A Closer Look at Discrimination within Assisted Living Facilities

LGBT discrimination doesn’t stop as someone ages, and no one knows this better than Bruce Williams. The senior services coordinator at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors, Williams began working on a project to compile LGBT-friendly assisted living facilities about five years ago. He would call and knock on doors to get more information on … Continue reading A Closer Look at Discrimination within Assisted Living Facilities

Six Couples Sue Florida for Right to Marry

Last month six couples sued the State of Florida for the right to marriage. “Today the majority of Floridians stand with us as we take this historic step toward marriage equality in the Sunshine State,” said Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida Institute. “These couples have been embraced by their families and communities, but every … Continue reading Six Couples Sue Florida for Right to Marry

A Closer Look at Domestic Violence in the Gay Community

With her girlfriend’s hands wrapped around her throat, she knew it was time to leave. “The choking — that was it,” Allison (not her real name) said. “It was like, ok, that was scary enough for me to say I can’t do this anymore.” While it was the most violent encounter, it wasn’t the first experience … Continue reading A Closer Look at Domestic Violence in the Gay Community

The Real Doogie Howser: At 16 Jack Andraka Invented a New Way to Detect Pancreatic Cancer

Besides the fact that he created a new system for detecting pancreatic cancer, Jack Andraka is a pretty normal kid. The 16-year-old goes to high school in the Annapolis, MD area, had a blast at homecoming with his friends, took the PSAT, and enjoys kayaking and origami. However, in the world of science, Jack is … Continue reading The Real Doogie Howser: At 16 Jack Andraka Invented a New Way to Detect Pancreatic Cancer

Meet the First Openly Gay President of the American Conference of Cantors

For 19 years, the congregants of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El have heard the tenor of their cantor’s voice carry over the sanctuary, singing Hebrew blessings and ushering in Shabbat after a week of work. Mark Goldman, the cantor of the reform Jewish temple in Plantation, not only has lead services week after week, but now … Continue reading Meet the First Openly Gay President of the American Conference of Cantors

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