With same-sex marriage all but a done deal, the next fight for LGBT equality is discrimination disguised as religion

By : Jamie Hyman
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Few combative issues have raised eyebrows as much as the recent string of legislation promoting “religious freedom.”

A recent push to create bills designed to protect business owners from having to engage in services that are against their religious beliefs has surfaced in more than half of our country’s states. The problem is that these Religious Freedom Restoration Acts—also known as RFRAs—are frequently wielded as a weapon allowing business owners to deny service to LGBTs.

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Despite an ‘incurable’ cancer diagnosis in April, Garry Breul continues to produce shows benefitting local HIV patients

By : Steve Blanchard
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Tampa Bay – Early on in his career, while working for the Experience Theater Company in Milwaukee, Wis., Garry Breul was faced with the plague that was later termed AIDS. He lost a good friend who was only 18 years old at the time, and Breul’s life path changed forever.

“John, an actor there, got it. He had it and he was the first person I knew who had it,” Breul recalls during an interview in the American Stage lobby. “I saw him get sicker and sicker, break out into lesions and rashes. I remember going to the hospital and sitting by him for what seemed like the longest time. I was there when he passed away.
“I said from there on in, it’s for them.”

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SNEAK PEEK! Dr. Phillips Center launches mobile app

By : Jamie Hyman
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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has a mobile app, and it’s officially available today (12/2).

Check out photos after the jump:

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