The Boycott of Florida Orange Juice: How the breakfast juice turned toxic to the gay community

  For a time in American history, public enemy No.1 was a seemingly innocuous item: Orange juice. But not just any orange juice: the juice that came from Florida. And thanks to the bigotry of Anita Bryant, her mission to “Save Our Children” turned the nation against the gay community. The Oklahoma beauty queen turned … Continue reading The Boycott of Florida Orange Juice: How the breakfast juice turned toxic to the gay community

Fighting With Fruit: Anita Bryant’s Long-Lasting Legacy

A banana cream pie was a part of one of the most iconic moments in the gay liberation movement. Anita Bryant, a chart-topping songstress who used her fame to fight “homosexual militants,” was speaking at a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa in 1977 when an activist, Tom Higgins, threw the pie in her face. … Continue reading Fighting With Fruit: Anita Bryant’s Long-Lasting Legacy

Michael Góngora Hopes to Become Miami Beach’s First Openly Gay Mayor

He may have a baby face, but he’s a force to be reckoned with. Michael Góngora, 43, has risen the ranks of Miami Beach politics, first helping with a campaign and now in the race for the seat of mayor in November. Not just an ordinary race, his win could make history with Miami Beach … Continue reading Michael Góngora Hopes to Become Miami Beach’s First Openly Gay Mayor