Same-sex marriage appeal won’t go directly to Florida Supreme Court

Associated Press October 26, 2914

MIAMI — A Florida appeals court has refused to allow Attorney General Pam Bondi take the state’s same-sex marriage ban directly to the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.
The 3rd District Court of Appeal on Friday indicated it will likely rule itself on previous decisions striking down the Miami-Dade and Monroe counties bans.

Several Florida judges ruled this summer that Florida’s ban is unconstitutional but stayed their rulings until other cases around the country were resolved, including those pending with the U.S. Supreme Court.

It recently declined to hear appeals from five states that sought to keep their marriage bans in place. The American Civil Liberties Unions, and attorneys for the couples in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties then sued to overturn the stay.

If they prevail, Bondi could then go to the Supreme Court.

One gay Mormon who’s found his voice

BRAD KUTNER |   Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rand Irons Rand Irons looks ready for a black name tag and matching conservative grey suit. But you won’t see him walking door to door with Mormon Church pamphlets in hand, nor will he get his chance to travel the world in the name of his faith spreading the message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Irons, 22, a student at University of Richmond who is gay and Mormon, has found his own message — a message of hope for those who love both their Mormon faith and those of the same gender. “[I] didn’t really conceive of myself as gay until sophomore summer of college,” says Irons, as he sips a cream soda in the front window of a local coffee house. The early-fall sun bounces off his straight red hair as he opens up about his formative years. In high school, he chose not to date for religion reasons, so he hadn’t really had a chance to explore his sexuality. Obviously, and again because of his faith, there was no sex, so it gave him a space to avoid the subject altogether. But after finally having two girlfriends in college, he came to the tough realization about who he is. He is gay. “It was difficult for me, because of my religion. honestly; because of my faith and what I thought about homosexuality.” Irons says he grew up being taught a pretty specific message. The Mormon faith, until recent departures from some groups within the church, has held fast in its opposition to LGBT people, even until recently promoting ex-gay therapy. “Sexual activity should only occur between a man and a woman who are married,” states Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church, President of Utah’s Brigham Young University (BYU), professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, and a justice of the Utah Supreme Court.


Cartoon Network Airs First Gay Characters Only After Making Sure They Aren’t Too Gay

There are tons of gay cartoon characters, you just don’t see any aimed at children. The Griffins have gay neighbors on Family Guy, and South Park has Big Gay Al after all, but they’re intended for adult audiences. Of course, there have always been lots of coded gay characters — too many to count, in fact. Just look at Disney alone: There’s Ursula in The Little Mermaid (AKA Divine), Jafar reads totally gay in Aladdin, and Simba’s uncle Scar doesn’t exactly come off as straight. Come to think of it, which Disney villain doesn’t send the gaydar dial bouncing a bit? But that’s another post entirely. Cartoon Network recently aired an episode of Clarence that features a (very) brief appearance by two gay characters, and it very well may be the first time it’s happened on the network (if we’re wrong about that, we’d love to know of any past examples). The characters aren’t relevant to the plot in any way, and really only serve to be the punchline of a pretty tired joke. Woman waits for blind date. Attractive man shows up. Woman gets excited. Man turns out to be meeting his gay lover. Woman is forever alone. Here’s the scene: And yet the fact that they appear at all seems significant. They aren’t presented as characters to laugh at, but just as normal people. But apparently the smooch only barely made it to air. A revealing Tweet from series voice actor and writer Spencer Rothbell suggests the network was uncomfortable broadcasting the same-sex affection. Rothbell also had this to add on his blog: It’s such a minor throwaway moment but I guess it’s better than nothing. Maybe one day the main character can be gay and it won’t be a big deal.

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Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

Travis Loller Associated Press
Updated: 10/27/2014 04:34:41 PM EDT

Photo - In a Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, Rev. Frank Schaefer,... (Karen Pulfer Focht/AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.

The Judicial Council of the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania church jury was wrong to defrock Frank Schaefer last year after he would not promise never to perform another same-sex wedding.

The council ruled on technical grounds and did not express support for gay marriage in general. Its decision is final.

Reached by phone after the decision, Schaefer called it "amazing."

He said he was pleased, "not just for myself, but for everyone in the LGBTQ community and the church. This is a positive decision that keeps the dialogue going. They didn't bar a person who is an outspoken activist and who has said that, if asked, he would perform another gay marriage."

Although the United Methodist Church has welcomed gay and lesbian members, the church's Book of Discipline rejects sex outside of heterosexual marriage as "incompatible with Christian teaching."

Since his church trial, Schaefer has become a gay rights activist, galvanizing other Methodists who support full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the church.

Following his Wednesday hearing before the Judicial Council, Schaefer said he had no regrets for his actions.

Florida attorney general Pam Bondi files motion to continue stay on Florida same-sex marriages

By : Jamie Hyman,October 24, 2014

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a motion to keep same-sex marriage on hold in Florida.

Bondi had a deadline of midnight tonight to respond to a request from the American Civil Liberties Union to lift a stay on Florida cases fighting for marriage equality.
The motion, filed today, states that there is “a substantial public interest in a stay,” citing the importance of “stability of law.”

“In a continuation of the effort to maintain uniformity and order throughout Florida until final resolution of the numerous challenges to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on marriage, the motion filed today asks that the Court continue the stay until the federal appeals court can review the decision,” said Attorney General’s office communications director Jenn Meale in a media release. “There is currently an appeal pending in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.”

The Oct. 24 deadline stems from Grimsley and Albu v. Scott, a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of eight married same-sex couples and SAVE, a South Florida LGBT rights organization. The case fights for marriage recognition for gay couples legally married out-of-state.

On Aug. 21, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. As in other Florida marriage equality cases, an appeal by Florida attorney general Pam Bondi meant a stay was placed on the ruling. On Oct. 6, when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear same-sex marriage appeals from five states, it opened the door for the ACLU to attempt to kill Florida’s stay on marriage.

According to the ACLU, the decision is now in Judge Hinkle’s hands. He’ll be briefed by both sides, and then Baylor Johnson, ACLU of Florida director of communications, said he expects a ruling soon.

“We expect that decision soon, and we’re certainly hopeful, based on what happened at the Supreme Court earlier this month, that the judge will lift the stay and that marriage will finally be allowed to win in Florida,” he said.


Pam Bondi Opposes Gay Couple's Divorce

Written by Associated Press 10/24/2014 9:55 am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) - Attorney General Pam Bondi is opposing a bid by a gay South Florida woman to obtain a divorce from her former partner.

Bondi's office filed papers late Wednesday in Broward County Circuit Court saying a judge should not grant Heather Brassner's petition for a divorce from Megan Lade. The couple was united in a 2002 civil union in Vermont but broke up several years ago.

Among other things, the attorney general's filing says a civil union is not the same as a marriage and should not be the basis to declare Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Bondi has defended the ban enacted by voters in 2008 in several state and federal lawsuits in which judges have ruled it violates constitutional equal protection guarantees. Those rulings have all been appealed.


Meet Jazz: 2014 Voice For Equality Honoree

Posted on October 23, 2014 - 11:28am by brittany.

She speaks to us with such tremendous clarity, of a truth so incontrovertible, and with just one clarion demand: “see me the way I see myself”. Fourteen year old Jazz Jennings is the Equality Florida “Voice For Equality” honoree for 2014, and I thought you’d like to get to know this remarkable young woman a little before you meet her on November 16th at the Equality Florida Broward Gala!

Jazz was assigned male at birth, the fourth child of the family. Her mother notes that there was never a time when Jazz didn’t opt for the gender normative activities and playthings typical of little girls. Jazz always insisted she was a girl, and was only three when she made it known that she wished for gender reassignment (done magically by the wave of a good fairy's wand, of course)! So it was that Jazz became one of the youngest children to be diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria.



150K revelers pack Lake Eola for Come Out With Pride’s 10th Anniversary

By : Jamie Hyman,

October 21, 2014

Orlando – The final numbers won’t be in until later this week, but early estimates from the Orlando Police Department show about 150,000 people crowded Lake Eola for the 10th anniversary of Come Out With Pride. Oct. 11.

It’s the highest number yet, up from last year’s estimate of 120,000 in attendance, according to COWP executive director Mikael Audebert.

“I think we’ve outgrown our space,” he said. “People were coming earlier and staying longer which is always a great thing.”

Audebert mentioned that in previous years there have been some nearly empty spots along the parade route but “this year, it was packed,” and some of the crowd even overflowed onto the road along Central Avenue.


Upcoming Events & Programs

Educational Film Series
Sundays, 2 p.m.

Join us Sundays at 2 p.m. for a different educational art film every week.

October 12
The Photographers (National Geographic)

October 19
Klimt: The Post-Impressionists

October 26
Gargoyles: Guardians of the Gate

November 2
Food for the Ancestors

Free for members; included in the price of admission for nonmembers.
After-School Explorations
Clay Sampler
Begins October 14


Create clay sculptures, pots and other ceramics artworks using a variety of hand-building techniques in this five-week after-school workshop for children ages 7-12.


Session dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11


$75 per session for members; $100 per session for nonmembers.


Please register your child here or call Marie Fielding, 352-291-4455, ext. 1558 for more information.

Trips 'N' Tours Adventure
Orlando Museum of Art
Festival of Trees
November 21

Due to overwhelming demand, the Appleton's Trips 'N' Tours group has added a second date to visit the Orlando Museum of Art Festival of Trees, 'Tis the Season.

This show includes awe-inspiring professionally decorated trees, a holiday boutique with wreaths, beautifully-crafted gingerbread houses, as well as gift ideas for adults and children. There will be performances by ballet groups, carolers, pianists and other seasonal surprises.

Contact Bonnie and Dodie to reserve your seat on this wonderful trip, 352-291-4455, ext. 4456.


2014 BIENNIAL: Outside the Box
Through October 19
Only two weeks left to see the Appleton's 2014 BIENNIAL: Outside the Box and cast your vote for your favorite installation in the People's Choice Award! 

Michael Bauman & Kate Helms- FL2907EL
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez- Erased in the Wash!
Richard Herzog- Creeping Ivy
Terri Lindbloom- Untitled
Judith Salmon- Recollections
Zachary Gilliland- Brokedown Palace
Mikaela Raquel Williams- Rainbow

The winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition. 
A Creative Life: 
Gladys Shafran Kashdin
Through November 2
A Creative Life features a selection of paintings, collages and drawings inspired by Kashdin's love of nature - massive tree trunks with highly patterned surfaces, fractured rock facades and eroded canyons that become revelations of strength, dignity, power and endurance.

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Upcoming Events

Suncoast Equality Connection Sponsored By Venice Theatre

October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

2014 Greater Orlando Gala 

November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm

2014 Broward Gala 

November 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

2014 Suncoast Celebration for Equality

 November 22, 2014 - 5:00pm  

2014 Inaugural Gala in Paradise

December 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

2014 Inaugural Black and White Ball of Lee County

 December 13, 2014 - 6:00pm       

2015 Tampa Gala

 February 21, 2015 - 7:30pm

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College of Central Florida News

CF Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Begins Nov. 7

The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for its Emergency Vehicle Operations course that begins Friday, Nov. 7, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 33, Room 107.

The course completes the education requirement for Emergency Vehicle Operations and is approved by the VFIS Insurance Group, which has trained more than 152,000 emergency service personnel since 2006.

Classes will meet 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 9. The $125 course fee covers the cost of training and all materials.

For more information or to register, contact DeBresha Walker at 352-873-5838, ext. 1381, or James Charles at ext. 1431. Registration will be accepted until Nov. 6, or until the class has filled.

Register Now for CF Unarmed Security Officer Course

Enroll now for the College of Central Florida Class D Unarmed Security Officer Course that begins Monday, Nov. 10. The class will be held at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Building 33, Room 107.

The state-approved course meets the 40-hour education requirement for unarmed security officers.

Classes will meet 6-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, through Friday, Nov. 21. It is a requirement to attend every class. The course fee is $140 and covers all the materials necessary for training.
For additional information or to register contact Pat Kalfs at 352-873-5838, ext. 1569, or James Charles at ext. 1431. Registration will be accepted on the first day of class, but on a first-come, first-served basis.

Appleton to Exhibit 'ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection'

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will exhibit “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection,” an engaging and thought-provoking look at the unexpected subject of tools, through 41 inspiring paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs.

Curated by Jared Packard-Winkler and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., “ReTooled” is on view at the Appleton Thursday, Nov. 8, through Jan. 4, 2015, in the Edith Marie Appleton Gallery.

The Appleton will host a Director’s Circle reception Thursday,

Nov. 6, and a members’ opening reception Friday, Nov. 7.

“ReTooled” celebrates the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty, insight and wit. Providing a dynamic entry point into the rich themes, materials and processes of 20th century art, “ReTooled” profiles 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection including major artists such as Arman, Richard Estes, Howard Finster, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Léger and H.C. Westermann; photographers Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans; as well as pop artists Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 18 and over; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children ages 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Free parking is available. For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit

About John Hechinger and the Hechinger Collection:
John Hechinger’s father founded the Hechinger Hardware store in 1911, but it was John Hechinger along with his brother-in-law who grew the store into a renowned chain throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Hechinger is often credited as one of the major figures in the transformation of the neighborhood hardware store to the “do-it-yourself” home improvement business. A fourth generation Washingtonian, community patron and activist, Hechinger was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to be the first chairman of the D.C. City Council. He used his position to advocate for civil rights and diverse neighborhoods. Hechinger’s donation of his collection to IA&A for the purpose of sharing it with a broader public is yet another invaluable legacy. In the 1980s, Hechinger’s booming chain of hardware stores led him to purchase a new company headquarters. He found the offices to be efficient, but sterile. The barren space sparked an initiative to beautify the headquarters which launched Hechinger’s acquisition of a tool-inspired collection of diverse 20th century art.

After Hours
Alpine Express

October 2, 5-8 p.m.

After Hours returns this fall with four musical events, beginning with Alpine Express on October 2, who will play Bavarian music in celebration of Oktoberfest.

The Appleton's After Hours offers live music and dancing, special programs by the Ocala Art Group and tasty samplings from Ocala Events/Mojo Grille.

Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Upcoming After Hours Dates:

December 4-Marion Civic Chorale

February 5-Rewind Band

April 2-Southern Express Orchestra

Appleton to Showcase its Newest Art

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will showcase its recent acquisitions for the first time in over two years in “Recent Acquisitions to the Appleton Collection.”

The collection of about 40 prints, paintings, coins and other objects added to the museum’s permanent collection since 2011 will be on display in the Balcony Gallery Saturday, Oct. 25, through Feb. 1, 2015.

“These acquisitions reflect the many cultures and time periods collected by Arthur I. Appleton with the earliest recent acquisitions of rare coins dating from Hellenistic Greece and Imperial Rome,” said Cindi Morrison, museum director. “They will join 20th century works by American Alexander Calder and Costa Rican Francisco Zuniga, as well as fine later paintings of Floridians and the Florida environment by Jack Thursby, Christopher Still, Mark Messersmith and the German-born painter Karl Zerbe.”

Cedar Key artist Chick Schwartz is represented with two whimsical works in bronze and glazed ceramic, while works by the Cuban artist Sandro de la Rosa bring captivating realism to the exhibition.

“We also have an elaborately decorated Chinese chest, which represents skilled craftsmanship in decorative arts from the past and is a welcome new addition to our Asian collection,” said Morrision.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 18 and over; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children ages 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Free parking is available. For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit



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Area Events

Kids iInvolved in Diversity Social (KIDS)
WhenThu, October 9, 6pm – 8pm
WhereE.D. Croskey Recreation Center (1510 NW 4 Street) (map)
DescriptionA child-friendly celebration of diversity featuring cultural programs by area youth, music, dance, and a festival of food. Contact Kelvin Richardson at 629.8389 for details. Have a fantastic day!

Movie in the Park
WhenFri, October 10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WhereCitizens' Circle (151 SE Osceola Avenue) (map)
DescriptionJoin us for an outdoor movie "Million Dollar Arm" on the really BIG screen. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Contact Stan Creel at 368.5517 for information. Have a delightful day!

Ocala Farm Market
WhenSat, October 11, 9am – 2pm
WhereBeautiful Historic Downtowm Ocala (map)
DescriptionAbundance! Visit the market on Saturdays to reap locally grown farm fresh seasonal produce, homemade jellies and jams, delicious kettle corn, boiled peanuts, homemade crafts, and plants. The Ocala Farm Market is open every Saturday. For more details, please call 426.8244.

Ocala Cultural Festival
WhenSat, October 11, 1pm – 8pm
WhereDowntown Ocala (map)
DescriptionA celebration of racial harmony and cultural diversity. Live music and dance entertainment. Different cultures will be represented in music, dance, arts and crafts, and great food. Bring your chairs or blankets and be part of the One Ocala One America week. If you need additional information, please contact Stan Creel at 368.5517. Have a diverse day!

VIP Sculpture Preview Reception
WhenFri, October 17, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
WhereTuscawilla Park - 300-899 NE Sanchez Avenue (map)
DescriptionCelebrate public art and partake in the first official docent tour of the newly installed sculptures selected for the Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Live music, light fare, and two drink tickets included in ticket price. $30/ticket or $50/two tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the Discovery Center. Please call Melissa Townsend at 629.8447 for additional information. Have a wonderful day!

Ocala Farm Market
WhenSat, October 18, 9am – 2pm
WhereBeautiful Historic Downtowm Ocala (map)
DescriptionAbundance! Visit the market on Saturdays to reap locally grown farm fresh seasonal produce, homemade jellies and jams, delicious kettle corn, boiled peanuts, homemade crafts, and plants. The Ocala Farm Market is open every Saturday. For more details, please call 426.8244.

Thrill The World
WhenSat, October 18, 5pm – 10pm
WhereDowntown Square (map)
DescriptionAn awesome Halloween Festival brought to you by Just Entertainment, Inc. For more information, please contact Amy Alicia at 352.694.0601. Have a nice day!

Ocala Arts Festival
WhenSat, October 25, 10am – 5pm
WhereDowntown Ocala (map)
Description155 artists, juried art work, food and drinks. Entertainment on the Downtown Square and at Citizens' Circle. For more information, please contact Chayo Comas at 352.867.0355. Have a good day!

Fantastical Film Festival
WhenThursday, Oct 30, 31, and Nov 1, 2014
WhereMarion Theatre (50 S Magnolia Avenue) and Brick City Center for the Arts ( 23 SW Broadway Street) (map)
DescriptionInternational Film Festival featuring Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy. For details, please contact Laurie W. Zink of the Ocala Film Foundation at 352.817.4155. Have a good time!

Nathan Douglas Hall Art on Display at CF Citrus


‎Monday, ‎September ‎08, ‎2014, ‏‎

The paintings and drawings of Citrus County resident Nathan Douglass Hall are on display at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, through Friday, Oct. 17.

Hall, who moved to Crystal River from New Hampshire in 1996, graduated from Crystal River High in 2001. He graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando before moving to Los Angeles to work in the film industry where he helped film a special on Elton John.

Hall went on to teach conversational English in China for two years. While in China, he continued to create art.

There is no fee to view the exhibit, which is on display in the upper level of the Dorothea Jerome Building. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will be closed during the weekend. For more information, contact CF Associate Professor of Visual Arts Michele Wirt at 352-746-6721, ext. 6131, or email

featuring  Healthy “Art” Styles

Sept. 16 – Nov. 3

The Healthy “Art” Styles exhibition examines the powerful connection between art and medicine

and the field of art, music and dance therapy. The exhibit was curated by Tyrus Clutter for the

Webber Gallery on the Ocala campus of the College of Central Florida. The Fall 2014 exhibition

was created to be on display during a performance of the AXIS Dance Company, which is one of

the groups and artists featured in the exhibition. The exhibition includes film excerpts and an

interactive clay art “handshake” station (featured below). Also featured are photographs from the

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine programs and work from artists Holly Hanessian and Kathy Hettinga.

Closing reception for this exhibit will be on Monday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 – 7 p.m., just prior to the

AXIS Dance company’s performance (Dassance Fine Arts Center). To purchase tickets to AXIS Dance

Company performance on Nov. 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. are, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or


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Cocktails and Conversation  with Martina Navratilova and friends in support of LPAC


LPAC is a Political Action Committee, formed by a group of committed activists and donors, to positively influence the current political and social landscape. After decades of being a small subset of players in women's rights and LGBT rights political efforts, the women of LPAC are stepping up to get organized like never before, aiming to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the table. With significant resources behind us, LPAC is making a true impact for lesbians in politics.

The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance is proud to support LPAC.

LPAC supports candidates who champion a range of issues that impact lesbians and their families, these include:
•Ending discriminatory treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families;
•Supporting sexual and reproductive freedom and women's access to quality healthcare; and,
•Furthering social, racial, and economic justice for all Americans.
This paid electioneering communication, which is independent of any party, candidate or committee, is produced, sponsored and paid for by the The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance.

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Crazy For You


Opens Thursday, September 4 at 8pm

Runs through Sunday, September 28


Adults: $25   Students/Children: $12


Bobby Child, son of a wealthy banking family, is trying to make it big in the razzle-dazzle show-biz world of the Zangler Follies in 1930s New York City - until his mother sends him to foreclose on the rundown Gaiety Theater in the sleepy former gold-mining town of Deadrock, Nevada.  read more

The Curtain Raiser

September 2014


Click the September 2014 link above to read The Curtain Raiser and to see more about the exciting shows and events coming up like, "Crazy For You" and more .  All the information can be found in the September 2014 Curtain Raiser.



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Get The Word Out!


PFLAG Lady Lake is now the only chapter in a very wide area, possibly the only one in the tricounty area of Marion/Sumter/Lake counties.


"PFLAG Lady Lake is a support group for the parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons. We educate and help people to come to a greater acceptance of LGBTQ individuals. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at The Holiday Inn Express in The Villages on Hwy 441 at 6:30pm. Contact phone - 352-693-2173" 





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