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R House Wynwood is hosting the ComingoutCuba Foundation Kick-off party on Saturday, August 29th, 2015 from 7:30pm-11:30pm with free admission, to introduce the organization’s initial project and initiatives.
ComingOutCuba, a new national Cuban-American LGBT foundation based in Miami Beach, will hold a kickoff party Saturday night at R House in Wynwood.
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“We’re excited this change has been made and glad it is officially set to a timeline because this is long overdue,” said Hannah Willard, Equality Florida’s marriage issues coordinator.
The state of Florida will soon update marriage certificates to reflect that not all couples consist of ‘brides’ and ‘grooms.’ Also, Social Security said it give retroactive benefits to married same-sex couples, even if their states didn’t recognize the marriages at the time of claims.
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Our Fund, a South Florida foundation for the LGBT community and SAGE USA have established a partnership with University of Miami’s Center on Aging to survey elder-care services in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Our Fund and SAGE USA on Tuesday will host a reception in Wilton Manors to discuss issues surrounding aging and the LGBT community.
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State Rep. Holly Raschein this week filed a bill for the 2016 legislative session that would ban workplace discrimination in Florida on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Six weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex legal throughout the nation, a Baptist Republican lawmaker from Key Largo is charging ahead to extend LGBT rights throughout Florida and even in Australia.
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Musical theater was one of the pillars that bonded Lee Goldsmith and his partner, Jeff Haller, when they met in 1997.

“We met at the opera one day, at the restaurant next door to the opera house, Miami Dade County Auditorium, and we knew within like three seconds of meeting each other that this was it,” said Haller, 57. “Lee is a diva and this is what a diva wants. A diva wants all the attention, and look at him up there. He’s 92 going on 19.”
Lee Goldsmith, a 92-year-old comic book writer, has been recognized for his craft at his retirement home in Cutler Bay.
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Police said the attacker, Yishai Schlissel, was arrested. Eli Bin of Israel's emergency service said six young people were wounded in the attack, two of them seriously.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers at Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.
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Among the topics: LGBT market sensitivities, same-sex weddings and LGBT restaurants. Speakers: Wendy Kallergis of the Greater Miami & Beaches Hotel Association; George Neary of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Jeff Lehman of The Betsy hotel; Tim Nardi of Menin Hospitality Group; chamber President Steve Adkins; and Steven Haas of City Hall, The Restaurant.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday will host “The Local LGBT Hospitality Market — From Events to Weddings” Networking Luncheon & Business Expo at the Biltmore Hotel.
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Scott Wilbanks, the gay author of ‘The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster,’ will speak and sign copies 8 p.m. Friday at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
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“Here we go again. It’s ridiculous,” said Catherina Pareto, who with Karla Arguello became the first same-sex couple to marry in Florida. On Aug. 6, the women had twins at Baptist Hospital.
Three same-sex married couples with newborns on Thursday sued Florida's surgeon general and the state health department in federal court for refusing to list the non-birth mothers names on the babies' birth certificates.
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Miami-Dade County LGBT activist Juan Bosco Talavera will receive the 2015 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award at the dinner.
Attorney Mary L. Bonauto, whose successful Supreme Court litigation helped win marriage equality across the United States, will receive the National LGBTQ Task Force’s National Leadership Award at the organization’s October Gala in Miami Beach.
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Too gay? Do you worry about the sound of your voice?
‘Do I Sound Gay?’ is a new documentary that explores how men both gay and straight feel about the sounds of their own voices.
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“We are who we are. It doesn’t matter if we are gay, straight — it doesn’t matter,” Jessica Aguilar said on the eve of big fight in Brazil. “I am proud to be a gay athlete. I am proud to represent gay athletes. It’s great to know things are changing for us. It’s equality and it’s amazing. I am happy the changes are coming. Everyone deserves to be happy and have equality.”
Out mixed-martial artist Jessica Aguilar of Fort Lauderdale says it’s getting better for LGBT athletes. “We are who we are. It doesn’t matter if we are gay, straight — it doesn’t matter,” Aguilar said on the eve of big fight in Brazil. “I am proud to be a gay athlete. I am proud to represent gay athletes.”
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Miami Herald staff writer Steve Rothaus covers LGBT issues in South Florida. Steve joined The Herald in 1985, while a journalism major at Florida International University.

He came out at work in 1987 and served five years as a board member of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA). He founded the association's Newsroom Outreach Project and traveled the country visiting newspapers, television stations and college campuses to discuss gay news coverage and workplace issues.

Steve won the 1998 GLAAD Media Award for outstanding newspaper columnist.

In 2001, Steve was part of a Miami Herald team that shared the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in 2010 named him Business Person of the Year.

Equality Florida presented Steve with its 2012 Voice For Equality award.

In 2014, Steve co-produced "The Day It Snowed In Miami: A Chronology of the LGBT-Rights Movement," a film documentary presented by Miami Herald Media Company and WPBT2.

Steve and public relations executive Ric Katz, partners since 1985, live in Miami. They married Feb. 14, 2014, in New York City on their 29th anniversary.

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