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councilman-cohen-gaybor-meeting-0News of the new Tampa Domestic Partner Registry hearing coming up in front of Tampa City Council including comments made by Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen. In regards to the agenda item, he said, “It is all about equality. In our city and throughout our community.” He continued, “Come out to any council meetings to voice your opinions!” Other points he wanted GaYBOR members to be informed of were about the 11 parking garages that the city owns and the upcoming National GOP Convention.

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– It seems that everything is still running smooth at Bradley’s on 7th as manager Jim is off to visit his home back in Costa Rica.

– TIGLFF has moved into their new offices inside Metro Wellness & Community Center on 7th Ave. They are planning a big celebration and Grand Opening in May. They will also have a ticket outlet for the October Gay and Lesbian Film Festival event. The new Executive Director for the festival is Larry Biddle. More movies will be played at the local Muvico Theatres in Ybor City!

-An event of the old Tampa Aids Network time period is being revived.

– Calling all artists! Art For Wellness Gala is in the planning stages for Fall 2012. For more information, call Carol Spicer at Metro Wellness.

– The newly formed Ybor Merchants Association will be at Tampa City Hall in regards to making sure there aren’t any fences put up during Ybor City’s Guavaween in October!

Tampa City Councilman Cohen at GaYBOR Meeting

News of the new Tampa Domestic Partner Registry hearing coming up in front of Tampa City Council including comments made by Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen. In regards to the agenda item, he said, “It is all about equality. In our city and throughout our community.” He continued, “Come out to any council meetings to voice your opinions!” Other points he wanted GaYBOR members to be informed of were about the 11 parking garages that the city owns and the upcoming National GOP Convention.

“We have balloon payments on these parking garages coming up and we have to prioritize the monies the city receives. Possibly sell them or raise the parking rates!” Cohen also made mention that the city offices will be shut down downtown and relocated to satellite city offices during the upcoming National GOP Convention in Tampa in August.

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Other New items on the GaYBOR Agenda were the Easter Bonnet Bar Crawl set for April 1st starting at JJ’s Café; GaYBOR Days moving to Memorial Day Weekend with the GaYBOR Health Fair set for May 22nd. Also, White Party, movie night, Sunday T-Dance, and more events. Visit GaYBOR.com for more information.

Congratulations for opening in GaYBOR/ Ybor City Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Liquid Tampa & Ybor Youth Clinic.

New Liquid Tampa’s Grand Opening

The doors opened and the new Liquid Tampa showed off its new digs to the community. A lot of the neighborhood businesses came to give their best wishes. The three amigos that own the glitzy club are Manny Alvarez, Mike Mikula and Steve Y. A large queue line was set up along 7th for its Grand Opening. People said that it was well worth the wait!

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