Miami FL

Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. The 42nd largest city proper in the United States, with a population of 413,892, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2012 estimate), Miami’s metro area is the eighth most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the United States, with a population of around 5.5 million. [ Wikipedia ]

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6th annual gay pride parade takes over Florida’s South Beach

Sunday, April 13, 2014
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Pride week in south Florida culminated Sunday on the streets of South Beach for the 6th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival. [ Read more → ]
Tim Hardaway

Once homophobic NBA star first to sign petition supporting gay marriage in Fla.

Friday, July 5, 2013
MIAMI -- Retired NBA player Tim Hardaway, once one of the most vocally homophobic professional athletes in the country, was the first person to sign a petition seeking to repeal Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Florida court allows three parents named on child’s birth certificate

Friday, February 8, 2013
MIAMI — Three people — a gay man and two lesbians — are all named as parents on a 23-month-old girl's birth certificate in South Florida. [ Read more → ]
Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin speaks at Dupont Circle vigil.

More than 100 attend D.C. vigil for Texas lesbian couple

Sunday, July 1, 2012
WASHINGTON -- More than 100 people gathered in Dupont Circle on Friday for a vigil in honor of a lesbian couple who was shot last week in a Texas park. [ Read more → ]

Miami-Dade, nation’s 4th largest school district, adds gender identity protections

Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Miami-Dade school district -- the fourth largest in the nation -- on Thursday joined other districts across the state of Florida in protecting students from bullying based upon gender identity or sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Alenier, right, and Leon, with their adopted son.(Miami Herald photo)

Florida judge approves lesbian couple adoption despite state’s ban

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Florida's outdated gay adoption ban took another hit after a Miami judge approved the adoption by a lesbian couple. [caption id="attachment_5671" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Alenier, right, and Leon, with their adopted son.(Miami Herald photo) "][/caption] Vanessa Alenier and Melanie Leon of Hollywood, FL, became the third... [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay singer Buju Banton jailed in Miami on drug charges

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Buju Banton, the Jamaican reggae star whose anti-gay lyrics have drawn international criticism, is in a federal lockup in Miami, facing drug conspiracy charges, reports the Miami Herald. Drug Enforcement Administration agents say Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, has been in custody since Thursday... [ Read more → ]
Gregory Higgs

Miami police charge teacher’s gay ex-lover with murder

Monday, December 7, 2009
[caption id="attachment_3814" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Gregory Higgs"][/caption] North Miami Police have determined Miami teacher Charles Brown was stabbed to death last week because he didn't want to make a relationship work with his former boyfriend, Gregory Higgs, reports WTVJ-TV. Higgs has been arrested and charged with... [ Read more → ]

Court tosses suit by lesbian over claim she was denied visitation with dying partner

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
MIAMI -- A federal court in Miami has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Washington state lesbian who was not allowed to visit her dying partner at Jackson Memorial Hospital. "The hospital took the position that we thought was pretty extreme -- that it has... [ Read more → ]

FL appeals court hears arguments in ban on gay adoptions

Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Florida state court of appeals began hearing arguments Wednesday on last year's ruling that struck down the state's ban on gay adoption. The state is appealing a Miami-Dade County judge's November 2008 ruling that the state law that bans gay adoptions is unconstitutional. The... [ Read more → ]
Charles Perez

Fired gay news anchor, Charles Perez, speaks out

Monday, August 10, 2009
Recently fired Miami new anchor Charles Perez took his side of the story to the Daily Beast today, in a wide-ranging column explaining why he'll continue his suit against ABC Affiliate WPLG-TV Channel 10, claiming they fired him because he was gay, attacking the state... [ Read more → ]
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