2018 Theatre Odyssey’s Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival

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The 2018 Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival will be held February 3–4, 2018, at the Jane B. Cook Theatre (FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts). Scripts will be judged by three theatre professionals. The winning playwright will receive $1,000 and the runner-up will receive $500. These cash scholarships are generously provided by the Dorothy B. Templeton Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. 

The 2018 Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival is supported in part by our Season Presenter, CAN Community Health, and the Dorothy B. Templeton Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Sarasota Scene Magazine, Leona Collesano, Donna DeFant, Ron & Pat Pantello and The Bobs…Trisolini & Nosal.

 

2018 Theatre Odyssey’s Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival

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The 2018 Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival will be held February 3–4, 2018, at the Jane B. Cook Theatre (FSU/Asolo Center for the Performing Arts). Scripts will be judged by three theatre professionals. The winning playwright will receive $1,000 and the runner-up will receive $500. These cash scholarships are generously provided by the Dorothy B. Templeton Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. 

The 2018 Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival is supported in part by our Season Presenter, CAN Community Health, and the Dorothy B. Templeton Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Sarasota Scene Magazine, Leona Collesano, Donna DeFant, Ron & Pat Pantello and The Bobs…Trisolini & Nosal.

 

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: 1933‐1945

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The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is pleased to present the traveling exhibition Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Presented locally by Wells Fargo, this exhibition examines the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.

Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazi German regime promoted racial health policies that sought to eliminate all sources of biological corruption to its dominant “Aryan” race. Among the groups persecuted as threats to the national health were Germany’s homosexual men. Believing them to be carriers of a “degeneracy” that weakened society and hindered population growth, the Nazi state arrested and incarcerated in prisons and concentration camps tens of thousands of German men as a means of terrorizing them into social conformity.

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 opens to the public on April 30, 2017 and runs through July 2, 2017 at The Florida Holocaust Museum. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

For additional Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 exhibition information, please visit: https://www.thefhm.org/explore-2/exhibits/nazi-persecution-of-homosexuals.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990.

DNC LGBT Caucus honors Mike Honda, opens with tribute to Pulse victims

By : Michael K. Lavers, The Washington Blade
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PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Committee’s LGBT Caucus on Tuesday honored U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) for his support of transgender rights.

A number of the 28 openly trans delegates to the Democratic National Convention joined the California Democrat on stage inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center as Barbra Casbar Siperstein, a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee, presented him with the Jane Fee Award, which is named after the first trans delegate to a Democratic National Convention.

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Brevard County Ambassador’s Training

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RSVP to the training here: http://www.eqfl.org/brevard_training

Supporters of equality in Brevard County – the School Board will FINALLY vote on a fully-inclusive nondiscrimination policy for LGBTQ students and teachers, and we want you to attend the hearing to cheer them on!

Schools are for learning, and LGBTQ students should be safe, protected, and supported by their peers and their teachers. We’re so glad that the Brevard County School Board is taking up this important issue in the form of a nondiscrimination policy update for students AND faculty, demonstrating their commitment to equality for all.

The School Board will host public comment on the inclusive policy on Tuesday, July 19th, and we need YOU to show up to the meeting and share your support for equality.

Join us for a special training on Wednesday, July 6th to learn more about this policy change and learn the most effective way to share your story. We will start with a policy briefing, review non-discrimination messaging, and discuss best practices when testifying before the School Board in support of the LGBTQ inclusive policy.

We will provide all the materials and training – all we need is you!

Oklahoma man denied gay rights license plate

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Oklahoma City (AP) — An Edmond man says the Oklahoma Tax Commission denied a vanity license plate that supported the LGBT community.

John Patrick Keefe II says he wanted a personalized license plate that read “LGBTALY,” which is an abbreviated version of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ally.

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