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VIDEO: Safe Place Decals Available for St Pete Businesses to Help Hate Crime Victims

VIDEO: Safe Place Decals Available for St Pete Businesses to Help Hate Crime Victims

| June 17, 2017

“If promoting safety, if promoting tolerance, if promoting diversity, then yes, I’m promoting that,” St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman told WFLA news after joining the St Petersburg Police Department in launching a new SAFE PLACE initiative in the city. The program’s goal is to have local businesses display rainbow decals on the front door or […]

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Pride Month Will Conclude in Gulfport Thursday, June 29th with Two Special Events

Pride Month Will Conclude in Gulfport Thursday, June 29th with Two Special Events

| June 13, 2017

Pride month will conclude in Gulfport on Thursday evening, June 29, with two special events supporting two of our community’s most important non-profit groups – the Gulfport Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center and the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund. Thursday, June 22 @ noon: Leading up to these events, the Resource Center  hosts a “lunch and learn” […]

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Atlanta’s Police Chief Comes Out in June Magazine Profile

Atlanta’s Police Chief Comes Out in June Magazine Profile

| June 7, 2017

Atlanta magazine introduced the city’s new police chief Erika Shields as the department’s first openly gay chief, and the second woman to lead the APD, in its June 2017 issue. Appointed in December 2016, Atlanta’s Camille Pendley reports that Shields is “chipping away at an ambitious agenda for the 1,850-officer department—one that could please both […]

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Chicago Unveils LGBTQ Veterans Monument on Memorial Day

Chicago Unveils LGBTQ Veterans Monument on Memorial Day

| June 7, 2017

LGBTQ Nation reports: “American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) officially unveiled Chicago‘s first memorial to LGBTQ veterans this Memorial Day, highlighting the sacrifices of troops who often served in silence. The granite monument is one of just a handful in the nation honoring LGBTQ servicemembers.” “Every veteran should be remembered and honored for their service,” […]

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Calls Out Trump in Wellesley Commencement Address

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Calls Out Trump in Wellesley Commencement Address

| June 7, 2017

“When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them—it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society. You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason.” — Hillary Clinton’s words of warning to 2017 graduates of Wellesley College. Clinton, a […]

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St Petersburg College Trustees Name First Woman, First Black President

St Petersburg College Trustees Name First Woman, First Black President

| June 7, 2017

St Petersburg College announced the unanimous selection of its seventh President, Dr Tonjua Williams, during a special meeting May 31 of its Board of Trustees. Dr Williams is the college’s first woman and first African-American to serve as president. According to a press release, Williams is currently the college’s Sr Vice President Student Services, a […]

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Lesbian Sprinter Wins Two NCAA Titles in Bradenton Event

Lesbian Sprinter Wins Two NCAA Titles in Bradenton Event

| June 7, 2017

Merrimack College sprinter Carly Muscaro finished her collegiate track career June 2017, winning two national NCAA titles. She won the 400 meters (51.90 seconds) and the 200 meters (23.40 seconds). The 200-meter national title at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships was her second title of the day and the sixth NCAA title of […]

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US Soccer Teams Wear Rainbow Numbers for Pride

US Soccer Teams Wear Rainbow Numbers for Pride

| June 7, 2017

US Soccer and You Can Play have joined hands to fight homophobia and transphobia in sports during the month of June. In honor of Pride Month, men’s and women’s national soccer teams will wear rainbow numbers on their uniforms. LGBTQ Nation reports that the men’s team will wear the uniforms at their match against Venezula, […]

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