Thursday, December 04, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST December 04, 2008

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Survey: Florida not in step with America on gay issues


The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida (GLCC) is accepting honoree nominations for "Stars of the Rainbow". The event will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2009! This year's gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six which is located at 2301 S.E. 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Nomination of honorees is available December 1 thru December 31, 2008. Honorees will be announced January 10, 2009. Please submit your nomination(s) in following categories:
(1) Volunteer or Activist Star of the Year
Honoring individuals who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and/or activism, and who have also been a benefit to the GLCC and/or the LGBT community.
(2) Community Star of the Year
Honoring individuals or groups that represent the LGBT community in a positive light; have supported the Center and/or community, have shown the true sense of community and who are true STARS!
(3) Business, Corporate, Media or Government Star of the Year This category honors a business, corporation, agency, media/publication or government entity that has supported the efforts of the Center and the LGBT community.
Nomination Forms are available at the GLCC or can be submitted online at or . You can also print a form and fax or mail it to the GLCC at 954-764-6522 or PO BOX 70518, Fort Lauderdale 33307 - Attn: Robert Boo. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, volunteering or more information please contact Robert Boo, Development Director at 954-463-9005 or via email at

New and unwrapped toys can be donated at the following locations:
Gay and Lesbian Community Center -1717 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
One Tea Lounge - 2037 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Best Buy - 2829 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
Office Depot - 900 N. Federal Hwy (Park Plaza on the Curve), Fort Lauderdale
Sports Authority - 1901 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale

The City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department and the Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for Nonviolence Join Forces Promoting Nonviolent Conflict Resolution in our community Fort Lauderdale, FL - The City of Fort Lauderdale forges ahead with community outreach in partnership with the Florida Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence. Now more than ever, in these times of uncertainty across the nation, communities can benefit from the teachings of nonviolent conflict resolution. The City of Fort Lauderdale is working to stay ahead of the negative affects of a suffering national economy by being a catalyst for members of our community to come together and have open and honest discussion. [...] The outcome of this briefing was to offer nonviolence classes across Fort Lauderdale, addressing the diverse communities that make up our City. The first workshop will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at the GLCC, located at 1717 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 beginning at 5:30 pm. For more information, call 954.828.4742. Space is limited: to RSVP for the class, please call 954.828.4758.
What: Community Nonviolent Workshop
When: Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 5:30 pm
Where: GLCC
1717 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
RSVP: 954.828.4758

-South Florida Family Pride
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Parents, wann-be paretns, family and friends ALL are welcome
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Floirda
1717 N. Andrews Ave (just South of Oakland Park Blvd. on west side)
International buffet, dessert extravaganze, our Famour holiday Crafts table for the kids, Santa, Hanukkah Harry and so much more. Bring a dish to share, Appetizer, Entree, Side or Dessert. Every parent MUST bring 1 labeled gift for each of their children (under $10.00) Labeled and wrapped. please. If you are willing and able to help with other items that are needed, please contact for a list of options; ie: coolers, ice, soda, set ups, docorations ... And lots more!

- Gay & Lesbian Domestic Violence Coalition presents ...
An LGBT Community Forum on Dating and Domestic Violence
Who: Adults, Youth & Agencies who serve the LGBT Community
When: December 16th beginning at 6:15 pm
Where: The Gay & Lesbian Community Center, located at
1717 N Andrews Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311

-GLCC Fundraiser!! Help us raise funds for the GLCC while you shop!
Your participation in our fundraising is critical to help us achieve our finanancial goals. We have now made it easier than ever. Every purchase you make sends a donation to the GLCC. We have teamed up with over 500 retailers you love! Just purchase items through our site, you get your products and we earn cash. That is it! Everybody wins. The holidays are right around the corner. If you are buying anything on-line, visit our site first. Just visit our on-line store at:

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-Pine Crest swim coach pleads not guilty to possessing child pornography
A popular Broward County swim coach pleaded not guilty today to charges he possessed and transmitted pornographic images of young boys. Roberto Caragol, 35, of Plantation surrendered to federal authorities last month after admitting, according to prosecutors, that he traded child pornography online and had had sexual contact with minors.,0,1552480.story


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-Crist comes away from Obama meeting "very impressed"
Gov. Charlie Crist came away from yesterday's meeting with President-Elect Barack Obama in Philadelphia "very impressed."

-Florida panel adopts California emission rules for new cars
A state commission is giving its approval to toughen emissions standards for new cars sold in Florida.

-Charles Canady sworn in to Florida Supreme Court,0,3841670.story

-Sour Economy Means More Fla. Child Abuse Calls


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