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  • ACLU, Gay Couples Seek Florida Marriage Recognition

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- 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.

  • Against Me! Singer on Transition, New Album

    Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she’s able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band’s latest album because she’s no longer hiding.

  • Charlie Crist Apologizes For Supporting Gay Marriage Ban

    In an extraordinary interview, Florida’s former Republican Governor Charlie Crist apologized last month for having supported efforts to ban on same-sex marriage on the ballot in that state in 2008.

  • Charlie Crist Invokes Jeb Bush On Condition of GOP

    (CNN) -- Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat who is running for governor in Florida, echoed former Gov. Jeb Bush in describing what he characterizes as an extremist turn in the GOP.

  • Charlie Crist: “I’m Sorry.”

    A union hall was an unlikely venue for Charlie Crist’s first interview with the LGBT press. But the former Republican governor, now Democratic candidate for the same office, has a busy schedule these days. After meeting with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades on Saturday, Dec. 14, he made himself available for an exclusive conversation.

  • Fla Mayors Send Message to Putin: ‘End Discrimination’

    As the Winter Olympics gets underway this week in Sochi, mayors from three of Florida’s most important cities have joined together to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and visitors.

  • Florida Couples Sue for Freedom to Marry

    Marriage is back in the news in Florida after Tuesday morning’s announcement that groups are coming together to challenge the state law barring same-sex marriage.

  • Florida Dems Say Scott Campaign Broke Fundraising Law

    TALLAHASSEE — The head of the Florida Democratic Party is contending that Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign broke the state's campaign finance laws by shifting money between accounts.

  • Florida Sees a Bump in Hate Crimes

    Tallahassee – Hate crimes are on the rise in the Sunshine State.

  • Gay Camping in Florida: Everything You Need to Know

    Gay Camping and RVing in Florida

    A few years ago I bought a 28-foot Sunnybrook fifth wheel trailer, and named it Heath. Heath was towed by a 2500HD Chevrolet Silverado pickup, which I named Jake. Last year I upgraded to an Open Range 350 square foot condo on wheels with all the comforts of home including a washer and dryer, and king size memory foam bed — he is also named Heath. Hauling Heath Jake can pass anything except a gas station.

  • Gloves Off in Governor's Race

    THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 29, 2014..........Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrats Charlie Crist and Nan Rich came out swinging on Wednesday at the first event where all three gubernatorial candidates appeared in advance of the November election.

  • Groups Defend Florida’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    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.

  • Marion County Not Extending Healthcare to Same-Sex Couples

    Ocala, Fla. - “There is no legal right not to follow state law” was the official opinion of Guy Minter, Marion County attorney, in response to being asked if there are any legal repercussions in denying health benefits to same-sex married couples in which one, or both, are employed by the county.

  • Pot Amendment Puts Cloud Over Anti-Seizure Marijuana Debate

    THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 28, 2014..........Backers of a non-euphoric strain of cannabis that helps reduce seizures in children aren't giving up on a legislative fix, but the politics of pot could make their uphill battle even steeper.

  • Scott Administration Wants More Restrictions On Marijuana Proposal

    THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 21, 2014..........Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn't get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

  • Sharon Gless Fights for Marriage Equality in FL

    Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sharon Gless has joined with Equality Florida Institute in its fight for marriage equality. A vocal advocate for LGBT rights, in 2013 Ms. Gless took a leading role in Equality Florida’s Get Engaged campaign, a public education campaign to build support for marriage equality in the state.

  • Six Couples Sue Florida for Right to Marry

    Last month six couples sued the State of Florida for the right to marriage.

  • Statewide Domestic Partner Registry Filed

    Tallahassee – State Rep. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) has filed HB 439, which approved, would create a domestic partner registry for the state of Florida.