gay rights http://wlrn.org en LGBT Students and Organizations Advancing Equality In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/lgbt-students-and-organizations-advancing-equality-florida <p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 32599 at http://wlrn.org LGBT Students and Organizations Advancing Equality In Florida What Everyone Is Reading April 13-19 http://wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-april-13-19 <p>This week's most read stories include: The demise of the FCAT, drinking beer and practicing yoga, the golden years of marijuana smuggling and six plaintiffs who plan to fight the state’s ban on gay marriage.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:00:49 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 31143 at http://wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading April 13-19 Meet The New Leader Of Gay Advocacy Group SAVE http://wlrn.org/post/meet-new-leader-gay-advocacy-group-save <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the largest advocacy group for gay rights in South Florida and it's once again known as SAVE -- Safeguarding American Values for Everyone.</span></p><p>Twenty-one years ago, SAVE was originally&nbsp;known as SAVE &nbsp;-- and then it morphed into&nbsp;SAVE Dade.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; margin-left: 0px; ">It was started&nbsp;in 1993 by a small group of people who decided to fight against Anita Bryant’s anti-gay "Save our Children" campaign.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:58:34 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 30519 at http://wlrn.org Meet The New Leader Of Gay Advocacy Group SAVE How The Fight For Gay Marriage In Florida Began http://wlrn.org/post/how-fight-gay-marriage-florida-began <p>This week’s (Jan. 21<sup>)</sup>announcement that <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/six-same-sex-couples-sue-right-marry-florida" target="_blank">six Florida gay and lesbian couples were going to court to try to reverse the state ban on same-sex marriage</a></strong> has its roots in the 2008 election.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That was when Amendment Two passed, defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman.</span></p><p>That’s when Equality Florida began looking at the court system as a strategy.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:48:51 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 26822 at http://wlrn.org How The Fight For Gay Marriage In Florida Began It's History Night! Stonewall, South Africa And MLK http://wlrn.org/post/its-history-night-stonewall-south-africa-and-mlk <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday nights,&nbsp;WLRN&nbsp;looks back at the&nbsp;people, places and major events that have shaped South Florida, the United States and our modern world.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On January 16, Channel 17 presents three shows pegged to these headlines and current events --&nbsp;a string of historic legal and legislative&nbsp;successes by America's&nbsp;gay and lesbian community; last year's death of South African President Nelson Mandela and next week's Martin Luther King holiday:</span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 26404 at http://wlrn.org It's History Night! Stonewall, South Africa And MLK Lawmakers Hold First Broward LGBT Town Hall http://wlrn.org/post/lawmakers-hold-first-broward-lgbt-town-hall <p>In conjunction with LGBT History Month, state legislators met Monday night to host what was billed as the state’s first town hall meeting specifically focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.</p><p>It was standing room only in Wilton Manors City Hall, where the room buzzed with enthusiasm fueled by this summer’s Supreme Court rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and also allowing federal benefits for domestic partners.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:18:02 +0000 Rachel Morello 22841 at http://wlrn.org Lawmakers Hold First Broward LGBT Town Hall The Triumphant Gay Revolution http://wlrn.org/post/triumphant-gay-revolution <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">08/27/13 - Tuesday's&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;is with attorney and author <strong><a href="http://www.gayvictorybook.com/">Linda Hirshman</a></strong>, who documents the &nbsp;gay rights movement in her book,&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><i><a href="http://amzn.to/19KvOx9"><strong>VICTORY:&nbsp; The Triumphant Gay Revolution</strong></a>.&nbsp;</i></span></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Over the past 40 years, gay rights have advanced remarkably:&nbsp; from sexual activities being a criminal offense in most every state, to New York State’s legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011.&nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Listen in Tuesday at 1pm for&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">.</span></font></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 19641 at http://wlrn.org The Triumphant Gay Revolution