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Council Watch: Liveblogging Orlando city government because somebody has to

October 20, 2014
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Council Watch: Liveblogging Orlando city government because somebody has to

Well, hello there! It’s been a good three weeks since your representative tentacles of city governance gathered at the dais – you know, right across from the shaving apparatus that looks like a performing arts center (oh, wait! Wrong way around) – and we’re positively chuffed that everything is about to get back to...
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Will they or won’t they?: Following this morning’s “discussion” on marriage equality at the County Commission

October 14, 2014
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Will they or won’t they?: Following this morning’s “discussion” on marriage equality at the County Commission

You may have read in the Orlando Sentinel this weekend that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs – who made an appearance at Come Out with Pride for the second year in a row on Saturday – would be confronted once again with the idea that her and the Orange County Board of County Commissioners...
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Amway or the highway: Rick Scott greeted with protest at latest Orlando fundraiser

October 13, 2014
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Amway or the highway: Rick Scott greeted with protest at latest Orlando fundraiser

SOOOOO, this afternoon/evening, we had the pleasure of watching Gov. Rick Scott drive by in an SUV with his blazer hanging in the back of a Blazer or whatever, which is always a good time. Also essential, though, was that while Scott was (likely) visiting with UBER Republican Rich DeVos who owns the Orlando...
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Walk a mile in her shoes?: All Tiffany Moore Russell did in office was “have babies” according to local political gadabout Randy Ross [AUDIO] (Updated with response)

October 7, 2014
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Walk a mile in her shoes?: All Tiffany Moore Russell did in office was “have babies” according to local political gadabout Randy Ross [AUDIO] (Updated with response)

Perhaps you know local force of blond-tipped nature Randy Ross from his failed bid for Orlando City Commission back in 2012, or from some of his philanthropic work for women’s issues – specifically on the domestic violence front – via Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, or maybe you know him as a current...
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Why we fight: Liveblogging tonight’s AG debate between Pam Bondi and George Sheldon

October 6, 2014
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Why we fight: Liveblogging tonight’s AG debate between Pam Bondi and George Sheldon

  Hello and good evening and happy everything to you! Tonight we get to watch actual interaction between current Attorney General Pam Bondi – a Republican who says “nothing personal” about the fact that she’s fighting gay marriage, because, uh, some of her best friends are gay – and George Sheldon, her Democratic opponent...
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Transparent: Seeing through another attempt by Mayor Jacobs to skirt public records law [VIDEO]

October 6, 2014
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Transparent: Seeing through another attempt by Mayor Jacobs to skirt public records law [VIDEO]

We’ve been hearing rumblings about Mayor Teresa Jacobs and some secret meetings ever since we dove headfirst into her Dropbox scandal (and its adjoining lawsuit). The gist is that Jacobs – via her longtime supporter, friend, confidante and former Christian Coalition of Florida leader John Dowless – has allegedly been looking to secretly kill...
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Rethinking (and rebuilding) the Center: LGBT organization gets a leg up via federal grants

October 4, 2014
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Rethinking (and rebuilding) the Center: LGBT organization gets a leg up via federal grants

The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida (The Center), today announced the City of Orlando has awarded it a $147,000 community development block grant.
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GUILTY: Michael Dunn’s racist farce finally lost all of its ground for standing

October 1, 2014
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GUILTY: Michael Dunn’s racist farce finally lost all of its ground for standing

While we don’t typically celebrate anything involving gun deaths or the people who think that they have a right to cause them – especially when that right is so specious as to be the color of your skin or the volume of your music – we are actually happy that Michael Dunn, who was...
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Say “no” to sexist pandering: College Republicans release hilariously bad ad for Rick Scott, insult women [VIDEO]

October 1, 2014
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Say “no” to sexist pandering: College Republicans release hilariously bad ad for Rick Scott, insult women [VIDEO]

While we’re certain they’ll say that it’s all in good fun, and nothing but a laugh, and, hey, no harm done, the College Republican National Committee released a campaign ad that is so terrible and over-the-top and insulting that we felt the need to share it with you, ladies. The premise goes something like...
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The gay schism: Tiffany Moore Russell puts pressure on county Republicans, attracts the LGBT power brigade

September 30, 2014
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The gay schism: Tiffany Moore Russell puts pressure on county Republicans, attracts the LGBT power brigade

We’ve been largely remiss in our lack of reporting on the “likes-nice-things” versus “fights-for-your-rights” rift that’s been working its way around gay social media – and even gay MEDIA media – over the past few months, only because gay Republicans are nothing new and self loathing can make for pretty dreary headlines. All morning,...
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