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Fla. teen gets 25 years in prison for attempted murder of transgender woman

Monday, December 9, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida teenager in has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of a transgender woman. [ Read more → ]

Tampa church evicts Boy Scout troop after 60 years over policy to allow gay youth

Thursday, August 29, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa church has told a Boy Scout troop that it won't renew its sponsorship because of the national organization's decision not to ban openly gay Scouts. [ Read more → ]
Tavares Spencer

Tampa teen faces hate crime charges in attack on transgender woman

Friday, May 31, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida teen has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly robbing, then shooting a 22-year-old transgender woman in April. [ Read more → ]

RNC 2012: Santorum calls for end to ‘assault on marriage’

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. — Speakers at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday hammered President Obama for what they said were failed economic policies while largely staying away from social or LGBT issues — although marriage was a cornerstone in the high-profile speech by former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. [ Read more → ]

Gay former lawmaker Jim Kolbe gives ‘qualified endorsement’ to Romney

Monday, August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. — Former Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), who’s gay, offered his “qualified endorsement” of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday, saying the candidate’s business background makes him a good choice for president. Kolbe noted that Romney needs to come along further on LGBT issues. [ Read more → ]
Jim Pease, president of Log Cabin Republicans of Tampa Bay.

RNC 2012: Florida gay Republicans welcome GOP convention

Sunday, August 26, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. — Undaunted by an impeding hurricane that led to the cancellation of the first day of the Republican National Convention, gay GOP leaders in Florida hosted a welcoming event Sunday for convention participants interested in a more LGBT-inclusive Republican Party. [ Read more → ]
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