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St Pete Designated Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

St Pete Designated Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

| December 13, 2017

Patch reports that the City of St Petersburg has been awarded a silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Community award by the League of America Bicyclists. St Petersburg is the only mid-size or large city in Florida to receive the silver designation. To date, more than 800 communities have applied for the designation, but only 400 have received a […]

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Bea Arthur’s New York Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth Opens

Bea Arthur’s New York Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth Opens

| December 12, 2017

LGBTQ Nation reports that just in time for Christmas, New York’s Ali Forney Center has officially opened its new LGBTQ youth homeless residence – the Bea Arthur Residence. The 18-room facility is located in the Lower East Side of New York City. The official opening took place on November 30, and many notables were on […]

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Fay Jacobs Wins Rainbow Book Award

Fay Jacobs Wins Rainbow Book Award

| December 12, 2017

Author and humorist Fay Jacobs’ book Fried & Convicted – Rehoboth Beach Uncorked has just been named one of the top three Best LGBT Books of the Year for 2017 from the International Rainbow Awards. The annual contest included more than 400 books from all over the world, juried by 137 judges, and included submissions […]

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Sarasota Thanksgiving

Sarasota Thanksgiving

| November 28, 2017

Many thanks to ProSuzy member, Mary, from Sarasota and her helpers for preparing another wonderful Thanksgiving dinner to share with lesbians who might have otherwise spent the holiday alone. “Without you keeping this going year after year a lot of us would be celebrating alone,” says one gal who comes to all of Mary’s house […]

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VIDEO: Interview with Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Legislator from Virginia

VIDEO: Interview with Nation’s First Openly Transgender State Legislator from Virginia

| November 8, 2017

Danica Roem won her election last night to become the first openly transgender state legislator in American history and the victory was especially sweet since her opponent was the most anti-LGBTQ politicians in the state, according to a report from LGBTQ Nation. “During his ruthless campaign, Bob Marshall was aggressively transphobic, including refusing to debate […]

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Tampa Bay LGBTQ Community Celebrates November 7 Election

Tampa Bay LGBTQ Community Celebrates November 7 Election

| November 8, 2017

Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ community is celebrating the re-election of St Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and out lesbian council member Darden Rice in the Tuesday, November 7 election. Another out lesbian council woman Amy Foster won re-election to her seat earlier this year because there was no challenger. Kriseman defeated former Mayor Rick Baker with 51 […]

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Resources for Transgender Residents of Southern States

Resources for Transgender Residents of Southern States

| October 22, 2017

According to the Campaign for Southern Equality, new data from the Williams Institute shows that more than 500,000 trans folks call the South home. Too often, they face a lack of resources and support. To respond to that need, the Campaign is releasing Trans in the South: A Guide to Resources and Services. (Updated as […]

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VIDEO: In the Wake of Las Vegas, Ellen Looks Back at Everyday Heroes

VIDEO: In the Wake of Las Vegas, Ellen Looks Back at Everyday Heroes

| October 4, 2017

Ellen made a touching statement on her show Tuesday in response to the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas. Her response was posted on YouTube: “Despite the fact there’s so much going on in the world right now, Ellen still believes there’s a lot more good in the world than bad. Over the past 15 […]

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