Local & State News

Gulfport Community Gets Together for a Pride Fun Ride

Gulfport Community Gets Together for a Pride Fun Ride

| June 25, 2017

More than 30 festive bike riders, including more than a dozen ProSuzy members, came out to make a fun ride around Gulfport in support of Pride weekend. Laura Henderson, wife of Mayor Sam Henderson, came up with the idea and the mayor planned the approximately 30-minute route that took riders from the Gulfport Historical Society […]

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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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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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Charlie Crist Visits St Pete Metro Center Facility Monday, May 22

Charlie Crist Visits St Pete Metro Center Facility Monday, May 22

| May 21, 2017

Metro Center Marks its 25th Year Providing Community Care Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) visits Metro Wellness and Community Centers’ St. Petersburg facility on Monday, May 22, to learn more about Metro’s expansion and discuss how legislation impacting the Affordable Care Act will affect the local LGBTQ community. Recent increases in HIV infections make Crist’s […]

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Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth Banned in Riviera Beach & Delray Beach

Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth Banned in Riviera Beach & Delray Beach

| May 10, 2017

Early May 2017, the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council earned two more notches in its belt: Riviera Beach and Delray Beach both joined the ranks of southeast  Florida cities that have banned conversion therapy for minors. Both city councils voted unanimously to join West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Boynton Beach in prohibiting the […]

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Spring Hill Teacher Fired After Assigning Questionable Survey to Middle School Students

Spring Hill Teacher Fired After Assigning Questionable Survey to Middle School Students

| April 15, 2017

Hernando County School officials have fired a middle school teacher who assigned students a survey asking their comfort level in dozens of potentially charged hypothetical social situations regarding sexual orientation, race and religion. The survey was assigned by a newly hired teacher in a class described as “The Leader in Me.”  Karen Jordan, a public […]

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Tampa Bay Area Citizens Organize Against Dismantling of Obamacare

Tampa Bay Area Citizens Organize Against Dismantling of Obamacare

| March 11, 2017

Low-Income Families’ Costs will Soar if Repeal Bill Goes Through The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the St. Petersburg Area is calling all concerned citizens to an emergency meeting on March 14 regarding the Congressional legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the US House’s plan to move this Repeal Bill through […]

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Saturday, March 11 – ACLU People Power Resistance Training Livestream Events

Saturday, March 11 – ACLU People Power Resistance Training Livestream Events

| March 6, 2017

We know that many of us feel powerless as we face an uncertain future following the 2016 election. ProSuzy is stepping up to help you stay informed about how you can make your voice heard. Watch our website over the coming weeks for more news of events and community resources to help us organize and […]

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