Category | Sunshine State

Miami Beach Achieves Perfect Score on HRC’s Pro-Equality Report

Posted on 16 April 2014

Miami Beach, FL — Last week, the community celebrated the City of Miami Beach for achieving a perfect score of 100 points on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI), making it the highest-ranking city in the State of Florida, and the second in the country. In total, 293 cities nationwide, including 15 big […]

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Gay Veterans Art Series Premieres in Wilton Manors

Posted on 15 April 2014

Wilton Manors, FL – The recently opened Tedds ART WORKS Gallery in Wilton Manors has just announced a new featured art series with a strong political theme. “ASK,TELL!” is a series by Ed Stevens that features a group of soldiers marching in all of the colors of the gay flag, according to a press release. […]

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Community Foundation Opens Office in Wilton Manors

Posted on 15 April 2014

Wilton Manors, FL – Anthony Timiraos, a Fort Lauderdale accountant, is looking to link various LGBT-related nonprofits with donors to meet the rising demands of the community. According to the Sun-Sentinel, Timiraos’s foundation is the first of its kind in South Florida, and is just one of a handful of community foundations worldwide. “I always […]

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Key West Couple Sues County Clerk for Refusing to Issue Marriage License

Posted on 09 April 2014

Key West, FL – Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones have been together since 2003, and have a goal to be married by June, according to an article by KeysNet. Last week, the two sued Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin, challenging Amendment 2. Their lawyer, Bernadette Restivo, filed the lawsuit the same morning the couple […]

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Help AIDS Walk Miami Raise This Year’s Goal

Posted on 09 April 2014

Miami, FL – Until April 27, AIDS Walk Miami is asking for a little help to reach their $250k goal. If you can’t make it out to the event this year, you can still donate online, or by visiting your local Walgreens. “This continuous partnership with Walgreens is a testament to their commitment to, not […]

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Equality Florida to Honor Edith Windsor

Posted on 09 April 2014

Tallahassee, FL – Equality Florida Institute will honor Edith “Edie” Windsor, the 85 year-old woman who helped lead the U.S. Supreme Court to recognizing same-sex marriages. Edie, along with Anastasia Hiotis and Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, will be honored at the organization’s St. Petersburg Gala on May 3. “At a time in history that has […]

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Darrin Gayles May Be the First Black, Openly Gay Federal Judge

Posted on 03 April 2014

Washington, D.C. – Florida judicial nominee Darrin Gayles is getting close to becoming the country’s first black, openly gay man to serve as a federal judge (Deborah Batts was the first black, openly LGBT federal judge when she was sworn in in 1994). Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has reportedly “given the green light” to the […]

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Old Florida Seafood Allegedly Fires Employee for Health Reasons

Posted on 02 April 2014

Wilton Manors, FL – According to a now ex-employee of Old Florida Seafood House, his employer wrongfully terminated him after new owners Andrew Dan-Jumbo and Lauren Anderson learned of his HIV status. “My case states I was wrongfully terminated from Old Florida after revealing my HIV status to the new owners,” ex-employee Stephen Kosiorek told […]

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Tampa Judge Postpones Decision on Same-Sex Divorce Case

Posted on 27 March 2014

Tampa, FL – Circuit Judge Laurel M. Lee postponed making a decision on Thursday that would allow a lesbian couple to divorce, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Judge Lee told attorneys who are representing Mariama Changamire Shaw, 47, and Keiba Lynn Shaw, 45, to come back at a later date, which some are speculating could […]

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Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce Welcomes New Companies

Posted on 26 March 2014

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) welcomed four new companies into its coalition on Friday, including Raymond James Financial (St. Petersburg), Winn-Dixie Stores (Jacksonville), On Top of the World Communities (Ocala), and the St. Petersburg Area Chambers of Commerce. “While it is illegal to discriminate in employment, housing and public […]

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