2018 LGBTQ+ Youth Summit

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It is 2018 and our local and national leaders are looking to youth to rise up and create positive change. The objective of the LGBTQ+ Youth Summit is to provide information on Health, Education, and Empowerment so that every attendee walks away knowing that they belong and have an important voice in the community.

Workshops will include topics such as: LGBTQ+ history, self-care, communicating with family/parents about your LGBTQ+ identity, adulting 101, becoming a civically engaged member of the community, and more!

After an empowering day of workshops, youth are invited to a dinner sponsored by GLSEN and dance featuring a DJ.

Email Youth@MetroTampaBay.org for more information. RSVP by February 9th to reserve your space! https://www.metrotampabay.org/lgbtq-youth-summit/

Paws in the Park

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Pet lovers from all over Central Florida gather at beautiful Lake Eola to support Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s mission to educate, shelter, place, and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care.

This community wide fundraising event provides support for the more than 8,000 homeless pets who will be cared for at our two shelters this year. 

Paws in the Park is the opportunity for us to join together as a community and support the mission of Pet Alliance. It’s free to register, we encourage participants to either fundraise as an individual or start a team with your friends and family and “fun” raise together!

Thousands of participants join their community, and lots of four legged friends, for the fundraising and awareness walk followed by dog-friendly and family activities.

Sign up, form a team and invite your friends and family to join us for a day filled with fun! Register and raise $75 or more and on event day, you’ll receive a commemorative event t-shirt.

Meetup: Craft It Forward

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Sew, knit or crochet to benefit your community. Select a charity of your choice or contribute to one of our projects.

VITAS Healthcare- Does Someone You Love Need Care?

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Has a loved one transitioned to a senior community, a new level of care, a new stage of aging? Join others with similar concerns for a monthly support group.

 

Free and open to the community.

 

Facilitated by VITAS® Healthcare

Chaplain Daniel Wolf, the group will

help you take care of yourself while you

are caring for another. Learn to reduce

stress, make tough decisions and find

the resources you need.

 

Ongoing, every third Tuesday

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Brookdale Oviedo

1725 Pine Bark Point

Oviedo, FL 32765

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, please contact Arielle Karoub at 407.848.7362.

Human Library™ Orlando

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Join us for an open dialogue among community members aiming to foster a better understanding within our community. Volunteers with different backgrounds will act as books that you as a reader can check out. Launched in Denmark, the Human Library™ was designed to challenge stereotypes through positive dialogue. For more information about the Human Library™, visit humanlibrary.org. Ages 18 and up.

VITAS Healthcare- Does Someone You Love Need Care?

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Has a loved one transitioned to a senior community, a new level of care, a new stage of aging? Join others with similar concerns for a monthly support group.

 

Free and open to the community.

 

Facilitated by VITAS® Healthcare

Chaplain Daniel Wolf, the group will

help you take care of yourself while you

are caring for another. Learn to reduce

stress, make tough decisions and find

the resources you need.

 

Ongoing, every third Tuesday

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Brookdale Oviedo

1725 Pine Bark Point

Oviedo, FL 32765

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, please contact Arielle Karoub at 407.848.7362.

Trans Fashion Expo

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Metro and the Tampa VA team up to show support for the trans community.  On Saturday, November 18th we will be hosting a Trans Fashion Expo with great door prizes and workshops that link the trans community with supportive businesses.  All attendees will be able to put together 3 outfits from donated items.

VITAS Healthcare- Does Someone You Love Need Care?

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Has a loved one transitioned to a senior community, a new level of care, a new stage of aging? Join others with similar concerns for a monthly support group.

 

Free and open to the community.

 

Facilitated by VITAS® Healthcare

Chaplain Daniel Wolf, the group will

help you take care of yourself while you

are caring for another. Learn to reduce

stress, make tough decisions and find

the resources you need.

 

Ongoing, every third Tuesday

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Brookdale Oviedo

1725 Pine Bark Point

Oviedo, FL 32765

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, please contact Arielle Karoub at 407.848.7362.

VITAS Healthcare- Does Someone You Love Need Care?

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Has a loved one transitioned to a senior community, a new level of care, a new stage of aging? Join others with similar concerns for a monthly support group.

 

Free and open to the community.

 

Facilitated by VITAS® Healthcare

Chaplain Daniel Wolf, the group will

help you take care of yourself while you

are caring for another. Learn to reduce

stress, make tough decisions and find

the resources you need.

 

Ongoing, every third Tuesday

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Brookdale Oviedo

1725 Pine Bark Point

Oviedo, FL 32765

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, please contact Arielle Karoub at 407.848.7362.

Community Response to Tragedy

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After horror struck Orlando on the morning of June 12, 2016 it took monumental effort for a grief-stricken community -for people- to come together and address the needs of everyone affected, specially of those directly impacted. Long-established leaders as well as emerging ones found themselves at the forefront of a massive task: to build up this once colorful and joyful community. A haven for LGBTQ+ people had been stolen and the LGBTQ+ Latinx community suffered a devastating loss. Layers upon layers of challenges, from language barriers to immigration status, came to surface. To take care of all those involved was not and it still isn’t an easy mission. However, in the strength and resiliency that characterizes a community with a long record of fighting oppression and hatred, a united front was there to pick up the pieces and guide the process to becoming whole again. Join us for a special Diálogo session with Representative Carlos Guillermo SmithTerry DeCarloRoxy Santiago and Christopher J. Cuevas as they share the paths they’ve taken to respond to tragedy, to honor those lost and to continue fighting for the community

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s “Rays Up Night” with the Tampa Bay Rays!

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The Florida Holocaust Museum and the Tampa Bay Rays invite the community to come to Tropicana Field in support of the Museum on Thursday, July 6 at 7:10 p.m. when the Rays take on the Boston Red Sox! For just $25 ($36 value), your ticket includes a discounted seat in the lower level and $5 from each ticket donated back to The Florida Holocaust Museum.

The Florida Holocaust Museum will be recognized preceding the game with a check presentation on the field, video showcase, and community corner. In addition, Holocaust Survivors John and Toni Rinde will throw out the first pitch!

John Rinde was four years old when the war began and initially lived under Stalin domination in Lvov. In 1941 when the war between Russia and Germany started, he was herded into the Lvov ghetto. He escaped from the ghetto and moved to Lublin, surviving the war by using an assumed name and masquerading as a Catholic. Toni Rinde was born to Jewish parents and hidden by a Polish family when she was 16 months old. The family named her Marisha, provided her with false papers, and raised her as a Catholic from 1941-1944. When World War II ended, she was reunited with her parents.

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s “Rays Up Night” will take place on Thursday, July 6th at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field. For additional information or to place your ticket order, please call 727.820.0100 ext. 301. Tickets are limited!

Media Matters For America looks to ‘eliminate hate’ with new campaign

By : Felicia Roopchand
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Hateful speech and actions seem to be around every corner these days, especially with the current state of politics in our country; however, we have those who are fighting to make sure that hate is silenced.

Media Matters For America has launched the Eliminate Hate Campaign  a new effort aiming to expose, undermine and mitigate the increasing influence and harmful impact of anti-LGBTQ hate groups while empowering and supporting local leaders and community members confronting extremism in their daily lives.

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