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New Fence at ‘Shoppes of Wilton Manors’ Doesn’t Equate to Good Neighbor Policy

Posted on 05 April 2013

Editor’s Note: On April 4, 2013, Doug Blevins, a Wilton Manors resident and former President of Wilton Manors Main Street (now the Wilton Manors Development Alliance) sent the following email to Mike Durham, who manages the Shoppes of Wilton Manors for the owner, Rivercrest Properties, concerning the new fence that has been installed around the […]


Biblical Arguments against Marriage Equality Don’t Hold Up

Posted on 01 April 2013

Those who invoke the Bible to defend hetero-normative and homophobic views need to understand that the text can be understood in more complex ways than would make them comfortable. There are Biblical heroes who form non-traditional families of choice, there are couples who have covenantal relationships outside the cultural definition of marriage, and plenty of […]


Florida’s Tin Man: If Only Charlie Crist Had a Heart

Posted on 11 March 2013

Last December, Florida’s former Republican Governor, Charlie Crist, told a group of reporters who asked if he regretted signing a petition banning same-sex marriage in the state constitution, “I think the best way to judge where my heart is, is to look at the deeds that I have done, whether as attorney general [or] as […]

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Apathy and Complacency: Twisted Sisters

Posted on 07 March 2013

When it comes to community involvement, I’ve experienced my share over the years. Our early marches were based on a simple message of equality. We didn’t want to be fired from our jobs or not allowed to eat in a restaurant because we were gay. We often found ourselves adapting to the look and speak […]


Shhh… Don’t Look Now, but Ed Koch Died

Posted on 04 February 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: Edward Irving “Ed” Koch died on February 1, 2013. The politician, political commentator, and reality TV judge served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977, and, in three terms from 1978 to 1989, as Mayor of New York City. I remember the first time I met Ed Koch. It was during […]


Wilton Manors Website Should Reflect the True Face of the City

Posted on 09 January 2013

By DEAN TRANTALIS Editor’s Note: On January 6, 2013, Greater Fort Lauderdale attorney Dean Trantalis, Esq. sent the following email to Gary Resnick, the Mayor of Wilton Manors, in which city Trantalis’ legal practice is based. In addition to being a former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor, Trantalis is a candidate for the Fort Lauderdale City […]


Through the Eyes of a Gay Muslim:

Posted on 02 January 2013

The Dream and the Promise of Greater Fort Lauderdale  By ERDAL ERKUS  When my friends told me that they have moved to a town called Fort Lauderdale, Florida I had a laugh. I thought they would be back soon, knowing that the heat and the population would not make their job easy, being both gay and Muslim. […]


The Birth of a Sexless Child

Posted on 26 December 2012

Intersex Babies are a Community Matter There are two types of babies: There are boys and there are girls. Correct? Most people would probably answer, “yes,” but they would be leaving out 1.7 to 4 percent of the population, according to a 2009 study from researchers Zeiler and Wickstrom. That’s the estimated amount of children […]


Was Jesus Gay?

Posted on 18 December 2012

“Do not be afraid, for behold: I bring you glad tidings of great joy.” Gospel of St. Luke A recently-reported controversy involving a New Zealand church that sponsored a billboard campaign that announced, “It’s Christmas. Time for Jesus to Come Out” is stirring old arguments about the sexuality—if any—of Jesus Christ. The billboards, sponsored by […]


Allen West Missed the Opportunity to Represent Equality for All

Posted on 28 November 2012

By Joseph Furner There is something about this quote from outgoing U.S. Rep. Allen West that doesn’t sit well with me: “In the United States, we are blessed with the freedom to pursue our dreams and to disagree on what they should be—loudly and passionately if we wish—but we must never, ever relinquish this freedom, […]


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