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Stonewall Festival Recalls Struggle for Civil Rights

Stonewall Festival Recalls Struggle for Civil Rights

By John McDonald | Jun 25
In a country where gays can marry and serve in the military in many places there remains a pressure to stay in the closet as companies and even states offer little to no protections.

Pride in Polk: Conservative Area PrideFest Hopes to Change Hearts and Minds

Pride in Polk: Conservative Area PrideFest Hopes to Change Hearts and Minds

By Denise Royal | Jun 12
It's Pride Time in Polk County, with a full weekend of events planned from June 14 to June 17. The third annual gathering is happening in Lakeland, Florida, about 215 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale.

 Florida Legislature Passes Pulse Remembrance Day Resolution

Florida Legislature Passes Pulse Remembrance Day Resolution

By Michael d'Oliveira | Jun 12
The passage of the Pulse Remembrance Day resolution in the Florida legislature is mostly a symbolic victory. But the author of the resolution, HR 8077, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, considers it a victory nonetheless.

Rest Stops For Cruising: 'The Homosexual Capital of Palm Beach and Broward Counties'

Rest Stops For Cruising: 'The Homosexual Capital of Palm Beach and Broward Counties'

By Graham Brunk | Jun 6
It was in the film "There's Something About Mary," but was this really a thing?

Florida Activist Confronts Gov. Scott Over Omissions

Florida Activist Confronts Gov. Scott Over Omissions

By John McDonald | Apr 2
Broward County human rights activist Michael Rajner confronted Florida Governor Rick Scott this week in Tallahassee over the Governor's failure to mention the LGBT community in his annual State of the State address.

West Palm Beach Passes Pro-Immigrant Resolution

West Palm Beach Passes Pro-Immigrant Resolution

By Chris Persaud | Apr 1
West Palm city commissioners on Monday unanimously passed a resolution intended to reduce undocumented immigrants' fears of local police.

Wilton Manors, Florida, Votes to Fly Transgender Flag on Limited Basis

Wilton Manors, Florida, Votes to Fly Transgender Flag on Limited Basis

By Michael d'Oliveira | Apr 1
Wilton Manors will "acknowledge the T," as Vice Mayor Justin Flippen has become fond of saying, by flying the transgender flag.

 Armed 'Men Dressed as Women' Allegedly Rob Florida Check Cashing Store

Armed 'Men Dressed as Women' Allegedly Rob Florida Check Cashing Store

By Brittany Ferrendi | Mar 18
The Broward Sheriff's Office released a statement last week claiming two men dressed up as women robbed Sam's Subs and Check Cashing in Pompano Beach.

AP Exclusive: Under Radar, Florida Spent $240M on Lawyers

AP Exclusive: Under Radar, Florida Spent $240M on Lawyers

By Gary Fineout | Mar 14
Gov. Rick Scott and other top Florida Republicans frequently complain about government spending, but they have quietly spent more than $237 million on private lawyers to advance and defend their agendas, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Black Women Rise: Gathering Looks to Empower Black LGBT Women in A Trump-Led World

Black Women Rise: Gathering Looks to Empower Black LGBT Women in A Trump-Led World

By Ryan Yousefi | Mar 11
If there was ever a time to stand up for what you believe in, and at the same time help educate others on what your cause is, it's right here, right now, at this moment. It's indeed time to rise up and for what you believe in.

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