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Florida’s Same-Sex Couples Could Start Marrying On September 22 If Rick Scott Allows Court Ruling to Stand

Posted on 02 September 2014

By Stratton Pollitzer Equality Florida Deputy Director All summer long in an appalling display of election year cowardice, Governor Rick Scott has been in a crouch position attempting to hide behind Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue of same sex marriage. That ends now with a ruling in Federal Court that has shifted the […]

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Appeals Court Rejects Pam Bondi Request to Delay Ruling in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Posted on 01 September 2014

MIAMI–The 3rd District Court of Appeal rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request last week to hold off on ruling on the constitutionality of Florida’s gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue. An enormous blow to the state’s campaign to take itself off the hot seat, and slide the same-sex […]

Two Screenings in Advance of Fort Lauderdale Gay And Lesbian Film Festival

Posted on 28 August 2014

As a prelude to the 6th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FGLFF) opening on October 10, organizers have announced two hilarious films to be shown at the Classic Gateway Theatre as part of the Festival’s GLOW series.  The films, “Such Good People” and “Cupcakes” will be screened at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway […]

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Screen Savor: Skin Flicks

Posted on 28 August 2014

Erotic sci-fi mood piece “Under The Skin” (A24/Lionsgate) could sure use subtitles. That’s only when there’s dialogue, of which there is a minimum, mainly spoken in thick Scottish brogues. An alien being arrives in Scotland and assumes the visage of Scarlett Johansson. After putting on a dead woman’s clothes, she hits the mall for a […]

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Super Turnout for Virginia Pride

Posted on 28 August 2014

NORFOLK – An estimated 15,000 people turned out to celebrate Hampton Roads Pride, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s PrideFest 2014 last Saturday. Organizers credited the string of legal victories regarding the state’s same-sex marriage laws for drawing the record crowd. Among those filling Town Point Park in Norfolk: Tim Bostic and Tony London, co-plaintiffs (with Carol […]

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Indiana and Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Cases Head to 7th U.S. Circuit Court in Chicago

Posted on 28 August 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—Pam Lee is an office with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), and has been with her partner Candy for 25 years. Last Tuesday, they took their legal battle to become legally married to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court in Chicago. “Our personalities just mesh and even though we’re complete opposites in every way, shape, […]

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Bruce Presley Donates $30,000 to Stonewall National Museum and Archives

Posted on 28 August 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE–Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) announced that local philanthropist and documentarian, Bruce W. Presley has joined the organization’s board of directors and made a significant donation of $30,000 to on-going operations and the development of a new education program that will create curricula materials for teaching gay history in the schools. Presley will […]

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Jonathan Hawkins in Benefit Concert October 6

Posted on 28 August 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE–Push Fitness presents Jonathan Hawkins in a benefit concert to raise funds for the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, and the Brian Neal Fitness and Health Foundation. Titled “Jonathan Hawkins in Concert: Broadway, Boys & Briefs,” the concert is slated for October 6 at the Manor Complex on Wilton Drive. Among the evening’s features […]

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Latinos Salud Opens South Beach Location

Posted on 28 August 2014

MIAMI BEACH–Latinos Salud, a longtime fixture on Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, has a new Miami Beach office located at 555 Washington Ave., Suite 235, in South Beach. The new facility was funded in large part with a grant from the Florida Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health. Missioned to provide peer leadership among […]

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Baptist Pastor Compares Same-Sex Marriage to Serbia’s Ethnic Cleansing

Posted on 28 August 2014

There was a party last Sunday, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Pastor Larry Thompson at Broward Boulevard’s First Baptist Church. Florida Governor Rick Scott was there—clearly the reigning dignitary, if you don’t count Thompson himself. At First Baptist, Thompson can do no wrong. While Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler was also there along with City […]

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