MCC Rev. Nancy Wilson honored by Equality Florida

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Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy L. Wilson, Metropolitan Community Churches’ Global Moderator, was presented with the 2016 Voice for Equality Award by Equality Florida at Sarasota’s Suncoast Celebration Nov. 20.

Those in attendance, which numbered more than a hundred people, at the beautiful Michael’s On East also heard from several members of Equality Florida including executive director Nadine Smith, Transgender Inclusion Director Gina Duncan, Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber president Ashley Brundage and Suncoast Steering Team Co-Chairs Jarred Wilson and Pauline Parrish.

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Overheard in Tampa Bay: Tis’ the season

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Christmas Pride
It’s December, which means the holidays are approaching us like a freight train. Fortunately, with the stress comes parties, and St. Petersburg’s biggest is happening Dec. 6. Red & Green, St. Pete Pride’s annual holiday fundraiser, returns to Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg at 7 p.m. The night of festivities will include appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus and performances by local drag performers and choirs. Entry is $35 and includes an open bar and some light bites. Every dollar earned goes toward funding St. Pete Pride and it’s community outreach programs. Get more information at StPetePride.com.

Softball eyeing “E” division
There’s a chance that the Suncoast Softball League could create a whole new non-competitive division in 2015. Due to ratings guidelines, some players get forced into different divisions each season, meaning teams get split. To avoid that trauma, the league is entertaining a new recreational league that is unaffiliated, in effect, with the national NAGAAA rules that places ratings in place and guide teams to the World Series each year. The league has asked members to take a survey to determine interest in such a division in the spring. A decision should be announced by the end of 2014. Visit SuncoastSoftball.org to keep up to date.

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