Key West Pride kicks off June 7th and Stonewall Parade and Festival in Wilton Manors takes place June 17th. In fact, every June countless cities celebrate the moment when an unassuming little bar on the wrong side of town became a rallying cry for the marginalized.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the terror attack at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history may have left 49 dead, 58 injured and thousands heartbroken, but many more will come together to ensure they are not forgotten.
As an openly lesbian woman working for a men’s professional basketball team, I’m humbled to share a unique coming out story right here in the pages of this magazine so aptly titled “Clarity.” It’s not a personal coming out story, mind you. It’s the story of how my employer of the past 17 years — the Miami HEAT — kicked the proverbial closet doors open and blazed its own rainbow trail.
Since its inception eight years ago, Out In the Tropics has used performance, cultural dialogue and a series of workshops to reflect on the complexity of the human experience and raise awareness about LGBTQ issues.
In April, Equality Florida celebrated its 20th anniversary. During this milestone year, the tireless human rights organization celebrates its proudest achievements as it continues to prove its work is far from done.