PFLAG: Monthly Support Meeting

By : KathleenHarper
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PFLAG: Monthly support meetings in the Downtown Orlando area for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people, their parents and families, friends and allies. 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, free, pflagorlando.org.

PFLAG: Monthly Support Meeting

By : KathleenHarper
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PFLAG: Monthly support meetings in the Downtown Orlando area for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people, their parents and families, friends and allies. 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, free, pflagorlando.org.

Orlando’s Eve: A roaring 20’s party and immersive experience

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Orlando’s Eve is an immersive adventure through the historic streets of Downtown Orlando, highlighted by an interactive theater experience that culminates in a roaring 1920’s party at a secret speakeasy.

The evening features live music, dinner and drinks, as well as burlesque and vaudeville performances. Live music and dancing with Brown Bag Brass Band, and very special performance by Tymisha Harris (from award winning Josephine) will round out the evening. Orlando’s Eve interactive performances are being directed by Tim Williams of Orlando Shakes.

The evening begins at the Downtown Orange County Regional History Center where you will pick up clues and follow to historic locations around downtown. This is a great opportunity to explore a little of Orlando’s History before the adventure starts…

After the History Center, the immersive journey begins as you set off to arrive at different locations around Downtown, meeting historical figures from Orlando’s past along the way. Here you will interact with them, and collect clues that will eventually lead you to the ‘secret speakeasy party’. Gather up all of the clues, figure out the location and speakeasy password, and get inside for a fun-filled roaring 20’s party featuring a dinner buffet, delicious cocktails, live music and more.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Avrio Foundation. The Avrio Foundation supports projects relating to downtown Orlando beautification, activation, connectivity, and place-making.

PFLAG: Monthly Support Meeting

By : KathleenHarper
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PFLAG: Monthly support meetings in the Downtown Orlando area for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people, their parents and families, friends and allies. 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, free, pflagorlando.org.

PFLAG: Monthly Support Meeting

By : KathleenHarper
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PFLAG: Monthly support meetings in the Downtown Orlando area for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people, their parents and families, friends and allies. 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, free, pflagorlando.org.

PFLAG: Monthly Support Meeting

By : KathleenHarper
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PFLAG: Monthly support meetings in the Downtown Orlando area for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people, their parents and families, friends and allies. 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, free, pflagorlando.org.

PHOTOS: Church bells fill downtown Orlando as Pulse shooting hits 2-year mark

By : Layla Ferris
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ORLANDO | The First United Methodist Church in downtown Orlando tolled its bells 49 times at noon June 12 to honor those who died in the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago.

“It’s such a beautiful thing to know that your loved ones will never be forgotten,” Robin Maynard-Harris says to nearly 100 people who gathered at the church.

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Orlando’s Overheard: ‘Gaycation,’ a new Stonewall, Osceola Arts and Opera

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Ian and Ellen’s Orlando Gaycation

After the tragedy on June 12, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, the hosts of Gaycation that airs on Viceland, were spotted around town. Ellen and Ian met with witnesses at Pulse and various other people of the community and even attended a few of the local gay bars with their cameras in hand. The special episode they were taping is set to premiere on August 24 at 10 p.m. Viceland’s Gaycation has taken the hosts globe-trotting to various locations that are both gay friendly and not: Brazil, Japan and Jamaica, among others. It was a natural fit that the attack on Pulse brought their docu-series to Orlando.

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The Creative City Project is launching again, and October can’t come soon enough

By : Brendan O'Connor
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In 2012, Cole NeSmith decided to rub Orlando’s face into its own Creative Culture.

NeSmith decided to create an event that could not only showcase our homegrown talent, but also take over our public spaces, and transform our community through art, if only for one night. It’s a chance for local artists and organizations to shake off the accrued institutionalized dust that comes from operating behind closed doors, and reveal themselves to their public, en masse … a flasher flash mob, if you will. And the public loves it. Each year more artists take part, and each year more and more people turn out to see them. Downtown Orlando’s fourth annual celebration of local creative culture is ramping up for one of the biggest years yet.

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A New Goal: The Orlando Pride brings women into the city’s soccer craze

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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“Everybody knows our team. You see magnets of our teams on people’s cars, and it’s great to see people embracing our team. People come up to me on the street and say they’re coming to the home opener and they know us. It’s great to always feel that vibe from the city,” Orlando Pride attacking midfielder Lianne Sanderson says.

Deemed as the “Soccer Capital of the South”, Orlando’s soccer community has been present and growing since October 2010, when Phil Rawlins first announced that he had acquired the Orlando City Soccer Club with his hopes of expanding it into the MLS within three to five years. Six year later, and not only has that happened, but Orlando is adding women’s soccer to its list of growing professional sports teams: the Orlando Pride, Florida’s first National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team. The response so far has been predictably effusive.

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LGBT Community & Allies Reception supporting Bob Poe for Congress

By : Jamie Hyman
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Community members backing Bob Poe for Congress met Feb. 29 at The Mezz in downtown Orlando for a LGBT Community and Allies Reception.

Attendees mingled and munched on light bites while learning more about Poe and his platform. 

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Orange County DEC Legacy of Action awards reception

By : Jamie Hyman
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At their Legacy of Action Awards reception, the Orange County Democratic Executive Committee celebrated the lives and legacies of local grassroots activists Feb. 19 at Elixer in downtown Orlando.

The DEC presented the Harris-Namey-Waxman Lifetime Legacy Award, Cannon-Porta Woman of Action Award and The Bill Nelson Activist in Government Award in honor and celebration of exemplary service, patriotism and dedication to the values of the Democratic Party and the people of Central Florida.

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