Tag Archives: Florida

Fake Fliers Mock Gainesville Gay Mayoral Candidate Craig Lowe

Anti-gay activists in Gainesville, Florida are handing out hoax fliers urging support of openly gay mayoral candidate Craig Lowe, promising that he will bring the city “gays in women’s restrooms” among other gay gay gay things. “Please help to make this town more like San Francisco, CA,” the flier reads. “Don’t let Traditional Value Activists use scare tactics against you!” …

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Quote Of The Day – Rep. Alan Grayson

“As the Knave’s horse says in Alice in Wonderland, ‘dogs will believe anything.’ I’m sure Sarah Palin knows all about politics in Central Florida, since from her porch she can see Winter Park. I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them.” – Rep. Alan …

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Father Tony At The Winter Party

Father Tony had the grueling assignment of covering this weekend’s Winter Party for The Bilerico Project. I don’t imagine you’d care to look at a slideshow of hotties in Speedos, so definitely don’t click here. The Winter Party is an all-volunteer annual fundraiser by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force which provides a boatload of money to local South …

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Victory In Cow Town

Yesterday the city commission of Kissimmee, Florida voted 4-1 to extend LGBT partner benefits to city employees. That may not be earth-shattering news in the grand scheme of LGBT rights, but it’s interesting in that not very long ago, Kissimmee was a literal cow town, just a few thousand folks living on a few thousand acres of drained swampland with …

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Florida GOP: No More Tax Credits For Movies Made With Gay Characters

Like many states, Florida offers huge tax incentives to movie studios in order to lure big budget productions to film locally. The Florida GOP and state Rep. Stephen Precourt don’t have a problem with that, they just want to make sure that no productions with gay characters get the tax break. Movies and TV shows with gay characters could be …

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RNC’s Oopsie: Leaving Their Entire Fundraising Plan Behind In A Florida Hotel

Who needs Watergate? The Republican National Committee is furiously backpedaling after their offensive and crude fundraising strategy presentation was accidentally left behind following a $2500/head event in Boca Raton, Florida. The strategy was detailed in a confidential party fundraising presentation, obtained by POLITICO, which also outlines how “ego-driven” wealthy donors can be tapped with offers of access and “tchochkes.” The …

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Florida Nurse Fired Over Decades Old Nightclub Drag Act

A nurse in Florida has been fired and told he can no longer work in his profession because his employers discovered that he was busted for “promoting a lewd performance.” That horrific act? Working as the drag queen emcee of a wet jockey shorts contest 34 years ago. From South Florida Gay News: For the past 15 years, Ray Fetcho …

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He’s RIGHT Behind You, Dude!

Sea World says they’ll resume the killer whale shows this weekend, but trainers won’t be getting in the water for now. Tilikum, the literal killer whale, will remain “an active contributing member of the team.” What he contributes is orca sperm, as he is the main stud for all the Sea World parks.

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Killer Whale Lives Up To Name

Well, this is bound to hurt attendance. A killer whale at Orlando’s Sea World grabbed a trainer off the platform and killed her. A SeaWorld employee died this afternoon during an incident at SeaWorld’s Shamu Stadium, an Orange County Sheriff’s Office official confirmed. SeaWorld, rescue personnel and the Sheriff’s Office are not revealing the identity of the victim, although a …

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Meet Brian Feldman’s Spousal Options

We already know who he picked, but here’s a clip of the women who showed up at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando on Monday to apply to randomly marry performance artist Brian Feldman.

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Orlando Man To Marry Total Stranger In Protest Of Anti-Gay Marriage Laws

As a Valentine’s protest against anti-gay marriage laws, heterosexual Orlando performance artist Brian Feldman announced that he would randomly marry any woman who happened to show up at the Orange County Courthouse this past Monday. Three women appeared! Therefore, having filed the paperwork and paid the license fee, Feldman will marry one Hannah Miller on this Friday. From the Facebook …

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A Miami Super Bowl Flashback

Back in 1989, Miami was host to Super Bowl XXIII. Several days before the game, Miami police officer William Lozano fired his gun at a moving motorcycle, killing the driver (and his passenger, who died later from the resultant crash.) The motorcyclist and his passenger were black, Lozano was Hispanic. Massive rioting ensued in downtown Miami, where I was the …

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Raging Grannies!

Is there anything funnier than a potty-mouthed old lady? (Tipped by JMG reader Danielle)

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Florida Christian Group Purposely Uses Wrong Photo To Mock Adoptive Couple

In a deliberate attempt to ridicule a lesbian couple involved in an adoption case, the Florida Family Policy Council used the above-left photo in press materials about the case. The actual couple is on the right. My source tips me that the left photo is the first result one gets when doing a Google search for “ugly lesbians.” Via the …

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Charlie Crist Opposes DADT Repeal

Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist doesn’t want DADT repealed. Neither does his GOP primary opponent for the U.S. Senate, former Florida House speaker Marco Rubio. U.S. Senate rivals Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio both said today they oppose abolishing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy affecting gays and lesbians in the military. The 1993 policy was intended to be …

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HBO Planning Anita Byrant Biopic

HBO is developing a biopic about the life of Anita Bryant, the infamous beauty queen and orange juice spokesperson who successfully spearheaded the 1977 campaign to overturn Miami-Dade county’s new gay rights law. “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star is on board to direct the film, which is being written by “Runaway” creator Chad Hodge. Star also is executive …

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Pickle Smokers & Creatures

The TSA has launched an investigation of employees at their Orlando field office after learning of an office board game being played to mock gays, women and minorities. The board, resembling the TV game show “Jeopardy,” includes categories such as “pickle smokers,” “our gang” and “creatures,” which sources said were names used by managers for gay men, African-Americans and lesbians. …

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Tampa Town Hall: Obama Tap Dances Around Gay Marriage Question

At a town hall meeting in Tampa today, an audience member said to President Obama, “Last night you talked about DADT. My question is, what are you doing now to put it in motion so that same-sex couples, homosexuals, are treated as equal citizens as the United States, i.e. same-sex marriage and 1000+ benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy after marriage?” …

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Rep. Alan Grayson To Christian Right:
What About YOUR Pact With Satan?

On the floor of Congress yesterday, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) called out the Christian right for the comments about Haiti and asked Pat Robertson, “What about your own pact with the devil? How’s that worked out for you?” Classic Grayson!

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Guest Post – Bradley Carlson

Last Sunday I posted an article which claimed that gays are fleeing Miami Beach for Fort Lauderdale and other places. The article and its author Natalie O’Neill, who cited rising hate crimes as part of the reason for the exodus, have since come under some criticism both at home and here in NYC. O’Neill appeared on Michelangelo Signorile’s SiriusXM show …

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