Nude dads, celibacy contests, bath houses and more: It’s not Howard Stern, it’s Justice being Outloud!

David Justice is the host and executive producer of Outloud Orlando: The Homo Happy Hour every Tuesday at 4 p.m. (Photo by Michael Freeman).

WINTER PARK – He calls himself Justice, pledges to speak “Outloud” in Orlando, and proudly admits he’s not the least bit timid about the subjects he tosses at you.
And as if to prove it, he starts talking about the recent day he walked into the bathroom and found his father inside, naked, and shaving.
Or how he lost a Celibacy Challenge on June 15.
He debated the definition of “lecherous,” then held a “Drunken Homo Trivia” contest. And the hour was only half over.
It’s just another “Homo Happy Hour” for Justice, as he sits in the radio studio in the basement of Mills Hall at Rollins College, where he’s the host and executive producer of “Outloud Orlando,” an irreverent, typically zany, often in bad taste, but rarely slow or monotonous, program that could be called gay-but-accessible.
“This is my baby,” Justice said.
Known during business hours as David Justice, a former criminal defense attorney, he’s a longtime fan of Howard Stern who started hosting the show in May 2009, in the WPRK Studio at Rollins College. He’s been doing it ever since, every Tuesday at 4 p.m.
“This is one of the last small independent radio stations in Florida,” Justice said, sitting in the lounge just outside the studio. Outloud Orlando has been a radio program aimed at Greater Orlando’s gay and lesbian community for the past 17 years, and past hosts have included Christopher Alexander Manley, who runs the Gay Days celebration every June, and Michael Vance, executive director at The Center, Orlando’s gay and lesbian community center on Mills Avenue.
“I came along and started co-hosting with him in 2009,” Justice said.
For the past two years, the show truly has been his “baby.” In an era of political correctness, Justice has taken the show in the opposite direction, tossing aside concerns about offending anyone with the content, but heightening concerns about being potentially bland and forgettable.
“I grew up a child admiring the career of Howard Stern,” he said. “I definitely have my own take on doing radio. I don’t want to be Howard Stern. There’s only one Howard Stern. But I can evaluate the ideas behind attention to detail, and being entertaining to people.”

Outloud Orlando: The Homo Happy Hour is broadcast on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

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A self-proclaimed “military brat,” Justice said for a long time he was a lot more reluctant to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality. But today, those days are over.
“I’ve only been out for three years,” he said. “I never identified myself that way, but as a guy with all this other stuff – who happened to be gay.”
That attitude had an impact on the way he hosts Outloud Orlando. Justice said he isn’t trying to wage war with the straight world, and welcomes as many straight listeners as he can get.
“I’m trying to do away with the us-versus-them mentality,” he said. “An avid lover of Key West, my theme has always been that we’re one big family. It may be a dysfunctional family, but we’re still one big family.”
Not everyone in the local gay community appreciates his approach, he noted.
“One of the big things I’ve learned is that the mature GLBT community, some of them are so set in their ways that my show is considered an affront to what a gay show should be,” he said. “But I make my basic decisions based on what I think will be entertaining. When I choose a guest, I say, ‘Is this someone who will be engaging for my listeners to hear?’ Everyone has a story to tell. This radio show has been a great way to share people’s stories.“
His approach appears to be working. Outloud Orlando now averages around 2,000 listeners, and from all over the globe, since the show can be picked up not only on 91.5 FM, but also on Justice’s Facebook page or on the Internet at http://www.outloudorlando.com/. The audience is definitely not all queer, he added.
“There’s nothing that makes me more happy than when people befriend me on Facebook or write in and say, ‘I’m not gay but I love your show,’ “ Justice said. “The show has completely evolved to a new level.”

Justice hosts Outloud Orlando: The Homo Happy Hour in the WPRK Studio at Rollins College. (Photo by Michael Freeman).

So has the audience, said his co-host, Daniel Haas.
“We’ve been getting more and more Canadians,” he said. “The Canadians really like us.”
Justice said that’s because the show aims to be entertaining and funny – not confrontational and angry.
“I’m really glad we’ve been able to get away with being on this station,” he said. “It’s a show that goes on without any restrictions as much as can be.”
And if it sounds peculiar to some conservative listeners to hear Justice talk about seeing his father naked, interviewing drunken gay men at local clubs, planning a trip to a local bath house, or losing a challenge to stay celibate for a month – “I did fail the celibacy challenge,” Justice declared, adding “I was just using sex as a complete ego boost” – his co-host Rob Ward said this particular show had been surprisingly tame.
“This is one of the least TMI hours we’ve ever had,” he said.

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Federal tax charges against Guetzloe go before a judge on June 8

Doug Guetzloe, host of The Guetzloe Report, will face a federal judge on tax evasion charges next week.

ORLANDO — Political consultant Doug Guetzloe, now in the Orange County Jail, will appear before Judge Donald P. Dietrich on June 8 to face federal tax evasion charges.
Guetzloe’s hearing will be at 10:45 a.m. in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division.
A Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Prosequendum was issued on May 25 for Guetzloe to be brought to the court next Wednesday. The political consultant and host of The Guetzloe Report on the Phoenix Network is facing two counts of willful failure to file a return, a misdemeanor.
Guetzloe stands accused of having failed to file returns on nearly $187,000 in income in 2005, and more than $188,000 in 2006.
Guetzloe is now in protective custody at the Orange County Jail, where he’s serving a 60-day sentence for a campaign law violation, also a misdemeanor charge. In the order for Guetzloe to appear before Judge Dietrich, the warden of the Orange County Jail has been instructed to deliver custody of Guetzloe to the United States Marshal.
The court order requires the United States Marshal to “have the body of the said Douglas M. Guetzloe now detained in custody as aforesaid, under safe and secure conduct, before this Court by or before 10:45 a.m. on June 8 … for initial appearance on criminal charges.”
At that hearing, it’s likely the judge will set bail for the defendant.
Guetzloe’s current sentence in Orange County Jail dates back to 2006, when he was charged with a first degree misdemeanor for sending out a political mailer during a Winter Park mayoral election. Guetzloe is a well-known political activist who has long been associated with the Florida Republican Party and conservative, anti-tax causes, although in the past year he’s also been a consultant to the Tea Party of Florida, which advocates limited government. He’s also the founder of the group Ax The Tax.
Guetzloe was charged with a first degree misdemeanor because he did not include the term ‘paid electioneering communication’ on the ad — which reproduced the arrest report of one of the candidates — as required by Florida law, or put his name on it as the person who paid for the ad.
In November 2006, Guetzloe pleaded no contest to 14 misdemeanor counts under state election laws, and Judge Jeffrey Arnold sentenced him to 60 days in jail. Guetzloe appealed, but the Florida Supreme Court ruled that he could be prosecuted for his failure to include ‘paid electioneering communication’ on the mail out.
Judge Arnold ordered Guetzloe to report to the Orange County Jail by noon on May 11, and imposed a $1,000 fine on the political consultant, and $50 in court costs. The judge also denied a motion by Guetzloe’s attorney, Fred O’Neal, to allow Guetzloe to be released on bail or to let him serve his sentence under home confinement.
Guetzloe is in protective custody at the jail because he’s well known in the community. He had initially qualified for a work release program, and was taking part in the seven day work release orientation he was brought back into custody pending the federal charges.
“Doug Guetzole was removed from Work Release per our policy due (to) him having new federal charges,” the Orange County Jail’s public information office noted in an email to Freeline Media.
Guetzloe is the founder of The Phoenix Network, a radio station that broadcasts live over the Internet, through a host Web site, www.PhoenixNetwork.US.
Guetzloe had been scheduled to return to the studio at Hovey Court in downtown Orlando to oversee the radio station, although it was not clear if the work release program for inmates would have been allowed him to return as host of The Guetzloe Report show, which airs at 11 a.m. daily.
In the meantime, the station continues to operate in his absence. Heidi Bolduc, program director for the fledgling station, announced on Tuesday that Phoenix was launching a new program that she would co-host, called the Phoenix Interview Hour.
“Essentially the show will be focused around interviews conducted with various authors, website developers, and/or political figures,” Boldac wrote in an email announcing the new half-hour show, which she will co-host with Victoria Torres. It premieres on Tuesday, June 7 and will be on the air from 12:30-1 p.m.
Guetzloe has turned down all media requests for interviews.

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Web site aims to link inmates with friends on the outside, and reduce recidivism rates.

Stephen Booth fully understands the sweeping impact that social networking sites have had, enabling people from around the globe to instantly connect with one another, shrinking thousands of miles to nothing more than a click of the mouse.

Life behind bars can be a lonely existence. That's why PrisonInmates.com aims to link inmates with family, friends and penpals.


“It’s just crazy,” he said. “It’s like 600 million people on Facebook. And that’s what we had in mind.”
Booth is the administrator of a web site that also allows people to connect with one another, make friends, and bring new voices into sometimes lonely existences.
But his site is targeted toward a very specific group. Called PrisonInmates.com, it enables people who are incarcerated to find penpals on the outside.
“What we’re doing is making an actual community of inmate supporters and inmates,” said Booth. “So we’re building a full community where people can share knowledge about prison rules for different prisons, and how you can send money, all that stuff, while a typical penpal site just lists the prisons, and that’s it.”
In the age of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites, Booth said PrisonInmates is becoming successful because so many people — whether they’re inside prison or not — already understand how to use these social networking sites.
“We decided to make our site as similar to Facebook as possible,” Booth said. “We want them to go to our site and have a sense of familiarity.”
Booth, who lives in California, had previously started a service called Prison Voice, a web site that helps people write to prisoners.
“Inmates on this web site have freed their voice and are looking to make new friends outside their prison walls,” the site’s introduction notes. “Statistics show that inmates who have penpals are less likely to return to prison. Please take the time out of your busy schedule to write a prisoner on our web site. You never know, you may even find a love connection. It’s true! Some of our visitors have found LOVE behind bars. Maybe you can too.”
PrisonInmates.com was a separate site, but Booth’s company purchased it last year.
“We actually started with a company called Prison Voice, which was just a basic penpal service,” he said. “It just links to PrisonInmates.com now. There’s a lot of basic penpal sites out there, and we’re doing more of the social networking route. We want to do a lot more than just connect people who don’t know inmates. We’re trying to bridge the communication gap. We’re trying to make it easier for friends and family, and also people who want to connect with inmates.”
There are some hurdles to operating a site like this. For one thing, the vast majority of inmates across the country don’t have access to the Internet — except for a small number in federal prisons.
“It’s like 98 percent of inmates don’t have access to the Internet at all,” he said. “Even federal inmates don’t have access through the Internet.”
There are a few ways now for inmates to get emails, like CorrLinks.com, a site that allows family and friends to send messages to inmates via email, rather than regular snail mail, for a fee. Another site is JPay, which allows family and friends to send money, and eMessaging, to inmates.
PrisonInmates.com taps into those services.
“Basically what we do is if it’s a federal inmate who does have CorrLinks, we’re the middle man and shoot it over to the inmate’s CorrLinks account and they get the message,” he said. “If they don’t have CorrLinks, which most don’t, then we collect all the messages, then print and mail them to the inmates at least two times a month. What we send to the inmate has the person’s mailing address on it, so they can mail the penpal directly.”
Getting the word out about this service isn’t easy if inmates can’t get onto the Internet, but even that is a problem they can overcome.
“We advertise in a prison newsletter called Prison Legal News and several smaller inmate run newsletters, and we had been offering a recurring account,” he said. “The majority of our business is word of mouth among inmates.”
If it sounds like a major hurdle, the site has grown considerably in the past year, Booth said.
“PrisonInmates.com basically had about 250 members on it when we took it over,” he said. “Now we’re pushing 1,200. We’re getting 40 to 50 inmates a week joining. I think we have at least 40 states that we have inmates from. We have a lot of states with really small inmate populations and they don’t do it or haven’t heard of us yet.”
Another challenge, he added, is states that ban inmates from joining social networking sites — Florida included.
Gretl Pressinger, public information officer for the Florida Department of Corrections, said the state rules prohibit inmates from using existing web sites to solicit penpals, because it too often becomes little more than an effort on the part on the inmate to get the people writing to them to also send them money.
“Inmates can have penpals, but they can’t solicit a penpal,” she said. “We do have prison volunteers — church groups, for example — who want to be penpals, and we work with them. But we are always concerned when an inmate does solicit for penpals, because we don’t want them to be asking for money or to otherwise try to victimize the penpal. We have seen them lie to penpals. We’ve seen these things through time, and we have a real concern for the public’s safety.”
Booth countered that these fears are overblown, and the rules too stringent.
“South Carolina is trying to put a ban on all social networks for inmates, to make it illegal for them to post on all forms of social networking sites, because these inmates, they feel, are trying to intimidate witnesses and do illegal things,” he said. “They should be looking at a site like mine. Inmates can’t access the site through cell phones. Our site would actually be a safer alternative for them than Facebook or sites like that.”
Booth said PrisonInmates.com has only received one complaint in the past from a penpal complaining that the inmate they were writing to ended up trying to scam them.
“We’ve only had one report to us about an inmate trying to scam them in the five years we were open, and it turned out not to be true,” he said. “They just didn’t like the inmate anymore. So we’ve actually never had an actual case of an inmate trying to scam anyone. If you read their profiles, they’re just really lonely, and they’re looking for someone to write to them.”
Booth said he got involved in doing social networking sites for inmates because he felt it had the potential to reduce crime rates, rather than give inmates opportunities for new crimes like Internet scams.
“First of all, I feel like our inmate population is bigger than the rest of the world’s combined,” he said. “We have more inmates than anywhere else in the world, and it doesn’t seem like anybody is doing anything to address the problem. This is kind of like a part-time job for me, but it makes me feel good that I’m helping to try to reduce recidivism rates and help keep these inmates on a straighter path and keep them out of jail the next time around.”
On the site, inmates can post photos of themselves, and list their ethnicity, birthdate, sexual orientation, relationship status, highest level of education, and what they’re looking for, such as friendship or a relationship.
Jameil Kojah, 30, is incarcerated in the Oregon State Correctional Institute in Salem, Oregon, until 2020 for robbery and attempted assault. He has a page on PrisonInmates.com and is looking to correspond with women. He writes, “I am high-spirited, motivated, inspiring, dedicated and loyal. I am into physical fitness having an active life style and I also enjoy the little things in life. Unfortunately I am currently in prison. But that doesn’t define or dictate who I am or the man I will become. A result of a mistake I made as a young man. I have definitely learned and grown from this situation.”

Jameil Kojah is incarcerated at the Oregon State Correctional Institute for robbery and attempted assault. The 30-year-old is looking for women penpals. (Photo from PirsonInmates.com).


Of the penpals who write to them, Booth said both male and female inmates get mail through PrisonInmates.com.
“I would say the majority is women writing to male inmates, but the female inmates are not lacking in mail, either,” he said. “Sometimes they get more mail than the male inmates, but there are more people overall writing to the men.”
They also have gay inmates who find gay penpals.
“That’s actually a very big market,” Booth said. “We have a lot of gay writers. We actually have more gay penpals than we have gay inmates. That actually becomes a problem because the (straight) inmates don’t want gay penpals, but these guys write to them anyway.”
Booth thinks state laws banning inmates from participating in these sites will likely get struck down by court challenges on free speech grounds.
“Not only are they violating the inmates’ rights, they’re violating it for everyone,” he said. “Florida has a ban on inmates soliciting for a penpal, and that’s in court right now. These laws are supposed to be used to protect the public, but it’s kind of like one apple ruining the whole the bunch. If one inmate does a scam, then they ban it for everyone.”

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