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Tampa wasn’t the largest of the non profits attending this year’s conference Florida Together held Saturday, July 24 in Orlando. Political candidates including running for Florida Attorney General Dave Aronberg addressed the over 100 non profit leaders from around the state. Jacksonville had the largest number of organizations at the conference this year. The organization is a wealth of resources and information for all GLBT non profits in Florida.

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dishing1Tampa wasn’t the largest of the non profits attending this year’s conference Florida Together held Saturday, July 24 in Orlando. Political candidates including running for Florida Attorney General Dave Aronberg addressed the over 100 non profit leaders from around the state. Jacksonville had the largest number of organizations at the conference this year. The organization is a wealth of resources and information for all GLBT non profits in Florida. The attendees from Tampa Bay included GaYBOR District, Hillsborough County GLBT Democratic Caucus, SOCR, Standup Florida and St. Pete Pride. Breakout sessions on GLBT Community Building, GLBT Political Office Seminar and GLBT Media Awareness all had top notch leaders giving advice and information. Florida Together mission is to be dedicated to achieving equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Floridians

dishing2Everyday there is something happening at Hamburger Mary’s. You will not want to miss a single day! This week Mary’s was on the “Studio 10 TV Show.” A special congratulations goes out to Mr. Teddy D, winner of Mary’s Talent Contest. He is a trans man who wowed the crowd with his presence and talent. We are so proud of Teddy who won $1,000 in cash.

Tampa’s very own “Be Who Your Are Bar,” Chelsea Nightclub is known for its generosity and community spirit. This time they went way above and beyond with their benefit BBQ for the fallen Tampa police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab. A crowd of over 100 attendees packed Chelsea. Tampa’s Assistant Chief of Police made a thank you appearance. The event was covered by FOX Channel 13 and us. A huge thank you to Nikki and Chelsea for making our community PROUD!

People are Talking

The ever so gay production company, Gypsy Productions, has found a new home at the L Train in St. Petersburg. Happy Birthday to DJ Jeffery! Eric Himan from MTV and Logo performed at PLAY YBOR. At The Crowbar Bonnie took quite the kidding this week as Tropical Storm Bonnie passed by. Congratulations to Mamma at The Reservoir, who is now a Grand Mamma. We all wish her son a safe return home from the war.  Comedy Channel comedian John Morgan was spotted at JJ’s Lounge with his old friend and owner of JJ’s Joe. There are rumors of a new Gay Club opening soon in Ybor City, possibly this weekend!  Love is in the air….can you guess what GaYBOR club owner was seen with a very famous music icon from a musical legend group? Is it a good friendship or more?

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