Manatee LGBT Dems Social

The Manatee GLBTA Democratic Caucus is hosting a social for Manatee LGBT Dems!

Come join us a 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015 for a Manatee LGBT Dems Social at:

O’Bricks on Old Main
427 12th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

You do not have to be a member to come enjoy the fun!  Come out and join us!

Dana Beyer: The ‘Utah Compromise’ as Seen After the Indiana Tipping Point

What this compromise is not is a model for other states. Utah is a unique entity, and offering ever-increasing room for religious exceptions elsewhere would undermine the value of all antidiscrimination laws. Utah was not going to step back from its broad religious-liberty exceptions, but other states shouldn't expand theirs.

Read more: Utah Compromise, Utah LGBT Rights, Utah LGBT Protections, Utah LGBT Compromise, Rfra, Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, LGBT Nondiscrimination, LGBT Antidiscrimination, LGBT Rights, LGBT Equality, Transgender, Indiana Rfra, Gay Voices News

Sarah Beauchamp: A Queer Movie That Doesn’t Lead With Its Queer Foot

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

Read more: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Lgbt, Gay Voices, Queer, Film, Sundance, Sundance Film Festival, Film Festival, Indie, Indie Film, Comedy, Drama, Lgbtq, Equal Rights, Civil Rights, Doma, Defense of Marriage Act, Desiree Akhavan, The Slope, Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York City, Nyc, Appropriate Behavior, Gay Voices News

Dorie Clark: How LGBT Professionals Can Stand Out at Work

For years, the dominant question for LGBT professionals was whether it was safe to be out at work. Though the battle is far from over - there are stil...

Read more: Lgbt, Tim Cook, Keith Ferrazzi, Never Eat Alone, Who's Got Your Back?, Robbie Samuels, Socializing for Justice, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Out at Work, Gay Voices News

Grace Anne Stevens: My Transgender Life – Reflections

There have been many days when I did not want to look in a mirror. Many, many days! Reflection's can be funny things.

Read more: Transgender, Authenticity, Gay Voices News

Warren J. Blumenfeld: 13 Ways to Create Safe & Supportive Schools for LGBATQQI People

Throughout the world, on university and grade school campuses, in communities and homes, and in the media, issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression are increasingly "coming out of the closet."

Read more: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, Schools, History, National Day of Silence, National Coming Out Day, National Lgbt History Month, Rodney Wilson, Bisexuality Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, No Name Calling Week, National Gay/Straight Alliance Day, National LGBT/Queer Pride Month, Gay/Straight Alliances, Pedagogy, Constructivism, sb48, Reparative Therapy, Conversion Therapy, Cisgender, Heterosexual, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, 2013 National School Climate Survey, Gay Voices News

Emmanuelle Herman: Celebrating 21st-Century Feminism and Why It Matters

In a room full of feminists the other day, someone asked 'What have we achieved over the past 10 years?' To my surprise, the room fell silent. Is it really that hard to name a couple of recent successes?

Read more: Feminism, Modern Feminism, Feminist, Transgender, Social Change, Sex Workers, Malala Yousafzai, Orange Is the New Black, Domestic Workers, Activism, Women News

Officers Elected for 2015-2017

 Congratulations to the newly elected leadership of the Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County:

President: Ben Meyers

Vice-President:  Helen Strain

Treasurer: Don Herget

Secretary: Abby Goldsmith

Board Members: Bob Karp and Flo Turcotte

Congratulations to Terry Fleming on his election as President of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus!

Nathan Manske: ‘I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

2015-04-16-1429228426-8515937-2015041514291062823117356MilaJamsmall.jpgMila decided to sacrifice all she had worked so hard to achieve -- she deleted her YouTube channel, lost all her subscribers, and gave up her fame -- so that she could focus on finally becoming the woman she had been hiding.

Read more: I'm From Driftwood, Transgender, Lgbt, Lgbtq, Mila Jam, Britney Houston, Gay Voices News

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson: It’s Not Just About a Telescope

The movement to protect and preserve the summit of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites in the Hawaiian Islands, has grown from a small group of local activists to a much larger and diverse coalition around the globe.

Read more: Mauna Kea, Telescope, Hawaii, Protest, Native, Trans, Transgender, Lgbt, Kumu Hina, Pbs, Documentary, Tmk, Hawaii News

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