SXSW Film Festival audience award-winner The Peanut Butter Falcon, stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and newcomer Zack Gottsagen. Gottsagen, who calls South Florida home, has Down syndrome. Source: South Florida Actor With Down Syndrome, Zack Gottsagen, On His Starring Role In ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ – CBS Miami
Florida has struggled for years with opioid overdoses — and the highest rate of HIV infection in the U.S. Lawmakers now hope needle exchanges and a “harm reduction” approach could help … Source: Florida Is The Latest Republican-Led State To Adopt Clean Needle Exchanges | California Healthline
Nearly 100 LGBTQ teenagers attended Pride Prom on Friday at The Buckman Bridge Universalist Church after the Jacksonville Public Library's decision to cancel the event due to safety concerns. Source: Jacksonville church holds Pride Prom after library controversy
“This march is for medical freedom and standing up against a tyrannical government trying to force vaccines,” is the message on the their Facebook page. Source: Anti-vaccination group lobbies up and plans a statewide Florida protest
TAVARES — The Lake County School Board voted Monday to terminate a Pine Ridge Elementary ESE teacher for allegedly using a water bottle to redirect an autistic, nonverbal student when he failed to follow instructions.The board voted unanimously to fire Cara Sanderlin, who taught autistic students for three years at Pine Ridge in a small … Continue reading Pine Ridge teacher fired for spraying water at autistic student – News – Daily Commercial – Leesburg, FL
A far right religious extremist posted the phone number online and all hell broke loose … A library in Jacksonville, Florida, canceled an LGBTQ youth event after it came under attack from online activists, including Elizabeth “Activist Mommy” Johnston. Source: LGBTQ prom canceled for safety reasons after Christians bombard event space with threatening calls … Continue reading LGBTQ prom canceled for safety reasons after Christians bombard event space with threatening calls / LGBTQ Nation
CLEARWATER — A man who has spent years publicly criticizing the Church of Scientology has announced he's running for City Council. Mark Bunker, 63, broadcast in a YouTube video last week his intention to run. Bunker said in a subsequent interview he had not decided whether to run for Seat 2, currently occupied by Jay Polglaze; or … Continue reading He has publicly criticized Scientology for decades. Now he’s running for Clearwater City Council.