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DOMA and Prop 8 Struck Down by Supreme Court

Posted on 26 June 2013

“Today’s historic decisions put two giant cracks in the dark wall of discrimination that separates committed gay and lesbian couples from full equality.” The statement from Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin resonates with the entire country on this historical day: On June 26 2013, at roughly 10 a.m., The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) […]

Florida Renaissance Festival Opens in Deerfield

Posted on 06 February 2013

DEERFIELD BEACH — The Florida Renaissance Festival—an annual tradition now in its twenty-first year—returns to Quiet Waters Park (401 S Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach), on Saturday, February 9. The event, produced by Bobby Rodriguez Productions, features entertainment from hundreds of performers on 12 stages, mounted performers jousting on horseback, sword fighters, minstrels, magicians, wenches, and […]

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Gay Wilton Manors Seniors Lose Home in Fire

Posted on 05 February 2013

WILTON MANORS — A house fire on Thursday, January 31 has left two gay men displaced from their home, with most of their possessions lost in the conflagration. Barry Feinstein and David Gilmore were at home watching television when a fire broke out that quickly spread to the carport of their Northwest 28 Court house. […]

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Manors Police Arrest Kids in Distress Predator

Posted on 28 January 2013

WILTON MANORS — At press conference on Monday, January 28, Wilton Manors police announced the arrest of a man charged with sexual assault upon two teenagers. The minors were residents of Kids in Distress, the Northeast 26 Street-based counseling and health center with a mission to prevent child abuse, preserve families, and treat children who […]

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Alibi Halloween Incident Results in Assault, Battery Charges

Posted on 16 January 2013

Gayborhood Agenda WILTON MANORS — What Boyd Corbin says what started as a joke has turned into anything but. Corbin has been charged by the Broward State Attorney’s Office for an alleged Halloween assault on at Georgie’s Alibi on Michael Walters, who emcees at the popular nightclub under the professional name Florida’s Dame Edna. Corbin, […]

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Dean Trantalis in Runoff for Fort Lauderdale Commission Seat

Posted on 16 January 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE — Former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Dean Trantalis is heading for a runoff in March for the city’s District 2 Commission seat, in a race that will pit him against another former City Commissioner, Charlotte Rodstrom, who had given up the seat to run unsuccessfully for Broward County Commission. Trantalis and Rodstrom finished […]

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Pride Center Celebrates Successful Community Toy Drive Numbers

Posted on 14 January 2013

WILTON MANORS — Officials say that last month’s Seventh Annual Judy Shepherd Toy Drive benefited more local children than ever before. “We collected over 1,500 toys, distributed to 6 different organizations and many families,” stated Ronni Dowd, Chairperson of this year’s Toy Drive. “We collected almost $1,000 in cash donations and sponsorships and had a […]

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Convention and Visitors Bureau Launches New LGBT Initiative

Posted on 14 January 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE — On January 9, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC) hosted an event at Chill Wine Lounge (1828 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) to honor the appointment of Richard Gray, the former owner of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors […]

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Wilton Manors Commission Relaxes Retail Parking Restrictions

Posted on 14 January 2013

WILTON MANORS — On January 8, the Wilton Manors City Commission voted unanimously to eliminate the parking requirement for new retail establishments along Wilton Drive, within the City’s popular Arts and Entertainment District. Additionally, retail businesses that locate in existing buildings in the City’s Transit-Oriented Corridors (Dixie Highway, NE 11 Avenue, NE 13 Avenue and […]

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Lamberti: On Hate Crimes, “We Were Successful”

Posted on 09 January 2013

Agenda Exclusive FORT LAUDERDALE— On his final day in office, Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti told the Florida Agenda that as the county’s chief law enforcement officer, he was proud of the national attention he helped draw to hate crimes against some of the most vulnerable and often-overlooked members of our society, including the homeless and […]

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