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Author name: Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She was the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization. She is currently the Publisher of OutCoast.com and Producer of the OutCoast TV YouTube Channel, both of which highlight LGBTQ welcoming destinations in Florida.

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The Difference Between a Manatee and a Dugong

Marine mammals such as manatees and dugongs often capture the interest of those fascinated by ocean life. Though similar in appearance and behavior, these two species have distinct characteristics that set them apart. Understanding these differences not only enriches our knowledge of marine biodiversity but also highlights the unique adaptations each species has developed for […]

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Learn About Equality Florida: History, Mission, Programs and Annual Fundraising Events

Equality Florida has long been at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ+ civil rights in the Sunshine State. With a mission to secure full equality for all Floridians, this dynamic organization has been tirelessly advocating, educating, and mobilizing communities since its inception.  Through a combination of strategic initiatives, impactful programs, and diverse fundraising initiatives

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Pride in Style - LGBTQ Pride Outfit

Create the Ultimate Pride Celebration Outfit with Amazon Finds

Pride events are more than just a festivity; they represent a movement of self-affirmation, equality, and human rights. The way we dress for Pride is a powerful form of self-expression and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Amazon’s diverse product range offers endless possibilities to create an outfit that not only stands out but also holds

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Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort at Stone Mountain Park

Celebrate Special Occasions in Stone Mountain at the Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort

When my close friend Jennifer called to tell me that she and her wife Marty were expecting twins, I decided to arrange a girl’s weekend getaway in Stone Mountain, Georgia, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. After all, twins would bring plenty of hustle and bustle into their lives in the months

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Bachelor Party Ideas

Gay Bachelor Party Ideas for All, Straight Men Too: A Celebration of Fun and Inclusivity

When planning a bachelor party for a friend, why not consider the fun and flamboyant flair of a gay-themed, inclusive celebration? While smoke-filled strip clubs followed by a next day hangover sounds appealing (take note of our sarcasm), bachelor parties should be memorable events. So why not put a unique twist on a celebration that

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Smile Lines Charters

Smile Lines Creates Personalized LGBTQ-Friendly Charters in Tampa Bay

Smile Lines, a Tampa Bay yacht charter that prides itself on offering more than just a boat ride, is redefining luxury with its personalized service and attention to inclusivity. The company, anchored in the beautiful waters of Florida, outside of Tarpon Springs, not only provides full and half-day charters, overnight stays, and a host of

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Unique engagement rings

Unique Stones for Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands: Break Stereotypes and Embrace Uniqueness

When it comes to engagement rings and wedding bands, diamonds have traditionally held the spotlight. However, in recent years, there’s been a growing trend towards breaking stereotypes and norms, with couples increasingly seeking unique stones that reflect their personal style and values. LGBTQ+ weddings, in particular, have embraced the trend of using non-traditional stones to

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Traveling during Dry January

Mindful Adventures: Navigating Sober Travel During Dry January

Dry January has become a popular trend in recent years, encouraging individuals to abstain from alcohol consumption for the entire month of January. While the primary focus of this movement is often on personal health and well-being, it’s intriguing to explore how Dry January intersects with the world of travel. In this article, we delve

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Sun Outdoors Sugarloaf Key: RV & Bungalow Glamping in the Florida Keys

Hello RV and glamping enthusiasts! Are you craving an unforgettable LGBTQ+ friendly getaway to the Florida Keys but are looking for options outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Key West? Then we recommend exploring the beautiful Sun Outdoors resort in Sugarloaf Key, Florida. Nestled in the heart of the Florida Keys, this resort

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LGBTQ Guide to a Romantic Florida Getaway

The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide To A Romantic Florida Getaway

Known popularly as the Sunshine State, Florida is rife with white-sand beaches, bustling nightlife, and picture-perfect landscapes for the ultimate romantic getaway. Enjoy these inclusive popular date spots and activities for you and your partner. Are you and your loved one gearing up for an unforgettable romantic getaway in Florida? This guide will list some

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Fort Lauderdale Anthem

Fort Lauderdale’s Anthem “Laudy Dayo” Debuts at the Rose Bowl Parade

The golden shores of Fort Lauderdale are alive with a new anthem that echoes the city’s spirited essence. Renowned Emmy®-nominated artist, Alexander Star, has collaborated with Visit Lauderdale to unveil the Greater Fort Lauderdale Anthem, “Laudy Dayo” at the 2024 Rose Bowl Parade. Released for digital download, this musical masterpiece is a celebration of the

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Beachfront Bellhop Tampa Bay

Beachfront Bellhop Tampa Bay: Revolutionizing the Beach Experience for Every Family

Welcome to the sunny shores of Tampa Bay, where Beachfront Bellhop Tampa Bay is redefining the beach experience. Founded by two visionary moms, Joann and Jackie, this unique service is a testament to their mission of making beach days effortless and enjoyable for everyone.  Catering to a diverse clientele, including the LGBTQ+ community, they offer

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Tampa Bay Waterfront neighborhoods

Waterfront Living in Tampa: Explore Upscale Neighborhoods Along Tampa Bay

Tampa, Florida, hosts diverse waterfront neighborhoods, each with unique charm and lifestyle. From the tranquil allure of the Davis Islands to the exclusive luxury of Harbour Island, these neighborhoods redefine the essence of comfortable and waterfront living in Tampa. Let’s take a closer look at some of these waterfront communities, providing an overview for those

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LGBTQ Family Florida Vacation Resorts

Explore Florida’s Top LGBTQ+ Family-Friendly Resorts

Exploring Florida as a family can be an enriching experience, and this is especially true for LGBTQ+ families. This article highlights the best resorts in Florida that are particularly welcoming to LGBTQ+ travelers. These hotel brands are celebrated for their inclusivity and provide a supportive environment for families to enjoy the sun and adventure that

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Star Trolley St. Petersburg

Star Trolley: A Celebration on Wheels for the LGBTQ+ Community and Beyond

Roll out the red carpet and get ready for a ride that’s as unique as you are with Star Trolley in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida! Imagine riding through the streets with your favorite crowd, whether it’s your partner in pride, your wedding squad, or your fun-loving friends. Star Trolley’s gleaming, un-branded, all-white chariots are the

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Keeping Your New Year Resolutions

How To Make A New Year’s Resolution – And Stick To It!

Many people make New Year’s resolutions because they want to achieve certain goals and improve themselves. But, sadly, over half of these resolutions fail despite all the willpower and hard work behind them. So, how do you make a resolution that you can successfully keep? Keep reading to find out the reasons why you may

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Tehom Center Publishing

Tehom Center Publishing: Empowering Diverse Voices in Literature

Based in St Petersburg, Florida, Tehom Center Publishing (TCP) stands out as a unique entity in the literary world, deeply committed to promoting feminist, queer, and BIPOC voices. Its inception was inspired by the founder’s personal struggles with institutional bigotry and a realization of the publishing industry’s inadequacies in representing marginalized authors. Origin and Inspiration

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