Waymon Hudson

FL LGBT News Round-Up: Hate Crimes, The Gay Market, Helping Youth, and More

Filed By Waymon Hudson | October 16, 2009 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: gay news, hate crimes against LGBT people, News, news round-up, Pride, transgender

Here's a little round-up of this and that from around the state that I thought you should know! As always, leave more stories and links that we might have missed in the comments!

* Jacksonville's LGBT youth in crisis have people who help - Agency helps teenagers find foster care, and deal with sexual orientation.

Hate Crimes

* Sheriff: Beatings in South Florida Possibly Hate Crimes - Nearly 100 people gathered Thursday night in Wilton Manors to celebrate the life of a man who died this week after being attacked and beaten. Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti said he believed the crime against him may have been a hate crime.

* Trial Of Second Florida Gay Murder Suspect in Ryan Skipper Case Begins - The trial of William David Brown, the second suspect accused of killing 25-year-old Ryan Skipper, began Monday in a Polk County, Florida courtroom.

More News from around the state after the jump...

* Survey: Gay market still strong - Gay and lesbian consumers are showing more optimism -- and spending more freely -- than heterosexuals in a down economy, according to a national survey.

* Estimated 50,000 show up for Orlando gay-pride parade - An estimated 50,000 or more spectators lined the parade route around Lake Eola Park for the event, which coincided with National Coming Out Day.

What's going on in your neck of the woods? And don't forget to look through all the week's posts to see what you might have missed!

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