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Florida Together launches political arm, expands staff and board read to fight for LGBT equality

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Florida Together today announced an expansion of its staff and board of directors as it readies for the 2010 fall elections and the 2011 legislative session. Florida Together has hired Michael Kenny as its new executive director and has contracted with Ted Howard to provide services as program director.  Florida Together is also proud to announce the continuing expansion of its board of directors.  The board of the political and lobbying arm of the organization now includes Joseph Falk, Dianne…

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State rep’s proposal would exclude gay-themed productions from tax credit

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From the Sun-Sentinnel: Movie and TV productions with gay characters could be ineligible for a tax credit being considered in the state House. Current state law grants tax credits on productions considered “family friendly” — with no smoking, sex, nudity or profane language. The proposal by Republican Rep. Stephen Precourt of Orlando would increase the credit and expand the field of disqualified productions as those that include any “exhibit or implied act” of nontraditional family values and gratuitous violence. Precourt…

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