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Florida Mayoral Candidate’s Felony Jury Trial Set for November 10

Posted on 23 October 2014

WILTON MANORS—Boyd Corbin, a candidate for mayor of Wilton Manors, FL will face a six-member jury trial on November 10, 2014, six days after the general election.  Corbin is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a bamboo tiki torch, during an outdoor 2012 Halloween costume contest hosted by Michael Walters a professional […]

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for 2017 World Outgames Miami (Video)

Posted on 23 October 2014

MIAMI BEACH–World OutGames Miami has launched a global crowdfunding campaign in anticipation of the sports, human rights and cultural event taking place in Miami and Miami Beach May 26 to June 4, 2017. “The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is $200,000,” said Bruce Townsend, chair of the World OutGames host committee, the Miami Beach-Miami Sports […]

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Alaska Becomes 30th State to Grant Same-Sex Marriages

Posted on 23 October 2014

JUNEAU, AK—U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess rules in favor of same-sex marriages in the state. The decision paved the way for same-sex couples to marry in Alaska for the first time, last Sunday. The state announced that it would appeal the ruling, despite recent higher court rulings striking down similar bans around the country, […]

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Governor Scott Muzzles Health Officials, Preventing Them from Attending Bipartisan Briefing on HIV/AIDS

Posted on 23 October 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE – As Florida leads the nation in new HIV-infections, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration is placing politics over public health. On Thursday, October 23 a bipartisan delegation of 19 state legislators representing Broward County will gather for a special public hearing on the state of HIV/AIDS in Florida.  Representative Jim Waldman, who serves […]

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The Truvada Controversy (and How to Get the Drug for Free!)

Posted on 22 October 2014

A groundbreaking drug assistance program by the Washington State Department of Health will help pay for an expensive daily pill that could reduce the chance of HIV infection. The program is targeted at state residents who are at high risk of infection. The Pre-E xposure Prophylaxis Drug Assistance Program, or PrEP DAP, covers the cost of […]

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Huntsman/Jones Are Fantasy Fest Grand Marshals

Posted on 20 October 2014

KEY WEST—Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones have been selected as Grand Marshals of Key West’s Fantasy Fest Parade. Huntsman and Jones made headlines last July when Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled that the two men could legally wed in Monroe County, of which Key West is a part. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately […]

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Vatican Pulls Back Welcome Mat for Gays

Posted on 19 October 2014

VATICAN CITY — For the naysayers who thought last week’s advance statement from the Vatican on welcoming gays into the church was too good to true, this week their opinion proved to be correct. Where gays were welcomed for their “gifts and qualities” last week, this week, no mention was made of any such conciliatory […]

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New Poll Shows Broad Support for Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 17 October 2014

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to effectively let stand lower courts rulings to strike down same-sex marriage bans in several states. The result of the decision was that same-sex marriage became legal in a majority of states. According to the poll, Americans agree with this decision […]

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Vegas Stealing Ft. Lauderdale’s Thunder

Posted on 16 October 2014

A few weeks ago, the Agenda cover story, by Richard Hack, reported that Fort Lauderdale had been named “Destination of the Year” by ManAboutWorld, recognizing the very best in travel. The article also pointed out that the Florida destination had the most gay guesthouses in the country and has been a favorite of the gay crowd since […]

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Understanding the “Q” in LGBTQ

Posted on 16 October 2014

Aiden Powell is program coordinator at Purdue University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center. He received his B.A. in history and anthropology from Texas A&M University in 2012 and is currently completing his M.S. in anthropology with a focus on LGBTQ student health. We asked him to explain the origins of the expanded acronym.  […]

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