Paulette Armstead, 67, is the first black lesbian to be hired by the St. Petersburg, Florida Police Department. She’s seeking a state house seat in Florida’s district 92, which covers 10 municipalities in Broward County.
At their monthly meeting, the Dolphin Democrats endorsed a slate of candidates for the upcoming general elections.
The Dolphin Democrats celebrated their 35 years of politics in the LGBT community by holding an Awards Gayla Honoring LGBTA Pioneers. Over 100 members and friends of the Dolphins attended the event, held at Café Vico Restaurant and Piano Bar in Fort Lauderdale.
The Dolphin Democrats’ Membership Committee will host an “Active & Engaged Bottomless Brunch” for young LGBT Democrats and their friends on Sunday, February 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Dolphins’ Brunch will be held at the popular Sea & Olive Restaurant, located at 2390 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors.
At the Feb. 21 meeting of the Dolphin Democrats, “the fix was in.”
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel was the main speaker at the Dolphin Democrats’ October 11 General Membership Meeting, held at the main meeting room of the Pride Center at Equality Park.
Dolphin Democrats observed Black History Month during the Club’s Annual Meeting (February 21) with a Keynote Speech by U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.).
The Dolphin Democrats combined business with pleasure when they met at the Pride Center at Equality Park on December 13. The Dolphins’ Holiday Party was held in conjunction with the Club’s regularly scheduled membership meeting. The Dolphins’ event attracted over 60 community members, 15 of which joined or renewed their membership. In addition, 30 toys were donated for the Dolphins’ holiday toy drive.
On the anniversary of President Harry S. Truman’s desegregation of the military, July 26, 1948, President Donald Trump announced that he would ban transgender individuals from serving in the military. It was a reversal from the June 2016 decision President Barack Obama made to allow transgender service members to serve openly.
A breakdown in communications has some members of the Dolphin Democrats questioning the level of commitment from Fort Lauderdale’s elected officials.
Political campaign ads traditionally feature a talent pool barely suitable for low-budget local commercials. GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz' TV campaign will hardly be an exception to this rule.