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And The 2014 “Pink Flamingo Awards” Go To …

Posted on 26 September 2014

MIAMI BEACH-–A performance artist spray painted flamingoes onto the stage backdrop as nearly 300 guests flocked to the 2nd Annual “Pink Flamingo Awards” ceremony, which honored the community’s favorites in 21 hospitality-related categories and benefited the LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach. Determined by online voting of nearly 5,000 South Florida residents and tourists, pink […]

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Latest Marijuana Poll Suggests Victory for Amendment 2

Posted on 26 September 2014

CORAL GABLES—With slightly more than a month remaining until the Florida General Election on November 4, public support of Amendment 2, which makes the use of medical marijuana legal, is holding steady at 69 percent of likely Florida voters.  According to the latest poll numbers released by United for Care (unitedforcare.org), 28 percent of likely […]

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Poverello Now Accepting Board Nominations

Posted on 25 September 2014

WILTON MANORS, FL – Poverello, a non-profit organization that provides food, nutrition and wellness services for those living with HIV/AIDS, is now accepting board nominations for qualified individuals committed to guiding the group to its next level of success. Since 1988, Poverello has been a beacon of hope providing thousands of meals, regularly, to help feed men, women […]

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Auntie Mame Has Passed Away

Posted on 19 September 2014

Live! Live! Life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!  – From the original musical “Mame.” And live is exactly what Ron Wayne did. Originally from Boston, Wayne haphazardly began his act as Auntie Mame on Duval Street in Key West when a man, dressed for Halloween, threw his red dress costume […]

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Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians

Posted on 18 September 2014

The third edition of the “Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families” is available from Equality Florida. It is a valuable tool for all LGBT Florida residents who are interested in the latest changes in the legal status and requirements of domestic partnerships, marriages and divorces. Equality Florida makes this publication, authored by legal […]

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Aqua Turns Ten

Posted on 18 September 2014

MIAMI–It’s not polite to ask a girl her age, but in the case of Aqua, who turns 10 on September 20, it’s a cause for celebration.  In this case, Aqua is the Aqua Foundation for Women, the women helping women non-profit started in 2004 by Alicia Apfel, Alison Burgos, Alyse McGowen, Cindy Brown, Elizabeth Schwartz, […]

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Hate Crime Reported in Wilton Manors

Posted on 17 September 2014

A gay man was attacked on his way home from a bar on Tuesday morning in Wilton Manors. It happened on Wilton Drive, where the suspect followed the man for several blocks, throwing rocks at him and shouting anti-gay slurs. According to the police, the suspect is hispanic, has a shaved head and drives a […]

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Preliminary Vote in Miami Dade for Transgender Rights

Posted on 17 September 2014

Last year, Miami-Dade County commissioners considered a proposal to add transgender rights to the human-rights ordinance. At the time, the proposal was withdrawn due to lack of support. Commissioner Lynda Bell was one who voted against it. She then found herself in a very tough campaign for re-election, partly due to a motivated opposition from […]

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Same-Sex Divorce Legal for Four Days; Not Anymore

Posted on 16 September 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE—It was legal to get a same-sex divorce in Broward County for four days at the beginning of September 2014, the result of the ruling of 17th Judicial Circuit Judge Dale Cohen’s ruling in the case of Heather Brassner v. Megan E. Lade. It no longer is. Despite high expectation from Lake Worth art […]

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Police Shoot and Kill Despondent Man in Wilton Manors

Posted on 10 September 2014

WILTON MANORS–Police in Wilton Manors shot a man carrying a gun on Sunday afternoon outside a Northwest Ninth Terrace residence. It is unclear what prompted the call to the police. Preliminary reports stated that the man was holding his roommates hostage inside the house. Later accounts reported that he was locked out of the house […]

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