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BY STEVE ROTHAUS, srothaus@MiamiHerald.com

Broward LGBT activists held a fundraiser March 19 at the home of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.

2014-03-19 Charlie Crist fundraiser in Fort Lauderdale 020After his five-minute speech, which you can watch here, Crist stated why electing him governor would be good for LGBT people in Florida:

"One of the most important things we can do is get a law on the books in Florida that recognizes the kind of things that President Obama is talking about. And that simply is why not have marriage equality throughout our country," Crist said.

"Certainly, we ought to have it in Florida and I believe that we win this election Nov. 4, we get some other progressives elected in the Florida House and Florida Senate, we’re going to have a great opportunity to get that done, and I look forward to the day we do."

Attendees included South Florida Gay News publisher Norm Kent; Florida Agenda publisher Bobby Blair; Ken Keechl, who's seeking to regain his Broward County Commission seat; former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti; and Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner Commissioner Levoyd L. Williams, a state House candidate.

Crist’s Democratic rival is former state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston, a longtime LGBT rights advocate.

To view a photo gallery from the fundraiser, visit Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida blog.


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Ed Jenkins

Democrat primary voters including this one have warned party leaders for some time of the inevitable campaign meltdown by the scumbag crist and now we have seen this proven true with irrational behavior and remind that there is still time to replaced this horrible person. As we have seen this crist has been found to be involved with judicial commission pay for play scandals for which indictments are imminent, insulted popular former governors, supported communist dictators and now associated with a group of perverts and made terribly insulting comments towards the family friendly citizens of Florida. Democrat primary voters again ask for a candidate that can win and not this disaster that has been rejected by other parties in two previous elections.

Highly paid Republican operative

Good job Ed we do hate them gay perverts!

Ed Jenkins Jr.

What if the gay perverts are in the closet GOP congressmen? Is that still ok daddy?

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