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Protect Against Workplace Discrimination – ENDA


Aug 04

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Last month, a bipartisan group of the U.S. representatives introduced legislation that would prevent workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In matters regarding the workplace, men and women should be judged solely on the basis of job performance.

Most people think it is a given that it is illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it is legal to do so based on sexual orientation in 30 states and based on gender identity in 38 states.

Federal law protects against employment discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability. In 2007, the House passed an Employment Non-Discrimination Act that protected on the basis of sexual orientation but not gender identity. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen says that though many local governments have similar laws, ENDA is needed on a Federal level. Get support and updates from sites such as GayMiamiBeachTravel.com.

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Iowa Legalizes Same Sex Marriage – Gay & Lesbian News


Apr 07

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The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled that it is a violation of constitutional rights of equal protection for a state law to limit marriage to a man and a woman. Gay couples can get married in Iowa as soon as April 24th. Iowa is now the third state to allow same-sex marriage after Massachusetts and Connecticut. Vermont is working its way towards legalizing same-sex marriage although its governor promises to veto the attempt. California also allowed same-sex marriage last year for about six months before it was reversed by voters.

Activists on both sides of the issue believe that Iowa’s newly passed law will spark action in other states whether their course of action is to legalize gay marriage or create constitutional amendments to outlaw it. Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris believes that Iowa’s decision shows the “values of basic fairness are spreading from state to state.”

Chris Sanders, president of the gay rights group Tennessee Equality Project, says “This case will provide additional momentum and we can see the day where same-sex marriage is allowed throughout the United States. People are coming to understand that this is inevitable.” Opponents disagree. They believe that this recent ruling in Iowa will motivate other states that have not passed constitutional amendments to protect the status quo to do so before such a law is passed. We eagerly await the answer that time will reveal.

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Miami Beach Gay Parties, Out in Miami


Mar 16

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Miami has parties for all different crowds. As you may already know, Miami has several different gay-friendly nightlife venues and Miami Beach gay parties. However, there are venues that cater to sub-gay crowds including sweaty, dance-your-ass off clubs or more low-key lounges; strictly gay-only crowds or a mixed crowd. Miami Beach gay parties at Miami clubs are known to attract many of the rich and famous so you never know what each night has in store when you go out in Miami.

Miami’s gay community is mixed with drag queens, lipstick lesbians, transgender and more. Gay and lesbians have fun in the beautiful Miami Beach at the Miami Beach gay parties and their favorite spots are

Gay Miami Beach Clubs
Gay Miami Beach Bar and lounges
• Gay Miami Beach strip clubs
• Gay Miami Beach private parties

The rich Miami Beach gay and lesbian scene and their Miami Beach gay parties are in the midst of a torrid and exciting city. Visitors and locals have fun meeting new people and old friends when they go out in Miami.

Azucar
2301 SW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL
Latin gay club with a mixed crowd
Cabaret style show

Cameo
1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Dance club with a mixed crowd

Club Boi
726 NW 79th St, Miami, FL
Only black owned and operated gay bar in South Florida.

Club 171
1771 West Avenue, Miami, FL

• Liquid Night Club
1439 Washington Avenue, Miami, FL

Twist
1057 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL
Known throughout the world
Seven distinct and unique bars in one

Boy Bar
1220 Normandy Dr, Miami Beach, FL
One of the hottest happy hours around

Laundry Bar
721 N Lincoln Ln, Miami, FL

Mynt Ultra Bar
1921 Collins Ave, Miami, FL Blue

• Cupid’s Cabaret
1060 NE 79th St, Miami, FL

Friends
17032 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles, Florida

Jamboree
7005 BIscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida

Ozone
6620 SW 57th, South Miami, FL
Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays cater to a crowd of gay men. Fridays are dedicated to the lesbians of South Florida.

Sugar’s
17060 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, Florida

Uranus
55 NE 24th St, Miami, FL

abundance of beautiful gay men.

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Students Receive Scholarships for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender


Dec 26

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The 2009 application season for the Point Foundation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender scholarship has officially started.

To be eligible, students be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2009-2010 school year.

Other criteria include academic merit, proven leadership skills, involvement in the community and financial need, especially for those who’s financial and social support of their families was revoked as a result of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

The application deadline is February 9, 2009. The Point Scholarship awards the selected students with $13,200, leadership training and mentoring from professionals who offer expertise and career guidance. The scholars in turn, agree to carry on their academic excellence and give back to the LGBT community through community service. For further information, visit www.pointfoundation.org/apply.html

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