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Marriage Equality Faces Challenges in Florida

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jul 24, 2013
Even with the deflating of DOMA and Proposition 8, marriage equality in Florida still has some significant obstacles to overcome.

Unity Coalition Legends Ball Raises Funds for Marriage Equality

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Apr 8, 2013
Miami’s Unity Coalition/Coalicion Unida will held a series of lectures and exhibits, all kicked off by the Apr. 11 Legends Ball, to raise funds for marriage equality in the Sunshine State.

One Florida School Protects Students, While Another Forbids GSA

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Feb 22, 2013
While on Orange County School voted to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policy, the Lake County School Board faces criticism for preventing students from starting a GSA.

Scorned by Florida DMV, Gay Couple Amends Name-Change Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 20, 2013
A gay couple’s attempt to get a new driver’s license became a civil rights issue when a Tallahassee DMV office’s hostility and homophobia led to ACLU involvement, and an eventual policy rewrite to make sure this won’t happen again.

Families First to Grant Domestic Partnerships to Florida Citizens

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 6, 2013
Florida State Senator Eleanor Sobel filed recent legislation to offer important legal protections to same-sex couples. Unfortunately, the fight is nowhere near over.

"In the Spirit of Palm Beach": An Insider’s Guide

Sunday Oct 28, 2012
Established as a luxury vacation destination in southern Florida for the rich and famous in the early 1900s, Palm Beach is synonymous with old-world glamour and new-world sophistication.

Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Virtues

By Joey Amato | Thursday Jun 28, 2012
Known as one of the country’s foremost LGBT capitals, Fort Lauderdale definitely offers visitors a plethora of dining, entertainment and cultural options, not to mention miles of pristine beaches perfect for those looking to catch some rays.

Hollywood Glamour at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida

By Mark Thompson | Saturday Jun 16, 2012
The low-down on The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, as it’s grown from a beachy, Rat Pack hideaway to the perfect backdrop for your Bladerunner-themed Facebook pics. There’s a motorcycle riding pastry chef and glass-bottomed pool too.

AIDS Help Presents the 5th Annual Key West Pride Film Festival

Sunday May 27, 2012
Now in its 5th year, the Key West Pride Film Festival at Tropic Cinema has been sponsored and programmed by the Education department at AIDS Help since its inception, with the goal to provide free public access to cinematic works, some little-seen.

Orlando Black Pride Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Six-Day Event

Friday May 25, 2012
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in a big way, Orlando Black Pride will take place May 29 through June 3 at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel and other venues throughout Orlando.

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