Tampa PFLAG recognized again
It’s been a big year for Nancy and John Desmond. The couple who rebooted the Tampa chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), received a Hero award from the Human Rights Council of Hillsborough County on Dec. 12. If the two look familiar (pictured above) they should—they were also grand marshals in the 2014 St. Pete Pride Parade in June. The couple have a gay son who lives out of state, and have helped expand PFLAG’s influence around Tampa Bay and in multiple counties. The 41st Annual Awards Breakfast was held at the Westshore DoubleTree hotel in downtown Tampa.
Dogs and Drag? This bar says yes to both
There’s a new LGBT establishment in town—right on Memorial Highway in Tampa. Dachshunds Bar and Grill is open for business and has given long-time performer Stephanie Shippae her newest starring gig. Shippae (Hey Everybody!) is the emcee and headliner of the Friday night drag shows at the club, located at 5915 Memorial Highway. The shows start at 8:30 and features a recurring cast of special guests. The club, which opened in August, is LGBT friendly, obviously, and also welcomes our four-legged kids since it neighbors a dog park. Visit Dachshunds.bravesites.com or find them on Facebook for more details.