I am so angry at this insanity and outright hate being introduced as a law, but why should it
surprise me?  I live in the ONLY state that believes that I am good enough to be a foster
parent for up to 18 years of a childes life, but not good enough to actually give him a solid
stable foundation and family.  I am good enough to pander to, ask for political & social
contributions, go to weddings, someone else’s kids birthday party, and mourn at
But God - or Tallahassee & D.C. politicians forbidI actually want any of those
same things for me and my partner.  
Who do I think I am deciding for myself who should
decide for me when I can’t, who I want to share my life, love and riches with,  or who I want to
mold into a wonderful, loving & contributing adult.  And now I guess I am good & moral
enough to PAY taxes, but not to have a say in how they are spent or what movies I believe
should be made with my orange juice money.

Carlos and Carmen Vidal just had a child
A lovely girl with a crooked smile
Now they gotta split 'cause the Bronx ain't fit
For a kid to grow up in
Let's find a place they say, somewhere far away
With no blacks, no Jews and no gays

There but for the grace of God, there go I…
                             -   There but for the grace of God By Machine, 1979

Lets find a place I say, somewhere right here, with whomever wants to live, love & coexist,
with men, women, blacks, whites, Jews, Christians, everybody - and lots and lots of GAYS!  
Enough with the Crazies, Bans & Discrimination -
There but for the grace of God, there go I.

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EDITORIAL| Enough with the Crazies, Bans & Discrimination -
Florida Belongs to ALL of Us
by Herb Sosa

ENOUGH with everyone trying to dictate what others need to do.  I have had ENOUGH
with others telling me who to love, who to marry or not.  ENOUGH with others telling
me I am not good enough to raise a healthy, loving & morally sound child.  I have had
ENOUGH with bigotry, hate and discrimination dictating our laws.  ENOUGH with the
last immigrant saying they are the last allowed to stay.  ENOUGH of the hypocritical
political & religious self-proclaimed barometers of morality and what is best for us….
We've all seen how well they seem to be doing and going at it personally.

Now we have a hate-monger in Orlando trying to tell us where & how my tax dollars will
be spent, and who will be excluded from them, based on some outdated and ignorant
platform of false morality.

Movies and TV shows with gay characters could be ineligible for a "family-friendly"
tax credit in Florida under a little-noticed provision tucked into a $75 million
incentive package that Republican House leaders hope will attract film and
jobs to the state.

The bill would prohibit
productions with
"nontraditional family
values" from receiving a so-called family-friendly tax credit. But it doesn't define what
"nontraditional family values" are, something the bill's sponsor had a hard time doing, too.

"Think of it as like Mayberry," state Rep. Stephen Precourt, R-Orlando, said, referring to
The Andy Griffith Show. "That's when I grew up — the '60s. That's what life was like. I
want Florida to be known for making those kinds of movies: Disney movies for kids and
all that stuff. Like it used to be, you know?"

But the head of a coalition of 80 groups that advocate for equal rights said Precourt's bill
would "subsidize discrimination" and marginalize gay and single-parent families.

Instituting 1950s-style movie censorship does nothing to support real-life families or help
Florida's struggling economy," said Ted Howard, executive director for Florida Together.

FAMILY VALUES... Who's? This ban would
mean single
parents, unmarried parents, smokers,
drinkers, fat
people, skinny people, gay people, Burka
wearing Muslims,
bikini wearing Anglos,  people with


LGBT/Latino/Hispanic Civil

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