Tampa has a night of remembrance one year after the Pulse tragedy

By : Jeremy Williams
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Tampanians gathered at Centennial Park Station in Tampa June 12 to remember and honor those lives lost at the hands of a gunman one year earlier at Pulse in Orlando.

The gathering had local performers and speakers as well as a candlelight vigil.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance at Valencia

By : Jamie Hyman
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For the third year in a row, Valencia College hosts an event to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20.

Attendees took in table presentations, student performances, guest speakers from the LGBT community, Q & A session and a candlelight vigil.

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Anti-gay legislation moves through state, equality bills sit in committee

By : Jeremy Williams
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Tallahassee – Florida’s Legislature has been busy this year pushing through several anti-gay and discriminatory bills masked in the argument that they are to protect women and children.

The “Single-Sex Public Facilities” bill was introduced in the Florida House on Feb. 4 and would prohibit transgender individuals from using public facilities that align with their gender identities. While the bill does not use the word “transgender,” opponents of the bills say its sole purpose is targeting the transgender community.

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