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Florida: Where dreams of equal marriage are crushed. Well, for now, at least.
Ah, Florida... we have such a happy place nestled right in the bosom of our state, but all around us, gay couples are advocating for the right to marry. How can we be truly happy if we can't marry the one we love?
Big Gay Ice Cream, the New York City storefront that started out an experimental summer ice cream truck, wants you to join in on the cause.
So they're throwing a gay ol' ice cream social during SoBeWFF where you (that's right, you!) can pick up some delicious soft serves and assorted confections for free.
Consider this one of the few SoBeWFF events where the cost to attend is nothing, except an open mind and an open heart.
Founder Douglas Quint wrote in an email, "Florida is one of the next battleground states for marriage equality legislation."
"We intend to do two things," he says, "Throw a great party and get Floridians talking about the cause."
The ice cream social, which, if planned by the gays, will SURELY be fabulous, is set to take place at The James Royal Palm Hotel Saturday, February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.
While Big Gay Ice Cream and chef Art Smith will be providing some bites, since they're the hosts, Miami-based RealSorbet and Florida Cookery's own Kris Wessel will be providing the big goodies. And by big goodies, of course, we mean tropical sundaes with scoops of local coconut sorbet, housemade whipped cream, chocolate dust and artisan sour cherries. And boozey floats. Lots of boozey floats.
"Pop by, have some booze, and do what you can to nudge the people of Florida into talking about marriage equality," Quint says.
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So head out to the party, folks, and show the rest of Florida was love is all about.
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