Endorsed Candidates 2016

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS OF PINELLAS COUNTY

GULFPORT WARD 1 ENDORSEMENT 

 

The Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County remind all those Gulfport voters currently receiving their ballots in the mail to vote for our member, April Thanos for Ward 1, Gulfport City Council.  In April’s own words, she wants “to serve Gulfport and make sure my ward has a representative that shares Gulfport’s inclusive values and will do what’s best for everyone in the city, not just certain neighborhoods or interest groups.” 

In considering whether to endorse her, the Stonewall membership was pleased to learn of April’s background in working with small businesses and the LGBT community, promoting diversity and inclusion in the marketplace, and eliminating employment discrimination.   April served as President of Seattle NOW, advocating for reproductive rights and true equality for women.  In addition, April worked to raise scholarship funds to make it possible for LGBT teens to attend college, even if they didn’t have support from their families.  Of course, many Stonewall members have had the opportunity to get to know April on a personal basis, because she often attends our meetings and has participated in our discussions. 

Approximately 60% of Gulfport voters return mail ballots.  That means Election Day is TODAY for many residents of the City.  The Stonewall Democrats urge Gulfport voters to mark those ballots for April Thanos and return them now, for the sake of a more inclusive City Council.

April Thanos Website

 

Andy Marra: What I’ve Learned By Falling In Love With A Cook

I'm not sure if anyone or anything can ever really prepare you for all of the trials that come with loving someone who cooks for a living.

Read more: Romance, Love, Love and Relationships, Dating, Dating Advice, Cooking, Line Cook, Chefs, Restaurants, Relationships, Marriage, Engagement, Boyfriend, Fiance, Lgbt, Lgbt Love, Transgender, Transgender Issues, Hanjan, ABC Kitchen, Abc Cocina, Dan Kluger, Hooni Kim, Wylie Dufresne, Wd-50, Alder, Family, Korean Food, Korean American, Asian Americans, Asian Voices, Transgender Love, Transgender Dating, Andy Marra, Valentine's Day, Adoptee, Adoption, Cook, Fiancee, Korean Adoption, Korean Adoptee, Voices, Women News

Elle Hearns: Without Black Women, There Is No Future

We are so committed to protecting Black masculinity and Black men. We rarely think about how vulnerable Black women and Black femininity are. Why are we more invested in protecting Black masculinity than we are in protecting ourselves from Black masculinity?

Read more: Black Future Month, Black Future, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, Transgender, Transgender Issues, Feminism, Masculinity, Black Voices News

Charlize Veritas: Video Games Allow Transgender People to Be Themselves

You get to be the hero or the villain. You get to save the world or destroy it. You can become the richest tycoon or fight real time strategy battles against live opponents. You can travel to places you've never imagined and see things we can only dream about. For transgender people it's something even more special. A dream we've held for so long.

Read more: Gay, Gender, Gender Dysphoria, Gender Equality, Gender Identity, LGBT Voices, Life Lessons, Transgender, Transwoman, Transwomen, Queer Voices, Video Games, Coping, Mental Health, Queer Voices News

Quora: What "Passing" Means In The Transgender Community

How is "passing" regarded inside the trans community, regarded outside the trans community, and what if anything can trans allies do to help? original...

Read more: Transgender, Sexuality, Gender Identity, Lgbtq, Women, Queer Voices News

Melanie Bishop: Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

During my twenty-two years as a professor, I had half a dozen students who were in some stage of gender transition, but it wasn't until reading Becoming Nicole, that I really got it.

Read more: Transgender, Transgender Issues, Transgender Rights, Twins, Gender, Family, Inclusivity, Books News

Charlize Veritas: The Dangers of Being Transgender — The Attack On Jacie Leopold

On the night of the company Christmas party, Jacie was struck in the face by a coworker who will remain unnamed at this time. She was knocked unconscious. To stop the violence we all have to stand up for people like Jacie and show the world that transgender people are just that -- people.

Read more: Gay, LGBT Voices, Life Lessons, Voices, Transgender, Gender Equality, Gender Identity, Gender Dysphoria, Gender, Transwoman, Transwomen, Violence, Hate, Hate Crimes, Queer Voices News

Ravishly: 6 Easy Ways to Make Me, a Transgender Person, Extremely Uncomfortable

My favorite question is when someone asks me what I was "born as." The answer is simple: A badass. An alien. A badass alien. I think it's safe to say that I will share any details about my past -- whether it's about my gender or not -- if and when I feel comfortable doing so.

Read more: Lgbtq, Transgender, Straight Allies, Queer Voices News

Paul Katz: Gay Vs. Queer: Labels and Limitations

I didn't boycott either the British or American Queer As Folk series because the word "queer" was in the title. I can't imagine not clicking on this HuffPost page just because I'm not fully in line with the word "queer".

Read more: Gay, Gay Issues, Gay Issues Lgbt Issues, Gay Issues Queer Issues, Gay Voices, Gay vs Queer, Language, LGBT Community, LGBT Issues, Queer, Sexual Orientation, Transgender, Words, Queer Voices News

Dina Nina Martinez: I’m Not Your Tinderella

It's tough enough for any woman to date in the age of "Netflix and Chill," but throw in "transgender" and it becomes near impossible to meet the person of your dreams.

Read more: Dating, Transgender, Tinder, Dating Apps, Netflix, Women, Queer Voices News

Web Presence Provided by Bluestare Networks
Chartered by the Florida Democratic Party