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Eden Riegel

Eden Riegel

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 2 Comments

Actress’ portrayal of lesbian character has helped break boundaries



 

“I once had a young man approach me with his mother and tell me that my story helped the two reconcile. That was very powerful.”


The soap opera All My Children celebrates its 40th anniversary on January 5, and no character has impacted the landscape in Pine Valley, [...]

Spotlight on: Steve Kornell

Friday, November 20, 2009 No Comments

A victory to be proud of

For the past few months, all eyes at OMG! have been on Steve Kornell, who ran for the District 5 seat on the St. Petersburg City Council. Showing a clear dedication to building a strong community, Kornell, 43, has been involved with mentoring youth nearly all of his adult life. [...]

Category: Features, Politics

South Florida’s White Party Week turns 25

South Florida’s White Party Week turns 25

Friday, November 20, 2009 3 Comments

Come the final week in November, anyone who’s anyone in Miami will be wearing white.

The White Party Week, a fundraiser for HIV and AIDS patients in South Florida, celebrates its 25th annual bash later this month. First started in 1985 by the Health Crisis Network, with the help of local businessman Frank Wager, the main [...]

Category: Features

Jeanie Tracy

Friday, November 20, 2009 No Comments

Where Old School Meets New School

“I know what was in my heart, and I know that I like to sing about happy things and motivate people.”


Have you ever wondered who was the booming voice behind such high-energy dance floor anthems as “Cha-Cha Heels,” “Party People,” “Everybody Up,” and the recent smash “Turn it Out”? Well, [...]

Bebe Zahara Benet

Bebe Zahara Benet

Sunday, November 15, 2009 No Comments

Where Beauty Meets the Inner Beast

 


 

“I really do consider myself a savage animal, like if you mess with me … I can eat you, I can bite you…”


International. Dynamic. Sophisticated. These three words are how Cameroonian princess Bebe Zahara Benet describes herself. I would add three more: energetic, charismatic, and entertaining. After pouncing onto the [...]

DJ Escape

Sunday, November 15, 2009 No Comments

He’s Sexy, Smooth and, yes, Straight

“I mean, I only play for the gay market; I love it. I love playing for the boys.”


Set to perform a pulsating set at Tampa’s Honey Pot on Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Eve), the charming, down-to-Earth DJ Escape is known for working with artists such as Beyoncé, Solange, Kristine W, and [...]

Bathhouse the Musical!

Thursday, July 2, 2009 No Comments

The first theater performance to grace the new Arts On 9th center in Tampa’s Ybor City, Bathhouse the Musical!, which runs from June 18 to July 18, is definitely not your typical show. Complete with plenty of campy humor, slapstick, singing, dancing, emotions and everything in between, the show will leave you simultaneously tickled and [...]

Category: Features

Gay Life in Cuba

Thursday, July 2, 2009 No Comments

Here in the States, Pride Month brought with it a lot of parades, booze, partying and fun. Elsewhere around the world, however, many people are not so fortunate. Located just 90 miles from the U.S. (via Key West), Cuba is one such country where being gay is still quite a taboo subject. Tampa resident Leo [...]

Category: Features

A History of GaYbor

Thursday, July 2, 2009 No Comments

After a long absence, the gays are back in Ybor, and their influence is at its highest level ever. It’s thanks to the business coalition called GaYbor.

Ybor City, Tampa’s famous nightclub district, used to have gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses, but they were infamously kicked out in 1993; at that time, they were forced to rebuild [...]

Category: Features

Gay Days Rehab

Thursday, June 18, 2009 No Comments

Fresh from our trip to Orlando, where we experienced a healthy dose of decadence, depravity, and debauchery at Gay Days and One Mighty Weekend – reality hit. Here at the magazine we realized we had to come back to our regular lives, where we have to go to work and are not constantly surrounded by [...]

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