Tag Archives: Florida

Ashes, Part 2

Continued from last week’s reposting of Ashes, Part 1. When Gary died, we scattered his ashes into the Gulf Of Mexico off Pass-A-Grill beach. That was the gay section of the beach in St. Petersburg and Gary had stipulated that we release his ashes in that place where he’d spent so many languorous afternoons with his best friends. Then we ...

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AFA Goes After Sordid Lives

Via WickedGayBlog we learn that the Florida chapter of the American Family Association is calling for an advertiser boycott of one of my favorite shows, LOGO’s Sordid Lives. From a Christian newswire press release: A pro-family activist says LOGO, an advertiser-supported homosexual cable channel owned by MTV, is taking another shot at Christians. David Caton of Florida Family Association is ...

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FL: Trans Rights Under Attack

A year old transgender rights ordinance in college-town Gainesville, Florida is under attack by right-wingers who are attempting to repeal trans protections via a March ballot measure. And typically, they are using the old “scary pervert in the restroom” ploy to terrify voters. A blond girl heads from a playground into a women’s restroom. A scruffy man, lurking outside, darts ...

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Xmas In Central Florida

I think this video pretty much says it all – a prog-rock version of O’ Little Town Of Bethlehem set to 40,000 computerized Xmas lights. More videos here, including a freestyle version of Jingle Bell Rock.

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She Hung Up On Obama, Twice

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) hung up on Barack Obama twice yesterday, believing him to be a radio station prankster. When a man sounding remarkably like President-elect Barack Obama called a Florida congresswoman Wednesday, she assumed it was a crank call. So Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen hung up. But, the Miami Herald reports, this was no prank. “I thought it ...

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Jeb Bush In The Senate?

Dubya’s brother Jeb is considering running for the U.S. Senate, but he may have to contend with the current Florida governor for that job. Two sources close to Jeb Bush, including one who has spoken to the former Florida governor within the past few hours, say he is seriously considering a run for Senate now that incumbent Republican Mel Martinez ...

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Homos To Crash Wedding Of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist And His Beard-To-Be

Pure deliciousness: Gay rights activists plan to demonstrate outside Gov. Charlie Crist’s wedding to Carole Rome this month. The group Impact-Florida has called on its members to gather in pink T-shirts outside First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg on Dec.12 to “congratulate” Crist and Rome while their wedding takes place inside. The demonstration will continue outside the wedding reception ...

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The Happy Couple Is Registered At Closets-To-Go

The wedding invitations have gone out for Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist and his beard-to-be. Invitations to Gov. Charlie Crist’s upcoming nuptials are in the mail, and the guest list to the Dec. 12 event has become a source of chatter around the state. The cream and pale pink invitations to Crist and fiancee Carole Rome’s ceremony at First ...

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FL Judge Finds Ban On Gay Adoption Unconstitutional

UPDATE: I’ve deleted the previous post in this space with this excellent news. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman Tuesday declared Florida’s 50-year-old ban on gay adoptions unconstitutional — a ruling state lawyers immediately said they would challenge. The ruling sets the stage for Frank Gill, a gay man from North Miami, to adopt two foster children he has raised since ...

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Anti-Gay Measures Win In FL, AZ, AR

Via Box Turtle Bulletin:Arizona: Proposition 102: (Marriage Amendment)Yes: 1,008,420 (56%) – Projected winnerNo: 776,896 (44%)92% of precincts reporting. Arkansas: Initiative 1 (Gay Adoption Ban)Yes: 544,197 (57%) – Projected winnerNo: 544,197 (43%)90% of precincts reporting. Florida: Amendment 2: (Marriage Amendment)Yes: 4,632,316 (62%) – Projected winnerNo: 2,832,236 (38%)98% of precincts reporting.* The Florida constitution requires 60% for an amendment to pass.

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Lesbian Huffington Post Columnist Dead In Florida Murder-Suicide

Carol Anne Burger, 57, an openly lesbian columnist for the Huffington Post, murdered her ex-partner by stabbing her 222 times with a screwdriver and then committed suicide by shooting herself in the head on Friday. The murder occurred two days earlier and it was initially presumed that had Burger killed herself out of sorrow, but yesterday Florida police concluded that ...

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Charlie Crist Blows Florida

Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist must be really pissed that he went through all the trouble of getting engaged to a Vajayjay-American, only to not get picked as McCain’s VP. Florida Governor Charlie Crist, to the shock and dismay of Florida Republicans, just moved to extend early voting hours, a move likely to widen the Democrats’ lead under a ...

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Response From WFTV

WFTV-ABC in Orlando responded to my letter of complaint about Barbara West’s treatment of Joe Biden. Dear Viewer: Thank you for taking time to contact us regarding Barbara West’s recent interview with democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden. The Obama campaign contacted us last week offering Senator Biden, via satellite, for a short interview. Barbara West, one of our ...

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Joe Biden Ambushed By Dumbass Wingnut Florida News Anchor

Orlando WFTV-ABC news anchor Barbara West tried to make a name for herself in Wingnutistan by accusing Barack Obama of being a Marxist (among other things) during an interview with Joe Biden. Biden: “Are you joking? Is this a joke? Is that your actual question?” Everybody in Freeperland is now in love with Barbara West, but as you can see, ...

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Oh, The Punnanity!

Burn, baby, burn. Porno inferno. Until Sunday, the Rev. Mark Eldredge joked that his Westside church had one of the largest pornography collections in Jacksonville. Members of Christ Church Anglican discovered reel upon reel of ’70s- and ’80s-vintage X-rated movies recently when they took over the old Playtime Drive-In on Blanding Boulevard a few weeks ago. The Playtime showed X-rated ...

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Better News From Florida

The latest poll indicates that support for Florida’s double-extra marriage ban is below the 60% passage requirement. The poll of 600 likely voters shows support for Amendment 2 at 53 percent, less than the 60 percent approval rate required to change the constitution. The gay-marriage question is one of six statewide referendums on this year’s lengthy ballot. The poll found ...

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Brilliant Strategy: Westboro To Appear At Florida Gay Marriage Debate

Wow. Somebody at Florida’s Stonewall Legal Alliance is sharp. After the backers of Amendment 2 declined to appear at an FIU debate on the issue, the gay side invited the Westboro Baptist Church. And they are coming, over the objections of some marriage equality supporters. A church known for spewing anti-gay rhetoric and picketing military funerals is slated to debate ...

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Tonight In South Beach

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Michael Schiavo Comes Out Against Florida’s Anti-Gay Amendment 2

Michael Schiavo, whose battle to allow his brain-damaged wife to die with dignity created a national furor, has come out against Florida’s Amendment 2.

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