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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.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Florida Lives Lost to Violence

Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility is a time to come together to pause, reflect, and honor the memory of transgender gender non-conforming lives taken due to transphobia and anti-trans violence. Tragically, Florida is ground zero for the murders of transgender people in the country, particularly of black transgender women. Below we have listed the …

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St. Petersburg’s Most LGBT-Friendly Neighborhoods

With its perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, St. Petersburg is not only one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in Florida, but in the whole of the United States!  So, it’s no surprise that many LGBT folks find themselves moving to Florida’s Sunshine City.  So, whether you’re looking to potentially move …

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Does Home Insurance Cover Hurricane Damage In Florida?

In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s disastrous outcomes, many Florida residents are reviewing their hurricane home insurance coverage. However, depending on your chosen insurance company and the damage to your home, not all insurance has the same coverage. If you’re considering applying for Florida hurricane insurance, this guide will tell you about how it works …

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Do Homeowners In Florida Get Mortgage Relief After A Hurricane?

The financial burden left behind after a hurricane can be devastating, and mortgage payments can be hard to make when you’re struggling to recover from the aftermath. If you cannot meet your mortgage payments, you can take advantage of a few relief options from your mortgage provider.  Here, we’ll take a look at mortgage forbearance …

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How To Survive A Hurricane: Before, During And After

Hurricanes are a massive challenge for anyone who has to face them. Heavy rain brings flooding, and high winds can tear up trees and knock over houses and buildings. For many, this challenge may seem insurmountable. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other disaster response organizations have thorough protocols on what …

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Meet Heather Stotts: Tampa LGBTQ Realtor, Owner of The Hustle & Heart Group with Re/MAX Collective

Heather Stotts is Team Lead over one of the fastest growing real estate firms in the Tampa Bay Region. Originally with Century 21, and then more recently with Keller Williams, Heather and her Hustle & Heart Group recently partnered with RE/MAX Collective Group in Florida. Heather’s office is based in Seminole, Florida but her territory …

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When is Hurricane Season & How to Prepare

When Is Hurricane Season In Florida And How To Prepare For It

Famous for its beautiful beaches, abundance of theme parks, and seemingly endless summer, Florida is one of the most popular vacation spots in the US. But it’s also the most hurricane-prone state in the country, with a whopping 120 hurricanes recorded in the state since 1851.  Naturally, you wouldn’t want to be stuck in Florida …

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FAQ About Traveling During Hurricane Season

Frequently Asked Questions On Travel During Hurricane Season

Florida’s balmy breezes and warm sunshine have made it a popular tourist destination. But when hurricane season hits, travelers need to prepare and be flexible. What should you do if a hurricane is approaching while you’re vacationing in Florida? How will a hurricane impact your hotel stay, flights, or beach visits? Our guide answers the …

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Which Countries Are In Epcot? Guide To Attractions, Food, Drinks And Entertainment

If you’re a Disney lover who loves to travel, Disney World’s Epcot World Showcase is a must-see! Epcot is a beautifully curated journey around the world for Disney fans of all ages and backgrounds. Plus, it’s just a short drive away from many LGBTQ-friendly hotels in the area. It’s amazing how many countries at Epcot …

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