‘The Inheritance’ among the big winners at Olivier Awards

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ABOVE: Cast of “The Inheritance” (Image by Marc Brenner, Courtesy of InheritancePlay.com)

LONDON (AP) | “The Inheritance”, an epic drama about gay lives in New York, and musicals “Come From Away” and “Company” were the big winners at British theater’s Olivier Awards on April 7, receiving four trophies apiece.

“The Inheritance,” Matthew Lopez’s drama about young gay men living in New York a generation after the AIDS crisis was declared best new play.

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HER Tampa New Year’s Eve Party!

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This one is for the Gays in Glitter,
The Disco Ballin’ Tom Boys,
The Polyamorous Masqueraders,
The Hopeless Romantics,
The Dedicated Couples and the Singles on the Prowl.
The Queer First Daters,
The Wingmen and Champagne Mami’s
The Revelers and
The Midnight Merry-Makers,

Come as you are.

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– Her

💋 Seize the countdown to midnight for champagne flavoured kisses!

😎 Not quite ready for the dance floor? Hit up the Hookah Bar, Pool Tables or Queer Disco Market featuring LGBTQ Vendors.

😍 Who are we? With just over 2.5m users and live in over 55 countries, HER is the world’s largest dating / social networking app and events company for LGBTQ+ women and queer people globally.

❤️ Who can come? Anyone!

🎉 See who’s attending on the app: weareher.com/shared-event/17621

Download the app here: https://bnc.lt/e89j/dRaIcHfoaE

Get social: @hersocialapp

💕Questions? shakira@weareher.com

Metro Finishes – Open House

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We are a local artistic / themed company with art gallery space. Celebrate our new workshop, design center, and events space.

Share our excitement, view our samples, and enjoy a cold drink.

Metro Finishes – Open House

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We are a local artistic / themed company with art gallery space. Celebrate our new workshop, design center, and events space.

Share our excitement, view our samples, and enjoy a cold drink.

Sleeping Beauty presented by the Russian National Ballet Theatre

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The Moscow Festival Ballet returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall to perform Sleeping Beauty on Thursday, March 2 at 7 pm. Often considered the finest achievement of the classical ballet, Sleeping Beauty takes inspiration from a well-known fairy tale. An evil fairy condemns a baby princess to prick her finger and die on her sixteenth birthday. But the Lilac Fairy saves the child by declaring the injury will merely put the princess to sleep until awakened by a prince’s kiss. This piece is filled with a king and a queen, good and bad fairies, a beautiful princess and a dreamy prince, magical stage effects, courtly splendor and a storybook kingdom from the realm of the imagination.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company, which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet. Leading dancers from across Russia have forged under Radchenko’s direction and this exciting company will be staging a new production of the timeless classic Sleeping Beauty.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Dr. Phillips Center presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Public On-Sale: 10 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016
Dr. Phillips Center Members get Pre-Sale Access.

Show date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Show times: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $45.00
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When the world’s most popular modern dance company comes to the Dr. Phillips Center, it’s sure to be an even that will inspire. See the season’s hottest new works by today’s most in-demand choreographers, plus returning repertory favorites, including the beloved Revelations, which continues to move audiences around the world with its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring music.

Transgender advocates rally in support of Target

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Orlando – Target has gotten a lot of heat over the company’s transgender-inclusive restroom policies, but some local LGBT supporters want the company to know they “Stand With Target.”

About 25 people rallied June 1 at the Grant St. Target just south of downtown Orlando to thank Target for publicly supporting transgender customers’ and employees’ rights to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity. The group cheered each person who came to shop and presented each shopper with a flower.

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Gay pastor faked cake slur, drops lawsuit

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A gay Texas pastor who sued Whole Foods after he bought a cake that he alleged had a slur written on it in icing has dropped his lawsuit against the grocer.

Jordan Brown of Austin dropped the suit and issued an apology May 16. Brown said he was “wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story.”

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Bears in the City launches We Bears Care, a non-profit subsidiary

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We bears careBears in the City, an Orlando-based social and entertainment company, is expanding its charitable reach.

They officially launched We Bears Care, a 501(c)3 organization, April 13.

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Clearwater’s Tech Data establishes LGBT employee resource group

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tech data gay lgbt workforce inclusiveEven as we mourn the loss of a common-sense protection bill, the Competitive Workforce Act, earlier this week in the legislature, some companies are keeping up the compassion and moving forward with the shifting economic playing field. Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported on Tech Data’s new in-house initiative called Spectrum, “an employee resource group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers and allies,” the Journal reports. It is reportedly the 14th Florida business to do so,  basically because modern businesses need to court modern talent, and much of that is LGBT if not just LGBT-friendly.

Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith was in attendance as the keynote speaker for the meeting and offered her own wisdom on the issue.

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Company accused of price gouging AIDS drug will cut cost

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The company that sparked an angry backlash after it raised the price of a drug used by AIDS patients for treating a deadly parasitic infection by more than 5,000 percent says it will roll back some of the increase.

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli told ABC News Sept. 22 that the new price would make Daraprim more accessible, although he did not say what the new price for the drug would be. A spokesman for Turing did not immediately respond to a request for details.

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Fitting In: The LGBTQ Employee & Business Culture

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Imagine: It’s your first day on the job, and your friendly HR person gives you a pamphlet on what you should look like at work. In this “look book” it defined what your hairstyles should look like (men: short!), the amount of jewelry you can wear (women: very little!), what to do with body art you might have (cover it!), types of clothing style (no pants for women!), even the amount of cologne or perfume you can wear (very minimal!).

Now imagine you’re a transperson sitting in that HR office who is just starting to transition. What do you do? You don’t want to potentially lose the new job you fought so hard to get, but you want to be authentic to yourself and who you are as a person. Or consider you’re a cis- or gay man who doesn’t necessarily conform to the gender stereotypes of “masculinity,” or a cis- or lesbian woman who doesn’t conform to the stereotypical “femininity.” What do you do when that “look book” is shared with you, defining what your “work self” should be?

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