Monday, October 15, 2012
Sarasota couples can register starting Dec. 4 to be recognized as domestic partners.
Gay couples in Sarasota will now have rights to shared health care coverage, education decisions for their children and other matters. The Sarasota City Commission unanimously approved a domestic partner registry at its Monday afternoon meeting. On Dec. 4, couples—straight or gay—can show up to City Hall to fill out the paperwork to file as domestic partners. The city joins Gulfport, Tampa, St. Petersburg and several other Florida jurisdictions to establish a domestic partner registry. Commissioner Terry Turner and City Attorney Robert Fournier help bridged the gap to compromise between a request to have the registry start immediately and a 90-day wait originally written in the ordinance. Here's what the partnership would do: It …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The third annual Harvey Milk Festival took place at Five Points Park on Saturday.
Thousands came to Five Points Park on Saturday to raise awareness for LGBT equality and celebrate the life of civil rights activist, Harvey Milk. Attendees of the family-friendly, Harvey Milk Festival enjoyed live music and art as they mingled with friends and family, browsed the booths of local vendors, and met with advocates from various LGBT-friendly organizations.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Harvey Milk Festival, which celebrates the life of civil rights activist, Harvey Milk, and raises awareness for LGBT equality, includes music, art and film in its third year.
The third annual Harvey Milk Festival (HMF), a three-day affair designed to raise awareness and bolster support in the movement for LGBT equality while celebrating the life of civil rights activist, Harvey Milk, takes place at downtown Sarasota’s Five Points Park Thursday through Saturday. The event is family-friendly and open to the public with free admission. Milk, one of the nation’s first openly gay officials elected to political office, served for less than 11 months as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978 before he was assassinated by former City Supervisor Dan White at just 48 years old. Since his death, Milk’s status as an icon for LGBT equality has not waned, but rather grown stronger as civil rights …