Despite the fact that Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale boast among the highest populations of LGBT folks in the country, Florida has long been a troglodyte in the area of equal rights. But recently, there has been an uptick in enlightenment. 1. Last month, the Florida Supreme Court granted a le ... More >>
Bill Nelson finally dragged his feet to supporting a bill that prevent job discrimination for LGBT citizens, but his fellow Florida senator, Marco Rubio, continues to sip on some watered-down Anita Bryant-style orange juice and has reiterated his opposition to the bill. What's his excuse? Oh, a bunc ... More >>
More than 25 years ago, Anita Bryant led her infamous campaign against Miami-Dade County's gay rights amendments. Now an amendment to that same ordinance granting basic rights to transgender individuals is in danger of being derailed even after it passed on its first reading with an 11-1 vote.
Meat had not passed the lips of Jacksonville City Council member Don Redman for thirty-five years. That's not even a euphemism. Dude has been a solid vegetarian for three-and-a-half decades. Proving however that not all vegetarians are bleeding heart hippies, he decided to break his long-standing no ... More >>
Despite the Christian Family Coalition's regular habit of hurling hate-fueled messages towards the LGBT community and tirelessly working to strip gays of even the most basic rights, spineless local politicians desperate for any vote continue to legitimize the group by courting its members.Miami Gard ... More >>
Many believe that Carlos Gimenez's endorsement from several gay rights groups in the Miami-Dade County mayoral election helped propel him to a narrow victory over Julio Robaina. So why the hell was he speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Family Coalition, a fringe organization most not ... More >>
Rev. Terry Jones, perhaps Florida's most vile exporter of hate since Anita Bryant, is set to face trial over a planned protest near the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan. Apparently, encouraged by the response he got first from his threat to burn Korans and then actually carryin ... More >>
Jesse Walters has joined the small but growing ranks of openly gay elected officeholders in Miami-Dade. Walters edged out incumbent Prospero G. Herrera II in yesterday's election and joins the likes of North Miami councilman Scott Galvin and Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora as an openly g ... More >>
While Florida may have an amendment enshrined in its constitution that forbids gays and lesbians from even seeking civil unions, a new report from Equality Florida claims that Florida now ranks among the top five states in the nation in protecting its gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered cit ... More >>
HBO is still at work on a fictional adaption of Cocaine Cowboys, but the cable giant's latest project takes on the life of another infamous villain from Miami-Dade's past: Anita Bryant. The beauty queen turned popular singer turned Florida OJ pitchwoman turned raving anti-gay activist will g ... More >>
via Made Underground's FlickrToday, the City of Miami Commission took a tiny little step in the right direction towards equality by unanimously passing a Domestic Partnership Ordinance, 5-0. The new policy will only effect City employees by extending health care benefits to their same-sex ... More >>
Or you could just call her the Pie-d Piper.
In movies, Miami gets a bad rap. It's always cocaine smuggler this, and mafia murderer that. It's like come on, Hollywood. You're making us look bad. So when Riptide heard Dade County got a cameo in Gus Van Sant's new film Milk, we bought some trans fat-soaked popcorn and got comfortable ne ... More >>
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One woman and 1,000 Homosexuals.
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Miami-Dade County voters
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Florida's ban on gays as adoptive foster parents is medieval
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Chronicle of an Ordinance
Stop in the name of love
Gay teens listen up! A grant-getting guru has found you a place to call home.
A young Larry King. A racist white enclave called Liberty City. A homophobic Anita Bryant taken seriously. South Florida's past is present at the Louis Wolfson II Media History Center.
When it comes to farewells, nothing says "Good buy" like a yard sale