Miami Beach Gay Pride Contest

Show your rainbow colors, and enter to win an eight-day Pride vacation for two to “America’s Riviera,” Miami Beach, followed by a Caribbean cruise aboard the luxurious Norwegian Sky.  Miami Beach Gay Pride has teamed up with Passport Magazine, Source Events and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) to host the Pride-ful vacation for two, April 16 – 23, centering on Miami Beach Gay Pride.

Amanda Simpson, Transgendered Commerce Dept. Appointee
ABC News

President Obama recently named Amanda Simpson to be a Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department. In a statement, Simpson, a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's board of directors, said that "as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others."

Shelley Freeman

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, presents A Women’s Empowerment Luncheon, the first of a bi-monthly program showcasing successful Chamber Members who are professional women.

The guest speaker will be Ms. Shelley Freeman, President, Wells Fargo/Wachovia Florida, on January 20, 2010, at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Blvd., Coral Gables, FL. (305-445-1926). Registration begins at 11:30am with lunch and presentation at 12:00 Noon. Lunch is $35 for MDGLCC members and $45 for non-members. Luncheon reservations are requested. RSVP to the office and pre-payment is required. Please submit your name (and guests) by calling the Chamber office at 305-573-4000. You may also fax to our secure line at 305-573-4787 or, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scott Penfold, Salt Lake City Councilman
Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council:"Now, after three decades of building a life, career and penchant for a growing community, the erstwhile gardener is ready to dig in to city politics. He replaces Eric Jergensen, a moderate who stepped down after eight years.

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