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Happy Friday! The Pride Center's Active Aging Expo is back this weekend with more than 50 area businesses shwocasing how they serve the community. And if you're a fan of the theater, "Sordid Lives" is closing this weekend at Empire Stage.

-- Christiana Lilly, Editor

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Pride Center Hosts Active Aging Expo Oct. 21

By John Hayden

Robert Boo. Photo via Facebook/Pride Center.

Age isn’t just a number — it’s a reason to celebrate. Whether you’re an “AARP” senior (50+), just hitting Social Security (65-67), or a retirement veteran, South Florida is a haven of opportunity for LGBTQ seniors.

This weekend, The Pride Center at Equality Park is hosting its 14th annual Active Aging Expo Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It started off trying to find businesses and service providers for the active aging community. Pride Center CEO Robert Boo says those humble beginnings still bear fruit today.

“Out of that it grew and grew and grew. Now it is a major event with up to 700 people coming,” he said. “It’s a great way for the community to come and check out all the services and programs and offerings in our community to keep ourselves healthy and active.”

Admission is free and includes important health activities. Free flu shots and blood pressure checks will be provided. There will also be lunch, door prizes, and a chance to learn about services from 50 local businesses.

“This is a testament that they want to build a relationship with the LGBT community.”



Tony Dee Helped Make Wilton Manors Gay

Anthony De Riggi, 88, died last March 23, his passing noted in his hometown of Farmingdale, New York, but virtually unreported in Wilton Manors, the city where he made his name: Tony Dee.

Wilton Manors to Improve Cybersecurity

Governments are a favorite target for hackers, and Wilton Manors is no exception. During their meeting on Oct. 10, commissioners were given a brief overview of planned upgrades.


Trans Activist Makes History With Dolphin Dems

At a time when the trans community is under political attack like never before, Dolphin Democrats are embracing a trans woman to help lead them forward. Adrianna Tender has been named the group’s vice president.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Food Bazaar 

Latinos Salud in Wilton Manors invites the community to eat their way through Latin America as more than a dozen countries are represented, as well as a contest for best food, decorations and traditional dress.

SAT: "Love! Valour! Passion!"

Terrence McNally's award-winning play at Island City Stage about eight gay friends who spend the summer at one's beautiful 100-year-old house in upstate New York.

SUN: "Sordid Lives"

When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. The final night of this play at Empire Stage.

MON: OUTShine Film Festival

The LGBT film festival continues, with a showcase of film shorts at the Gateway Theatre.

Job Opportunities

Fashion Seamstress/Tailor -- Wilton Manors

Needlestitch is hiring a fashion seamtress/tailor with knowledge and experience in alterations and the use of professional sewing machines. Interview will include small test on sewing machine.

Cook -- Wilton Manors

Shawn & Nick's Courtyard Cafe is looking to hire a cook who is passionate about putting out consistent, quality food and seeking opportunities to learn and grow in the kitchen. They should be able to follow recipes and take direction from the chef or sous chef and also explore their creativity where appropriate. 

Are you hiring? Send us your job listing with details to

Friday's Furry Friend

Beautiful Kona was given up because her owner lost his home and had no place to live with his 6-year-old feline. She is good with kids and cats, but had a scary incident with a big dog so a home without canines will suit her best. She likes toys that dangle strings, is very sweet, and loves to tell you stories. Can this precious gal be part of your family?

It's in the Stars

InTarotGate by Dooney 

For a lot of us, the reversed, priest-like Hierophant represents societal norms failing us completely, causing us to hide the fire of our true identity, a fire represented by the wand held by the Knight of Wands. Yet, in the reverse, the Knight of Wands screams, “A lot of you remains hidden and stifled.” If you are still in the Hierophant’s proverbial closet of shame, today is the day to unburden yourself from oppression and take The Fool’s leap by coming out to someone close to you. If you have come out already, there are parts of you still hidden, people you haven’t come out to, or a sudden return of that false sense of shame because of circumstances around you. Panic not, as coming out carries the metaphysical wherewithal for you to face anything and anyone in life by always letting your true self blaze forth unabated. 

TikTok: @inTarotGate

Bookings: InTarotGate.Company.Site


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