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Sam Henderson releases Stonewall Democrats questionnaire

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Sam Henderson is releasing his responses to the Stonewall Democrats questionnaire that led the organization to endorse him for Mayor of Gulfport. The endorsement from the pro-LGBT group may have come as a shock to some and did shock Henderson’s opponent, Barbara Banno. Banno is openly gay. Henderson is not. Henderson’s release comes after Banno issued a public call for Henderson’s questionnaire in a blog on her campaign website. In it she claimed she has been a leader on LGBT…

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St. Pete City Council’s invocation highlights commitment to diversity

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St. Pete is a city of diversity. At a time when anti-Muslim sentiment is reaching a peak, St. Pete invited a Muslim Imam to deliver it’s invocation and no one seemed to think twice. Meanwhile, people in the Muslim community are subjected daily to hateful rhetoric coming from mostly the Christian Conservative right. They’re compared to terrorists. They’re assumed to be either ISIS or ISIS sympathizers. For years, they’ve felt singled out in airport security lines or had to listen…

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Following questionable survey results, Rick Kriseman reaffirms vision of diversity and inclusion

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman is reaffirming his commitment to furthering diversity and inclusion within city government after results from a city survey were released showing nearly all employees agreed with a diverse mission, but saw holes in the actual implementation of those same priorities. A survey of more than a third of the city’s 3,000 employees showed 95 percent of them agree there should be equal support and opportunities to grow in their careers. However, in that same survey…

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City of St. Pete internal survey shows diversity in theory, but not necessarily in practice

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St. Pete city employees want to have a diverse and inclusive workplace. The city conducted an internal survey of 1,124 of its employees. There are a little over 3,000 total employees, including about 500 part-timers. The results of that survey show that 95 percent of employees agree there should be equal support and opportunities to grow in their careers. The survey was voluntary and all employees could take it. Another 95 percent think people in the same job should have access…

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St. Pete Pride in photos

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Thousands upon thousands of people crammed into about a mile’s worth of road Saturday evening for the annual St. Pete Pride. The 2015 festival, the city’s 13th, has grown into Florida’s largest LGBT and diversity celebration. Charged from Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land in all 50-state, the festivities were all the more festive. From decked out queens to scantily clad babes, this year’s Pride had the makings of one heckuva photo shoot. If…

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