Orlando becomes first Florida city to recognize LGBTQ-certified businesses

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioner Patty Sheehan and members from both the Metropolitan Business Association (MBA Orlando) and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) gathered at Se7enBites in Orlando to announce a new LGBTQ business initiative April 2.

The LGBTQ+ Business Inclusion Resolution allows the city to develop a database and registry of LGBTQ-certified businesses with the NGLCC that will track city contracts and spending with LGBTQ-owned businesses and ensure the inclusion of LGBTQ-owned businesses in Central Florida.

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Ready, Sette, Go!: Se7enBites owners have location for new Orlando restaurant

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Back in October, we told you about Se7enBites owner Trina Gregory-Propst and wife Va Propst announcing their new Italian restaurant, Sette.

At the time no location was “Sette” for the new eatery but that has now changed as Trina and Va announced earlier this month that they will “Sette” up shop at the corner of N. Orange Ave. and Virginia Dr.

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Se7enBites owner announces new restaurant in downtown Orlando

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You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in Orlando who didn’t have local eatery Se7enBites at or near the top of their list for the best place to eat in town.

The comfort foods and delicious baked goods make it THE place for breakfast, brunch and lunch; but alas we have been on our own for dinnertime … until now. Well, until next year.

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Orlando’s Overheard: Guy says hi, Cirque says bye and Orlando stands together

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Guy Fieri takes a full 7

Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives fame has been in Orlando a lot lately. With the re-launch of the updated Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs featuring Guy’s food and a taping at local eateries, Guy sightings were everywhere, hard to miss that spiked bleach job.

He was recently spotted at the LGBTQ owned Se7enbites; we’re told he was there taping a segment for his show. No word yet as to when the show will appear.

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Overheard in Orlando: Films on the move

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Orlando films travel to Tampa
Two of the most anticipated documentaries at the upcoming Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival have Central Florida connections. In Billy & Alan, director Vicki Nantz tells the true story of a loving but turbulent relationship, a tragic suicide, and a fiery will contest – complete with evil matriarch – that could have been lifted from a Southern Gothic novel. Orlando Weekly columnist Billy Manes is narrator, victim, and ultimately hero of this deeply touching film that runs at the Tampa Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 p.m. The movie played recently played to a sold out audience at the Global Peace Film Festival

And then on Thursday, Oct. 10, Memories of a Penitent Heart will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at Muvico Baywalk in St. Petersburg. In this heartbreaking documentary, director Cecelia Aldarondo explores her uncle’s death and her grandmother’s insistence that he repent his homosexuality on his deathbed. When he dies on Easter Sunday, she is convinced it is a miracle. But the movie is about what was lost in that hospital room, and the painful costs of prejudice.

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