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  • Local Community Mourns Orlando Massacre
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWSLocal Community Mourns Orlando MassacreIn the wake of the mass shooting that resulted in the murder of 50 people at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick promised that the city would take extra steps to ensure a repeat did not occur at the upcoming Stonewall festival on June 18.He said that the city had been working with the FBI and BSO “long before” the shooting but that more would be done in the days to come.“We cannot allow that kind of hatred. [... Read more

  • Candlelight vigils held across South Florida to honor Orlando shooting victims
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN-7 (FOX MIAMI)Candlelight vigils held across South Florida to honor Orlando shooting victimsWILTON MANORS, Fla. (WSVN) – Mourners are gathering across South Florida to honor the victims of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando.The City of Miami Beach is holding a vigil at SoundScape Park, located at 500 17th Street in Miami Beach, starting at 7 p.m.That vigil, however, is only one of several that are taking place across South Florida on Sunday. A vigil in Wilton Mano... Read more

  • Locals Gather In Wilton Manors To Remember Victims In Orlando Massacre
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Locals Gather In Wilton Manors To Remember Victims In Orlando MassacreBy Mike CugnoWILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) — Locals in several South Florida communities came together to remember the victims of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.Locals gathered in Wilton Manors – known for its tight knit LGBT community – for a candlelight vigil Sunday afternoon.Hundreds showed up to pay their respects to the victims of the shooting that left at least 50 people dead including the gunman in ... Read more

  • South Florida Congressional delegation on Orlando shooting
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    South Florida Congressional delegation on Orlando shootingHere are the statements from members of the South Florida Congressional delegation about theshooting in the Orlando nightclub which left 50 dead:Carlos Curbelo, R-Miami:"The investigation is just beginning, but early reports suggest that it was an act of terrorism apparently inspired by radical Islam. I thank our brave law enforcement officers and first responders for their efforts. This is a horrific reminder that all Americans are vulne... Read more

  • Miami politicians to hold vigil for Orlando in Miami Beach
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDNAKED POLITICS BLOGMiami politicians to hold vigil for Orlando in Miami BeachThe City of Miami Beach will host a 7 p.m. candlelight vigil tonight to honor the victims, family and friends affected by the Orlando shooting.The vigil will be held at SoundScape Park, 500 17 St."I know I speak for the entire City of Miami Beach when I say we are all deeply saddened by the act of senseless violence suffered by our neighbors in Orlando," Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said in a statement. "... Read more

  • As gay pride month begins, LGBT community reacts to mass shooting
    Posted in In the News on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELAs gay pride month begins, LGBT community reacts to mass shootingBy Johnny Diaz, Barbara Corbellini Duarte and Skyler SwisherA tide of grief and sympathy swept South Florida after the Sunday morning mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub where 50 patrons were killed and 53 were injured.The tragedy comes at a time when the gay community embarks on several annual Pride events to celebrate decades of overcoming obstacles and discrimination. And now those events and related venues are ... Read more

  • News: 'Illegal Aliens' Issue in Library of Congress
    Posted in In the News on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTIONOn Thursday, we told you that Republican leaders in the U.S. House had thwarted a Democratic attempt to load up a spending bill shepherded by Tom Graves, R-Ranger, with some rather controversial amendments.But last night, as the House debated the $3.5 billion bill, which deals primarily with congressional spending, Democrats continued to slam Graves and his GOP colleagues for including language in a sidecar to the bill that would essentially compel the Library of Cong... Read more

  • House votes to keep lawmaker pay freeze in place
    Posted in In the News on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLHouse votes to keep lawmaker pay freeze in placeBy Cristina MarcosThe House on Friday passed legislation to maintain the freeze on lawmakers’ salaries that's been in place since 2010.Lawmakers approved the annual spending bill for legislative branch operations largely along party lines on a vote of 233-175, a contrast from past years, when the measure has been one of the easiest of the 12 annual appropriations bills to pass with wide bipartisan support.This year, all but 10 Democrats vot... Read more

  • South Florida prepared to shelter up to 800 unaccompanied minors from Central America
    Posted in In the News on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WPLG LOCAL 10 South Florida prepared to shelter up to 800 unaccompanied minors from Central AmericaHundreds of children could arrive in Homestead in coming days, officials sayBy Glenna Milberg - ReporterHOMESTEAD, Fla. - South Florida is prepared to shelter possibly hundreds of children who have escaped danger and poverty in Central America. Local 10 News has learned that the first unaccompanied minors might start arriving in South Florida in the coming days.Tent village near Homestead Air Reser... Read more

  • Consulate celebrates Israel's anniversary on Jerusalem Day
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALConsulate celebrates Israel's anniversary on Jerusalem DayBy Sergio CarmonaHundreds of people from throughout South Florida felt safe, secure and comfortable celebrating Israel's 68th anniversary on June 5 at the site of a recent thwarted planned attack – Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center.This event – hosted by the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico – drew local, state and federal community leaders as well as guests from the business, cultural, civic and religiou... Read more