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Bay Pines VA Center recognized for work with LGBTQ community

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A leading global human rights organization is honoring Bay Pines VA Healthcare System as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” among nearly 600 hospitals participating in a national survey. A representative for the facility, officially known as the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, announced the award Wednesday. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization, based their findings in the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting…

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Pinellas honors its Veterans with Nov. 11 ceremonies

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Pinellas County residents will join forces with Americans across the nation to observe Veterans Day on Wednesday with ceremonies and events. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 94,997 veterans were living in Pinellas County in 2014 with nearly 1.57 million in Florida. California had the most veterans, 1.7 million, and Florida tied with Texas for second place. Veterans Day celebrations in Pinellas are a long tradition. One of the largest local ceremonies begins at 11 a.m. in the courtyard between…

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