Category | Sunshine State

Huntsman/Jones Are Fantasy Fest Grand Marshals

Posted on 20 October 2014

KEY WEST—Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones have been selected as Grand Marshals of Key West’s Fantasy Fest Parade. Huntsman and Jones made headlines last July when Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled that the two men could legally wed in Monroe County, of which Key West is a part. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately […]

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Understanding the “Q” in LGBTQ

Posted on 16 October 2014

Aiden Powell is program coordinator at Purdue University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center. He received his B.A. in history and anthropology from Texas A&M University in 2012 and is currently completing his M.S. in anthropology with a focus on LGBTQ student health. We asked him to explain the origins of the expanded acronym.  […]

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AG Bondi Asks Florida Supreme Court To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

Posted on 14 October 2014

TALLAHASSEE–On October 13, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been criticized from every corner of the state,  filed a Supplemental Response In Support Of Pass-Through Certification,  asking the Third District Court of Appeal to “pass through” jurisdiction and allow two same-sex marriage cases to be heard by the Florida Supreme Court. The two cases, […]

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Marti’s New River Bistro Opens at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Posted on 10 October 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announces the opening of its new, on-site restaurant—Marti’s New River Bistro—which boasts magnificent views of the New River and offers diners an artful twist on modern American cuisine.  Located on the first level of the Huizenga Pavilion on the Broward Center campus just steps from […]

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First Gay Touring Circus, Circus Rainbow, Comes to St. Petersburg

Posted on 09 October 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL—Circus Rainbow will debut on October 22, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Florida, with shows running twice daily until 2 November. The gay circus will be partnering with the Metro Wellness and Community Centers, which is soon launch a new LGBT Welcome Center in St Petersburg. James Keane, Fundraising and Event Manager for Metro […]

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Benefits for Same-Sex in Hillsborough County

Posted on 09 October 2014

The commissioners of Hillsborough County have voted unanimously to expand its human rights ordinance to outlaw workplace and public-accommodations discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the commissioners on Wednesday also voted to set a public hearing for a meeting later this month on a proposed domestic partnership […]

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Hungarian Pimps Arrested

Posted on 09 October 2014

MIAMI—Three Hungarian nationals were arrested in Miami and New York and charged with human trafficking, racketeering and deriving support from prostitution. WTVJ-TV reports that the alleged ringleaders, Gabor Acs, Viktor Berki and Andras Janos Vass, enticed three of their fellow countrymen to the United States with promises of making over $10,000 in quick, easy and […]

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State of Florida Recognizes First Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 08 October 2014

In spite of Governor Rick Scott’s and Attorney General Pam Bondi’s stubborn refusal to drop their legal obstacles to same-sex marriage in Florida, the state managed to recognize such a union for the first time today. It happened when Arlene Goldberg received the newly-issued death certificate of her partner of 47 years, Carol Goldwasser, on […]

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Jonathan Hawkins in Concert

Posted on 02 October 2014

Jonathan Hawkins brings Broadway to Wilton Manors on Monday, October 6, at 7 p.m. in a two-hour entertainment experience in the Epic Theater of the Manor Complex. Hawkins, who originally hails from Oregon, and has a local connection (his boyfriend lives in Wilton Manors), is an operatically trained singer with a fan-base in musical theater. […]

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Advocate Program Seeking Foster Parents

Posted on 02 October 2014

Foster parents are amazing, everyday people who offer our children the safety and nurturing home environment they deserve. At the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP), a licensed child placing agency, our foster parents live their purpose and make a dramatic change in children’s lives. Think Erika D., a single, professional woman, who felt her purpose was […]

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