Issue 25.26: Year in Review

By : Jake Stevens
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We look back on 2018, a year that took us to the midpoint of a country that’s just living on a prayer. Department of Health offices offer free hapatitis A vaccinations, arrest, charge made in murder of Londonn Moore, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!



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Issue 25.25: Remarkable People

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Win or lose, Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani is standing shoulder to shoulder with the LGBTQ community, St. Petersburg LGBTQ Liason Jim Nix welcomes one and all to the Remarkable Tampa Bay, MBA Orlando selects 2019 board of directors, announces new RED group, LGBTQ accomodations platform FabStayz launching in Tampa Bay, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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LGBT group in Maine to launch resource guide for community

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) | An organization that serves the LGBT community in Maine is launching an online resource guide early next year.

OutInMaine says its website and social calendar will try to bring businesses and organizations together with the LGBT community by offering groups a place to list “gay-inclusive events throughout the state of Maine.” OutInMaine says it started collecting information from organizations such as churches, businesses and schools on Nov. 28, and the website will be launched on Jan. 1.

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George H.W. Bush ‘unsupportive’ on gay rights, HIV/AIDS

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Following the death of former President George H.W. Bush at age 94, the nation remembers him for his civil tone in contrast to President Trump and for helping bring the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union to a peaceful conclusion — but his legacy on LGBT rights and failure to confront the raging HIV/AIDS epidemic at the time remain a stain on his overall record.

Gay former Rep. Barney Frank, whose 32-year tenure in Congress included the George H.W. Bush administration from 1989 to 1992, told the Washington Blade in an interview Saturday the late former president “was bad” on LGBT rights and “wouldn’t do anything” to advance them.

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Issue 25.24: Leading from The Center

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A look back at The LGBT+ Center of Central Florida as told from some of its executive directors, Tampa mayoral candidates talk politics, Central Florida mna hopes to catch murdere or trans woman, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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House GOP urges Trump to drop LGBT protections in NAFTA update

By : CHRIS JOHNSON OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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A group of nearly 40 House Republicans are calling on President Trump to drop from the updated U.S. trade proposal with Mexico and Canada a provision encouraging countries to adopt policies barring anti-LGBT discrimination in the workforce, throwing ratification of the deal in question.

In a letter dated Nov. 16, lawmakers led by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) say they’re “deeply concerned” by the proposed LGBT requirements in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a renegotiation of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement initiated by President Trump. An article in Politico Nov. 16 highlighted the letter.

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Nancy Pelosi makes surprise appearance at NGLCC National Dinner

By : Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Nov. 16 celebrated Democrats regaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives when she made a surprise appearance at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s National Dinner Gala.

“The American people elected a Democratic majority,” said Pelosi to applause as she spoke at the National Building Museum in D.C.

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Issue 25.23: Pursuing Passion

By : Jake Stevens
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Two inspiring individuals prove leaving the corporate world can really pay off, voters elect a more liberal, progressive Central Florida, EPIC Generations coalition forms to support aging LGBTQ community, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Watermark’s Holiday Guide 2018

By : Jake Stevens
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Once again, it’s here, it’s queer, and FULL of holiday cheer! Read our best holiday guide yet!

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LGBT veterans honored at D.C. wreath laying ceremony

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Close to 100 people assembled in D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery on Sunday to pay tribute to LGBT veterans. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Close to 100 people, including LGBT veterans and active duty LGBT service members, assembled at the gravesite of gay Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich in D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery on Sunday to pay tribute to LGBT veterans.

The Veterans Day event, organized by the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, included remarks by Major General Tammy Smith of the U.S. Army Reserves, who disclosed her status as a lesbian in 2012 shortly after the repeal of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy.

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Police: Man stole LGBT flags from church

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SAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) | Police in Long Island say a 21-year-old man stole a number of LGBT pride flags from a local church.

Suffolk County Police say Ronald Tyler Witt, of Sayville, faces hate crime charges and was expected in court Wednesday. Police say Witt first stole a flag from the front of Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ on July 29.

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