Local & State News

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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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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Nation’s Top LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Right Here in the ProSuzy Community

Nation’s Top LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Right Here in the ProSuzy Community

| December 6, 2017

Palmetto and Fort Myers are home to two of the top 15 LGBT-friendly senior living communities in the US, according to a report just released by SeniorAdvice.com, one of the nation’s top senior housing referral services. As attitudes and awareness about the LGBT community have changed around the country, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

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Looking for MLK Day of Service Ideas & Team Members

Looking for MLK Day of Service Ideas & Team Members

| December 6, 2017

For three years, Gulfport has participated in the National MLK Day of Service in celebration of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s life. Saturday, January 13, will be Gulfport’s 4th Annual event. Last year local residents and Americans across the country served in food banks, in schools, in hospitals and outdoors. For 2018, ProSuzy is asking […]

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Florida Small Business Poll Shows Support for LGBTQ Employees & Customers

Florida Small Business Poll Shows Support for LGBTQ Employees & Customers

| November 28, 2017

by Drew Wilson at Florida Politics A coalition of Florida businesses touted a poll Wednesday that shows broad support among Florida small business owners for laws protecting LGBTQ workers and customers from discrimination. “Small business owners recognize that to find the most talented employees, they need to ensure their workplace has non-discrimination policies in place,” […]

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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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Local AIDS Treatment Pioneer Dr. Bob Wallace Will Speak in Gulfport to Commemorate World AIDS Day

Local AIDS Treatment Pioneer Dr. Bob Wallace Will Speak in Gulfport to Commemorate World AIDS Day

| October 30, 2017

The Gulfport Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center has announced that local AIDS treatment pioneer Dr. Bob Wallace, MD will be the featured speaker on Thursday, November 30th at 7 pm. The program will take place at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue South, Gulfport, Florida. Dr. Wallace is a pioneer in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. […]

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Local Pitch for Amazon HQ Features Equality Florida’s Nadine Smith with Rowdies Players & CEOs

Local Pitch for Amazon HQ Features Equality Florida’s Nadine Smith with Rowdies Players & CEOs

| October 28, 2017

From Florida Politics by Mitch Perry: “Former Raymond James Board Chair and CEO Tom James, Equality Florida’s Nadine Smith and two Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer players are featured in a two-minute, forty-second video intended to woo Amazon to the Tampa Bay-area for its second headquarters.” “Dozens of cities across the country had a Thursday deadline […]

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