Tag Archives: LGBT

Trial Date Set For ACLU, Lake County School’s Gay-Straight Alliance Case

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 11:08 am

May 2 has been set as the trial date for a lawsuit challenging the Lake County School Board’s refusal to allow students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg, Florida, to form a gay-straight alliance. ACLU attorney Daniel Tiller said they are appealing based on the First Amendment and Equal Access Act.

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Challenges Beyond Same-Sex Marriage Remain For LGBT Activists

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 10:42 am

While same-sex marriage activists view a decision to allow gay marriage in Florida as a milestone, some say it will take a lot more before equality truly wins in the state. Groups like Equality Florida are trying to keep the conversation moving forward.

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Several Florida Clerks of Court Cease Marriage Ceremonies

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Many same-sex couples celebrated the lifting of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last month. Others, however, lamented the decision by several counties’ clerks of court to stop all marriage ceremonies, regardless of the couples’ orientations.

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Concerns Over LGBT Youth Suicide Spur Anti-Conversion Therapy Bills

By on January 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: January 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives could ban the use of conversion therapy, a practice used to change sexual orientation or gender identity, on LGBT minors in Florida.

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Same-sex Couples Celebrate On Historic Day In Alachua County

By on January 7th, 2015 | Last updated: January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Alachua County joined Florida’s 66 other counties in issuing same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday. Twenty-eight same-sex marriage licenses were issued, and 14 ceremonies were performed at the courthouse by day’s end.

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In The News: Vatican Proposes Shift In Relationship With Gay Members, Florida Colleges Avoiding Sunshine Law, Growler Bill Victory For Microbreweries, Sea Turtles On Rise In Florida

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Vatican report hints at shift toward accepting gay members – The language in a Vatican report released Monday indicates a shift in the Catholic Church’s thinking about homosexuals. It opens the possibility of welcoming gay and lesbian individuals into the […]

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Obama advocates for LGBT community

By on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm

President Barack Obama advocated the LGBT community at his inauguration speech Monday. This was the first time a president has mentioned gay rights in an inaugural address.

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UF gays find acceptance in Greek community

By and on October 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

October is LGBT History Month, and as the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community takes a look back at the significant moments that have shaped its culture, members of the community also look to the future as society continues to make significant strides toward equality.

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