Obama: 'RT if you stand with same-sex couples around the country fighting for the right to marry who they love'
March 19, 2013 in Bisexual, Business, Current Affairs, Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, Marriage, Media, Miami & Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, Palm Beach County, Politics, Religion, South Florida, Transgender, Weblogs, Wilton Manors, Workplace, Youth | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked has had several shows canceled after making an anti-gay slur at a San Francisco concert.
Yoshi's San Francisco Director of Marketing Lisa Bautista told The Associated Press that Shocked had just begun her second set Sunday night when she made comments that included the slur.
The venue muted her microphone, dimmed the lights and announced the show was over.
Bautista said Tuesday she was told people in the audience asked Shocked to stop and walked out.
Shocked was scheduled to perform at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato, but the Marin Independent Journal reports the March 29 show was canceled.
At least four other shows also have been canceled, including one in Boulder, Colo., in May for the radio show eTown.
Request for comment emailed to Shocked and her manager were not immediately returned.
From Charrise Alexander:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
FILM AT MOCA / AUDRE LORDE: THE BERLIN YEARS
PRESENTED BY MOCA’S WOTR! AND THE MIAMI GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL
6-7 PM WELCOME RECEPTION/REGISTRATION
7PM FILM SCREENING
9PM Q AND A “HAPPY HOUR” @ LUNA STAR CAFE
Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 focuses on Audre Lorde’s relation to the German Black Diaspora, her literary as well as political influence, and is a unique visual document about the times the author spent in Germany. The film is also for coming generations a valuable historical document of German history, which tells about the development of an Afro-German movement and the origins of the anti-racist movement before and after the German reunification. The film relates the beginnings of these political debates and therefore facilitates a historical analysis and an understanding of present debates on identity and racism in Germany. For the first time, Dagmar Schultz’s archival video- and audio recordings and footage will be made available to a wide public. The film represents an important addition to the documentary “A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde“ by Ada Gray Griffin and Michelle Parkerson which was screened at the 45th Berlin Film Festival in 1995.
ABOUT FILM AT MOCA
Film at MOCA presents the very best in contemporary filmmaking, often highlighting aspects of exhibitions on view the film series is geared towards enriching the content found inside the museum’s galleries and drawing new connections for our audience.
From Dave Valk:
We Can Change This. Let's Do It!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
105 NW 23rd St. in Wynwood
Specialty Cocktails Provided by Hiro Sake and Chambord Vodka
Light hor d'oeuvres
Music by DJ John Corradi
The SAILS Institute’s mission is to provide support, advocacy, life skills, and exceptional counseling services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people in the South Florida community through services that reflect and support independence, dignity, choice, and privacy.
Artist Marcelo Holzinger's 'Love is Love' work to benefit Unity Coalition marriage-equality campaign
News release from Unity Coalition:
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA and artist MARCELO HOLZINGER join forces to proclaim LOVE is LOVE, benefiting MARRIAGE EQUALITY
Miami, Florida… Being in a committed relationship but not being able to legally marry here is what inspired artist MARCELO HOLZINGER to join forces with Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida (UC|CU’s) in our ongoing efforts towards Marriage Equality. Holzinger has created and donated an original piece of art entitled LOVE is LOVE, as well as limited edition, signed posters for purchase and collection.
Sales from this image will go towards UC|CU’s ongoing campaign to bring awareness to bi-national couples, immigration issues and the need for Marriage Equality for the LGBT community.
Holzinger has over 20 years of combined experience as an artist, graphic designer and interior decorator. He began cultivating his artistic talents at a young age – he was naturally drawn to beauty, nature, art, and music. Marcelo states: “I feel like I was born loving beauty. I have always been attracted to art, and it's always been a part of who I am.” Holzinger sees Miami as a city whose colors, flavors and energy spark his creativity. He's been working non-stop on various artistic endeavors and his work continues to be exhibited in galleries and prestigious art fairs. With nearly twenty exhibitions in the year 2012 alone, he’s been very busy contributing to the growth of Miami’s art scene, including his recent feature exhibition at the Miami River Art Fair (Miami Convention Center) during Art Basel 2012, Designer for The Stars showcase at the Miami Home Design Show (Miami Beach Convention Center), Leaders, Legends & Lovelies exhibit (Art Deco Welcome Center), and Masters Mystery Art Show (Ritz-Carlton South Beach), among many others. LOVE is LOVE expresses his innermost feelings about Love, Marriage and Commitment, as well as an explosion of Color, Passion and all that is Miami!
UC|CU director Herb Sosa is equally as passionate about Marriage Equality and Marcelo’s amazing artwork. “WHAT’S in a number? 1,138 Federal benefits and responsibilities are instantly available to men and women who are allowed to marry. The Right to LOVE, Right to EQUALITY, Right to have a FAMILY. Values and rights we all believe in. Values many of our LGBT brothers and sisters legally do not have, because of who they love” said Sosa. “Marcelo’s LOVE is LOVE image is the PERFECT image for UC|CU to get this message of Love and Marriage Equality to all, and a perfect fit for our ongoing, multi-layered campaign. We will not rest until ALL Americans have the right to marry who they choose. I can’t wait to have my own limited edition Holzinger poster hanging proudly on my wall.”
LOVE is LOVE will be officially unveiled at the LEGENDS BALL on Thursday, April 11th in Miami Beach, and limited edition prints will also be available for purchase from UC|CU.
BY AMY SHERMAN, ASHERMAN@MIAMIHERALD.COM
On the national stage, some Republicans say their party must ditch the social conservative label and loosen their opposition to gay marriage. But in Broward County Monday night, the local GOP elected one of the county’s best-known social conservatives to lead them through the 2014 elections when everything from the governor’s mansion to local offices will be in play.
Tom Truex, a former Davie mayor, was chosen to replace Rico Petrocelli, a former Plantation council member who quit the post in February with a vague explanation that he wasn’t getting along with the board. The chair position has been plagued by turnover — a handful of activists have served as chair since 2010.
Truex served on the Davie Town Council until he lost the mayor’s seat to former council member and Democrat Judy Paul in 2009. He lost a race for Broward GOP chairman by four votes in 2010.
He is a former chairman of Hope Pregnancy Centers — an organization that discourages abortions. In 2003, Truex refused to participate in a United Way fundraiser after it cut funding to the Boy Scouts due to a ban on gay members and because it provided funding to Planned Parenthood.