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The Miami metropolitan area is best known for its thriving downtown, sunny climate, and popular sports teams, including the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat. Miami is also home to the popular American Airlines Arena, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Adrienne Arsht Center, Perez Art Museum, Zoo Miami, and the Wynwood Art District. 

According to Wikipedia, with 5,929,819 inhabitants as of 2014, the Miami metropolitan area is the most populous in Florida and second largest in the Southeastern United States behind Greater Washington and the eighth-most populous in the United States. Besides its association with the South Florida region, is also partially synonymous with an area known collectively as the "Gold Coast".
OutMiami's 2017 Bowtie Bash
OutMiami, a non-profit LGBT assistance agency, hosted The Annual Bowtie Bash at The MAPS Backlot art space in Wynwood, which helped raise money to help their mission of connecting people and organizations in South Florida.
 
OUTMiami's Pool Party at Vagabond
OutMiami, a non-profit LGBT assistance agency, hosts fundraising events around Miami. They recently hosted a pool party at The Vagabond with hostess "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Carmen Carrera.
 
First Permanent LGBT Art Installation in North Miami
The City of North Miami unveiled the First Permanent LGBT Art Installation at the Enchanted Forest in North Miami to honor the many local heroes in the community.
 
Coming Out Cuba La Otra Cuba Show
Coming Out Cuba hosted their annual art event at the Antiques & Design Mall in Miami. The show, titled "La Otra Cuba," was hosted by Athena Dion and featured live work from Airbrush Master Avi Ram.
 
OutMiami's 2016 Bowtie Bash
OutMiami, a non-profit LGBT assistance agency, hosts fundraising events around Miami. The Annual Bowtie Bash at The Private Key Building in Wynwood raised money to help their mission of connecting people and organizations in South Florida.
 
OutMiami Party at 57 Biscayne
OutMiami, a non-profit LGBT assistance agency, hosts fundraising events around Miami. They recently hosted a party at the new 57 Biscayne office and honored such non-profits as Pridelines, YES Institute, and SAGE.

Coming Out Cuba Art Basel Party
Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery in Miami, FL hosted the Coming Out Cuba Art Basel Party. The La Santa Cuba Party was held during Art Basel in the Nina Torres Fine Arts Gallery and featured art, live music, and a variety of entertainment by local Cuban artisans.
OutMiami 2015 Bowtie Bash
OutMiami, a non-profit LGBT assistance agency, hosts fundraising events around Miami. They hosted their annual Bowtie Bash at Building Co. in Brickell that helped raised money to help their mission in Southern Florida.

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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.



Kelly Clarkson Talks Confronting Anti-LGBT Parents

During her 15-year career as your friendly pop spirit-lifter, Kelly Clarkson has prescribed a cheap alternative to therapy: anthemic pick-me-ups like “Since U Been Gone” and “People Like Us,” songs that impel a transcendental, fist-raised state. Due, in part, to her simply being so damn cool, Clarkson – who drowned the world in their own tears right along with her own as she was crowned the inaugural “Idol” winner in 2002 – tells me she feels so compelled to stick up for her LGBT besties she literally wants to go door-to-door and talk some sense into her friends’ homophobic parents. Read the full story: Kelly Clarkson Confronting Anti-LGBT Parents

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

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

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