OUT & PROUD 50 2023


Welcome to OutSFL’s first OUT & PROUD 50 list. There are so many individuals in our LGBTQ community that are deserving of recognition, it’s hard to choose just 50.

Actually we might have a few more than 50 this year’s, but I won’t tell if you don’t. OutSFL is proud to tell these stories and honor them in this year’s OUT & PROUD list.

Stories of gay men like Jimmy Cunningham, a noted realtor; lesbians like Faywhat, an online television show host; a mental health coordinator like Ryan Papciak, who also happens to be transgender; and Kevin Tisdol, a local LGBTQ faith leader. Those are just four people in this issue. Make sure to read through them all.

These folks aren’t important because they are LGBTQ, they’re important because of their accomplishments and the work they do. But because they are LGBTQ, they serve as role models for our community — and future generations. These individuals prove that we are no longer a sideshow, but nowadays, the main show.

I hope these people inspire you – as they have inspired me.

So welcome to the 2023 South Florida OUT & PROUD, a list of activists, business leaders, organizers, and others who are out and proud members of our local LGBTQ community.

- Jason Parsley, Publisher

And the category is .... The OUT & PROUD 50 – 2023 

Fritzie Estimond – The Event Coordinator       Janiece Rodriguez - The Powerhouse  
Chris McNulty – The Key West Activist       Allan Hendricks - The Architect  
Najja Moon – The Sculptor       Nicole Alvarez – The Criminal Defense Lawyer   
Citizen Jane – The DJ        Jasmine McKenzie – The Business Maven    
Kevin Cho Tipton – The Nurse        Bella Dunbar – The Social Media Guru  
Tom Healy – The Poet       Nora Rotella – The Family Lawyer  
Rocco Carulli – The Chef       Orlando Gonzales – The Defender of Equality  
Kevin Tisdol – The Reverend       Helena Hantzes – The Sports Organizer  
Claudia Castillo – The Gallery Owner       Jana Jaffe – The Clinician  
Larry Davanzo – The Smart Rider       Ryan Papciak – The Mental Health Advocate  
Kevin Clevenger – The Fundraiser       Rob Eldredge – The Jack of All Trades  
Tedd Davis – The Artist       Franchesca D'Amore – The Holistic Guru
Jimmy Cunningham – The Realtor       Dave Gervase – The Housing Advocate
Nic Zantop – The Trans Advocate       Jameer Baptiste – The LGBT Rights Advocate  
Derald Robertson – The HIV Care Manager       Steven Crawford – The Event Organizer  
Jeff Oliverio – the Hollywood Promoter       Niki Lopez – The Elephant Trainer  
Harvey Abrams – The Historian       FayWhat?! – The TV Show Host
Nadege Green – The Storyteller
      May Reign – The Candle Maker  
Horacio Sierra – The Professor        Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Galindo - The LGBTQ Liaison  
Rhonda Williams - The Blogger
      Ramsay MacLeod – The Fighter  
Nicholas Coppola – The Chair       Gabe Salazar – The Artistic Director  
Carol Wartenberg – The Founder       Nicole Stodard – The Feminist  
Steven Some – The Advertising Director       Dorian Patton – The Key West Promoter  
George Fernandez – The Butterfly Man       Ty Penserga – The Mayor  
Michael Riordan - The Marketer       Joseph Kolb & Michael Hoagland – The Faith Activists  
Ed Sparan – The Playwright       Bill Bone - The LGBTQ Father  

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