Tag Archive | Florida

Gay nightclub Pulse becomes US memorial

Gay nightclub Pulse becomes US memorial

(Reuters) – US President Joe Biden designated the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a national memorial on Friday, honouring the site where a mass shooting killed 49 people. A gunman stormed the popular venue five years ago, opening fire with an AR-15-style assault rifle and pistol, in one of the most lethal modern mass […]

Florida: One dead after crash into Pride Parade

Florida: One dead after crash into Pride Parade

(Reuters) – One person died and another was injured, after a pickup truck ran into a crowd of spectators at a Pride parade in south Florida on Saturday, local authorities said. Police have apprehended the truck driver responsible for the crash at the festival in Fort Lauderdale, Mayor Dean Trantalis told Miami television station WSVN.

Florida bans trans girls from sports

Florida bans trans girls from sports

(Reuters) – Florida on Tuesday became the latest, and by far the largest, US state to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports, part of a campaign in statehouses nationwide this year, assailed as discriminatory by equal rights activists. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who is closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, […]

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art Commemorates Black History Month

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art Commemorates Black History Month

The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s online initiatives have become a mainstay for art lovers to enjoy, from the comfort and safety of their homes, during the pandemic. New for Black History Month: Virtual art to enjoy online, by Renée Cox and Benjamin Patterson. Their compelling works are currently on view at the Boca Raton […]

Video – Boca Raton Museum of Art: ‘Eye to I – Self Portraits…’

Video – Boca Raton Museum of Art: ‘Eye to I – Self Portraits…’

“Being creative has not been cancelled……” Thanks to our friends at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida for this video ‘Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery’, now offered online for audiences at home during COVID 19. The Museum has launched a new series of free Online Community Initiatives for all ages, […]

US: Eco-Feminist/Artist Mira Lehr – Confronting Climate Armageddon

US: Eco-Feminist/Artist Mira Lehr – Confronting Climate Armageddon

At the age of 85, and with a career that spans six decades, US eco-feminist and artist, Mira Lehr, is creating more new art now than at any other point in her life – with a heightened sense of urgency. “The time to act is now. We must start referring to this perilous issue as […]

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art  – Nature’s Power is Unleashed

US: Boca Raton Museum of Art  – Nature’s Power is Unleashed

Nature’s Power is Unleashed: Bold New Season at Boca Raton Museum of Art Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge Clifford Ross: Waves November 5th through March 1st The power of nature is unleashed with two timely, powerful exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art for the new season. Both of these original shows ─ Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge and Clifford Ross: Waves ─ […]

Florida: Gaybourhood invests in homes for gay seniors

Florida: Gaybourhood invests in homes for gay seniors

Like many elderly US couples, Herb Parker and Herb Horowitz chose to spend their golden years in Florida, drawn by its year-round sunshine, outdoor activities, and relaxed atmosphere. ‘The Herbs’, as they are known to their friends, bought an apartment two decades ago near the beach in Hollywood, which sits between Miami and Wilton Manors, […]

US: Ceremonies Mark Anniversary of Pulse Shootings

US: Ceremonies Mark Anniversary of Pulse Shootings

The names of the 49 people killed at a Florida gay nightclub where a gunman turned a dance party into a massacre last year were read aloud on Monday (12 June) at ceremonies marked by rainbow-hued memorials and guarded by supporters dressed as angels. On the first anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern […]

US: Florida Gay Pulse Club To Become Memorial To Shooting Victims

US: Florida Gay Pulse Club To Become Memorial To Shooting Victims

(Reuters) A memorial will be created at the gay nightclub in Florida, dedicated to the 49 people who were killed in June 2016 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, its owner said on Thursday. Pulse nightclub owner, Barbara Poma, said details would be determined with input from the affected community in Orlando, […]