Tag Archives: LGBT

Guide Helps Transgender Community Connect With Health Care Providers

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm

A new comprehensive guide published by TransAction Florida seeks to connect members of the transgender community with qualified doctors and other health care providers and resources.

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Florida Marriage Licenses Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

By on September 15th, 2015 | Last updated: September 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm

On Monday, Florida’s marriage licenses and certificate applications recognized gay marriage by changing the terms “bride” and “groom” to the gender-neutral term “spouse.” While this is another victory for the LGBT community, they still face unresolved issues regarding other legal documents, such as birth certificates.

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In The News: Germanwings Co-Pilot Acted Deliberately, Children Arrested For Arson, Budget May Shrink State Workforce, Employers Lose Money From Discrimination

By and on March 26th, 2015 | Last updated: March 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot acted deliberately –According to Brice Robin, prosecutor, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 purposely crashed the plane on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board. Information obtained from the cockpit’s black box indicates that Andreas Lubitz deliberately […]

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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: March 20, 2015 at 10:31 pm

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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