DeSantis Veto Targets Broward County HIV Program

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced $1 billion in vetoes from the state’s fiscal year 2020-2021 budget on Monday, including two programs that serve the LGBT community. Last year, DeSantis vetoed $131 million from the budget. “Despite the present challenges Florida faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget ensures the state’s priorities are … Continue reading DeSantis Veto Targets Broward County HIV Program

Take A Trip Around The World Without Setting Foot Outside This New Connecticut Showroom

From Balinese umbrellas with Thai elephant stands to Louis V and VI teak seating and Austrian contemporary furniture, the newest Lars Bolander showroom is an eclectic study of global treasures that transcend time. The Westport, Connecticut, shop (1300 Post Road East) boasts 2,600 square feet of contemporary furniture, textiles and decorative accessories as well as European and … Continue reading Take A Trip Around The World Without Setting Foot Outside This New Connecticut Showroom

Miami-Dade State Atty. Candidates Take Part in LGBT Forum

With Miami-Dade residents set to choose their new state attorney in August, SAVE hosted a two-night virtual town hall with the two candidates running for the position. The first evening went to contender Melba Pearson, a former Miami-Dade County prosecutor and deputy director of the ACLU of Florida, and the next to incumbent Katherine Fernandez … Continue reading Miami-Dade State Atty. Candidates Take Part in LGBT Forum

Miami-Dade State Atty. Says Gay Bashing Case A Priority: Delays Due To COVID

Two years after a gay couple was allegedly assaulted by a group of four men at Miami Beach Pride, they were finally going to get their day in court. Then, COVID-19 happened. There’s no new trial date set, and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle expressed her frustration of the drawn-out case during a SAVE town hall … Continue reading Miami-Dade State Atty. Says Gay Bashing Case A Priority: Delays Due To COVID

Save Big on Things to Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale This Summer

While it’s warm all year round, there’s something special about summer time in Greater Fort Lauderdale. For one, there’s LauderDeals, a collection of specials on activities and attractions available only in the summer. So explore the canals aboard a kayak, hop on a fishing boat, catch an independent film, or get the family together for adventures that will … Continue reading Save Big on Things to Do in Greater Fort Lauderdale This Summer

Zaha Hadid’s Legacy Stands Tall In This Downtown Miami Marvel

Towering above downtown Miami in a swirl of steel ribbons, One Thousand Museum has made quite an entrance. The 62-floor residential tower, a first for the late Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning Zaha Hadid in the United States, is easily recognizable even among architectural standouts like the Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Museum of Science. “One Thousand … Continue reading Zaha Hadid’s Legacy Stands Tall In This Downtown Miami Marvel

Even before pandemic fallout, 40 percent of Broward families struggled

Almost 40 percent of families in Broward County were already struggling before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new point-in-time data study released by United Way of Broward County. And the full impact of the virus is still to be seen.  The study focuses on ALICE families [Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed]. These are households … Continue reading Even before pandemic fallout, 40 percent of Broward families struggled

Small businesses try to adapt to new economic conditions

South Florida has become a sort of ghost town, with only “essential” businesses remaining open. Restaurants have shifted to delivery and carry out, but some businesses simply can’t exist without face-to-face contact. Mike Gordillo has owned the tattoo shop Neptune’s Daughter in Wilton Manors since 2017. Since, he has watched his client base grow as … Continue reading Small businesses try to adapt to new economic conditions

CDC, cities urge face mask use

The Centers for Disease Control [CDC] is now encouraging Americans to wear homemade cloth masks when they are out performing essential tasks, and local municipalities are advising residents and visitors to do the same. Wilton Manors, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Pompano Beach have all regularly updated their websites with news regarding COVID-19 and emergency orders. Recently, information … Continue reading CDC, cities urge face mask use

This local designer went from creating luxury handbags to teaming up with DJ Khaled to raise funds

Just a few weeks ago, Gelareh Mizrahi was selling luxury handbags from her eponymous shop in the Miami Design District. Now, she’s raising money and working with her friends at the We the Best Foundation and Direct Relief to get face masks and other vital equipment to doctors battling the coronavirus. “To see all these people coming … Continue reading This local designer went from creating luxury handbags to teaming up with DJ Khaled to raise funds