Disney Delays Moving 2,000 Jobs To Orlando Amid ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Clash With Desantis

 
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Orlando Sentinel
 

Amid the feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis over the so-called “don’t say gay” law, the Walt Disney Co. has delayed for more than three years plans to move about 2,000 high-paying jobs to Orlando, Florida, from California. Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said Wednesday the expected opening date for the Lake Nona campus was pushed to 2026 to “give people more time” and accommodate the construction timeline for the new offices. A Disney representative previously told the Orlando Sentinel the offices were expected to be operating in Orlando by December 2022. The news follows tension between Disney and…

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Editorial: Republicans love parental Editorial: Republicans Love Parental Choice, But Not When It Comes To Drag Queens

 
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Miami Herald
 

There was a time when the only places queer people could congregate and drag queens could perform their female impersonations and lip-syncing were seedy bars and nightclubs on the margins of mainstream society. Today, drag queens are on TV, thanks to shows such as “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” social media and pop culture. Drag Sunday brunches and drag bingo are popular fixtures in South Florida. Turns out that hurts the sensibilities of some Republicans. In the same week that the Jan. 6 committee unveiled its findings on the attack against American democracy, Florida Gov. DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Marco Ru… Read More

Surfside Won’t Raise A Pride Flag This Year. Mayor Concerned Satanists May Ask Next

 
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Miami Herald
 

MIAMI — A year after Surfside flew an LGBTQ Pride flag for the first time outside its Community Center, the town does not plan to display the rainbow-colored flag for Pride month in June. Surfside Mayor Shlomo Danzinger told the Miami Herald he does not support displaying the flag this year after Town Attorney Lillian Arango advised him that doing so could force the town to accept requests from outside groups to display their flags. Danzinger said he supports LGBTQ Pride month, but fears the town may risk having to fly swastikas or Satanic flags — or risk a lawsuit. He mentioned the possibilit…

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