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Gooood morning, Islanders!

June is wrapping up in Wilton Manors, and we still have news examining the Stonewall Pride festivities and potential backlash the community could face. We also covered a post-session briefing with FL Rep. Daryl Campbell, who represents Wilton Manors in Tallahassee, where he discussed issues impacting our community and how they're being handled at the capital. 

Plus, check out events around town, job openings, and a deal to indulge in!

- Christiana Lilly, Editor


Rep. Campbell Gives Update on Tallahassee

By John Hayden

FL Rep. Daryl Campbell. Courtesy Facebook.

After two brutal legislative sessions in Tallahassee, South Florida’s LGBT community is still trying to understand what happened and figure out what’s next. State Rep. Daryl Campbell serves District 99, covering Wilton Manors and surrounding areas. He came to Hagen Park to give constituents a post-session briefing.

“I want to update the people on what we’ve been doing in Tallahassee and what we can do going forward with the new legislation," he said. 

This year saw an expansion of “Don’t Say Gay,” medical care for all LGBT, as well as attacks on drag entertainment plus trans youth and adults. Campbell was frank in his assessment.  

“We have all these social bills that are limiting people’s rights and we want to make sure people have the information and the knowledge they need to combat that.” 

He also promoted services, such as 211, that are available but underutilized. He also pointed out that Medicaid rolls are being systematically purged. 

“We’re here to talk about some of the tough issues, the good and the bad. We’re also promoting the resources out here to let people know they are here to help folks in this new state of Florida that we’re coming into.” 

Read the rest at Out South Florida.


Concerns of Backlash From Stonewall Pride

The recent Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival held in Wilton Manors, South Florida, has raised concerns about potential backlash faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

OP-ED: Why I Dressed in Drag

"The law contains a provision for recalling elected officials, and I viewed potentially being recalled from my position as Commissioner as the shortest path to the court system so this law can be tested by an objective judicial process." 


New Faces on Wilton Manors Boards

Wilton Manors’ Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) will be making big decisions soon regarding the city’s future. After making several new appointments in April, two more were made during the city commission meeting on June 13.

Weekly Events

TODAY: Men's Yoga
Join Jeffrey for a men's yoga flow at Peak Fitness in Wilton Manors for this weekly practice.

WED: Alicia Keys 

Singer-songwriter (and of course, pianist!) Alicia Keys is kicking off her summer tour at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise.

THURS: Elliot Tiber Exhibit

New River Fine Art in Fort Lauderdale is hosting a fundraiser for the Stonewall National Museum & Archives on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with an exhibit of artist and advocate Elliot Tiber.

FRI: Take Pride!

It's your last chance to view this exhibit at The Galleria in Fort Lauderdale, chronicling the LGBTQ community's contributions to South Florida.

SAT: Pig Dance

Hit the dance floor at Ramrod in Wilton Manors for a Pig Dance with DJ Mark Demarko in charge of the tunes.

SUN: We the People March

Head to Fort Lauderdale for a nationwide march protesting the stripping of rights of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented groups.

Job Opportunities

Library Page -- Wilton Manors

The city of Wilton Manors is looking to hire a part-time library page. Tasks include library collection maintenance, program support, and administrative tasks across both adult and children’s/teens’ service areas. Pay is $15.01 hourly.

Tastemaker -- Wilton Manors

Love ice cream? Wilton Creamery needs a part-time tastemaker to prepare ice cream, sundaes, bubble tea and cold drinks, maintain a clean and tidy work area, interact with customers, and follow health and safety guidelines. Pay is $11.75 hourly.

Mike's Deal

Summer is in full swing, and that means grilling, gardening, and more.

With Independence Day just around the corner, eBay is celebrating by offering an extra 20% off select items for the holiday. Click to find out what you'll save on next!


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