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Mental Health Conference at FGCU

Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student speaks at FGCU mental health conference

FGCU College of Education’s 9th Annual Children and Youth Mental Health Conference featured former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and mental health advocate Kai Koerber and parenting, child and bullying expert Michele Borba, Ed.D. The Caring for Kids conference on Nov. 7-9, 2019, at the Cohen Center at FGCU was designed to connect and educate the Southwest …

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Report on LGBT adults in Southwest Florida released

36,000 adults in Southwest Florida identify as LGBT First study to look at the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of the region’s LGBT population An estimated 36,000 adults in Southwest Florida, 3.4% of the population, identifies as LGBT, according to a new regional analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law funded by …

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United Way Hosts Annual Campaign Kick Off Breakfast

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee will be hosting its annual 2019-2020 Campaign Kick Off on October 29, 2019.  The event will be held at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, located on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. Networking and light breakfast items will be available at 8:00 a.m. The program …

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HRC Accepting Applications for 2020 Global Innovative Advocacy Summit

HRC Foundation is excited to announce that applications are open to participate in the 2020 Global Innovative Advocacy Summit. Advocates can begin applying now through Nov. 15, 2019, for participation in the next summit. From April 20-23, 2020, HRC will convene the top applicants to join us in Washington, D.C. to share strategies and learn from …

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Video: Learn where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on LGBTQ issues

Two Democratic candidates debuted LGBTQ-focused plans and nine candidates took part in an LGBTQ-themed town hall meeting in Los Angeles on Oct. 10. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) both unveiled plans Thursday that include banning conversion therapy or the practice of trying to rewire people out of …

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Pride SWFL Photos 2019

Photos from SWFL Pride 2019

Pride-SWFL celebrated its eleventh annual SWFL Pride from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The outdoor family-friendly event included live entertainment, food and drinks, and activities for all ages.

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Democratic presidential candidates address LGBTQ issues in town hall

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and CNN will team up to host the Power of Our Pride Presidential Town Hall featuring Democratic presidential candidates answering questions on LGBTQ issues. The town hall will air on CNN from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, and will feature nine Democratic presidential candidates appearing back-to-back throughout the evening. The Thursday …

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Community Impact Center opens at Bell Tower Shops

United Way and Bell Tower announce the Grand Opening of the Bell Tower United Way Community Impact Center. The event will take place Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12 p.m. The new space is located at Bell Tower, Suite 145. There will be remarks from Jeannine Joy, the President of United Way and the Ribbon …

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Orlando celebrates PRIDE Week

Come Out with Pride Orlando has a variety of activities planned for PRIDE Week in Orlando from Oct. 6 through Oct. 13. The Festival along with The Most Colorful Parade takes place Saturday, Oct. 12 at Lake Eola Park. It will feature nearly 150 groups spanning a 1-mile route through downtown Orlando. The festivities begin …

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Fort Myers hosts 11th Annual SWFL Pride

Pride-SWFL celebrates its eleventh annual SWFL Pride from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. It is an outdoor family-friendly event that includes live entertainment, food and drinks, and activities for all ages. It is open to the public and tickets are …

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