News Bites for November 12, 2014

 

International

Eric Brinker, son a former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, is advocating for LGBT equality in the conservative Central European country. Brinker spoke recently at the “LGBT Night of Inclusion” at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest in co-operation with the Harvey Milk Foundation.

National

Lambda Legal is suing the Social Security Administration on behalf of a gay Chicago widow. The national organization is representing Dave Williams, a widower formerly of Arkansas, now living in Chicago, who was denied spousal benefits after the death of his husband, Carl Allen.

State

Miami Beach legislator David Richardson is the last man standing in Tallahassee. Richardson, 57, a Democrat, is a certified public accountant and the lone openly gay member of the Florida legislature.

Local

Equality Florida, the state’s largest civil rights organization, is coming to Fort Lauderdale for its annual fundraising gala on Nov. 16. Questions are sure to be on attendees’ minds in the election aftermath which did not bode well for the LGBT community.

 


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