Local News

Former Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes Joins Barbara Banno’s Campaign Team

Former Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes Joins Barbara Banno’s Campaign Team

Former Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes officially signed on to Barbara Banno’s campaign at her kickoff event January 9 at Boca Bay Grille. Yakes was Gulfport’s Mayor during Banno’s first term on the City Council. “What really got my attention,” Yakes said, “is that she says ‘You don’t have to be a registered voter in Gulfport […]

| January 20, 2016
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Metro LGBT Center Receives $123,956 from 2015 Smart Ride

Metro LGBT Center Receives $123,956 from 2015 Smart Ride

The Metro LGBT Center announced it is a recipient of $123,956 from the Smart Ride 2015. Teams are already forming for the next ride coming up in November 2016. The SMART Ride is a 2-day, 165 Mile fully supported bicycle ride. The SMART Ride truly unique as every penny raised will go directly to help […]

| January 20, 2016
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Contributors

Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for February 2016

Astroflash Monthly Horoscope for February 2016

Clearly there has been nothing typical about this year so far and you could even say in many cases from the sublime to the ridiculous, from soup to nuts, especially when it comes to the presidential elections. Let’s not get too carried away about that from the jump here as there are so many issues […]

| February 5, 2016
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The Promise of Daffodils

The Promise of Daffodils

The Amazon Trail – February 10, 2012 — Here in Florida, our daffodils are coming up. No blooms yet, but I have high hopes we’ll have a chorus line of yellow dancing in the breeze come Valentine’s Day. Back in the big bad 1970s, Valentine’s Day was not so popular in my lesbian-feminist crowd. It […]

| January 27, 2016
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State & National

U.N. Releases Commemorative Stamps that Promote LGBT Rights

U.N. Releases Commemorative Stamps that Promote LGBT Rights

Six commemorative postage stamps to promote LGBT rights have been released by the United Nations. THE TELEGRAPH reports: “The colourful stamps by artist and United Nations postal administration (UNPA) art director Sergio Baradat, part of the UN Free & Equal campaign, mark the first time that the global body’s post has issued stamps with an […]

| February 8, 2016
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Broward County City Votes Down Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Broward County City Votes Down Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

FLORIDA TODAY reports that the Palm Bay City Council voted down a proposed ordinance to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination on Friday, February 5 after a meeting that continued more than 6 hours. At this time none of the cities in Broward County have adopted a similar ordinance. Council member Tres […]

| February 8, 2016
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Marriage & Family

Anti-LGBT Marriage Effort by Tennessee Legislature Backfires

Anti-LGBT Marriage Effort by Tennessee Legislature Backfires

Around the nation efforts to undermine the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage are starting to backfire. In Tennessee an anti-gay marriage bill — introduced by GOP Rep. Mark Pody — is galvanizing the state’s LGBT community. LGBT Blogger “The New Civil Rights Movement” reports that “about 85 supporters of same-sex marriage, […]

| January 16, 2016
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Florida’s First Married LGBT Couples Celebrate Their First Anniversaries

Florida’s First Married LGBT Couples Celebrate Their First Anniversaries

The first lesbian and gay couples to get married in the state are celebrating their first anniversaries this month. Same-sex marriage became legal in Miami-Dade County on January 5, with the rest of the state following on January 6, the Sun Sentinel’s Dan Sweeney reports. “In the last year, they’ve had children, bought homes and […]

| January 7, 2016
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Sports

Athletes Are “Leading the Way” on Capitol Hill

Athletes Are “Leading the Way” on Capitol Hill

February 3rd marked the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). A coalition of champion athletes and leaders in the women’s sports community came to Capitol Hill to celebrate the national observance to recognize the extraordinary achievements of girls and women in sports. The NGWSD Coalition met with key government leaders on […]

| February 6, 2016
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Abby Wambach Comes Out … as a Fashionista Barbie Doll

Abby Wambach Comes Out … as a Fashionista Barbie Doll

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Abby Wambach came out February 3 … as one of Mattel’s new 2016 Fashionista Barbie dolls that feature diverse dolls in various body shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Mattel unveiled the Abby Wambach Barbie at the Makers 2016 Conference in California. “I was a Barbie kid. I played […]

| February 6, 2016
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Entertainment & The Arts

Ellen Page and Friend Ian Daniel Take Viewers on Their New “Gaycation”

Ellen Page and Friend Ian Daniel Take Viewers on Their New “Gaycation”

Out reports — “In a new series, Gaycation, set to premiere on Vice’s new television network, VICELAND, at the end of February, actress Ellen Page and best friend Ian Daniel take viewers to LGBT communities around the world. From Japan to Brazil, Jamaica, and the United States, their aim is to discover what it’s like […]

| January 28, 2016
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GLAAD Media Award Nominees for 2016 Announced

GLAAD Media Award Nominees for 2016 Announced

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for acceptance. Awards ceremonies will be held April 2 […]

| January 28, 2016
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More News

Newest Women Astronauts Being Trained for Mission to Mars

Newest Women Astronauts Being Trained for Mission to Mars

| February 6, 2016

After being accepted into NASA’s astronaut training program in 2013, four women now comprise half of the newest astronaut class — a first in NASA history. Christina Hammock Koch, Nicole Aunapu Mann, Anne McClain, and Jessica Meir, who are now officially part of NASA’s astronaut corps, began the selection process and training over two years […]

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Lesbian Pioneer Jeanne Cordova Dies at Age 67

Lesbian Pioneer Jeanne Cordova Dies at Age 67

| January 28, 2016

Lesbian News reports that Jeanne Cordova, a lesbian pioneer and force of nature for LGBT civil rights, has died at the age of 67. “Suffering from brain cancer, Jeanne died peacefully at her home in Los Angeles last Sunday morning. She was with her spouse and partner for 25 years, Lynn Ballen, as well as […]

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Lake Worth Expands LGBT Rights

Lake Worth Expands LGBT Rights

| January 21, 2016

Lake Worth’s City Commission has unanimously taken three separate actions to ensure that the city’s LGBT residents and municipal employees will be protected from discrimination. The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council reports: “Focusing on the city’s power as a purchaser of goods and services, city commissioners updated their procurement policy to ensure equal opportunity […]

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Seventies Home of Lesbian Feminist Collective “The Furies” is on the way to National Historic Designation

Seventies Home of Lesbian Feminist Collective “The Furies” is on the way to National Historic Designation

| January 21, 2016

One of Capitol Hill’s Historic District houses that served as  home of early-seventies lesbian feminist collective, “The Furies,” is on its way to designation as a National Historic Landmark. LGBT history advocate Mark Meinke of the Rainbow Heritage Network filed the nominating application calling for historic landmark status for the two-story brick house at 219 […]

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