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Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban in Ohio

Posted on 15 April 2014

Columbus, OH – Earlier this month, a federal judge in Ohio ruled in favor of same-sex marriage recognition (if the wedding was performed in another state), but there was a stay in place. Judge Timothy Black has now made the decision final and has issued a ruling that orders Ohio to recognize gay weddings performed in other […]

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Social Security Administration Changes Transgender Policy

Posted on 09 April 2014

Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Social Security Administration finally updated their guidelines for the eligibility of transgender individuals who are seeking survivor’s benefits. The new policy comes on the tail of a case involving 92-year-old transgender World War II veteran Robina Asti. Even though Asti was legally married to her husband Norwood, she was […]

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Groups Fight to Uphold Florida’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 03 April 2014

Miami, FL – A coalition of black and Hispanic civil rights groups and pastors are defending Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, challenging the basis of the recent Miami lawsuit that seeks to overturn the ban. On Friday, the groups announced that the effort to overturn the same-sex marriage ban “threatens to violate the rights […]

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Diversity Paves the Way for Charlie Crist: South Florida Community Leaders Come Together to Attend Fundraiser

Posted on 25 March 2014

Wilton Manors, FL – On March 19, openly-gay Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Dean Trantalis held a fundraiser at his home for Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor. Crist, who recently transitioned to Democrat, has been a recent supporter of same-sex marriage and even went so far as to apologize for his support of a 2008 referendum […]

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C’est Chic!: Interior Designer Reginald Dunlap Talks Trends, Paris, and More

Posted on 19 March 2014

Reginald Dunlap tells us he has just returned from a trip to Paris, where he heads whenever he feels he needs to clear his head while simultaneously getting creatively stimulated. He works for a number of clients across the world, many of whom he can’t name for the sake of privacy. A principal interior designer […]

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Low-Income Housing for LGBT Seniors on the Rise

Posted on 12 March 2014

Wilton Manors, FL – John C. Anderson is a new apartment complex that was designed specifically for low-income LGBT seniors, reports CBS Philly. It opened just a few weeks ago, and is the first of its kind for Philadelphia. In the whole country, there are only two others like it. “Being an LGBT friendly community, […]

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Kentucky to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Gov. Overrides Attorney General’s Decision

Posted on 05 March 2014

Frankfort, KY – On Tuesday, the attorney general of Kentucky, General Jack Conway, announced that he will not appeal the recent ruling that same-sex marriages performed in other states must be honored while in Kentucky, according to the Associated Press. Conway, a Democrat, announced that despite the February 12 ruling, he would not be appealing […]

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Guide to Pride Fort Lauderdale 2014

Posted on 26 February 2014

A few times a year, we get the opportunity to showcase our pride right here in South Florida. Now in its 37th year, Pride Fort Lauderdale is one of the largest and longest running pride events in the area. Produced by Pride South Florida, this annual event gives back to the community long after the […]

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Equality Florida Announces Statewide Transgender Training Initiative

Posted on 26 February 2014

Tallahassee, FL – While tackling the lawsuit for marriage equality in Florida, Equality Florida has announced their newest effort – “Transgender Dynamics in the Workplace and Classroom.” This new initiative will help provide knowledge of the dynamics of the transgender community “with the belief that embracing diversity in the workplace increases productivity, provides a corporate […]

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Justice for Gays: DOJ Announces New Federal Rights

Posted on 12 February 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder made history Saturday night when he announced at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala that the Obama administration was to extend a number of rights to married same-sex couples, as well as partnered same-sex couples. Holder sympathized with the LGBT community during his speech at […]

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