About the Gay & Lesbian Fort Lauderdale Beach Neighborhood, Mark's List in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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The Gay and Lesbian scene on Fort Lauderdale Beach began the day that Connie Francis first sang, Where the Boys Are. Of course, The Boys, were flocking to Fort Lauderdale Beach before the 1960 movie made it fashionable, and famous. The Gay guesthouse scene gained momentum in the mid 1980's and today the Gay guesthouses outnumber their straight counterparts.

Fort Lauderdale Beach is home of the Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival, and two LGBT beaches, the most popular is the Sebastian Street Gay Beach and the other, smaller beach, is at 18th Street.


Just a few blocks over the Intracoastal waterway is the Gateway neighborhood with shops, restaurants and the Gateway Cinema, an art theater showing first run Hollywood blockbusters alongside art, international and films of LGBT interest. A little further away is the Wilton Manors LGBT nighlife & entertainment district with an abundance of LGBT bars, mega-clubs, restaurants and several annual street festivals including Stonewall Summer Pride and Wicked Wilton.

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Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Gateway and Victoria Park
Wilton Manors


2018 Flock Fest on Sebastian Beach
The 2018 Flock Fest was held at Sebastian Beach on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  The day, after many rain showers, welcomed a plethora of beautiful people to enjoy the beach.
 
Lambda Legal's Party at The Bonnet House
Lambda Legal, a long time legal aid service for the LGBTQ community hosted an party at The Bonnet House on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The fundraising event gave the members the latest updates on cases they are working on and celebrated those who have helped them over the years.
 
2017 Miss Florida F. I. Pageant at Bahia Mar
The 2017 Miss Florida F.I. pageant was held at the Bahia Mar resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach. ConDRAGulations goes out to the newly crowned Miss Kalah Mendoza!
 
Florida LGBTQ Legal Aid Summit
The 2017 Florida LGBTQ Legal Aid Summit at the Hilton Marina Fort Lauderdale featured speakers Haley Gorenberg, Lambda Legal, Deputy Legal Director and General Counsel. Their goal was to educate & train advocates to identify systemic issues and current state-wide needs of the LGBTQ community.
 
2017 Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series on Fort Lauderdale Beach
The 2017 Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series Tournament was held on Fort Lauderdale Beach and featured players from all around the state, country, and world to compete for a final prize of $250,000.
 
AHF's Impulse Group NSA Event
The Impulse Program, a subsidiary of AHF, hosted an NSA Event at The Rubell Family Collection in Wynwood Art District. The event, named No Stigma Attached was an informational party discussing the importance of knowing and conveying your status.
 
AHF's Impulse Group Go Bare Information Party at Haven
The Impulse Group, a subsidiary of AHF, recently hosted a Go Bare Information Party at Haven on Miami Beach.

Hollywood Glam Pool Party
Moe Mousa from La Noche Events hosted a Hollywood Glam Pool Party at La Casa Del Mar on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida. The party featured DJ Biscuit TMFS with fashions by Lolos Swimwear and hot boys and girls hanging out by the pool all afternoon.
AHF's Impulse Group at B Ocean Hotel
The Impulse Program is a subsidiary of The AHF and is group set out to help raise awareness of the continuing epidemic of HIV/AIDS. Impulse is based in L.A. and recently held a meeting at the B Ocean Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach to inform what their mission is and how they can work in Florida.
Gallery 101 Opening
Gallery 101 is located in the North Beach Art district on Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL and feature talented local artists and their work.

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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds: A Hero For LGBT Youth

During the inaugural LoveLoud Festival in August 2017 on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, roughly 40 miles outside Salt Lake City, 17,000 people fell into the embrace of Dan Reynolds. Amid performances of his band’s towering anthems, like “Radioactive,” Reynolds’ message rang loud and clear: Love yourself, and love the young queer people who need it most, unconditionally. Hugs for LGBTQ youth from the Imagine Dragons frontman, recipient of The Trevor Project’s 2017 Hero Award, don’t get much bigger than they did that day. Read the full interview: Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Talks Supporting LGBTQ Youth

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MANCANDY: Bisexual Adult Film Star Talks Sexual Fluidity

Jaxton Wheeler is not only one of the sexiest (have you seen that hairy body and those legs? DAMN!), and hard working men in Adult Film, but it turns out he is also a nice guy! He has been in over 70 scenes and was nominated for most masculine at the Grabby’s and was awarded best group scene many times. In addition, he was voted AEBN #1 model for sales worldwide. He also trended earlier this summer as part of the “Right in Front of my Salad?” meme. Yep, that was Jaxton in the kitchen!



Check out an interview with Jaxton Wheeler as he prepares for a Labor Day Weekend appearance at the world famous Boardwalk in Fort Lauderdale.
 

Mark's Mancandy: Fitness Model Jose Lazaro

Fitness model Jose Lazaro, 19, is originally from Cuba and has lived in Miami for the last nine years. He describes himself as very optimistic, energetic and determined. Find out how this Latino hottie stays in such great shape and check out the sexy photos from his latest photo shoot (Photos Dale Stine). 

Six Healthy Foods That Satisfy Every Urge

In order to achieve maximum fitness and keep those juices flowing in all the right directions, a healthy diet is a key ingredient to the toughest workout regimen. Although some sacrifices must be made, eating well doesn’t have to be completely boring or gag-inducing. These six healthy foods will not only help steer you on a healthier path, but also allow you to satisfy your underlying urges along the way!

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.



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

HOT LIST: Fort Lauderdale's Top 100 Restaurants

South Florida is fortunate to boast a wide variety of amazing restaurants, diners and cafes to satisfy every palate and every budget. It’s pretty much impossible to narrow the best ones down to 100, so let’s just call these some of the favorites. Find out which restaurants made the list: Fort Lauderdale's Top 100 Restaurants

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

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