Monthly Archives: February 2011

Super retailers’ policies make shopping choices difficult

If you’re like most families, whether there is one of you or five, you need to shop more than you would prefer: food, clothing, household goods, fun stuff. The list is endless. So where do you go? It would be … Continue reading

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Grassroots efforts can bring equal rights to LGBT population

The power of individuals, when organized and in today’s age of widely available social media, is evident in the recent events in Egypt, Libya and other countries. The impetus to gain equal rights for LGBT Americans has had to come … Continue reading

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New films underscore possible threat against court decision

Orlando filmmaker and activist Vicki Nantz has updated her documentary from last summer, “In Anita’s Wake: The Irrational War on Florida’s Gay Families,” to reflect the new political reality created by the November elections.  It appears that newly elected Gov. … Continue reading

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As more come out of closet, tolerance and support grow

Gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk often talked about the need for more gay and lesbian Americans to come out of the closet for many reasons – both personal and political. Milk said: “I cannot prevent anyone from getting angry, or … Continue reading

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ACLU organizes events in Palm Bay for supporters

photo © 2005 scott feldstein | more info (via: Wylio)The American Civil Liberties Union in Florida and many supportive groups are acting now to prevent the state doesn’t regain its dubious honor of categorically denying gays and lesbians from adopting. … Continue reading

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Gay rights issues drive turnout for specific groups of voters

photo © 2008 Kristin Ausk | more info (via: Wylio)An independent Quinnipiac (KIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll in January 2009 found a solid majority of Floridians (55 percent) opposing the state law that had long prevented gays and lesbians from adopting children … Continue reading

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ACLU paves path to adoption by gay man

  If it weren’t for the convictions of Miami resident Martin Gill, the 1977 Florida law banning adoptions by gays and lesbians would not been overturned by an appellate court in September 2010. Florida had the dubious distinction of being … Continue reading

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Adopted son showed others how we can all do better

Maurice Mannion-Vanover was born with AIDS to a crack-addicted mother in 1990. He died Jan. 14 of this year, but his short life was made so much more fuller because of the two gay men who took him in at 3 … Continue reading

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