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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is Done

"Today marks the end of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." The law is repealed. From this day forward, gay and lesbian soldiers may serve in our Army with the dignity and respect they deserve." - Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, et al

Florida Domestic Partnerships Act Introduced in Both Chambers

Release Date: 
September 13, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A bill that would provide domestic partnership protections to committed couples throughout Florida has been filed in both chambers of the legislature. State Representative Mark Pafford (D- West Palm Beach) filed the Domestic Partnerships Act (HB-139) on Monday in the House. Senator Sobel is the Senate sponsor.

The filing comes as more local municipalities have adopted these vital workplace protections that are often the only means for gay couples to get health care benefits.

Ros-Lehtinen joins Congressional letter to the IRS asking for clear guidelines for LGBT taxpayers

EQFL NOTE: This is BIG news. Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtenin has just joined the call for the IRS to take immediate action to reduce the tax burden LGBT couples face because of a lack of Federal recognition. Here's their release...

 

It's Even Worse Than We Imagined

Students Reveal Teacher Brought Anti-Gay Bias to the Classroom

Weak Anti-Bullying Policy Leaves Lake County Students Unprotected

Tampa Bay Rays Take A Stand Against Bullying

The Rays’ video features two-time All Star outfielder Johnny Damon, outfielders BJ Upton and Sam Fuld, second baseman Sean Rodriguez and manager Joe Maddon. In the video Damon shares a story about how he was consistently bullied when he was younger for stuttering but was able to overcome it

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Reggae Artist Mista Majah P Takes on Homophobia

International reggae artist Mista Majah P formerly known Major P has released the world’s first pro-gay reggae album.