5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 13

1. LGBT residents in Jacksonville are close to getting a city-wide ordinance to protect them against discrimination. Predictably, the religious right claim that such an ordinance would result in discrimination ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 18

1. Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick for education secretary, gets called out by a Minnesota senator for supporting organization that promote or support conversion therapy at her confirmation hearing.2. Speaking of...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 12

1. A new independent study suggests that younger gay men, aged 18 to 40, are more likely to seek out and maintain monogamous relationships compared to generations past. One possible reason for this is the newly...

Gay marriages to start in Florida in January

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals based in Atlanta has denied Florida’s motion to extend a stay on denying same-sex marriages and LGBT couples are expected to be able to begin getting married as early as Jan. 6...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 13

1. “There is no rational reason for the discrimination that Florida inflicts on married couples.” ACLU and eight gay couples sue the state of Florida over same-sex marriage ban.2. Lambda Legal is filing a f...
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Trans activist, former Navy SEAL Kristin Beck: ‘I’m on a new mission’

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Kristin Beck, who retired from the Navy SEALS in 2011 and made national headlines by coming out as transgender, was in Atlanta last weekend visiting First Metropolitan Community Church where she shared her story at its Sunday service.

On Saturday, she sat down with the GA Voice to talk about her future plans — including a planned bid for a Congressional seat in her home state of Florida as a Democrat. Her hometown is Tampa and the seat she would be running for is the 14th Congressional District, currently held by Democrat Kathy Castor.

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Gay groups head to Tampa for GOP convention

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We're just a handful of days away from the kickoff of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., where attendees are expected to nominate former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney to represent the party in the upcoming fall presidential election.

Possible hurricanes aside, officials in Tampa are expecting more than 50,000 delegates, media and other convention visitors to descend on the city in the coming days, including representatives from gay conservative groups like Log Cabin Republicans and GOProud.

Gay groups will need to shake off an unwelcome feeling amid reports that this year's Republican Party platform remains as anti-gay as ever.

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Travel: LGBT summer getaways

Ready to get out of town?

Whether you prefer beach or mountains, cruising or camping, check out these big LGBT events to get you on the road this summer.