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Happy Early Valentine's Day! We are excited to share more than a dozen singles from Wilton Manors and beyond who are ready to meet that special someone. Is it you?
- Christiana Lilly, Editor


OutSFL's Most Eligible LGBTQ Singles of 2024

South Florida is home to tens of thousands LGBTQ folks looking for love – sometimes in all the wrong places. So we decided for this Valentine’s Day to let our readers nominate themselves, or others, so we could choose and highlight a few of them.

We received more than 75 nominations – far more than we expected. There were so many wonderful nominees – we wish we could have spotlighted many more. We hope to make this an annual tradition where we highlight some of our region’s most interesting and eligible singles who are looking for a date for Valentine’s Day.

This issue is brought to you in partnership with CAN Community Health. We thank them for their generous sponsorship.


Free ‘Couch to 5K’ Running Program Kicks Off Wednesday

If you ever thought about running a 5K, but were too nervous or hesitant to give it a shot, Front Runners & Walkers Fort Lauderdale wants to train you. And the best part – it’s free. 

Rock Star Belinda Carlisle Headlines 2024 Diversity Honors

Belinda Carlisle, who shot to stardom as a lead singer in the all-female band, The Go-Gos, will receive the Harvey Milk Medal at the annual event benefiting the Harvey Milk Foundation and Pride Center at Equality Park.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Panthers Pride Night

The Florida Panthers are celebrating Pride Night in their match against the New Jersey Devils, and the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida will be opening the game with the national anthem. 

WED: Red Hot Moulin Rouge Valentine's

Bring your boo or your besties to Lips for a night of love, laughter and fabulousness as the queens bring to life the Moulin Rouge, paired with a three-course dinner and drinks.

THURS: Game Night

Latinos Salud in Wilton Manors is hosting a night of games, laughter and fun with board games and video games for adults 18 to 29.

FRI: Art After Dark

Violet's & Zen's is hosting an art mixer showcasing the talents of Brenden Sanborn, Coco Alarcon Acosta, Daniel Roemmelt and Michael Craft.

SAT: Rock the Block with David Archuleta

The Drive will be shut down for a special concert with David Archuleta; $5 entry is a donation and VIP packages start at $250.

SUN: "When Harry Met Sally" 35th Anniversary

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of this beloved rom-com starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan at the Gateway Theatre.

Job Opportunities

Restaurant Team Member -- Wilton Manors

Papa John's is hiring a restaurant team member to manage assigned workstation duties, support fellow team memebrs during their shift, process cash and/or credit card transactions, take customer orders, and maintain an organized, safe, and clean work area.

Recreation Director -- Wilton Manors

The Pearl at Fort Lauderdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center seeks a recreation director to provide an ongoing, inclusive program that uses purposeful activities in order to improve and maintain the quality of life for residents.

Meet Your Neighbor

Mark Kent is the executive director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, a musical group with a goal to "inspire audiences, open minds, change hearts, and affirm our common humanity."

He’s worked in arts administration most of his adult life, he was on the staff that helped open the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. 

He’s a native Floridian and had been working in Atlanta for about 20 years in arts administration before moving back home to South Florida. 

“It's a really, really nice city. It’s a big city with this Southern vibe,” Kent said of Atlanta. “It's the heartbeat of the civil rights movement. So it's a very diverse city, which I think just makes it all the richer and more wonderful.” 

Kent is responsible for the business administration that supports the chorus. 

“The arts in this country are a multibillion dollar industry. And that means there's business that has to go on behind all the creative things that we enjoy on stage or in galleries and in this particular instance, we have a fantastic chorus,” Kent said. “They rehearse really hard, they sing, they perform for our audiences, but I'm responsible for all the administration that goes on behind the scenes.” 

In his free time, Kent likes to grow vegetables and oil paint. -- Mary Rasura

Do you know a neighbor we should feature? Is it you? Send your nominations to

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