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Rays’ Chris Archer falls to 4-9 as Giants triumph on Pride Night

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As a gesture, it was a fine one. As a healing moment, it worked. As a celebration, it made sense. But as a baseball game, there was not much for the Tampa Bay Rays to take pride in Friday night. The Rays were clobbered, 5-1, by the San Francisco Giants and Jeff Samardzija. Offensively? The Rays managed only four hits, and they scored when Samardzija was one strike away from a shutout. Pitching? Chris Archer gave up two more first-inning…

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Rays sell out Pride Night to help Orlando shooting victims

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The Tampa Bay Rays have sold out their annual Pride Night for Friday, which is dedicated to the victims of the Orlando slayings. On Tuesday, the Rays put all open seats up for sell for $5 apiece. It sold out quickly. “We are grateful for and proud of the region’s response to our Pride Night dedication,” said Rays President Brian Auld. “In the wake of a terrible tragedy, and in a matter of hours, 40,000 people have chosen to come…

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Uber shows its LGBT Pride with in-app rainbow flag promotion

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For the month of June, Uber is showing its Pride with a little bit of marketing, which has gone viral in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Each virtual Uber car icon shown in the popular ridesharing app has a small rainbow flag attached – the near-universal symbol of the LGBT movement. Although the promotion has been in effect for the past few weeks, the initiative took off since Friday’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v.…

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Gov. Scott announces 28 regulatory boards appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced 28 appointments to a variety of regulatory boards and panels statewide. Board of Professional Geologists Scott began by reappointing Louie Bush and Mervin Dale to the Board of Professional Geologists, which regulates the practice of professional geology. Bush, 64, of Lakeland, is the southeast regional manager for Underground Imaging Technology, a Caterpillar affiliate. His reappointment is for a term ending October 31, 2018. Dale, 55, of Fort White, is a staff scientist with Environmental…

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In the name of pride, why are the Stonewall Democrats asking these questions?

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Let me begin this post by pre-empting some of the responses I am sure to receive because this article may seem like an attack on the Stonewall Democrats. As a matter of fact, my thinking is anything but negative about the Stonewall D’s, especially after a conversation I had with one of their prominent members, who said he’s gay first, and a Democrat second, because he’s been to too many estate sales in which the loved partner loses everything because…

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