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The long wait is over: the results of the Your Choice Awards are finally out! Check out the stories on OutSFL and see which of your favorite people, places and things made the list.

- Christiana Lilly, Editor


Here Are the Winners of Your Choice Awards

The time has come to announce the winners of Your Choice Awards of 2023!

A few months ago we asked our readers to vote for their favorite restaurants, people, hangouts, and charities — from your favorite burgers and desserts to the Best guesthouse, business and realtor. We received more than 21,000 votes in more than 100 categories.

First you nominated your favorites in each category with the top 5, then moved onto the finals.

The contest is divided up by county, giving our readers in Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade, and Key West a chance to vote for their local favorites and to showcase LGBTQ friendly establishments outside of Broward County and the Wilton Manors area.

Remember folks these are your opinions — not ours. Don’t agree with the winners? Then make sure to vote in next year’s contest. Only one vote per email address, per day was counted.

Due to the large number of categories we’re unable to print all the stories in the magazine. Advertisers were given priority. But you can still view them all online at A special thanks to Grieco Ford for sponsoring this year’s contest.

So without any further ado, here are this year’s winners......



The Broward Winners - Your Choice Awards 2023

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Weekly Events

TODAY: Beautification at Richardson Park

The Friends of Wilton Manors Parks is hosting the second beautification project at Richardson Park and the public is invited to join.

WED: Lesbian Thespians Auditions

The nonprofit theatre troupe is hosting auditions for seven roles in "Perfect Arrangement" at ArtServe.

THURS: "In Passing"

Stonewall Museum is hosting its weekly movie night, this time playing "In Passing," about a 16-year-old handling growing up as her mother undergoes a transition.

FRI: South Florida Pride Concert Band

The South Florida Pride Concert Band is hosting a free, special holiday concert at Mickel Park. Get cozy and bring your own lawn chair, picnic blanket and snacks. 

SAT: Jammin' at the Center

Head to the Pride Center for the Davis & Dow Holiday Concert, covering a whole range of genres with a holiday theme. Tickets are $25 and includes parking and two drinks.

SUN: Brunch With Santa

You're invited to brunch and photos with Santa at Beach House on the sands of Pompano Beach.

Job Opportunities

Tastemaker -- Wilton Manors

Can't get enough of ice cream? Wilton Creamery is hiring a tastemaker to prepare ice cream, sundaes, bubble tea and cold drinks; maintain a clean and tidy work area; follow health and safety guidelines; and interact with customers professionally in a fun environment.

Office Assistant -- Wilton Manors

DA Photography is hiring an office assistant to oversee the day-to-day operations of the office, handle phone systems, respond to incoming emails, assist in training and development of office staff, and other tasks.

Meet Your Neighbor

Ronnie Larsen lives and breathes theater. 

He’s been a producer for most of his life, as well as acting, directing, and playwriting. He is the founder and artistic director of Plays of Wilton, an LGBTQ arts production organization. Larsen also runs the Foundry, where Plays of Wilton puts on their performances. 

Larsen is originally from Bakersfield, California and moved to New York to attend acting school. He has toured the country doing theater. Larsen lived abroad in Mexico for several years with his husband and visits frequently to spend time with his husband’s family. 

“Their values are a lot less material,” Larsen said. “It’s more about being together as a family. As long as there's food on the table, everybody's happy. I just found Mexico to be a very freeing, inspiring place.” 

When the holiday season closes, Plays of Wilton has a whole new slate of plays to bring to the community, including "A Shonda," "PrEP'd" and "Lesbian Love Octagon." 

-- Mary Rasura

Mike's Deal

Stock up on gift cards to the Cheesecake Factory!

Now through Dec. 31, 2023, when you buy a $50 gift card, you'll get an extra $15 eBonus that you can use in the New Year.

That means the holidays will keep going even after the ball drops.


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