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  • A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress for such prisoners.

  • The city of Oakland Park hosted a community meeting to get more feedback and share plans for OP3D, or the Oakland Park Design Development District.

  • Sweet Davie (ID 582811) is an amazing bunny, who is curious, sweet and doesn’t mind being picked up.  At 5 ½ pounds and just a year old, Davie wants to hop into your heart and home.  He and nine other rabbits where brought to the Humane Society of Broward County from Collier County Animal Services in Naples after hurricane Irma.  The shelter there was without power and water, and the staff wanted to make the animals as comfortable as possible so the brought them to the HSBC for adoption.      

  • Lucretia Kirby was on her own for the first time in years after her partner’s death. She felt stranded in a church-affiliated assisted living facility, where she said bigotry and even physical threats were ignored by building managers.

  • South Florida’s prominent LGBT players in the fighting game community scene are focused on maintaining their high ranks and perfecting their skills, while the community embraces their acceptance.

  • Read stories about local BIPOC leaders making a difference in the community in SFGN's new series.

  • Houston R. Cypress of the Otter Clan, one of the families of the Miccosukee Tribe and co-founder of Love The Everglades Movement, is rising to the occasion and sharing his narrative of the Everglades.

  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The latest ad from Tiffany & Co. isn't your grandfathers' ad: It shows a gay couple, a first for the jeweler.

  • From population to land size, Wilton Manors is a very small city. But there is an outsized amount of love, concern, and passion for the island enclave.

  • Located near beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan, there is a great deal to do around Campit if you tire of all the activities offered on property. There are nearby wineries, farms, orchards, South Haven, Saugatuck, and Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

  • Open May into October, Freedom Valley Campgrounds is a great, reasonably priced campground with super kind owners. Michael and Jeff make a point of being available to everyone.

  • Hats off to the fun, outgoing, and awesome Jones Pond owners Bryan and Matt for their constant efforts to make sure your time there is a great one! Matt and Bryan are caring hosts and make sure every stay at their campground is a memorable time. They’re friendly owners and are really passionate about their campground, taking pride in their park. They are always improving facilities and infrastructure.

  • Oz is a full service, year-round gay campground and resort. From the start of peak season till the end, fun fills this beautiful property. This is a great, full-service, gay-owned campground for short and long term stays. Weekends can be very relaxed or very exciting depending on how you choose to spend your time.

  • Where camping meets nightlife describes Sawmill. It’s a great place to camp, a year-round retreat where you can be you without the cliques often present in gay clubs. Sawmill is a jewel in the woods, an amazing, friendly, peaceful, inclusive, no attitudes camping paradise that’s a one of a kind fun, clean, safe, and relaxing place where making customers happy seems to be the No. 1 priority; most weekends are themed around events.

  • At a city commission meeting, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) provided an update about various traffic and traffic safety concerns to the city commission.

  • St. Louis (KTVI) -- Anger over a gay pride rainbow flag that mimics the U.S. stars and stripes prompted a public demonstration by the LGBT community Saturday. Demonstrators waved pride flags and displayed posters at the corner of South Grand and Wyoming. It was a rally supporting a LGBT couple who were targeted for displaying the gay pride flag on their Tower Grove East front porch.

  • New Mormon church rules targeting gay members and their children have triggered a firestorm of backlash from church members of all political backgrounds.

  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the nation’s oldest gay bookstore appears to be writing its final chapter, confirming Tuesday that he plans to close the financially troubled shop next month.

  • Traffic congestion along Oakland Park Blvd. is chronic with solutions few and far between.

  • Oakland Park is getting a new look, with the city presenting designs for its new public works facility, two fire stations, and community center.

  • Life is a blank tablet. We complete the slate each day with the decisions we make. We color it in with pastels of pleasure or portals of pain. It’s our call, our pencil, our paintbrush.   

  • Social investment networking also known as “crowdsourcing” is a form of shared giving that helps provide donors with significant impact from their gifts and includes them in a network of like-minded members who care about their community. The impact of their gift is created by soliciting contributions from a large group of people thereby providing larger more impactful grants to organizations who focus on specific issues in their community.

  • David Jobin named new CEO

  • Despite vocal public objections, Wilton Manors’ Planning & Zoning Board approved the expansion of the transit-oriented corridor.

  • The LGBT attractions and amenities in Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors usually get most of the attention, but Pompano Beach and Palm Aire are giving the two a little friendly competition of late. 

  • After a weekend of horror, Paris returned to the routines of the work week Monday with determination, defiance - and worry.

  • Shevrin Jones joined the Florida Senate in November a lot differently than when he first became a 29-year-old state representative nearly a decade ago.

  • This Saturday, Oct., 28, The Pride Center celebrates their 7th Annual Community Day event from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • In September we asked you, our readers, to vote for your favorite restaurants, hangouts, and charities — from your favorite burgers and desserts to the Best Guesthouse, Business and Realtor. We received more than 5,000 votes in more than 100 categories. This year the contest was a two-step process. In August you nominated your favorites and then in September you voted on the top 5 in each category.

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