The Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k

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The Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k is one of the oldest and largest 5k fun runs held in Orlando each year.  Over 5,000 runners, walkers and spectators, many in holiday themed costumes, will line the streets around beautiful Lake Eola bright and early Thanksgiving morning in a race to end senior hunger.  Be there at 7am for the costume and turkey call contests, join friends and family for the race at 8am, then stay for the kids Tot Trot!  All proceeds benefit in home care and nutrition programs Like Meals on Wheels and go directly to help senior citizens in our community.

Out Olympian Tom Bosworth breaks one-mile race walk world record

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Out Olympian Tom Bosworth won the one-mile race walk at the London Anniversary Games on Sunday with a recorded time of 5:31.08, setting a new world record.

The 27-year-old athlete broke the previous 27-year record by almost six seconds.

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Slur in video exposes racial rifts in Philadelphia’s iconic gay neighborhood

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long-simmering racial tensions in one of the country’s iconic gay neighborhoods have reached a boil after the release of a video clip in which a club owner repeatedly utters a racial slur, leading to calls for action, including the replacement of Philadelphia’s liaison to LGBT residents.

Black gays and lesbians in the city say they are carded at clubs in the area known as the Gayborhood while they watch white patrons stroll in. At bars, they say, they wait longer for drinks and are subjected to dress codes that ban athletic gear, Timberland boots and hooded sweatshirts, rules they say are meant to exclude them.

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The gloves come off as the race for District 70 gets closer

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ST. PETERSBURG – The candidates are upping their attacks as the Democratic primary for District 70 gets closer.

St. Petersburg business owner, and openly gay candidate, Dan Fiorini has called Tampa Bay area lawyer CJ Czaia out for hiring Theresa “Momma Tee” Lassiter as a campaign consultant.

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Acclaimed poet Derrik Austin brings sexuality, race and bluntness to Orlando reading

By : Brendan O'Connor
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It isn’t the stuff that “lauded poetry” brings to mind, necessarily – the dusty bristle of Caucasian blues set to rhyming schemes and meters – but Florida native Derrick Austin is breaking barriers and furrowing brows with his visceral and poetic take on otherness. And the praise has been plentiful. He certainly isn’t shy.

“Slowly eat out my asshole, slowly while bees
lave daffodils on our balcony and remember
each bloom with dance. You growl. I lick
your armpits. Come, come for me, you say,
our moans made fluid on our canvas of a bed.”
– 6., Trouble the Water, BOA Editions 2016

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Netflix renews “Orange is the New Black” for fourth season

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Netflix’s Orange is the New Black has been renewed for a fourth season even before season three has launched.

The popular women’s prison show, based on the memoir of Piper Kerman, made the announcement via the show’s official Twitter page on April 15.

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Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil

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SAO PAULO (AP) – A minor character in Brazil’s election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Sept. 29 after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population.

The comments by presidential candidate Levy Fidelix, who has the support of less than 1 percent of potential voters, drew no reaction from the leading candidates during the nationally televised debate late Sept. 28. But online and on social media tens of thousands of people denounced Fidelix as homophobic and hateful.

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Candidate for Maine governor comes out

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year announced that he’s gay, a response to what he called a “whisper campaign” by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid.

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, 58, wrote in an op-ed provided to The Associated Press, the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News that “whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls” attempted to get voters to question whether he’s gay.

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General Election 2012: Orange County and Orlando Results

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At 10 p.m. on election night, just before a few key races were called, the mood at the Orange County Democrats’ election viewing party at the Embassy Suites was celebratory.

“What a night!” said Orlando attorney and LGBT activist Mary Meeks. “Except for Val [Demmings, U.S. Representative candidate], everything seems to be going our way.”

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