Palm Beach

  • Teen Killed In Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabbing, To Be Laid To Rest

    By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Oren Liebermann and Jason Hanna (CNN) -- Shira Banki, the high schooler fatally stabbed at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, will be laid to rest Monday, a day after Israel's Prime Minister called on his people to "vigorously fight manifestations of hate."

  • The High Fashion of Miss Pride Palm Beach 

    Last week, Compass co-sponsored one of the glitziest pageants Palm Beach County will see all year — with Katalena Davenport Dupree taking home the crown. Here is SFGN’s official fashion rundown highlighting all the top moments from the show that took place on the Lake Worth Playhouse stage.

  • The Life and Legacy of Michael ‘LaLa’ Brown

    Ten years ago the LGBT community in Palm Beach County suffered a tremendous loss when a bar manager, activist and beloved member of the community was murdered. And even though he’s gone, his legacy continues to live on through others, Compass and H.G. Roosters in West Palm Beach. 

  • The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Details Plans For 2019

    Many LGBT activists and organizations are setting goals for the new year, one organization being the Human Rights Council (HRC) of Palm Beach County, a non-profit LGBT advocacy group. 

  • The Red Hat Brunch Shines Spotlight on Women With HIV 

    Nearly 30,000 men in the U.S. were diagnosed each year with HIV/AIDS from 2012-2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But in those years, 6,000 women per year were also affected. Because more men than women are typically impacted by HIV, the female population gets overlooked. 

  • Toni Armstrong Jr. — Still Having a BLAST 

    While successfully advancing through a career as a special education teacher for 30 years, Toni Armstrong Jr. has her sights aimed high on another objective: activism.

  • Trump Protests this week in W. Palm and Port St. Lucie

    Protestors carry Anti-Trump signs outside Mar-A-Lago, Feb. 4

    UPDATE: Monday's time of protest has been changed to 3:30-5 p.m. from 8-10 p.m.

    Palm Beach County groups organized against President Donald Trump have started merging. 

  • Two LGBT High School Seniors Awarded PBCHRC Scholarships

    The future of Palm Beach County’s LGBT youth is bright — and $2,000 richer. 

  • Velvet Lenore’s ‘Heart of Dance’ Takes Place Saturday  

    Palm Beach County’s record of community collaborations for charity will continue Aug. 24 at drag queen Velvet Lenore’s “Heart of Dance.” In partnership with Urban Generation, a South Florida event company, Lenore will present the show at the Lake Worth Playhouse and help fund kids’ performance and dance classes. 

  • Walk Palm Beach Hopes To Raise $20,000 On World AIDS Day 

    Pierrette J. Cazeau knows first hand what it feels like to be singled out. In 1990 she marched on the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on blood donations from Haitians. 

  • Wedding Bells Ring Throughout South Florida

    Just after midnight at the South County Courthouse in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County Clerk Sharon Bock married more than five dozen couples in a group ceremony that took place in front of the “Freedom Shrine.”

  • Welcome to Pride: The party with a purpose returns this weekend

    Every pride festival is unique, from place to place and from year to year. With each parade there is another reason to celebrate (or protest) and with every festival there is an opportunity to party with a purpose. Here, in Palm Beach County, we have gotten in the habit of telling people we march in March because that’s when the snowbirds are here. We memorialize the Stonewall Uprising the last week of June with the rest of the nation at our annual Stonewall Ball, but we take to our warm streets when many people across the country are busy shoveling theirs.

  • West Palm Beach Passes Employee Benefits Ordinance – First in Palm Beach County

    On Monday evening, August 18 the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC) won another victory on the path to civil equality for LGBT residents.

  • Women’s Health Conference at Compass

    The 2nd Annual Women’s Health Conference at Compass in Lake Worth will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Organizers expect about 100 attendees. This conference is important because some LBT women can be at greater risk for certain health disparities, but often face significant barriers to addressing them.