Tag: LGBT

Opinion

Tampa still needs improvement for LGBT rights

Tampa still has room for improvement for LGBT rights. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE The third annual Tampa Pride parade and festival took place Saturday in Ybor City as the citizens joined together to celebrate being part of and standing in support of the LGBT community. Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Pulse survivors, […]

Opinion

One hundred points to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg received a top score on the Municipal Equality Index. The city is praised for being inclusive toward all its residents and a great place for members of the LGBT community to live. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE In light of the current election, it is easy to feel as […]

Opinion

Miss America’s slow path to inclusion

Miss America is the leading provider of scholarships for women but is slow to inclusivity. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE Since its debut in 1921, Miss America has received its share of praise, and more often than not, criticism. Its lack of diversity and continued objectification of women has led many […]

News

USF, Bay area honor the victims of the Pulse shooting

Multiple vigils were organized around the Bay area in response to the Pulse shooting. At USF, students, faculty and staff signed a banner that read #USFLovesOrlando. In Ybor City, those gathered lit candles to remember those who passed. ORACLE PHOTOS/JACOB HOAG AND JACKIE BENITEZ  One by one, 159 carnations were […]