Monday, April 13, 2009

FLORIDA DIGEST - April 13, 2009

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Saturday, April 25, 9:30 - 4:00
Campus of the Sunshine Cathedral
1480 SW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Workshops, Panels, Sharing Groups for LGBT Community and Friends, including...Prospective parents.....Parents with school age children...Couples or singles.....Transgender youth and adults....Gay and Lesbian youth... Youth with LGBT parents. ALL TOGETHER! PLUS...THE VALUING OUR FAMILIES COMMUNITY AWARD will be presented at the 2:45 pm General Session to JENNIFER GOTTLIEB -Vice Chair, Broward County School Board & KEN GOTTLIEB - Former Florida State Representative for their public service in championing LGBT equality Costs: $15 per adult (lunch included) WWW.SUNSERVE.ORG (or call 954-764-5150)

On Saturday, May 2, at 4 p.m., local film producer, Bruce Presley's first full-length documentary, Amancio... Two Faces on a Tombstone, will be screened at the Gateway Cinema in Fort Lauderdale as an entry in the 2009 Miami & Ft. Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Bruce has served on the board of Safe School South Florida for the past ten years. The Gateway Cinema is located at 1820 East Sunrise Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are available through the box office or online at the film festival website -- More information on the film can be found at

Broward County's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community service organization with over nine locations and providing care to over 6,000 South Florida residents, cordially invites you to one of their signature events of the year!


Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
You Are Invited To A Town Hall I'm Hosting This Monday In Weston
Whether it is housing or the downturn in the economy, South Florida is facing a challenging time. Since the first of the year I've been traveling around South Florida, listening to people, talking with community leaders, and announcing initiatives we've passed in Washington to help South Floridians. Many families are facing immediate challenges paying bills, finding jobs, or are worried about their future. That's why this Monday I'll be hosting a Town Hall Meeting in South Florida with experts who can explain how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and other programs can help Floridians. You are invited to attend this Monday's Town Hall Meeting in Weston. Whether you want to express your opinion, or need answers to a question, I want to hear from you.
Town Hall on the Recovery Act
Helping Homeowners and the Unemployed
Monday, April 13, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
City of Weston City Hall, Commission Chamber
17200 Royal Palm Blvd.,

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-U.S. energy stimulus money to aid cities but leave Broward County in cold
No money for county, but $14 million for 18 of 31 cities
By Scott Wyman
Broward County has been passed over for a share of $168 million that President Barack Obama's administration is distributing across Florida to help local governments improve energy efficiency and start conservation projects. Miami-Dade County will receive $12.5 million and Palm Beach County $6.6 million, but the U.S. Department of Energy earmarked nothing for Broward in the economic stimulus package.,0,7395466.story

Fort Report
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-Right's agenda loses traction
By Shannon Colavecchio, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
TALLAHASSEE - Legislation that would open the door to school prayer and discourage teaching evolution has been declared dead. Prospects don't look good for a proposal to require ultrasounds for first-trimester abortions. Same goes for a bill to make marriage licenses more expensive for couples who don't take a premarriage education course. Conservative Republicans' hallmark legislation, some from sessions past, is stagnating this session, victim of the all-consuming state budget deficit and the political realities of a Senate that is Republican, but moderately so. "Some of these things would definitely pass in the House," said Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey. "But in the Senate, the numbers just aren't there."


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