Local & State News

New LGBT Partner Loss Support Group Starting in St Pete

New LGBT Partner Loss Support Group Starting in St Pete

| August 15, 2017

Rose, a member of ProSuzy, is starting a new support group in St Pete for LGBT folks who have experienced the death of their partner. After driving from St Pete to Sarasota twice a month for over a year, Rose is giving back by starting a new support group in Pinellas County. The St Pete/Pinellas […]

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Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota Invites New Singers to Fall Rehearsals

Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota Invites New Singers to Fall Rehearsals

| August 9, 2017

In a community full of arts organizations, Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, might not be a name you know, though the group is hoping to change that soon. Beginning as the Gulf Coast Men’s Choir two decades ago, the group has evolved, yet continues to be a place where LGBTQ singers find comradery and community. […]

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Artist Jo Silverleaf Honored for Orlando Shooting Memorial Paintings

Artist Jo Silverleaf Honored for Orlando Shooting Memorial Paintings

| July 26, 2017

Graphic artist and 15-year resident of Gulfport Jo Silverleaf was honored by city council on Tuesday, July 18, with the Spirit of Gulfport award. “In June of 2016, in honor and remembrance of the Orlando Pulse Club shooting victims, Silverleaf painted an emotional and vibrant portrait of an aching heart with the caption ‘Gulfport Loves […]

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Make Your Voice Heard – Take the Survey

Make Your Voice Heard – Take the Survey

| July 26, 2017

ProSuzy has joined hands with the LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia State University (GSU) LGBT Institute to seek participants in one of the largest surveys ever conducted of LGBTQ individuals in the South. “Our stories are not being told,” according to an LGBT Institute brochure. “Solid research is […]

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Greenacres, Florida Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

Greenacres, Florida Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors

| July 20, 2017

One city at a time, PBCHRC is making Palm Beach County a safe space for LGBT minors. The latest to join the list is the City of Greenacres, the 8th largest municipality in Palm Beach County with a population of 38, 696. Other cities that have signed on include: June 2017: City of Palm Beach […]

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What’s Whip Fishing? Please Help Penny & Elise Make History for Women

What’s Whip Fishing? Please Help Penny & Elise Make History for Women

| July 17, 2017

What is Whip Fishing? Inclement Weather Put a Damper on this Interesting Demonstration, but Penny & Elise Still Need Your Support to Make Their History Trip Women make history around the world, sometimes in unusual ways. This August, six accomplished female anglers will represent the US for the first time at the 24th Annual Ladies […]

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Pride Month Silent Art Auction Raises $1,600 for Sonia Plotnick Health Fund

Pride Month Silent Art Auction Raises $1,600 for Sonia Plotnick Health Fund

| July 6, 2017

Support for the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund’s recent fundraiser overwhelmed SPHF board members and Jackie Ades, owner of Domain Home Accessories & Gallery in Gulfport, that hosted the event. The inaugural event was such a success that plans are already in the works to do it again, said Ades. Domain may even try having two […]

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One Orlando Collection: 5,000 Memories

One Orlando Collection: 5,000 Memories

| June 27, 2017

On June 12, 2016, Orlando experienced the darkest and most difficult day of its history. The mass murder that took place at Pulse Nightclub has deeply impacted LGBTQ and Latinx communities all over Florida, the US and the world. Now the Orange County Government and the Orange County Regional History Center has opened the One […]

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