The Difference Between a Manatee and a Dugong_Canva

The Difference Between a Manatee and a Dugong

Marine mammals such as manatees and dugongs often capture the interest of those fascinated by ocean life. Though similar in appearance and behavior, these two species have distinct characteristics that set them apart. Understanding these differences not only enriches our knowledge of marine biodiversity but also highlights the unique adaptations each species has developed for […]
History of Key West Pride

Pride in Paradise: Key West’s LGBTQ+ History and Culture

Key West, Florida, is synonymous with a laid-back, island lifestyle that’s second only to its amazing sunsets. However, it’s the island’s LGBTQ+ history and culture that truly define its character. Known as a welcoming refuge where individuality is celebrated, Key West lights the way for diversity and acceptance. In this article, the colorful history and […]
Safe traveling with jewelry

Your Essential Guide to Traveling with Jewelry: Safety, Security, and Style

Traveling can be both exciting and rewarding, but it also requires meticulous planning, especially when it comes to carrying valuables such as jewelry. Whether it’s a weekend getaway, a luxury cruise, or a backpacking adventure, the jewelry you choose to bring can enhance your travel wardrobe and make you feel at home anywhere in the […]
Travel Guide to Wynwood Miami

LGBTQ+ Friendly Travel Guide to Wynwood, FL

If the old adage is true that “it’s hip to be gay,” (made famous by lesbian comedian Lea DeLaria) then the neighborhood of Wynwood in Greater Miami certainly fits that bill for the LGBTQ+ community. Located north of Downtown Miami and west of Miami Beach, this former industrial district has transformed into a landing spot […]

Learn About Equality Florida: History, Mission, Programs and Annual Fundraising Events

Equality Florida has long been at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ+ civil rights in the Sunshine State. With a mission to secure full equality for all Floridians, this dynamic organization has been tirelessly advocating, educating, and mobilizing communities since its inception.  Through a combination of strategic initiatives, impactful programs, and diverse fundraising initiatives […]
Miami LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants

Savor Miami: A Guide to LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants

Miami, Florida is a melting pot of cultures, and it shows not just in its neighborhoods but also through its dining scene. Known for its blend of global flavors and culinary experiences, it’s also a celebration of community and inclusivity due, in large part, to the LGBTQ+ owned restaurants you find there. From leisurely cafes […]
Mari Jean Hotel & The Wet Spot

Discover the Gay, Adults-Only Mari Jean Hotel in St Petersburg’s Grand Central District

Standing proudly as the crown jewel of the Grand Central District, a.k.a. “the gayborhood” in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Mari Jean Hotel whispers a story of the past while providing a modern refuge for gay adults. Built in 1926, the Mari Jean carries a legacy of hospitality that echoes the charm of a bygone era. […]
Person wearing shell jewelry that is Florida Inspired Jewelry

From Coast to Keepsake: A Guide to Florida-Inspired Jewelry

From the sunny beaches to its cityscapes, Florida is a muse for a unique genre of artistry—jewelry. The allure of Florida-inspired jewelry lies in its ability to intertwine natural beauty with cultural narratives. Each piece tells a story, whether it’s reflecting the peaceful blues of the Atlantic, the lush greens of the Everglades, or the […]
Clothing-optional Key West

Explore Clothing-Optional Key West: Bars, Boats & Boutique Hotels

Key West, Florida is where the dress code is anything from floral shirts and flip-flops to, well, absolutely nothing at all. That’s right! In this sun-soaked slice of paradise, you can sip your margarita at a bar, sail the azure waves, or lounge by the pool in your boutique hotel, all in the buff. It’s […]
Masc Jewelry for Lesbian Fashion

Masc Jewelry Trends in Lesbian Fashion

In recent years, the fashion world has seen a significant shift in how jewelry is perceived and worn, particularly within the lesbian community. A notable trend is the rise of masc jewelry tailored to lesbians who prefer a more androgynous or masculine aesthetic. This article explores the evolution, styles, and cultural impact of masc jewelry […]
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower at Broward County Convention Center

Broward County Convention Center Adopts Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program

In a groundbreaking move toward inclusivity, Visit Lauderdale, the official destination marketing organization for Greater Fort Lauderdale, has partnered with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program. This partnership marks a significant step forward as the Broward County Convention Center becomes the first convention center in North America to adopt the program. Celebrating a Milestone in Inclusive […]
Male Clothing-Optional Guesthouses in Fort Lauderdale

Discover Clothing-Optional Hotels & Guesthouses For Men in Fort Lauderdale

Whoever said you don’t have to take your clothes off to have a good time has certainly never stayed at one of Fort Lauderdale’s clothing-optional hotels or guesthouses for men, proving that sometimes, to really let loose, you might just have to shed a few layers. Where the dress code is anywhere from “Fancy Flip-Flops” […]
Pensacola Beach

Ultimate Guide to LGBTQ+ Memorial Weekend On Pensacola Beach

Memorial Weekend in the U.S. signals the start of summer. In Pensacola, this weekend is celebrated with the biggest gay beach party on the Florida Panhandle.  The LGBTQ+ Memorial Weekend on Pensacola Beach is a Thursday through Monday event that turns the eastern end of the beach into a “city of tents,” with kites flying […]
LGBTQ+ friendly B&Bs, Inns & Guesthouses in Miami

Plan Your Perfect Miami Getaway: LGBTQ+ friendly B&Bs, Inns & Guesthouses

Miami, Florida is where the sun shines brighter, and the hospitality is sweeter than a glass of fresh-squeezed Florida orange juice! Get ready to sashay your way into some of the most fabulous LGBTQ+ friendly boutique hotels and B&Bs south of the Mason Dixon Line. Whether it’s a romantic getaway with your partner, a wild […]
Clearwater Florida LGBTQ+ Travel Guide

LGBTQ+ Friendly Travel Guide to Clearwater, FL

You might only know Clearwater, FL for its infamous “spring breakers” beach, but this LGBTQ+ friendly city in Tampa Bay sits right on the water, has a walkable downtown, great restaurants, waterfront parks, and an eclectic arts scene. With more than 2.5 miles of white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water, (yes that’s how it got its […]
Resort Pools in Tampa FL

Dip into Luxury at the Best Resort Pools in Tampa

If you’re looking to beat the heat and maybe show off your new swimsuit or golden brown tan, these resort pools in Tampa are your best bet. No room key? No problem. All of these resorts offer day passes for non-guests, so you don’t need to book a room in order to feel like you’re […]
Water Activities in Downtown Tampa

Exciting Water Activities & Adventures in Downtown Tampa

In downtown Tampa, you can almost hear the water calling you to come out and play with activities that are nothing but fun under the sun. You can paddle down the Hillsborough River, with the city’s skyline as your backdrop, making it the perfect setting for a kayaking or paddleboarding adventure. Want a bit more […]
Where to view manatees in Crystal River, FL

Prime Locations for Manatee Encounters in Crystal River, FL

Crystal River, Florida is the manatee capital of the world! Its natural springs keep the water at a constant, warm temperature, making it a favorite hangout for manatees, especially during the winter months when water temperatures drop below 68 degrees. It’s one of the few places in the United States, and the only one in […]
Back Bar at Aqua Key West, FL

Nightlife Guide: Best LGBTQ+ Bars and Clubs in Key West

The Island of Key West may be small in size compared to other Florida cities, but when it comes to its LGBTQ+ nightlife, it certainly is mighty! Here, gay bars and clubs aren’t just places to grab a drink, they’re where stories are told and connections are made. It’s the perfect mix of entertainment, acceptance, […]
Top Michelin Restaurants in Tampa

Indulge in Culinary Excellence at Premier Michelin Restaurants in Tampa

In the world of fine dining, the Michelin Guide is like the fairy godmother of restaurants, sprinkling stars and making culinary dreams come true. Here’s how it works. A group of undercover dining wizards, known as Michelin inspectors, embark on secret missions to eat at restaurants across the globe. They aren’t just eating for fun, […]
Gay Bars in Tampa, FL

The Best Gay Bars in Tampa, FL

Ybor City, known as “GAYbor” to the locals, and “the gayborhood” to the queer community, is most definitely, the center of Tampa’s gay nightlife. The queer bar scene is a mix of dance clubs, bars, and even some quiet spots where you can have a cocktail or just hang with friends. Many of these bars […]
Gay Bars in St. Petersburg, FL

The Best Gay Bars In and Around St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida is a rather slow-paced city with a fast-growing LGBTQ+ population. Its gay bars are a nice mix of high-energy clubs and no-frills lounges. Stretching along Central Avenue between 16th and 31st streets, is the Grand Central District, a.k.a. the “gayborhood.” It’s here you find most of the gay and gay-friendly bars in […]
Why are Lesbians Flocking to St. Pete, FL

Why Lesbians are Flocking to St. Petersburg, FL

Is St. Petersburg, Florida, known to the locals as “St. Pete” or “the Burg,” becoming one of the “four corners” of the U.S. for lesbians? It certainly looks that way. So, the question begs to be asked, “Why are lesbians flocking to St. Petersburg?” To get the skinny from those “in the know,” OutCoast reached […]
Smile Lines Charters

Smile Lines Creates Personalized LGBTQ-Friendly Charters in Tampa Bay

Smile Lines, a Tampa Bay yacht charter that prides itself on offering more than just a boat ride, is redefining luxury with its personalized service and attention to inclusivity. The company, anchored in the beautiful waters of Florida, outside of Tarpon Springs, not only provides full and half-day charters, overnight stays, and a host of […]
Unique engagement rings

Unique Stones for Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands: Break Stereotypes and Embrace Uniqueness

When it comes to engagement rings and wedding bands, diamonds have traditionally held the spotlight. However, in recent years, there’s been a growing trend towards breaking stereotypes and norms, with couples increasingly seeking unique stones that reflect their personal style and values. LGBTQ+ weddings, in particular, have embraced the trend of using non-traditional stones to […]

The Difference Between a Manatee and a Dugong_Canva
The Difference Between a Manatee and a Dugong
Equality Florida
Learn About Equality Florida: History, Mission, Programs and Annual Fundraising Events
Miami LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants
Savor Miami: A Guide to LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower at Broward County Convention Center
Broward County Convention Center Adopts Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program
Mari Jean Hotel & The Wet Spot
Discover the Gay, Adults-Only Mari Jean Hotel in St Petersburg’s Grand Central District


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