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  • Andy Amoroso - Store Owner & Politician

    Openly gay Lake Worth City Commissioner, Andy Amoroso, says he has never come out.

  • Anthony Timiraos - Bringing Home the Bacon

    Anthony Timiraos, president, CEO and co-founder of Our Fund, a foundation that encourages and nurtures philanthropy and support for the LGBT community of South Florida, says he has an exit strategy that will keep it strong even when he leaves it.

  • Bishop S.F. Makalani-MaHee - Trans Activist

    Raised in a black Pentecostal home in New York, the bishop knows first hand the struggles of grappling with your sexuality and the teachings of the church. Today as a church leader and a transgender man, he teaches the LGBT community that they are loved.

  • Charlie Fredrickson - Photo Historian

    Charlie Fredrickson is a photochronicler extraordinaire, active churchman and consistent supporter of the gay community in Palm Beach County.

  • Chuck Nicholls - Putting ‘Angel’ in Tuesday’s Angels

    Chuck Nicholls was born in Chicago and moved to Washington D.C. to pursue his career. He’s a Michigan State University graduate and did his graduate studies at The University of Florida. For him, one of his career highlights was being a founding member of The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. There, he enjoyed the teamwork involved in developing safety standards for consumer products.

  • Cindy Brown - ?Leader in Business & Activism

    A native Floridian and Miami-Dade resident nearly all her life, Cindy Brown holds bachelors degrees from the University of Miami in psychology and criminology and is the current executive director of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.  She’s also a highly accomplished executive and champion of the LGBT community.  ??

  • Craig Stevens, News Anchor - In the Spotlight

    Craig Stevens has impressive credentials.

  • Dean J. Trantalis - Out & Proud Politician

    Dean Trantalis was born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut. He graduated cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In 1979, he completed his legal studies at the Stetson University School of Law. He took his studies aboard and studied international law in London, Eastern Europe and Russia.

  • Deidre Newton - Real Estate Mogul

    For many, owning a business is a life in and of itself, but for Deidre Newton, owner of Huntington Trescott Properties, her work as a realtor intermingled with her activity in politics and LGBT activism makes her a catalyst for change. She’s a true worker for the people, and one who helps others achieve their goals through the use of her skills professionally and politically. ??

  • Elizabeth Schwartz - Attorney & Activist

    Attorney Elizabeth Schwartz says, “Sometimes, when I come out to friends who knew me way back when, their reaction is ‘We always knew you were a lesbian, but we never dreamed you’d become a lawyer!’”

  • Emilio Benitez - Protecting Our Children

    Emilio Benitez grew up in Miami and is native to Havana, Cuba. The past 27 years, Benitez has resided in Hollywood, Florida. He’s a Tulane University graduate and received his Juris Doctorate at the University of Florida.

  • George Castrataro —Attorney & Activist

    Attorney George Castrataro, in private practice since 2008, has never stopped giving large amounts of time to pro bono work and community service. He reacts strongly to cases involving victimization, predatory lending and lack of protections for LGBT couples.

  • Glen Weinzimer - SMART Ride Founder

    When Glen Weinzimer, founder of the SMART Ride, was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS in 1993, he did not expect to be one of the lucky few who managed to survive.

  • Joe Pallant - Insurance Mogul

    Joe Pallant is a business savvy Miami Beach native who thought the fax machine was a brilliant idea. He obtained his MBA from the University of Miami. He’s a real estate broker and licensed property and casualty insurance agent for the state of Florida.

  • John Castelli - Real Estate Mogul

    A real estate agent since the mid 90's, Castelli has built nothing short of a real estate empire and if there's one word to describe his accomplishments it would be “mogul.”

  • John Paul Alvarez - Political Hopeful

    He’s young, battle tested and confident. Meet John Paul Alvarez, candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, District 100.

  • Jowharah Sanders - Protecting Our Youth

    In October 2009 Jowharah Sanders founded National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE), a community-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.

  • Ken Keechl - Broward’s First Gay Mayor

    At a young-looking 51-years-old, Ken Keechl stands out. Proud of his success in business and politics, Keechl and his partner of 17 years, Ted Adcock, were married in New York in 2011.

  • Kim Ehly - Founder Kutumba Theatre Project

    Playwright Kim Ehly is the leading voice in theater for South Florida’s lesbian community.

  • Kristofer Fegenbush - A Big Role; A Modest Man

    When you ask Kris Fegenbush what makes The Pride Center successful, you may want to sit down. It could take awhile.