Kristofer Geddie and the Venice Theatre would like to diversify your theater-going experience

By : Jeremy Williams
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Venice, Florida, is a quaint little town of a little more than 20,000 people just south of Sarasota. It isn’t as worldly known as some of the bigger cities surrounding it – Tampa, St. Petersburg or Orlando – but the small Gulf Coast town is home to one of the most well-known theaters in the U.S., the Venice Theatre.

“Who knew that would happen here? Before I came here I never knew that Venice’s community theater was one of the largest in the country,” says Kristofer Geddie, Venice Theatre’s director of diversity.

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Public official attacks gay teen for wanting to bring same-sex date to school dance

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Many teenagers stress about finding a date to the school dance, but one Tennessee teen didn’t even have the option. Lance Sanderson, 18, made waves on social media, petitioning for the right to take a same-sex date to Christian Brothers High School’s in Memphis, Tennessee for its homecoming dance after being denied by school officials.

After his cry for help was ignored, Sanderson was suspended for drawing unwanted media attention to the school. To make matters worse, Lakeland commissioner Clark Plunk took to Facebook, blasting Sanderson and the entire gay community, Towleroad reports. According to Towleroad, Plunk posted this hate-driven speech on his private Facebook page.

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