Stuart Timmons, author and LGBTQ historian, dies at 60

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LOS ANGELES (AP)- Stuart Timmons, an activist and writer who chronicled the history of gays and lesbians in Los Angeles, has died. He was 60.

His sister Gay Timmons tells the Los Angeles Times her brother died Jan. 28. He had suffered a debilitating stroke nine years ago but remained active in the community.

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Indiana appealing lesbian couples’ parental rights order

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP)- The Indiana attorney general has decided to appeal a federal judge’s order that the state list both spouses in lesbian marriages as parents on their children’s birth certificates.

The appeal will challenge U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt’s June ruling in favor of eight lesbian couples who sued the state and some county health departments.

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Germany’s first openly gay high court judge speaks at University of Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.- At the University of Michigan’s bicentennial colloquium Jan. 30, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Susanne Baer from Germany’s highest court had a conversation about what universities will look like in the upcoming years, referencing the issue of classism, which Baer said she believes affects the future of universities the most by hindering diversification.

“The moral of class manifests itself differently and is located within different segments of the population,” Baer said. “Money matters but shouldn’t matter as much when it comes to education.”

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Watermark is hiring: Creative Assistant

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Watermark is seeking a full-time creative assistant. The creative assistant will work with our advertising sales department to create print and online ads, design digital sales flyers, generate graphics for articles on our web site, WatermarkOnline.com. This is an on-site position at our Orlando office. This is the perfect position for motivated multi-faceted designers seeking real-world design experience who thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment.

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Issue 24.02: Living on the Edge

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Political attacks on both reproductive rights and LGBTQ equality are often indirect. More importantly, they work. Orlando’s LGBTQ Alliance brings collaboration in a post-Pulse world, St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman pulls city funding from St. Pete Pride after relocation announcement, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Women, minorities and the LGBTQ community march in St. Petersburg and Orlando for equality

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Groups in St. Petersburg and Orlando participated in the Women’s March that took place across the nation, and world, on Jan. 21.

The marches began with inspiring speeches which were followed by huge crowds marching for equality. Many brought signs, both witty and smart: a majority in protest of the new President of the United States and his proposed policies.

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6 Hampton Roads police departments employ LGBTQ liaisons

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SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Hampton Roads region now has six police departments with liaisons to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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From London to LA, women’s marches pack cities big and small

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago. Oklahoma City. London. Los Angeles.

Across the globe, cities big and small saw throngs of women, men and children take to the streets Jan. 21 in a show of unity and support for women’s rights. The swarms of marchers came together in the sunshine and rain to rally against sexism, racism and hatred and to protest President Donald Trump.

The crowds were so large that some U.S. cities ground to a halt as demonstrators overwhelmed streets, train stations and parks. The more than 600 “sister marches” were held in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington a day after Trump’s inauguration.

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Issue 24.01: Eli Sellers

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Zebra Coalition graduate and trans champion Eli Sellers makes us all proud, Orlando activists propose assault weapons ban, Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber’s Diamond Awards returns, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)- North Dakota’s Republican-led Senate rejected a measure Tuesday that would have changed state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry.

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Issue 23.26: Remarkable People

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After enduring the attack on Pulse, Brandon Wolf is living his life out loud and for his departed friends, Joy Winheim now manages the largest HIV/AIDS service provider in the Tampa Bay area as EPIC’s executive director, Mat Staver and the Liberty Council targets the transgender community, National Urban League files suit against Equality Florida, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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University of Minnesota captures transgender experiences

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The University of Minnesota has published the first batch of videos in a project aimed at capturing the stories of transgender people in the Midwest.

University oral historian Andrea Jenkins has recorded interviews with 119 transgender people, discussing how they came to find their gender identity as well as broader issues affecting their community, the Pioneer Press reported.

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