At its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 21, the Rusty Gordon LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Palm Beach re-elected President Wayne Whitson; Vice President Steven Licari; Secretary Kevin Muth; and Treasurer Davilyn Whims. Elections are held in odd numbered years and positions are for two-year terms.
Lauren Baer has a chance to make history.
"We must gather together like this again and again, because we cannot be together enough when something like this happens. This is what we are hard-wired as human beings to do: be there and comfort one another. What happened was all about hate and violence. It had nothing to do with God or faith or any one spiritual tradition. Don't let this cut you off from your spirituality or from reaching out to others who are different from you. Reach out to one another - it's the best way to heal and to affirm life in the face of such horrific death.”
Compassand Palm Beach County Victim Services have teamed up to raise awareness of LGBT-related sexual assault and domestic violence.
The topic of HIV/AIDS was the central theme of the Palm Beach County Democratic Women’s Club meeting Saturday, Oct. 3, in Lake Worth.
Adrienne Percival was born in Maryland and grew up in central Virginia. She attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta whence she subsequently migrated to South Florida and Lake Worth, joining Compass Community Center. She is currently taking a program on Women’s Studies at FAU.
Dr. David Mittleman grew up in White Plains, New York, where he experienced little homophobic discrimination as a youth. He knew he was gay by age 5 and he came out to his parents when he was 20.
Dr. Howard Grossman is a long-time leader in the areas of LGBT health and HIV medicine. He recently relocated to South Florida, to practice internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s West Palm Beach location.
Elayna Toby Singer used a love of nature to fuel both her professional and artistic careers.
LGBT elderly people face huge setbacks when retirement age hits. By the time many older LGBT adults figure out their finances and long-term care, it’s usually too late. But Jana Panarites’ is fixing that with her Agewyz Podcast.
Janis Kidder is a retired rocket scientist. She is also an out lesbian. Pretty impressive for a 1969 graduate of Belle Glade High School and Auburn University in Alabama.
Jessica Blackman didn’t grow up knowing she was attracted to other women. But when Blackman met her wife, Katie Wright, she knew she was the one.
This origin story dates back to 1973.
Lee Edmondson was born and raised in Erie, PA. Like many of his generation, he knew he was gay at an early age. He started dating around age 16. He came out to his family when his mother asked him if he was gay.
Marcie Hall didn’t choose activism. Activism chose her.
Mason Phelps Jr. is a serious sportsman. The former Olympian and past president of the National Horse Show is also the founder and producer of the International Gay Polo Tournament.
Michael Grattendick admits it’s a scary time for the LGBT community in the current political climate.
Michael Woods has been in Florida his entire life, and as an openly gay teacher at Santaluces Community High School, he takes pride in working with LGBT youth.
She came from a family of musicians, but Myra Koutzen eventually became a politician and mayor of Palm Beach Shores.
To call Rolando Chang Barrero just “an artist” is an understatement. He is an outspoken activist for the South Florida arts scene, especially in Palm Beach County, where he has resided for the past several years.