Topics :: Key West

Miss Firecracker Pageant Raises Funds for AIDS Help

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 27, 2014
On Tuesday, July 1, drag queens -- and this year, for the first time, biological women -- will don their hottest outfits and vie for the chance to be crowned Miss Firecracker.

Key West: A 20-Something Discovers the ’Conch Republic’

By Douglas Baulf | Monday Jun 23, 2014
What happens when EDGE sends a millennial to Florida’s epicenter for clothing-optional beach frolicking? Read to find out.

Gay Iraq War Veteran Named Key West Pride Grand Marshal

Thursday May 29, 2014
Gay Iraq war veteran, author and LGBT activist Rob Smith will serve as the Grand Marshal for 2014 Key West Pride during multiple events starting on June 11 and culminating in the Pride Parade on June 15.

WomenFest Key West Sets Keys on Fire

By Heather Cassell | Monday Sep 16, 2013
Women came out in droves for Key West WomenFest, the annual all-girl weekend filled with outdoor adventures, cruises on the Atlantic Ocean, comedy shows, music and after party.

Mardi Gras in Key West :: February 12, 2013

Thursday Feb 21, 2013
Duval Street was the place to be on Mardi Gras in the U.S.’s southernmost and wildest town. EDGE’s paparazzo were on hand to capture these photos of the celebration!

The Van Akens Co-Author "My Key West Kitchen"

Thursday Dec 13, 2012
Long before Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritaville" about Key West, James Beard award-winning chef Norman Van Aken had already pledged allegiance to the magical little scrap of land at the end of the rainbow

Key West’s Island House To Host Its First White Party Week Event

Saturday Nov 10, 2012
Based in Miami, White Party runs from November 16 through 26, and for the first time, attendees are encouraged to keep the party going the day after at Key’s West’s top gay men’s guesthouse.

GAY2BAY Sashay Raises Awareness Around HIV

By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Tuesday Sep 25, 2012
In response to high rates of HIV in Monroe County, AIDS Help Incorporated and the Dept. of Health have launched GAY2BAY Sashay, a walk to raise awareness.

Key West’s Miss Firecracker Pageant Raises $6,500 for AIDS Help

By Steven Skelley | Sunday Jul 8, 2012
Key West’s LGBT community paired up camp with charity when the annual Miss Firecracker Pageant named drag performer Deja as winner, and raised $6,500 for AIDS Help.

Key West Men’s & Ladies’ Long Weekends: Hot Town, Hot Guys, Hot Gals!

By Bob Sanders | Monday Jun 25, 2012
The U.S.’ most famous & favorite gay resort doesn’t hibernate in summer. Aug. 16-20, hot men will undress for success during 4 days of annual boy-bash Tropical Heat, and, yes, lesbians get their own 4 day Circuit-type party & clothing optional event!