Tag: LGBT community
Ruby ansd Roy Stephens. Image via Polk County Sheriff's Office/Fresh Take Florida.

Scott PowersAugust 15, 2016
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This is the year that Central Florida gays step boldly into the political spotlight, joining an increasingly large outpouring of gay candidates statewide. Four openly gay Orlando-area Democratic candidates are running for election in federal and state races this year; Valleri Crabtree in Florida’s 9th Congressional District centered in south Orlando and Kissimmee; Bob Poe in […]

Scott PowersAugust 9, 2016
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7min360
Christian-conservative media and the American Renewal Project are reporting Tuesday that Donald Trump intends to make a “surprise” visit to the same Florida Renewal Project conference in Orlando that is getting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio assailed by Florida’s gay community. The American Renewal Project is organizing the conference. Its webpage on Tuesday added a link to a Circa.com […]

Scott PowersJune 28, 2016
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4min373
Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, the city’s political voice for the community’s LGBT community, blasted Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday during a national satellite radio talk show, according to a report on Huffington Post. “You loaded those bullets with hatred,” Sheehan reportedly said of Rubio, Scott and other conservative Republicans. Her […]

Jim RosicaJune 15, 2016
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6min419
CNN’s Anderson Cooper responded Wednesday night to Attorney General Pam Bondi, saying her complaints about their Tuesday live interview were “factually incorrect” and she’s “either mistaken or she’s not telling the truth.” Cooper, who came out as gay in 2012, had mentioned to Bondi “a lot of gay and lesbian people … said they thought you were […]

Scott PowersJune 15, 2016
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6min271
I’m not religious enough to cite scriptural references in normal circumstances, but we all know the story of Job, and how he endured one calamity after another while his so-called friends tried to convince him to disavow his faith — yet he never did. Welcome to Orlando, where the rhetorical question, “What else can happen?” […]


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