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Written By: Mitch Perry
A jam-packed crowd of 450 attended Equality Florida's Tampa Gala at the Vault in downtown Tampa on Saturday night, where they were warned by CEO Nadine Smith that despite the enormous progress the LGBT community has enjoyed in Florida and the country in 2013, this is actually a "dangerous moment" for the movement.
Written By: Trudy Ring
LGBT ally Sharon Gless has recorded a video in support of marriage equality in Florida, where she has had a home for 20 years.
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Meet the Interns: Joanna Bomfim
1. Tell us a little about yourself...
My name is Joanna Bomfim. I am 20 years old and a sophomore at the University of Florida, double majoring in women’s studies and political science.
2. Why are you involved with LGBT activism?
St. Petersburg – Representatives of Equality Florida’s upcoming Greater St. Petersburg Area Gala have let it slip that their guest speaker will be Edith Windsor this year.
Written By: Steve Blanchard
Tampa – If ticket sales continue to go as they have the last few months, Tampa is poised to set records with its fundraising totals at this month’s Equality Florida Gala. The Feb. 22 event, held at The Vault on Franklin St., could easily raise $225,000. But that doesn’t mean organizers wouldn’t appreciate adding more to the coffers.
Written by: Amy Stretten and Ingrid Rojas
Now that same-sex marriage is becoming legal in states all across the country, could Florida be next?