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Anti-Bully Film Costs Florida Teacher His Job

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Jun 29, 2014
Jeremy Rhoden, gay a teacher in Polatka, Fla., screened an anti-bullying film to his students at a February 20 school assembly. Parents and clergy condemned the film for attempting to "indoctrinate" children, and of "offending" God.

Florida AG: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm

By Gary Fineout | Friday May 30, 2014
The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would "impose significant public harm."

Miami Fashion Week

By Mike Halterman | Sunday May 11, 2014
Miami Fashion Week (MFW), which showcases the hottest looks from designers based in Miami, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and beyond, returns for its sixteenth straight year.

BeachBear Weekend 2014

By Mike Halterman | Thursday May 8, 2014
BeachBear Weekend is the newest international bear event, and everyone in Florida and further afield is excited ahead of its third annual weekend of fun parties.

Denied a Marriage License, Fla. Couple Sue Country Clerk :: The Interview

By Mike Halterman | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
On Tuesday, April 1, a Key West couple attempted to apply for a marriage license at the Monroe County clerk’s office. They were denied. They’re suing. Here’s what they have to say.

Group Intervening in Fla. Gay Marriage Lawsuits

Thursday Apr 3, 2014
The group that pushed Florida’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is intervening in lawsuits filed by gay couples that raise challenges.

Groups Defend Florida’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Friday Mar 28, 2014
A coalition of groups supporting Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn that ban.

Pridefest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches

By Mike Halterman | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Pridefest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches returns for its 21st annual celebrations, shining the spotlight on gay pride in Palm Beach County once again. This year’s pride will be a two-day affair, starting on Saturday, March 29.

’Manatee Pride’ in Bradenton

By Mike Halterman | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Manatee County, just south of Tampa, will have a reason to be proud this year as the Prism Youth Initiative organization ushers in the very first Manatee Pride. This celebration will be held on the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton on Saturday, March 22.

ACLU, Gay Couples Seek Fla. Marriage Recognition

By Curt Anderson | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.