From Pablo's photo post Tuesday:
Someone once told me,
"You know you've made it when you're on a billboard in Times Square". I guess I've made it.
Author Sharlach is founder and CEO of JeffreyGroup, a large marketing and corporate communications company based in Miami Beach, with offices in New York, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
Posted by SAVE Dade Executive Director C.J. Ortuño to Facebook:
We're hiring! SAVE Dade is looking for a qualified Field and Communications Specialist to help us achieve our ambitious goals leading up to the 2012 elections. Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
From the SAVE Dade website:
SAVE is currently looking to fill a full-time Field and Communication Specialist position through December of 2012 to help successfully implement its ambitious 2012 elections plan.
Compensation will be in-line with current not-for-profit positions of this type, and the successful candidate will create opportunities for career advancement within the organization.
Reporting to the executive director, the Field and Communications Specialist will play a key role in organizational marketing and communications strategy; and will work directly with the Field Director in implementing the 2012 Campaign and Elections Field Plan.
Video | Queen Latifah at Long Beach Gay Pride: 'Free as she wanted to be, honest as she needed to be'
Queen Latifah performed Saturday at the 29th annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, according to the website Eurweb:
She was as free as she wanted to be and as honest as she needed to be, from bumping and grinding onstage to acknowledging that she was proud to be among “her people” to the predominantly LGBT crowd.
PHILADELPHIA -- Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar.
The New York-based publisher said Tuesday that Canadian character Jean-Paul Beaubier will marry his beau, Kyle Jinadu, in the pages of "Astonishing X-Men" No. 51. That's due out June 20.
Northstar revealed he was gay in the pages of "Alpha Flight" No. 106 in 1992. He was one of Marvel's first characters to do so.
Since then, numerous comic book heroes and villains have been identified as gay, lesbian or transgender.
Marjorie Liu is writing the series. She says the decision to have the pair marry was fitting, noting that the relationship between Kyle and Northstar has grown in recent years.
Hundreds packed The Manor complex in Wilton Manors Monday night for Dancing With the South Florida Stars II, a spectacular emceed by Diva and Philip Alexander. Celebrity judges: Pepper MaShay, Marvin Nathan and Misty Eyez.
The event was to benefit Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation, "a 501(c) 3 corporation, offering health club memberships, group workouts sessions, nutritional advice, as well as diet and mental wellness programs to financially challenged, HIV positive, and/or terminally ill patients," according to the website.
Click the photo to view a gallery from the event. All photos by STEVE ROTHAUS/ Miami Herald Staff.
BY GEOFF MULVIHILL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A week before Dharun Ravi was sentenced to jail for using a webcam to spy on a gay college roommate who later killed himself, supporters rallied behind him, arguing that New Jersey laws should be changed so that someone in his situation could not be found guilty of a hate crime.
In sentencing Ravi to 30 days in jail when he could have gotten years, the judge said he does not consider the case a hate crime, even though the most serious charge, bias intimidation, is the legal name for what most people - and legislators who have endorsed laws on the issue - call a hate crime.
"I do not believe he hated Tyler Clementi," Judge Glen Berman said Monday. "He had no reason to, but I do believe he acted out of colossal insensitivity."
The dramatic and emotional saga reignited, in practical terms, some questions where philosophy eclipses law: What is hate, and how can it be a crime?
CINCINNATI -- A gay student who sued his Ohio high school for prohibiting him from wearing a T-shirt designed to urge tolerance of gays will be allowed to wear the shirt to school whenever he chooses.
A judgment agreed to by Maverick Couch and the Waynesville Local School District was entered Monday in federal court in Cincinnati. It allows the teenager to wear the "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" T-shirt and says the district must pay $20,000 in damages and court costs.
The lawsuit alleged that the district northeast of Cincinnati had violated Couch's freedom of expression rights.
The district did not immediately return calls Monday seeking comment.
Couch said the shirt is a statement of pride and he hopes other students now know they can feel pride, too.