Monday, May 05, 2008


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-Under pressure from South Florida homeowners, House to act on mortgagecrisis
Pressed by desperate homeowners in South Florida, members of Congress arepromoting legislation to try to stem the tide of home Foreclosures andprevent further erosion of property values.,0,7949711.story

-United Way reaches out to community through festival
Agency throws festival in Manors to create awareness
Getting to know someone over a little wine and cheese is always a goodicebreaker.
And it's exactly what the United Way of Broward County was looking to do inone South Florida community recently.,0,4226846.story

-Guess where anti-gay bullies learned?
I would like to congratulate the Broward County students who participated inthe Day of Silence in order to protest the bullying and harassment of theirgay classmates. Your brave activism is beginning to get attention andpositive results.,0,150929.story

-Tallahassee tally: Legislature bad, tax commission worse
Hard to say who performed worse in Tallahassee this spring, the Legislatureor the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission.,0,7188629.column

-Parents' e-mails against Broward Day of Silence against bullying gaystudents revealing
The April 24 article, "Broward schools allow Day of Silence against bullyingof gay students," contained quotes from two parents who objected to theevent. As the father of two sons in public schools, I found their commentsbigoted and disgraceful.,0,2619404.story

Florida GLBT DemocratsThe Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus will be holdingit's summer conference in Gainesville July 18-20. Based upon the followingstory, which explains the effort to overturn Gainesville's recently enactedanti-discrimination code, we need to make our presence felt in AlachuaCounty. You can learn more about our conference and register on line

The GLCC is proud to sponsor the 1st Annual Buzz Multimedia LifetimeAchievement Awards and Buzz TV Premier Party at the Broward Center for thePerforming Arts. The accompanying letter from Bobby Blair, Publisher andCEO of Buzz Multimedia is a testament to the collaborative relationshipbetween Buzz and GLCC, in our combined efforts to serve the LGBT Community.
GLCC supporters are invited to attend the free event on Monday, May 12th,2008. Doors/Bar open at 6:30pm. The show and awards ceremony begin at7:30pm. The $20 open bar VIP Party will take place afterwards. Attendeesmust RSVP to

ArtsUnited will feature the mixed media art work of local artist AngeloLombardo in a solo exhibit at the Stonewall Library and Archives from May 5through 30, 2008. The gallery is located at 1717 N. Andrews Avenue in FortLauderdale, Florida. The exhibit opens with a reception to meet the artiston Monday, May 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.
Admission to the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Don't miss out on this Fabulous Event at the Fort Lauderdale Antique CarMuseum, where you will share wine with the Who's Who, have a great night andhelp a long time, Very Important organization in Our Community! Join othermembers of South Florida Social Circle and the Whole Community for aFabulous Evening... And in support of a wonderful organization, The BrowardHouse, this Tuesday, May 6th from 6PM - 8PM.
Please RSVP to Doug Tinklepaugh at (954) 563-9291

Palm Beach Post
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-Court wrong on voting
You would expect the Supreme Court's only African-American justice to beamong the hard-liners when it comes to minority voting rights. And ClarenceThomas was among the hard-liners - against minority voting rights.

Steve Rothaus
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-Gay-rights foes vow to act against Miami-Dade County domestic partnersproposal
Opponents of a domestic partnership proposal in Miami-Dade governmentthreatened county commissioners with political retribution at a newsconference Friday.

-Bravo Top Chefs headline Aqua Foundation for women VIP event
The Aqua Foundation for Women honors the contributions of four local leadersat a May 10 party featuring a trio of Bravo's female culinary TV stars

-Royal gay sex blackmail suspects guilty, sent to prison
Two men were each jailed for five years today after being found guilty of a£50,000 gay sex blackmail plot against an unnamed royal.

Fort Report
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-Conservatives' issues roiled, then fizzled
While they did not fix an inequitable tax system or lessen the risk ofbillions of dollars in state losses in case of a major hurricane, Floridalawmakers this year invested anguished hours on emotionally volatilesubjects such as abortion and evolution that left supporters and opponentsdrained.


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