Mark's List Supporter Badges

The badges on this page represent awards and accolades for business achievements. Most are awarded based on the businesses commitment to the LGBT community. Some of the badges can be quite difficult to attain and come with a great deal of respect and appreciation from the gang here at Mark's List. Some badges, like the Newbie and Knockout badges are only awarded to businesses that financially support Mark's List.

 New Business Badge

Newbie Badge

This badge is awarded to new businesses. To qualify the business must be less than one year old, new to Mark's List or a new advertiser on Mark's List.

LGBT Owned Business Badge

LGBT Owned or Operated Badge

To qualify for this badge the business must be owned by an LGBT person or a corporation that is more than 50% LGBT owned. The badge may also be awarded to businesses that are managed by LGBT individuals in conjunction with the Knockout Badge.


Knockout Badge for Demonstrating Support of the LGBT CommunityKnockout Badge

This badge is awarded to businesses that have demonstrated support for the LGBT community. Ownership is not considered support. Support includes sponsoring LGBT events like Pride Festivals, signing marriage and other equality pledges, contributing to LGBT political causes and campaigns and other similar visible signs of support. 

Rising Star BadgeRising Star Badge

The Rising Star badge is awarded to businesses that acquire more than 200 yes votes in a one month period. 

LGBT Friendly Business BadgeLGBT Friendly Business Badge

This badge is awarded to any businesses that acknowledges that they are LGBT friendly. Examples include, being included in LGBT directories and lists like Mark's List, advertising in LGBT publications, flying the rainbow flag, hiring openly LGBT people and so on. It is quite frankly, the easiest badge to get. Just show us a little love please!

LGBT All Inclusicve BadgeLGBT All Inclusive Badge

Many businesses focus on the L&G and forget the B&T. This badge is award to businesses that show additional support for the Bisexual or Transgender community. Examples are employing openly Transgendered people, hosting events geared toward Bisexual or Transgendered people and providing services tailored to the needs of  the Bisexual or Transgendered community.

10 Year Service Badge5 Year Service Badge

This badge is awarded to businesses that have been actively serving and supporting the LGBT community for 5 or more years.

Over 10 Years of serving the LGBT community.10 Year Service Badge

This badge is awarded to businesses that have been actively serving and supporting the LGBT community for 10 or more years. This is a big deal!

 Medical Doctor Badge

Medical Badge

This badge indicates that this is the office of a board certified, licensed doctor and usually includes their area of practice. This badge is given at the time the page is created and not followed up on after. Mark's List users are encouraged to do their own due diligence before selecting a doctor.

HIV Specialist BadgeHIV Specialist Badge

This badge is awarded to doctors and medical offices that include or specialize in care for HIV+ individuals.


Leather Club Badge

Leather Community Badge

These businesses are popular in the leather, Levi and fetish communities.

Bear Community Badge

Furry Friends Badge

These businesses and events are popular with the LGBT "Bear" community.

Country Western LGBT Hoedown Badge

Hoedown Badge

It's a great place for a hoedown! Businesses with this badge are popular with the Country Western LGBT crowd.

LGBT Family Frindly BadgeFamily Friendly Badge

This badge indicates that a place, business or event is LGBT welcoming and will be fun entertainment for an LGBT family.

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Woof! What happens when you pair the cutest pups on earth — who just happen to be in need of forever homes — with beautiful, hunky men? The year’s most buzzed-about calendar, that’s what. Photographer Mike Ruiz’s 2018 calendar, “HeartThrobs and Hounds,” is thirteen months of perfection (1 bonus month in 2019) that will put a smile on your face every day of the new year. Check out some of the hunks in “HeartThrobs and Hounds.”

LISTACLE: Seven LGBT Films to Cozy Up to this Fall

Over network TV? Tired of Hulu? Seen everything on Netflix? Dig a little deeper to find meaningful and surprisingly well-executed LGBT films making the festival rounds this fall. Read more: Seven LGBT Films to Cozy Up to this Fall

Adult Film Star Rocco Steele Tackles HIV Stigma

Although research and support for the HIV/AIDS community has come a long way since the 80s and 90s, a great deal of ignorance and stigma still exists—even within the gay community. With celebrities such as Charlie Sheen and Danny Pintauro (Who’s the Boss?) recently bringing HIV/AIDS into the entertainment headlines, perhaps now is the perfect time for a new, more enlightened conversation on the subject.

Mark’s List spoke with adult film star Rocco Steele, who has experienced his fair share of ups and downs with addiction and living with HIV.  He has, however, used these personal experiences as a catalyst to promote HIV awareness and education. Read the full interview after the Jump: Adult Film Star Rocco Steele Tackles HIV Stigma

Florida's Gay and Lesbian Beaches

We've given our Florida Gay Beaches Guide a makeover. Florida is surrounded by some of the best beaches in the world. From the cool to the touch quartz sand of Siesta Key to world famous beaches in cities like Fort Lauderdale, St Petersburg and Miami, there is something for everyone. You'll find our guide right here: Florida Gay and Lesbian Beach Guide

Florida's Best Clothing Optional Gay Men's Resorts

Life in the tropics is all about beating the heat. And what better way cool off than to hang out poolside without clothing? Florida has dozens of clothing optional resorts, but which ones are the best? Here's the Mark's List take on the 5 best (in no particular order).

In Key West check out New Orleans House and Island House. New Orleans House is located on Duval Street, right in the middle of all of the action. You can count on a great time poolside or in Key West's biggest Gay nightclub, Bourbon Street Pub. Island House is located on a quieter side street and offers amazing rooms, many of them opening onto the pool and patio. There's also an amazing pool side cafe serving up some of the best food (and libations) on the Island. In Fort Lauderdale, we suggest you get your Gay clothing optional groove on at The Grand Resort and Spa, which offers an upscale atmosphere with amenities that include spa services, poolside cabana bars and plenty of tanning lotion to keep your booty from burning. In Central Florida you can head out into the woods and catch some all over rays at the Sawmill Camping Resort. Sawmill offers cabins and plenty of places to park RVs or pitch tents. There's also a large heated pool, a dance hall, restaurant, several themed bars and plenty of trails to go "hiking" on.

10 Questions With Adult Film Star Hunter Vance

Adult film star Hunter Vance returned to Miami in 2017 to celebrate Floppy Rooster's 3rd Anniversary. We caught up with Hunter Vance to talk about his life a an adult film actor, anti-bullying and some of his new business ventures. Read the full interview: 10 Questions With Adult Film Star Hunter Vance

YouTube Star Davey Wavey Talks Top 5 Favorite Videos

YouTube star Davey Wavey has amassed quite a YouTube following over the last eight years—some 300 million views in all.  Described by Davey as “the best job in the world,” he gets to experience life and travel around the world dishing a variety of humorous, sexually-charged topics, including “How to Give Brojobs,” “Are Virgins Hot,” and “Can You Make a Straight Guy Gay?” But it’s not just all about sex with Davey—he has also captured stories focusing on AIDS and the older generation’s perspective.  Mark’s List recently spoke with Davey about his YouTube success, his top five favorite videos, his affinity for underwear, childhood obesity and what you can expect to see in 2016: YouTube Star Davey Wavey Talks Top 5 Favorite Videos

HOT LIST: Fort Lauderdale's Top 100 Restaurants

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