Tag Archives: Jim Naugle

Anti-Gay Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle Replaced By Gay-Friendly Jack Seiler

The long and horrible 18-year reign of Fort Lauderdale’s virulently anti-gay Mayor Jim “Robo-Potty” Naugle ended yesterday when he was term-limited out of office. Replacing Naugle will be former Florida state Rep. Jack Seiler (D), 46, (left) who easily beat two openly gay candidates, businessman Earl Rynerson and lawyer Dean Trantalis. Seilor was opposed by the gay political group Dolphin ...

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Tea Room Naugle Is Back

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim “Tea Room” Naugle, who made national headlines last year when he insisted that gay men were running wild in the public restrooms of the city’s beach, is now leading a group of Democrats supporting the push to put anti-gay marriage wording into the Florida state constitution. A ballot measure to ban gay marriage has already won ...

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Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle Loves To Talk About T-Room Sex

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle once again hammered the straw man issue of dirty, restroom trolling queers yesterday at the same time that he allowed that a “responsible homosexual” could be mayor of the city. Naugle will be term-limited out of office next year and two openly gay men have announced their mayoral candidacies. Many in Fort Lauderdale’s gay community ...

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Naugle Gets Booted From
Fort Lauderdale’s City Magazine

After he once again ranted about gay sex in city’s parks, this time in a column in the city’s official monthly magazine, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission has voted to delete Mayor Jim Naugle’s regular column. Instead, a group column from the entire commission will appear. City Commissioner Cindi Hutchinson brought up the column at Tuesday’s city meeting, and her ...

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Fort Lauderdale Stands Up To Hate

Press release from Waymon Hudson of Florida’s Fight OUT Loud: Fight OUT Loud is very disturbed to learn of the recent string of anti-gay crimes in Broward County. First, there was the senseless murder of 17 year-old Simmie Williams Jr, which Police are investigating as a possible hate crime based on his sexual orientation or gender identity. Then, a gay ...

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The Naugle Effect

In an effort to stem public sex on the beach, officials in Martin County, Florida are considering installing “talking” motion-detecting surveillance cameras. Upon detecting movement, the cameras would flash a bright light and play a pre-recorded announcement that the area was under surveillance. Recording would begin 30 seconds later. Martin County arrested six men in an undercover beach sex sting ...

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Fort Lauderdale Tops For Gay Tourism

In what a local guesthouse owner labeled “a bit of sweet revenge” for local activists, readers of Out Traveler have named Fort Lauderdale the top resort destination for gay vacationers. Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau CEO Nicki Grossman, who was instrumental in the removal of anti-gay Mayor Jim Naugle from Broward County’s tourism board, said, “It’s a wonderful ...

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Friendly Voices: Julian Bond

“Gay and lesbian rights are not “special rights” in any way. It isn’t “special” to be free from discrimination – it is an ordinary, universal entitlement of citizenship. The right not to be discriminated against is a common-place claim we can expect to enjoy under our laws and our founding document, the Constitution. That many had to struggle to gain ...

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Naugle Causes Rift Among Black Activists

Fort Lauderdale’s Naugle debacle is causing a rift among local black activists, with the NAACP coming down on the side of gay activists. On the other side, some black ministers are decrying the NAACP’s involvement, with one saying, ”The NAACP is getting away from their mission . . . the organization never got involved with sex sins. Homosexuals have masterfully ...

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Naugle Booted From Tourism Board

Yesterday Broward County commissioners voted unanimously to boot Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle from their Tourism Development Board, citing his hate speech which has already cost the city vacation and convention business. During his remarks before the vote, out gay County Commissioner Ken Keechi said, “Let do the right thing, let’s throw him off this board.” Fight OUT Loud president ...

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HomoQuotable – Larry Gierer

“Let me start by saying that I’m truly a happy homosexual, And not only that, I’m a happy homosexual who is HIV-positive. So he really slaps me upside the head.” – Larry Gierer, mayor of Oakland Park, Florida, speaking about Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle. Oakland Park is just north of Fort Lauderdale, also in Broward County. Gierer adds, “It’s ...

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Naugle To Host On Wingnut Radio

Asshat mayor of Fort Lauderdale Jim Naugle will be hosting a local talk radio show tomorrow morning on the Mitchell & Morley In The Morning show, which runs during the morning drive time, 6am – 9am EST. The right-wing WFTL also carries the Michael Savage, Bill O’Reilly, and Dr. Laura shows. Maybe the mayor is already gunning for a new ...

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A Message From Fort Lauderdale

Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors and Convention Bureau, dropped a comment on one the Flush Naugle posts and I’m reposting it here so that everybody sees it. Hello, I’m writing from The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. I wish to reassure you and your readers that Greater Fort Lauderdale is a warmly welcoming destination ...

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954-828-5004

Things have a little heavy on the news from Fort Naugledale in gay blogland, but as a former resident with many friends living there, I am compelled to persist. Therefore, I can’t resist showing you this video from some rinky-dink outfit called Active Christian Media, who ask for support for Nauglepoo. Many are speculating that the Christian right is grooming ...

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Matt Foreman Rips Into Naugle

Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, spoke at yesterday’s Flush Naugle rally, where he issued a blistering call for Naugle to be “shunned” and “not allowed at any gathering where decent people are.” Local police estimated the crowd attending the rally at between 800-1000, staggering numbers, particularly for a town that has been been ...

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Asshat Of The Year Nominee

Pulling a fast one on local activists and media, today Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle did not apologize for his anti-gay comments at his press conference, as had been expected, but instead launched an even more venomous attack on gays (video). Naugle said he only apologized for having “underestimated” the problem of gay public sex in the beachside resort town. ...

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Liberal Bigs Back Flush Naugle Campaign

If you are in Fort Lauderdale today, get on down to City Hall (at 100 N. Andrews Avenue) by 4pm for a massive Flush Naugle rally. DJ Julian Marsh will be spinning tunes to inspire the crowd beginning at 3:30 PM. Speakers will begin taking the stage at 4:30pm and there will be a “Power To The People” after party ...

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On The Scene At Flush Naugle Rally

Roving JMG reporter Father Tony is in Fort Lauderdale where he dropped in at the Unite Fort Lauderdale-sponsored Flush Naugle rally in the parking lot of the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale’s all-gay shopping center. Local activists are demanding the Major Jim “Robo-john” Naugle either step down or apologize for his anti-gay statements. At the rally, Tony interviewed Waymon ...

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Flush Naugle Campaign Gains Steam

The Flush Naugle campaign has energized Fort Lauderdale’s sleepy activist community and in a way, we should thank Mayor Robo-john for that. Living in what many consider to be the nation’s gayest city, Fort Lauderdale’s LGBT folk have long been lulled into a sort of quiet bliss, enjoying the robust gay tourism trade that has been heavily courted by the ...

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Naugle Loses Bid To Stop Gay Library Move

Over the protests of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle, the city commission voted to allow the Stonewall gay and lesbian book collection to be housed on city property. The archive is currently stored in a commerical property that is being redeveloped. Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the Stonewall Library and Archives request to move the extensive book, magazine and video ...

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