Category | Sunshine State

South Florida Same Sex Couple Attend Famed White House Easter Egg Roll

Posted on 23 April 2014

Washington, DC – One of the six same sex couples in Equality Florida Institute’s lawsuit that’s challenging Florida’s ban on same sex marriages attended the 136th White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC. The event, themed “Hop Into Healthy, Swing Into Shape,” was hosted by the First Family on the South Lawn of the […]

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Peter Jackson Receives “Making A Difference” Award at DWTSFS

Posted on 23 April 2014

Though team Village Pub may have taken home the trophy (check out next week’s issue for a profile on the winning team), Dancing With the South Florida Stars was not all about glitter and dance moves. The event itself was a benefit for the Brian Neal Fitness and Health Foundation, and in a special tribute, […]

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Florida Included in 12 States with Anti-Sodomy Laws

Posted on 23 April 2014

Baton Rouge, LA – In a new report by the Associated Press, a dozen states are revealed to still have anti-sodomy laws in place, 10 years after the bans were ruled unconstitutional. One state in particular is Louisiana, where gay rights groups state that police have used anti-sodomy laws to target gay men. State lawmakers […]

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UCF Student Claims Fraternity Kicked Him Due to Sexuality

Posted on 23 April 2014

Orlando, FL – A University of Central Florida student has taken to social media to tell readers that a fraternity blocked him from joining due to his sexual orientation. George Dumont, 19, posted a video to YouTube where he and a friend discuss how Dumont was kicked from Beta Theta Pi during the pledging process […]

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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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