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Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

By Jose Cassola | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
Five years ago, David Richardson was the first openly gay state representative elected in Florida. Now the elected official is looking to become the first openly gay Congressman in the Southeast.

Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

By Christiana Lilly | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., would allow agencies, such as adoption and foster childcare charities, to turn away people because they don't meet their religious standards.

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

By John McDonald | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
Julian's Fountain of Youth cut its ribbon last week in Fort Lauderdale.

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
The Mississippi Supreme Court will soon decide if a lesbian couple can both be labeled as the biological parent now that that they are divorced.

DOJ Appeals Decision to Allow Transgender Troops Next Year

By Ryan Lynch | Saturday Dec 16, 2017
After having its ban on transgender military service overturned twice, the Department of Justice is appealing a Jan. 1, 2018 deadline to allow those soldiers to serve.

5 Big-Name LGBT-Friendly Businesses to Support During the Holidays

By Brittany Ferrendi | Thursday Dec 14, 2017
Last year, SFGN covered five LGBT-friendly stores to support while doing your holiday shopping. This year, we're bringing five more into the spotlight so you can feel twice as good about your purchase.

Trans Activists, Journalists Discuss Coverage Issues

By John McDonald | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Transgender life stories and community issues were discussed last Thursday evening inside a petite gallery space on Wilton Drive.

Northern Ireland Has Its Own Civil Law Cake Battle

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
This week, the U.S. Supreme court heard arguments on a 2012 discrimination case involving a bakery denying service to a gay couple due to religious beliefs. But there's a similar battle in Northern Ireland.

Russia Allows Rainbow Flags at 2018 FIFA World Cup

By Ryan Lynch | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
Russia will allow rainbow flags to be displayed during the 2018 FIFA World Cup despite a anti-gay propaganda law that makes the display of these symbols in public illegal.

Man's Fall From Cliff Ruled a Hate Crime 30 Years Later

By Donyae Lewis | Sunday Dec 10, 2017
With his clothes folded neatly into a pile and student I.D. left out along with other miscellaneous items, young gay teen Scott Johnson fell to his death from a cliff in Sydney, Australia. The year was 1988.

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