Waymon Hudson

FL LGBT News Rond-Up: Pride, A New "Christian Coalition", Trans Protections, and More!

Filed By Waymon Hudson | October 09, 2009 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Christian Coalition, gay news, hate crimes against LGBT people, News, news round-up, Pride, Tampa, transgender

Here's a little round-up of this and that from around the state that I thought you should know! As always, leave more stories and links that we might have missed in the comments!

* "Christian Coalition 2.0" Hits Florida - Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition, formalized plans last week to open an affiliate of his new Faith and Freedom Coalition in Florida. Great. Just waht we need in Florida- more fundie nutjobs...

* Florida Gay Basher Arrested, Charged with Hate Crime - One of two men who assaulted another man while shouting anti-gay epithets outside the Westend Package Bar in Newberry, Florida, near Gainesville, in early September, has been arrested and charged.

* Tampa weighs protections for transgender individuals - Tampa's Human Rights Board on Thursday asked the city council to consider extending the protections offered to other minorities to transgender groups.

More News from Pride Celebrations around the state after the jump!!

Pride News

- Orlando - Gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk's nephew to lead Orlando pride parade - Stuart Milk will serve as grand marshal of "Orlando's Most Colorful Parade" at 3 p.m. and speak at the amphitheater rally at 5:30p.m. The parade, speeches, booths, music and dance are expected to attract up to 30,000 people.

- Pensacola - 4th Pride Pensacola celebrates diversity - Pride Pensacola is set to run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 10, with live entertainment, speakers, food, vendors and more.

- Gainesvile - About 4,500 attend local Gainesville Pride Parade

What's going on in your neck of the woods? And don't forget to look through all the week's posts to see what you might have missed!

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