Biden administration meets with Florida LGBTQ students over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Biden administration meets with Florida LGBTQ students over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Biden administration officials held a closed-door meeting Thursday with several Florida LGBTQ students and their families about the state’s so-called Don’t Say Gay bill, the Education Department said.The legislation — officially named the Parental Rights in Education Act — would prohibit “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity” in Florida primary schools. Its passage…

“Grooming” Is Republicans’ Cruel New Buzzword for Targeting Trans Kids

“Grooming” Is Republicans’ Cruel New Buzzword for Targeting Trans Kids

Attempting to defend Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, House Bill 1557, Christina Pushaw, the press secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, accused the bill’s opponents of preying on children. “The bill that liberals inaccurately call ‘Don’t Say Gay’ would be more accurately described as an Anti-Grooming Bill,” Pushaw wrote on Twitter, ahead of a vote…

Four Disney employees arrested in Florida human trafficking, child predator sting

Four Disney employees arrested in Florida human trafficking, child predator sting

Four Disney employees were arrested in a massive undercover operation targeting human traffickers, child predators and prostitution. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office identified the workers at a news conference Wednesday following the conclusion of Operation March Sadness 2, a six-day sting that led to the arrests of 108 people.Xavier Jackson, 27, of Kissimmee, allegedly communicated…

Disney workers plan walkouts to protest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Disney workers plan walkouts to protest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Disney workers are planning walkouts during their breaks every day this week to protest CEO Bob Chapek’s slow response in publicly criticizing Florida legislation that critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.The act of protest will culminate next Tuesday with a general walkout by LGBTQ workers and their supporters at Disney worksites in California,…

Tory Lanez Faces Foreclosure on Luxury Penthouse Condo in Miami

Tory Lanez Faces Foreclosure on Luxury Penthouse Condo in Miami

Tory Lanez Faces Foreclosure on Luxury Penthouse Condo in Miami ( Getty Images / Realtor.com ) Share Paperwork filed in Miami-Dade County shows rapper Tory Lanez is facing foreclosure on his Florida condo. The rapper, whose given name is Daystar Peterson , is mentioned in a notice of foreclosure that was filed with the clerk…

Ben Chiarot traded to Florida Panthers

Ben Chiarot traded to Florida Panthers

MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens general manager, Kent Hughes, announced on Wednesday that defenseman Ben Chiarot has been traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Tyler Smilanic, a 1st-round pick in 2023 and a 4th-round pick in 2022 previously acquired from the New York Rangers.The Canadiens will retain 50% of Chiarot’s salary for the…

Disney employees arrested in human trafficking sting

Disney employees arrested in human trafficking sting

The sting went down in Florida and was given the code name “Operation March Sadness 2” Empty prison hallway (Getty Images) A six-day human trafficking sting in Florida operating under the name “Operation March Sadness 2” has concluded with the arrests of 108 people. Listed among those detained for allegedly seeking prostitutes and minors for sexual purposes…