Friday, March 13, 2009

FLORIDA DIGEST - March 13, 2009

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-Living Room readies for Pridefest 2009

Palm Beach Human Rights Council

Hundreds of LGBT activists and our allies will meet in Tallahassee during the week of March 16 to rally for LGBT equality and lobby our legislators to support LGBT initiatives.PBCHRC is working with Equality Florida, the ACLU of Florida, Organizations United Together, SAVE Dade, the Human Rights Council of North Central Florida, the Anti-Defamation League, Florida NOW and many other allied organizations to move the the LGBT civil rights bill and other legislation forward. Updated talking points on the civil rights legislation are attached. Feel free to use the information to help educate your legislators on why they need to support this important legislation. The list of co-sponsors for SB 2101 and HB 397 is also attached. If your state senator and state representative are not yet on the list, please encourage them to sign on as co-sponsors and to support this important legislation. Have a great time in Tallahassee and remember, by working together, we can make a difference!
Judge Rand Hoch (retired),
President and Founder
Palm Beach County Human Rights Council

Broward House
Please join us at another amazing "Boys Night Out" sponsored by Hotspots Magazine, at the Melting Pot on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale this coming Wednesday, March 18th starting at about 6:00 pm and running throughout the evening. For only $35 you will get a three course delicious fondue dinner with appetizer, main course and desert, plus there will be models presenting some of the latest fashions from Dillard's. Clinique and Paul Mitchell giveaways will come from the Michael Leigh Salon, and there will be special raffle prizes and gifts from Cookies by Design and Victoria Park Florist. This night is a benefit for Broward House. Reservations can be made by calling the number on the flyer below, be sure to mention that you are coming for the "Boys Night Out". Hope you can make it, we were there last month and it is truly a delicious night out and a lot of fun!! Don't forget too, The Florida Gay Rodeo Association will present the Florida Gay Rodeo at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie on Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th - They too have picked Broward House as their charity of choice this year, make sure to put it on your calendars now and come on out and see some cowboys and cowgirls in a full fledge rodeo event. For more information on the rodeo CLICK HERE
Terry DeCarlo
Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Events

Lambda Legal - Florida

-Lambda Legal in Fort Lauderdale
Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL *
3/29/09, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Join Executive Director Kevin Cathcart, South Florida Board Members, Lambda Legal Plaintiff Janice Langbhen and Lambda Legal supporters for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in celebration of another incredible year of civil rights work. For more info contact Rick Hill at 786-473-6126 or purchase tickets online.

-Rally in Tally for LGBT Equality
Florida Capitol Building, Tally, FL * 3/16/09, 12:00 pm
Join fair-minded Floridians from across the state as they gather at the State Capitol to demand that all Floridians be treated fairly and equally under the law, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Endorsed by Lambda Legal. For more info and to register, visit Rally in Tally online.

-Lambda Legal Pride in Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach
Join us for Pride South Florida in Ft. Lauderdale (3/21-3/22) and Pridefest in Palm Beach (3/28-3/29). Help us spread the word about Lambda Legal's groundbreaking work. To help out at a Pride booth, contact Simone Bell by Tuesday, March 17.

-Liberty Awards National Dinner
Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street & The Hudson River, New York, NY *
5/4/09, 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Join us for our flagship event as we honor Jeffrey S. Kalinsky, founder of the LGBT fundraiser Jeffrey Fashion Cares, and Martha Stark, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Finance. For more info contact Jennifer Kunin at 212-249-6188 or purchase tickets online.


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-Fort Lauderdale Spring Break: Come on down ( or maybe not )
It's easy to ignore the fuss about Spring Break when you're sipping from an 84-ounce bowl of booze. "What's the problem?" asks Katie Kennedy, 21, who checked into a Fort Lauderdale beachside hotel Saturday before heading to Lulu's Bait Shack with 13 pals from Eastern Kentucky University.,0,7237953.story?page=2


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