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Andy Sweet : Images of 1970’s Miami Beach

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In the 1970’s photographer Andy Sweet was obsessed with capturing images of the elderly Jewish population of Miami Beach who resided mainly in small hotels and apartment buildings on Ocean Drive.  His work so perfectly captured the essence of this colorful and vibrant community who had retired here in the ‘sunshine State’ after living their … Continue reading



Barbie & Ken ….and his boyfriend …..living it up in style.

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queerguru first came across photographer David Parise’s work one Sunday afternoon at Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road Collectables Market a couple of years ago, and instantly fell in love with his whole series of vintage Barbie & Ken pictures.  In fact ‘Boys at Sunset’ above is the first one we purchased that day. Parise had been living in … Continue reading




Gloria & Emilio Estefan and their Dinners in Drag

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  Since The Palace one of Miami Beach’s oldest gay drag bars relocated to a more central location on the city’s iconic Ocean Drive, the audiences have become overwhelmingly ‘straight’. The queer performers dressed up in all their finery still give their all, but you are now very much aware that the crowds are laughing … Continue reading



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