Florida legislators wrap up a contentious session leaving the LGBTQ community relatively unscathed

By : Billy Manes
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Sine Die, they call it, the antiquated drop of the hanky to end the legislative session in Florida. On May 8, the bicameral bluster in Tallahassee came to an end following the approval of an $83 billion state budget that will siphon more taxpayer dollars to charter schools, and, remarkably, pull some power away from the state’s tourism driver, Visit Orlando. Those were the big headlines.

And while LGBTQ issues made their way around committees and lobbies, Equality Florida was there to fight back on some of the social issues.

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NSYNC’s Lance Bass joins Visit Orlando to boost Orlando tourism

By : Jeremy Williams
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Orlando – Former boy band member and third-place-Dancing with the Stars finisher Lance Bass will promote Orlando as a LGBT tourist destination, thanks to Visit Orlando.

The ex-NSYNCer, who has a music-themed talk show on Sirius/XM Satellite radio, began singing with the hugely popular, multi-platinum album selling band.

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