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News from within the borders of Florida and the fight for LGBT equality there. As of 2013, Florida legistlators have still not stuck down's the state's sodomy laws, though they remain unenforceable since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas. The state also voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in 2008. Florida is infamous as the home of the Save the Children campaign helmed by Anita Bryant, which led to the prohibition of same-sex couples from adopting children in 1977.

Now that the gay entrepreneur once outed by Gawker has confirmed he funded Hogan's lawsuits against out media kingpin Nick Denton, the wily publisher wants "an open and public debate."

May 27 2016 12:36 AM

Twenty-five years ago, a corrupt sheriff cracked down on South Florida's gay community — and made a media spectacle out of it. Not only were adult patrons disgraced, underage queer youth were arrested, traumatized, and mobilized. 

May 17 2016 5:27 AM

But they aren’t scared of “transgenders,” the conservative activists promise. They just want to protect themselves and others against “perverts.” 

April 25 2016 5:32 PM

Jordan Schaeffer was brutally attacked in a Florida Burger King after he and his boyfriend shared what he calls "a simple kiss."

April 06 2016 4:44 PM

Lawyers for out media mogul Nick Denton are citing the First Amendment in what is seen by legal experts as the first step in a lengthy appeal of the blockbuster verdict.

April 05 2016 5:09 PM