Category | Sunshine State

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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Domestic Partnership Affidavits Now Accepted by Orange County Clerk of the Courts

Posted on 09 September 2014

ORANGE COUNTY, FL–The Orange County Clerk of Courts, Eddie Fernandez, announced on Monday that his office will begin accepting Orange County domestic partnership affidavits. Making the announcement from the steps of the Orange County Courthouse, Fernandez said that any domestic partners who care to will be able to now register at the five office locations […]

Police Forced to Shoot Man in Wilton Manors

Posted on 08 September 2014

Police in Wilton Manors shot a man with 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 and […]

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More Same-Sex Marriage Appeals: Bondi Does it Again

Posted on 06 September 2014

TALLAHASSEE—Appeals have been filed by Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi on behalf of Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. John H. Armstrong, Secretary of Management Services Craig J. Nichols and Washington County Clerk of Court Harold Bazzell. Each of the defendants had been named as parties to a lawsuit in which U.S. District Judge Robert L. […]

“The Day It Snowed In Miami” wins Aurora Award

Posted on 04 September 2014

MIAMI–“The Day It Snowed In Miami,” a documentary set in 1977 when conservative singer Anita Bryant waged a campaign against gay rights, has won a 2014 Aurora Award. The documentary, by director Joe Cardona in association with the Miami Herald Media Company, was recognized for “great technical execution, good variety of material sources, clear, in-depth […]

Florida’s Same-Sex Couples Could Start Marrying On September 22 If Rick Scott Allows Court Ruling to Stand

Posted on 02 September 2014

By Stratton Pollitzer Equality Florida Deputy Director All summer long in an appalling display of election year cowardice, Governor Rick Scott has been in a crouch position attempting to hide behind Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue of same sex marriage. That ends now with a ruling in Federal Court that has shifted the […]

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Appeals Court Rejects Pam Bondi Request to Delay Ruling in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Posted on 01 September 2014

MIAMI–The 3rd District Court of Appeal rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request last week to hold off on ruling on the constitutionality of Florida’s gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue. An enormous blow to the state’s campaign to take itself off the hot seat, and slide the same-sex […]

Two Screenings in Advance of Fort Lauderdale Gay And Lesbian Film Festival

Posted on 28 August 2014

As a prelude to the 6th Annual Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FGLFF) opening on October 10, organizers have announced two hilarious films to be shown at the Classic Gateway Theatre as part of the Festival’s GLOW series.  The films, “Such Good People” and “Cupcakes” will be screened at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway […]

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Bruce Presley Donates $30,000 to Stonewall National Museum and Archives

Posted on 28 August 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE–Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) announced that local philanthropist and documentarian, Bruce W. Presley has joined the organization’s board of directors and made a significant donation of $30,000 to on-going operations and the development of a new education program that will create curricula materials for teaching gay history in the schools. Presley will […]

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Jonathan Hawkins in Benefit Concert October 6

Posted on 28 August 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE–Push Fitness presents Jonathan Hawkins in a benefit concert to raise funds for the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, and the Brian Neal Fitness and Health Foundation. Titled “Jonathan Hawkins in Concert: Broadway, Boys & Briefs,” the concert is slated for October 6 at the Manor Complex on Wilton Drive. Among the evening’s features […]

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