Surgeon denies posting homophobic comments on social media

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) | A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was accused of posting photos of patients’ genitalia with racist and homophobic comments on Instagram, but he denied making the comments and said March 14 that the account was hacked.

Dr. Christopher Salgado also told The Associated Press that he planned to continue his efforts to support transgender people and provide surgery for them.

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2 stabbed at gay pride festival in Florida

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) | Police say two people were stabbed at a gay pride festival in Florida.

Fort Lauderdale Police did not say what caused the altercation at the Feb. 24 beach bash, but said the two victims are expected to survive.

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Dean Trantalis becomes Fort Lauderdale’s first openly gay mayor

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Wilton Manors attorney Dean Trantalis defeated former police chief and current vice mayor Bruce Roberts with 64 percent of the vote March 13 to become Fort Lauderdale’s first openly gay mayor.

Trantalis was also Fort Lauderdale’s first openly gay city commissioner. Trantalis was elected to the city’s District 2 seat in 2003 and served until 2006. Trantalis was re-elected to the seat in a 2013 special election and served up until his mayoral win.

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Police investigate Facebook threats against LGBT people

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WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) – Law enforcement officials are investigating threats posted on Facebook to “exterminate” LGBT people living in a predominantly gay city near Fort Lauderdale.

Wilton Manors Commissioner Justin Flippen says the threat is being taken seriously by the FBI and local police.

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Community foundation for gay causes opens in South Florida

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Fort Lauderdale – Finally, South Florida’s transgender youths bullied at school will have better resources. Same-sex couples sidelined at an assisted living center can get help. Hispanic people living with HIV/AIDS can get educated about the disease and artists focusing on LGBT themes will have an advocate helping them display their work.

This is all thanks to Fort Lauderdale accountant Anthony Timiraos, who is working with nonprofits to meet the increasing demand for their services.

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A fundraising event focuses on drag and local communities in South Florida

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Fort Lauderdale –  Three years ago, an idea was planted on the high seas that eventually turned into a drag revolution. In 2013, it has morphed into the largest drag-themed fundraiser in the state, according to organizers.

Pillage & Plunder, held by Legendary Journeys in conjunction with a Drag at Sea cruise, will feature more than 20 cast members from RuPaul’s Drag Race while benefitting a number of charities. It’s all scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend.

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Guess which city has the highest concentration of gay couples?

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Think you know which is the gayest city in the United States?

If answered San Francisco, you would be wrong.

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