Local & State News

Gulfport Library Wins Prestigious ALA Award

Gulfport Library Wins Prestigious ALA Award

| February 14, 2018

Gulfport’s Public Library has just earned a prestigious award for its work in support of the LGBTQ community. The Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community is presented by the American Library Association’s GLBT Round Table (GLBTRT). According to the ALA “This year’s award is being given to the Gulfport Public Library in […]

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Out Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired After Posting Wedding Pics on Social Media

Out Miami Catholic School Teacher Fired After Posting Wedding Pics on Social Media

| February 12, 2018

GayStarNews reports that an openly gay first grade teacher at Miami’s Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School was fired after posting pictures of her wedding to social media. What happened? Jocelyn Morffi, who worked at the school for seven years, was abruptly fired on Thursday, 8 February by principal Dr. Carlota E. Morales. On Friday, […]

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Susan Kravits Exhibit at Stonewall Museum Chronicles “Invasion of the Pines”

Susan Kravits Exhibit at Stonewall Museum Chronicles “Invasion of the Pines”

| February 12, 2018

Now through March 11 – Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem: Independence Day on Fire Island – Photography by Susan Kravitz – Over the past thirty years, Susan Kravitz has photographed the Invasion of the Pines, an annual event that occurs every July 4th and involves participants from the Fire Island communities of Cherry Grove and the […]

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Scott Skyberg Leaves TIGLFF After Two Successful Years

Scott Skyberg Leaves TIGLFF After Two Successful Years

| February 7, 2018

For two years, the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s Board of Directors and Executive Director Scott Skyberg have nurtured and strengthened the annual Film Festival (TIGLFF), now in its 29th year, as well as new programs honoring the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allies’ community throughout Tampa Bay.   “I would […]

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Komen Central Florida Closes … Suncoast Group Schedules February 17 Race

Komen Central Florida Closes … Suncoast Group Schedules February 17 Race

| January 15, 2018

Paul Brinkmann, Orlando Sentinel, reports:  “Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s affiliate in metro Orlando is closing its doors, and canceling a February race to raise funds. Komen Central Florida, based in Oviedo, becomes the latest Komen chapter to close or cut back activity following years of controversy. The Arizona chapter closed in 2017.” Komen […]

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Lunch & Learn: Elder LGBT Sexuality Presentation at Gulfport Public Library

Lunch & Learn: Elder LGBT Sexuality Presentation at Gulfport Public Library

| January 10, 2018

Author to Speak on the Topic of Elder LGBT Sexuality Tuesday, January 30, noon – 1 pm Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Ave S, Gulfport Dr. Jane Fleishman will offer a presentation on the topic of the sexual lives of older LGBTQ community members on Tuesday, January 30 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at […]

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Miami Beach Synagogue Appoints Its First Female Senior Rabbi

Miami Beach Synagogue Appoints Its First Female Senior Rabbi

| January 10, 2018

Reported by the Miami Herald: “For two years, the rabbinic search committee at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach looked nationally to find the right person to be the new senior rabbi at the 75-year-old synagogue. To no one’s surprise, the new senior rabbi is actually a rabbi who has served at Temple Beth Sholom […]

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Florida’s New “Gayberry” … Wilton Manors

Florida’s New “Gayberry” … Wilton Manors

| January 8, 2018

The city of Wilton Manors is stepping into the spotlight as Florida’s new “Gayberry” after winning a bronze award for “Best Gayborhood” from Q.Digital, a media company focused on the LGBTQ community. Readers from GayCities.com cast more than 48,000 votes for places throughout the world, in 13 categories including favorite destinations, romantic getaways and best […]

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