“Last year was our first year hosting Out & About and we found an increase in attendance of about 1000 people,” says Central Florida Fair Sponsorship Coordinator Frances Rivera.
From Tumblr to transgender trends, the leaders, teachers and students who attended the third annual Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit tackled a wide range of topics of interest to modern LGBT youth.
Co-sponsored by the City of Orlando in partnership with GLSEN, the Orlando Youth Alliance, and Zebra Coalition, O-YES is a collaborative workshop and panel-based conference aimed at empowering Orlando’s LGBTQIA+ community through dialogue and discourse.
October is LGBT History Month, so Orlando City Soccer Club and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are gearing up to celebrate pride with their LGBT fans.
Orlando City Soccer announced that it will be hosting its first LGBT Night on Oct. 3 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl against the Montreal Impact, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be hosting a LGBT Pride Day for their Oct. 4 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Equality Florida hosts Equality Connection, a networking event for EQFL members new and old, at The Grand Bohemian in downtown Orlando.
Gina Duncan, EQFL Director of Transgender Inclusion, gave an update on transgender issues and challenges.
St. Petersburg | Metro Wellness and Community Centers announced the opening of the LGBTQ Primary Care Clinics during the St. Pete Pride parade and street festival June 25.
“The LGBT Welcome Center in St. Petersburg is proudly flying a giant rainbow flag above Central Avenue [June 25], and will be at the heart of Metro’s outreach to the community throughout St. Pete Pride weekend,” Metro said in a press release. “As we look to the coming year, the highlight of this year’s Pride season is Metro’s next big step in providing full health and wellness for our community.”
Orlando – The Zebra Coalition is working to ensure LGBT students have the opportunity to access their education needs.
Zebra is launching their Education Fund at The Sanctuary Downtown Feb. 27 to kick off fundraising for the Jefferson R. Voss Education Fund for the Zebra Coalition Youth.
Phoenix – Football fans headed to the big game might find themselves recruited to the opposite team.
Scruff, a gay social networking app, bought a 48-foot billboard outside the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of Superbowl XLIX.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world’s biggest social network is not budging from its rules.
In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and other performers who use stage names because they did not comply with the social networking site’s requirement that users go by their “real names” on the site.
Metropolitan Business Association members gathered August 6 at Disney’s Yacht Club for August’s monthly networking mixer. It was a Frozen-themed dessert reception that featured speed networking and an opportunity to learn about Disney’s PRIDE Diversity Resource Group.
Grindr, the gay social networking app, is planning on debuting a new look for the app this summer.
The hookup app will be enlarging the size of user’s profile photos and show the travel time between two users. It will even include a navigation feature that will allow users to quickly find and meet men.