SAVE begins next chapter with new executive executive director

By : Denise Royal of South Florida Gay News
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ABOVE: Orlando Gonzales (R) posing with other stars at SAVE’s Luminaries. Photo by J.R. Davis.

MIAMI | Safeguarding American Values for Everyone (SAVE) has a new executive director. The Miami-based LGBT organization is welcoming Orlando Gonzales as its new leader. Gonzales is no stranger to the organization; he previously served as board chairman for the SAVE Foundation.

Gonzales is only one week into his new role and has identified three main priorities. The first is working on the state’s anti-discrimination policy.

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South Florida LGBTQ group SAVE terminates executive director

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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MIAMI | South Florida LGBTQ advocacy organization SAVE has fired former executive director Tony Lima after four men charged with hate crimes in an anti-LGBTQ attack attended the group’s gala June 14.

The decision follows the publication of “SAVE Gala Stunner: Accused Gay Bashers Celebrated,” an article by South Florida Gay News (SFGN). “On a night when SAVE celebrated their annual Champions of Equality,” they wrote, “the organization’s executive director also recognized four individuals who aren’t known for LGBT rights or justice.”

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