Tuesday, June 10, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST - June 10, 2008

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Stonewall Library & Archives is pleased to announce a symposium and film series, to be held in conjunction with the exhibition "Out of the Shadows:
Gay America from Kinsey to Stonewall." This historical exhibition,organized by Stonewall, is on view during June at Broward Main Library, 100 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Related programs take place at the Broward Main Library auditorium and are free and open to the public.

Broward Main Library auditorium - 7 p.m.
Chaired by John Copolla, curator of Out of the Shadows: Gay America from Kinsey to Stonewall
Panelists (as of June 1, 2008):
-William Mann, author of "Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians ShapedHollywood 1910-1969" and "Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines"
-Dan Reuter author of "Greetings from the Gayborhood: A Nostalgic Look atGay Neighborhoods"
-Dr.Fred Fejes, author of "Lesbians and Gay Men and the Politics of Minority Identity."

Broward Main Library auditorium
- June 11 7:00 pm Boys in the Band
- June 18 7:00 pm Desert Hearts
- June 25 7:00 pm Brother Outside: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The William Haines Story
For further information about the exhibition, please contact:
Jack Rutland, Executive Director
Stonewall Library & Archives

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-Publix to buy 49 Albertsons, including 4 in Broward, Palm Beach counties
Florida's largest supermarket chain, Publix Super Markets, will grow largerafter buying 49 stores from rival chain Albertsons in a deal announcedMonday.

-Time is right for water restrictions to be permanent
Time for Water restrictions to be permanent South Florida has discovered itcan live quite well with two-day-a-week lawn watering restrictions. It istime to make the restrictions permanent, and make water conservation a wayof life.

Miami Herald
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-Gas costs make train's flaws more painful
On Sept. 15, 1985, the cover illustration for Tropic magazine was about asincisive a depiction of Metrorail as anything I could ever scribble: acartoon train of fat white elephants, trunk to tail, in a circus processionalong the elevated tracks. Miami Herald staff writer John Dorschner, in along Sunday magazine piece, offered a detailed and painful explanation ofhow the billion-dollar white elephant went off the tracks.

-Tourists still coming, but they're looking for bargains
Arnoldo Ramirez's customers certainly seemed recession proof. He chartersluxury yachts, where a four-hour cruise on Biscayne Bay with a captain and asteward costs $2,500. But bookings are down this year, prompting the ownerof Water Fantaseas to lower his prices. He created a two-hour cruise for$1,750 and business has rebounded.

Palm Beach Post
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-McCain sees the 'Glades but misses big picture
John McCain doesn't understand Everglades restoration any better than heunderstands national disaster insurance. A three-day visit to the state lastweek, including an airboat tour of the Everglades, didn't seem to enlightenhim - and his failure to grasp either issue could hurt Floridians.

From Stephen Goldstein - JOIN US AT THE RIVERSIDE
Every other Friday in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Stephen Goldstein andKingsley Guy appear together as the "The Dueling Columnists," where we takean issue and come at it from different political perspectives. We alsoappear as regular guests on the morning drive-time Nicole Sandler radio showon WINZ-940AM, and occasionally serve as guest hosts. The goal of our "duels" is to generate debate in the South Florida community on the vitalinterests that affect the state and the nation. On June 20, we'll be tryingsomething new with the "The Dueling Columnists at the Riverside."
energetic House Speaker Marco Rubio will be with us at a buffet luncheon atthe historic Riverside Hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale to discuss therecent legislative session and the impact of the budget cuts on state andlocal government. [...] The public is invited to what we expect to becomeregular luncheon meetings with important civic and political figures. BobGraham is scheduled to join us in September, and former U.S. Rep. Clay Shawin October. [...] Cost for the luncheon is $25, and reservations can bemade by calling Chelsea Barker at (954) 377-5467. For more information,check our website at www.dueling-columnists.com.


-HIV+? Stressed by dating, sex, relationships or disclosure?
The PALS Project at the GLCC will start the next five-week CHOICES programon Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Dating, sex and intimacy prove stressful formany gay and bisexual men. Those living with HIV may face extra stressors.
The CHOICES (Choosing Healthy Options & Improving CommunicationEffectivenesS) program at the GLCC helps men living with HIV build copingskills to handle some of these challenges. In small groups, men meet todiscuss how to build healthy relationships, negotiate safer sex, lowerstress and disclose HIV-status to family, friends and sex partners. Thecreative, interactive sessions use modern movie clips to launch fun smallgroup discussions each week. PALS offers CHOICES groups both in English anden EspaƱol. "The CHOICES program introduced me to guys going through thesame experiences that I am going through as an HIV+ man," said Steve Stagon,recent graduate. "The course helped me understand that I can make decisionsthat will increase the probability of staying healthy and living longer. Inother words, I am in control of both my health and my life." Interestedparticipants should contact the PALS Project at PALS@glccsf.org or954.463.9011. The PALS Project provides a safe, non-judgmental environmentfor HIV+ men to look at their own behavior and to make wise choices thatbenefit their health and the health of others.

(GLCBSG is Sponsored by GLCC & SAGE)
The GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP is getting togetheronce again for a social to commemorate the groups' 4th Anniversary onSunday, June 15, 2008 (Father's Day) at the GLCC and will be held, from 2 -4 p.m. In the past 4 years, many people have come and gone since the groupstarted and anyone who has ever attended a meeting of the Gay & LesbianCommunity Bereavement Support Group or wishes to learn more about thisspecial support group is welcome to attend the social. The topic ofdiscussion that day will be "Where We've Been and Where Do We Go FromHere" - a special discussion about the future of the group. While cold softdrinks and beverages will be supplied, everyone is asked to bring a"Pot-Luck" plate of "finger food" to share.

- SafetyNET Program & Broward Sheriff Office
Cordially invites to you attend a
Crime Prevention Community Forum
Take A Stand Against Crime
Learn how to prevent crime and build a stronger, more secure community.
Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 6:00 P.M at
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Florida
1717 North Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Please RSVP to Sandra Garcia at sgarcia@glccsf.org or 954-463-9005

-Gay Bingo
Saturday, June 14
Theme: Pride
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: At the GLCC

To Backyard Cookout and Fundraiser
To meet the next State Representative From District 92
Mark LaFontaine
Friday, June 20, 2008
1117 NE 10th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale
Suggested Contribution: $25.00 ~ Maximum Contribution: $500.00
Please call 954-651-3147
or email ron@marklafontaine.com
to RSVP or for additional information.


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