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This summer's FLoatarama festivities were celebrated with six area nonprofits receiving checks from the money raised, there's a new face at Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida, and how many of the Island City's public artwork have you seen?

-- Christiana Lilly, Editor


FLoatarama Doles Out Boatload of Cash

By John Hayden

Photo by J.R. Davis.

What started as a pandemic era way to celebrate Pride has turned into a philanthropic leader in Broward County’s LGBTQ community. FLoatarama held its second annual check presentation on Oct. 12, and the money raised will have a real impact on local organizations.

FLoatarama’s Scott Schramm and hostess FayWhat?! took the stage at Hunters Nightclub in front of a packed house, and presented $75,000 worth of grants to six organizations.

The Humanity Project received $5,000 for its anti-bullying work while Thinking Cap Theater got $10,000 its LGBTQ+ youth arts. SunServe got $20,000 for its youth services and the South Florida Pride Youth Band got $15,000. Stonewall National Archives, Museum & Library got $10,000 while National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment got $15,000.

This year’s grand total is a 50% increase over last year.



Exploring Our Public Art

Constance Ruppender, one of the founders of Art Gallery 21 said, “There was no public art scene when I moved here in 1987. Murals being painted, that was something that was unheard of even 10, 15 years ago.”

New Face Brings Veteran Leadership to GMCSF

The song never remains the same for the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. The group is always growing and now they’re announcing the newest board member: Bradley Bush.


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.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Dodgeball Open Play

Join Pride Sports Fort Lauderdale for dodgeball games for all skill levels at Carter Park. Must register to be able to play.

WED: Improve Your Mindset for Wellness

A free three-part workshop experience focused on examining your emotions, achieving greater happiness, and being mindful every day.

THURS: Movies at Stonewall

Bring your snacks, pillows, and a blanket for Stonewall's free screening of "A Year Without Love." 

FRI: Wicked Manors Movies on the Drive

Kick off the Halloween festivities at Hagen Park with a showing of "Little Shop of Horrors." Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks!

SAT: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The premier boat show of the year is back with mega yachts, water sports, parties and more.

SUN: Dining With the Divas

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Kahanna Montrese takes the stage on for a special filmed Halloween Scéance Drag Brunch.

Job Opportunities

Teacher Resource -- Wilton Manors

Broward County Public Schools is hiring a teacher resource for elementary-aged children. The role requires you to create and maintain a classroom atmosphere that infuses critical thinking skills, application skills, interpersonal skills, and technology.

Host -- Wilton Manors

La Mexicana Taco Bar is hiring a host to greet and welcome guests, escort guests to their tables and provide menus, take reservations and manage the seating chart, answer phone calls, and provide excellent customer service.

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

Community Scrapbook

Latinos Salud hosted its annual Food Bazaar, featuring food, dance, and national dress from countries around Latin America. (Photos by J.R. Davis)


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