Tag Archive | Florida

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, […]

ZIKA virus advice for travellers to Florida

ZIKA virus advice for travellers to Florida

Due to the recently reported cases of the Zika virus in Florida, the Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB) advise anyone planning to travel to Florida to take precautions against this mosquito-borne disease. For every five people who have the disease, only one person will have symptoms. Symptoms include fever, rash, itchy skin, joint pain, conjunctivitis, muscle […]

Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute

Stop the Hate: 49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute

On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latinx — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were. In the aftermath of the Orlando tragedy, Ryan Murphy asked how he could help drive awareness about the anti-LGBTQ hate violence that claimed so many lives at Pulse nightclub. The […]

#WeAreOrlando: HRC Turns Building into Memorial to Orlando Victims

#WeAreOrlando: HRC Turns Building into Memorial to Orlando Victims

On Friday last (17th June) the Human Rights Campaign  (HRC) unveiled a tribute to those lost in the horrific Orlando shooting. Before dawn, HRC began installing images of all 49 victims of Sunday’s attack in its front windows, creating an 8-story composite image that carries the message “We Are Orlando.”  HRC has also put together a memorial with […]

Federation Of Gay Games: Orlando Tragedy Statement

Federation Of Gay Games: Orlando Tragedy Statement

As the world mourns the tragic events that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando this past Sunday, 12 June 2016, the Federation of Gay Games family extends its condolences and support to the victims, their families, friends and associates, and the citizens of Orlando, Florida. This act of violence directly impacts the global Gay […]