • With everything from swimsuits to beach towels, Balllocated in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, has everything you need to get your gay beach groove going.
  • Also located near Alibi in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, Isaac B is one of the newer additions to the drive. The shop carries a unique line of casual and dress clothing all under the Isaac B brand.
  • Some Like It Haute, Wilton Manors only exclusively men's designer consignment store turns your fabulous slightly worn items into cash that you can use to buy new and more fabulous designer goods.
  • The largest men's clothing store on Wilton Drive is The Mix. The shop carries everything from jeans, shirts and shoes to accessories that include, belts, ties, watches and wallets. Among the many brands available are some of Gay men's favorites, including Prada, Roberto Cavali, Gucci, Versace, FC Factory, D&G, Georgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre and Diesel.
  •  With a selection of jeans that is probably the largest on Wilton Drive, True Blue is a men's clothing store sells a wide variety jeans and shirts that are hard to find in other places.
  • Formerly located in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Broward Boulevard, J Miles Clothing Company made the move into Wilton Manors a couple of years ago. The shop carries a tremendous selection of swim suits in wide variety of cuts and styles. From boxers to board shorts, bikinis and thongs they've got it all and it's probably on sale! The store also carries, jeans, shirts, back packs and other bags along with some novelty, gift and gag items.
  • Also located in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, next to Hunters, Gay Mart specializes in club wear, including jeans and shirts, swimwear, t-shirts, beach attire and accessories. They carry a large selection of Whitall and Shon and other well known brands.

Discotekka Hosts "The Official X-Mas Afterhours Party"

Looking to party the night away before you tear open all those presents? In association with Milancita, Discotekka hosts "The Official X-Mas Afterhours Party" on Thursday, December 25 starting at 3 am. Doors open at midnight & no cover before 2 am. Discotekka and Mekka are located in Miami's downtown entertainment district where beer, wine and liquor are legally served 24 hours a day. More information after the Jump: Discotekka Hosts "The Official X-Mas Afterhours Party"

Need Holiday Gifts? Stocking Stuffers Love To The Moon Marketplace

#ShopLocal! To The Moon Marketplace in #WilMa is an amazing fun filled holiday shop! With over 12,000 different items in this one little store, including hundreds of Christmas ornaments, holiday cards & stockings, there is something for everyone. The store is full of hard to find candy and bulk candy from 1806 until today, over 70 types of chocolate covered items, over 100 types of hard to find black licorice, over 90 types of dark chocolate with bars up to 100% cocoa and you'll even find milk chocolate, white chocolate and marzipan bars. Stuffing Christmas stockings becomes easy in Wilton Manors most fun shop! Location and more info after the Jump: To The Moon Marketplace Wilton Manors

B.Bar & Grille's (Formerly Bill's) Christmas Day Buffet

B.Bar & Grille (formerly Bill's) invites you to celebrate the holidays on Christmas Day with a complimentary Holiday Buffet starting at 5:30 pm. Sip on 2-4-1 drinks until 9 pm, enjoy $3 well cocktails & domestic beers from 9 pm to close, and get in on the karaoke action with KJ Shawn on the Main Stage at 9 pm. Doors open on Christmas Day at 4 pm & the kitchen closes at 8 pm. Make sure to check out all the details and find out more about B.Bar & Grille after the Jump: B.bar & Grille's (Formerly Bill's) Holiday Buffet

Club Boi 2.0 Presents "Cream: All White Party"

It's time to raid your closets or go on a shopping spree for anything & everything white. Club Boi 2.0 presents "Cream: All White Party" on Saturday, December 27. Club Boi is a Gay nightclub with sexy strippers, dancing and great DJs spinning Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Rap, Reggae, Soca, Latin and other urban inspired music. Be sure to check out all the details after the Jump: Club Boi 2.0 Presents "Cream: All White Party"

The Manor's Premiere "Burst Saturdays" Party

Things are about to get even better. Featuring beats by DJ Manny Lehman & a special live performance by Erika Jayne, The Manor Complex presents the premiere "Burst Saturdays" party on December 27 starting at 11 pm. Hosted by Cristian T., Luciano R. & Mizz Cori, look for hot dancers, mix & mingle in three different rooms, and sip on $3 wells & domestics from 11 to midnight. No Cover.  More information about The Manor right here on Mark's List after the Jump: The Manor's Premiere "Burst Saturdays" Party

Dream, Wilton Manors Wine, Sake & Champagne Lounge

Dream Wine Bar and Lounge, located in Wilton Manors, is a  wine, champagne, sake bar, lounge, gallery and experimental free state all rolled into one exceptional place. Owner Gary Bouvier explains, “Every single visit to Dream is a unique experience. Whether it’s the music, performances, art, music or guests themselves, at Dream everything revolves around stimulating your senses and releasing your creativity.” The new wine lounge was instant must do on the Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors weekend social circuit. The lounge draws a mixed crowd of wine and beer fanatics along with folks simply looking for a place to kick off an evening of nightclubbing or bar hopping. You can find more after the Jump: Dream, Wilton Manors Wine, Sake & Champagne Lounge

Try a Beach BodyBlast Workout for Free!

Try one Beach BodyBlast workout for free! The Beach BodyBlast workout happens every Sunday at 10:00 am on the Sebastian Street Beach directly across the street from the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Feel the sand between your toes, the sun on your back and the breeze on your face as your work your body with a heart-pumping BodyBlast workout. The group, led by the expert trainers at Push Fitness, meets every Sunday at Sebastian Beach for a 45-minute, 'no-sand-in-my-face' power workout. Walk-ups only $10. Learn more about BodyBlast and buy a package at http://PushFitnessFTL.com

You can try the workout for free on November  9th, 16th and 23rd or in December on the  7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Use the link above to register and use the promo code BEACH-2014 to get your free trial workout. 

You can get more information about Push Fitness on Mark's List here: Try a Beach BodyBlast Workout for Free!

13|Even Featured on Channel 10 Local News

13|Even, which features a tapas-style menu & 40 different styles of craft beer & wine, was recently featured on Channel 10 Local News. Check out the video after the Jump: 13|Even Featured on Channel 10 Local News 
 

Sunday Service at Floppy Rooster

The Floppy Rooster's all nude, all male feast of men continues on Sundays with Sunday Service, a great way to wind down your weekend. The party starts at  8:00 pm and features $4 well drinks and $3 domestic beers all night. Cover is only $5 before midnight and there's an amateur cock fight with $500 in cash and prizes every third Sunday of the month. And no worries, there's something going on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday too!  Floppy Rooster is located just 15 minutes from downtown Miami . You can find out more on Mark's List right here: Floppy Rooster's Sunday Service

Brunchic at Miami's Sunday Funday Headquarters, The Palace

There's always something fabulous happening at the Palace on Miami Beach.

Featuring unlimited mimosas and incredibly fun drag shows, check out the Palace's Brunchic every Sunday. With two seatings at 11:30 am & 2:00 pm, order your favorites from the tasty Brunchic menu. Still hungry for more fun? Don't miss the T-Dance at 4:00 pm. Why go home directly after hanging out on Miami's 12th Street Gay Beach? Show off that sexy tan and sporty swim suit on Ocean Drive! Be sure to grab all the details after the Jump: Brunchic at Miami's Sunday Funday Headquarters, The Palace

Rosie's Infamous Sunday Funday Brunch

Every Sunday Funday‬, ‪‎Rosie‬'s in ‪Wilton Manors‬ serves up some of the best reasons to get out of bed. See and be seen at Sunday Brunch while digging into some of the tastiest pancakes, waffles and eggs Benedict in the area. If breakfast food isn't your style, try a delicious burger, wrap or salad. Are you on a liquid diet? Order a hurricane bucket to quench your thirst, toast the morning with a refreshing mimosa or chug down a Bloody Mary to fend off that nasty hangover. Be sure to get all the details about Rosie's Sunday Brunch menu after the Jump: Sunday Brunch at Rosie's

Village Pub Presents the "Dueling Drag Divas" JoAnna & Chi Chi Rones

Come on out to Village Pub for the Florida debut of the "Dueling Drag Divas," JoAnna & Chi Chi Rones. Performance dates include Sunday, December 28 & Tuesday, December 30. Don't miss this outrageous duo as they make their South Florida debut. Show Tunes start at 8 pm with Bill Hallquist and then the Divas hit the stage at 9:45 pm. More about Village Pub after the Jump: Village Pub Presents the "Dueling Drag Divas"

2015 Miami & Miami Beach LGBTQ Event Dates

It's time to save the date for some of the hottest parties of 2015! With more mega parties than other city on earth, the Miami area is a Gay & Lesbian travelers paradise. Here are the dates you need to know to get your Miami & Miami Beach LGBTQ party groove going!



Thursday Night NFL Football at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

Football is bigger than ever this year and with 24 flat screen TVs, Sidelines is LGBTQ South Florida's LGBT football game central. With the expansion of NFL Football to Thursday nights this year, some of the best games of the week are now being played in Prime Time. So sports fanatics, why not kick off your weekend a day early at Sidelines in #WilMa?  If you need to know more about Sidelines, you can find the location and check out hundreds of photos on Mark's List here: Thursday Football at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

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Diana's Floral Boutique Now Open In WilMa

Diana Gozdowska has opened a floral design store on Wilton Drive. Diana's Floral Boutique is locally owned and offers cut and arranged live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage. In addition to flower and live plant arrangements, Diana's Flower Boutique services include making wreaths, nosegays, garlands, festoons, boutonnieres, corsages, and bows.

In addition to floral arranging of all types, the shop also carries a nice selection of live plants including exotic orchids, succulents and cactus. You'll find pots, vases and a variety of unique gifts and accessories that will complement your home and life. 

Now when you're in need of flowers, #ShopWilMa! You can get the location check out more photos of this new flower shop on Mark's List here: Diana's Floral Boutique Now Open In Wilton Manors


Progress Bar's Premiere New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

Featuring music by DJ Maximus 3000, Progress Bar cordially invites you to its first New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball (ticket purchase is required for drink package only; tickets are not required to join the party on NYE). Tickets are $55 presale & $65 day-of. Ticket purchase includes a premium open bar from 9 pm to 2 am, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors to ring in the New Year. To buy tickets, visit www.EventBrite.com. Note: Progress Bar is open until 3 am for NYE. You can check out all the details and find out more about Progress Bar on Mark's List here: Progress Bar's Premiere New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

Urge Returns for New Year's Day

Score Productions and Hilton Wolman present Urge, New Year's Day from 5 pm to 5 am. Ring in 2015 with music by "Rosabel" (Ralph Rosario & Able) and Paulo & Jackinsky. The spectacular event will transform Cameo (1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach) into a funhouse of entertainment. Look for spectacular lighting and effects along with two explosive DJ duos for the firm time on one unforgettable night. Discount tickets are already available at http://UrgeMiami.com. You can get lots more information about Score and Urge parties on Mark's List here: Urge Day One New Year's Day 2015 Miami Beach

Save the Date! Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015

Lesbian. Gay. Bi. Trans. Straight. Proud. Miami Beach Gay Pride is an extraordinary two-day event that features a Beach Party and a Festival & Parade with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area. Coming into its 6th year, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown into the largest, two-day event (April 10-12, 2015) of the year in Miami Beach. The hugely successful event in 2011 attracted more than 40,000 people, in 2012 more than 60,000 people and in 2013 more than 80,000 people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and all age groups. You can find out more and view thousands of photos from every single MBGP event right here on Mark's List: Save the Date! Miami Beach Gay Pride 2015





Stonewall National Museum & Archives Presents Queer Kids: Coming Out in America

Stonewall National Museum & Archives presents an exhibit titled Queer Kids: Coming Out in America. The US premiere of this stunning documentary photography exhibit opens with a reception with photographer Michael Sharkey at Stonewall National Museum in Wilton Manors on Thursday, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition will be on view October 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015.

For the past 8 years M. Sharkey has been documenting queer youth across the US and in Europe. Sharkey’s photographs are intimate testaments to his subjects’ powerful self-awareness; at once empathetic and opulent, they are the visual counterpart to the voice these young people have struggled—and lately succeeded—to find. Rooted in the long tradition of portraiture, Sharkey’s images grant his subjects a full measure of the dignity with which they deserve to be seen. “I think I’ll always be drawn to this amazingly brave group. Their strength is a continual source of inspiration for me” says Sharkey. “It is their defiance that I want to capture in the portraits. What I hope people might also see is the delight that is the domain of a new generation: the sheer joy of being able to stand up and be seen without shame.”

M. Sharkey began Queer Kids at a moment when teenage sexual and gender identity had just begun to gain national attention in the US. Having come of age in the early Nineties, Sharkey belongs to a generation that was often hostile to the open expression and discussion of homosexual identity. The project is a celebration of the recent developments within the Gay Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community that allow today’s youth the opportunity and support to find their own voice and speak openly about their

You can find the location of the gallery and more information on Mark's List here: Stonewall National Museum & Archives Presents Queer Kids: Coming Out in America





Florida's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors (affectionately referred to as WilMa) is a city within the larger city of Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors is home to one of America's largest year-round populations of Gay and Lesbian residents. In the past decade downtown Wilton Manors has evolved into a nearly one mile long corridor of Gay and Lesbian owned, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The main street, Wilton Drive, is closed several times a year for LGBT festivals and events that are sponsored by Mark's List. The larger of the events are Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors in June and Wicked Manors, a Halloween event that attracts tens of thousands of costumed revelers from all over the world. You can check out a map of the Gayborhood and get information on virtually every business "on the Drive" here: Florda's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Going OUT in Tampa or Ybor City?

Here's are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightcubs that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Tampa and Ybor City: G. Bar, Honey Pot, Ybor Social Club. Interested in more Tampa and Ybor City information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian Tampa and Ybor City

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