Rainbow Family & Friends is a non-profit social and charitable organization located in The Villages, Florida. Our goal is to provide activities, support, and charity to the community and all those interested in support, respect and a commitment to human rights equality for all. Please join us at our next meeting or one of our family events.
IN THE LGBT
PRIDE FEST A HUGE SUCCESS!
Club Donates $4000 to assist feeding area families!
All of these and more landmark decisions had us dancing the night away with pride & love & all for a good cause. Thanks to our participants, to four business sponsor, plus the incredible generosity of some party committee members we were able to raise $4000 for Deliver The Difference to assist in feeding hungry families in the Tri-County area through the Holiday Season. A final check will be given at the Waterfront Inn @ 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21. Come out for our group picture to demonstrate our unique form of "The Power of Love".
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Obama signs HIV-positive organ-transplant legislation
President Barack Obama signed a bill Thursday that lifts restrictions on using the organs of HIV-positive people and could eventually pave the way for organ donations between HIV-positive patients. The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, which passed Congress with bipartisan support, repeals a ban that had been in place since 1988. "The potential for successful organ transplants between people living with HIV has become more of a possibility," Obama said. "The HOPE Act lifts the research ban, and, in time, it could lead to live-saving organ donations for people living with HIV."Metro Weekly (Washington, D.C.)/Poliglot blog (11/21), Time.com/Swampland blog (11/22), Washington Blade (Washington, D.C.) (11/21)
Judge sets trial date for Pa. marriage lawsuit
U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III has set a June 9 trial date for a lawsuit that challenges Pennsylvania's marriage-equality ban. Jones' decision comes a week after he rejected a request from state government officials to delay the trial until August. Gov. Tom Corbett opposes marriage equality and has retained a private legal team to argue for the ban, while Attorney General Kathleen Kane has refused to defend the law. Pennsylvania is the only northeastern state without marriage equality. ABC News/The Associated Press (11/23)
Gay soccer referee expelled after reporting homophobic comments
Gay Star News/Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) (11/25)
Gay U.S. ambassador sworn in and married on same day
U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic Wally Brewster married his partner in Washington on Saturday, hours after Vice President Joe Biden swore him into office. Brewster was confirmed by the Senate two weeks ago and is the fifth openly gay ambassador appointed this year. He married partner Bob Satawake at a ceremony and reception held at The Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C. The New Civil Rights Movement/Windy City Times (Chicago)(11/22)