Hope & Help Center expands clinic services, hosts Orlando AIDS Walk at Lake Eola

By : Randa Griffin
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ORLANDO | The Hope & Help Center of Central Florida held a grand re-opening Jan. 26 to unveil their new building and expansion of LGBTQ health services. The center added a medical clinic to their services where clients can receive primary care, screening, treatment and urgent care for medical issues.

The center has expanded its fight against STDs by offering a full panel of testing. The clinic offers services for people in the transgender community as well.

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PHOTOS: Orlando’s Hope & Help Raises over $40K with AIDS Walk

By : Maia Monet
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News 6 anchor Julie Broughton, joined by fellow News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges and traffic safety expert Steve Montiero, hosted this year’s AIDS Walk to benefit Orlando’s nonprofit Hope & Help center. Also on hand were Pride Radio Orlando’s Ricky and Sondra Rae as well as Pulse Nightclub owner Barbara Poma.

In keeping with the appearance of local notables, walk participants were encouraged to dress as their favorite celebrities for the mile-long walk around Lake Eola. According to their website, a total of $41,965 was raised to assist Hope & Help with its HIV/AIDS services including free testing, community education initiatives, and case management.

More photos after the jump.

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PHOTOS: Pose for Pride

By : Maia Monet
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Models and drag queens shared the stage at the second annual Pose for Pride on Dec. 14.

The charity event organized by iHeartMedia for the benefit of the Zebra Coalition, took a strut down the runway at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Orlando. Hosted by Pride Radio’s Blue Star, XL106.7’s Ricky and Sondra Rae, and Wordkrush’s editor-in-chief Brittany Elyse, the event featured the work of local fashion designers accompanied by performances from Bearonce and Sassy Devine.

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Pose For Pride returns with more fashion and music

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | Pride Radio’s Pose For Pride returns after a successful inaugural event last year with even more fun, fashion and music; this time at the Aloft Hotel in downtown Orlando Thursday, Dec. 14.

“Pose For Pride is a unique event that partners fashion, music and charity,” says Desiry Witherspoon, Account Executive with iHeartMedia and one of the event’s organizers. “We have live performances. We have a great selection from local designers and boutiques that are from right here in Orlando.”

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Issue 23.22: On the Radio

By : Jake Stevens
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The LGBTQ community finds its voice and its musical escape on the air in Tampa Bay and Orlando, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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The LGBTQ community finds its voice and its musical escape on the air in Tampa Bay and Orlando

By : Billy Manes
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“Because you can’t see tits on the radio, I’ll give you five fingers for a one man show,” the Scissor Sisters belted out more than a decade ago. Well, some things have changed. For one, the industry that has typically been haunted by dusty faces that were, as they say, “made for radio,” have evolved into a different beast, for better and for worse.

On the one hand, the medium has been revitalized by the presence of satellite and internet stations. On the other, there are clouds from both sides now, wherein mainstream industry force presses up against a personality-driven culture, one perfectly suited for the huskiness of a DJ’s voice. More importantly, niche radio stations and mainstream ones alike have opened the door for LGBTQ culture to dance and be heard.

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11.3.16 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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Billy Manes

Billy Manes

“Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio. And they told the world just how you felt. It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat. They never said your name but I knew just who they meant.”

Those were the words that flew from Donna Summer’s gorgeous mouth in 1979, back when I was five, a latchkey derivative, a mess and a superhero all rolled into one. Those words resonate with me still today, and any time Blue Star – one of our cover stars – plays them to me (she does), I cry into the wood paneling, I wish for a lit up dance floor, I break a heel, but I never fall down.

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