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Sunshine Skyway sheds rainbow lights for red, white, and blue this Pride month

Listen: The Sunshine Skyway won’t light up in its usual rainbow colors for Pride month this year. This comes amid an FDOT rule that affect all state bridge lightings this summer. Since 2021 the Sunshine...
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Equality Florida head questions sheriff’s response to killing of gay man at Tampa dog park

Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida, is questioning the response by the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office to the shooting death of a gay man at a Tampa dog park who had told friends the shooter...

The Scoop: Thu., February 8, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Florida Supreme Court hears abortion rights issue The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on whether or not an abortion amendment will be on the November ballot. WMNF’s Chris Young reports this comes as Attorney...
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“It’s repulsive” — State House advances bill to limit use of Pride flags

A bill advanced that would put restrictions on LGBTQ, Black Lives Matter, and other flags on some Florida buildings.
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The Scoop: Tues., November 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

LGBTQ+ inclusion Tampa and St. Petersburg recently scored perfect scores on the National Human Rights Campaign’s nationwide LGBTQ inclusion assessment. However, this comes as the HRC still deems Florida to be in a ‘state of...
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Tampa, St. Petersburg achieve perfect LGBTQ+ inclusion scores amidst statewide ’emergency’

Listen: Tampa and St. Petersburg recently scored perfect scores on the National Human Rights Campaign’s nationwide LGBTQ inclusion assessment. However,  this comes as the HRC still deems Florida in a ‘state of emergency’ for its...
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Non-binary Florida teacher falls victim to “Don’t Say Gay” expansion law, fired for using ‘Mx.’ title

A physics teacher at Florida Virtual School was fired last month for using a gender-neutral title in class.
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The Scoop: Fri., August 25, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

LGBTQ+ people feel unsafe A new study shows that policies Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law banning gender-affirming care for minors and making it harder for transgender adults to get medical care are driving...
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Trans people want to leave Florida because of anti-LGBTQ+ laws, survey shows

A new study shows that Florida's bans on gender-affirming care are making some members of the LGBTQ community want to leave the state.
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The Scoop: Thurs., August 24, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Bathrooms at Florida colleges Florida education officials voted to approve a new rule requiring students and employees to use the bathroom corresponding to their sex assigned at birth. The rules apply to schools in the...
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Florida officials pass new rule requiring restroom use based on biological sex in state colleges

Florida education officials voted to approve rule requiring students and employees to use bathrooms corresponding to sex assigned at birth.
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The Scoop: Tues., August 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Dash ride-hailing service coming to Tampa The Tampa Downtown Partnership announced a new ride service funded by existing revenue sources beginning in October. This announcement comes a couple of years after the Downtowner service was...

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