Central Florida gay man named AT&T Community Impact Award winner, donates $10K to Zebra Coalition

By : Lora Korpar
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ABOVE: Kristian Cosme, recipient of the AT&T Community Impact Award. (Screenshot from YouTube)

ORLANDO | A Central Florida call center manager was awarded $10,000 to donate to a charity of his choice for his volunteerism by employer AT&T and chose to donate it to the Zebra Coalition in Orlando.

Kristian Cosme, who is an out and proud member of Orlando’s LGBTQ community, has worked for AT&T for 17 years. Cosme worked through the AT&T Aspire Mentoring Program to create mentoring opportunities with various organizations which led to him being named one of the finalists for the AT&T Community Impact Award.

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Microsoft to reassess PAC money for anti-LGBTQ lawmakers

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Microsoft last week became the first of 49 LGBTQ supportive corporations identified by a new LGBTQ group as collectively contributing millions of dollars through their Political Action Committees to members of Congress with the “worst of the worst” anti-LGBTQ records, to consider halting those contributions.

The new group, Zero for Zeros, identifies itself as a campaign aimed at persuading the nation’s most prominent and well-known pro-LGBTQ corporations to stop a seemingly contradictory practice of giving PAC money to the re-election campaigns of members of Congress who oppose and undermine the LGBTQ supportive policies that corporations like Microsoft say they support.

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AT&T says a fiber cut caused Grammys blackout

By : Staff Report
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Orlando – As history was about to unfold on the live telecast of the Grammy Awards Jan. 26, some viewers in Orlando were stripped of the opportunity to see a live wedding ceremony featuring 34 gay and straight couples. Users of AT&T U-Verse HD lost the television signal just as couples were entering the Staples Center.

AT&T says it wasn’t a fear of advancing LGBT equality or any other form of bigotry that caused the outage. It was, a spokesperson said, a technical glitch.

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