Workers unions endorse county mayoral candidate Rachel Regalado

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Six unions and employer associations threw their support behind Miami-Dade County mayoral candidate Rachel Regalado at a news conference, Thursday morning.Regalado is running against the incumbent mayor, Carlos Gimenez, for the county’s highest elected office, on Aug. 30. With the election just over a month away, both campaigns have become more visible in recent weeks through endorsements and ads.The Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association, United Teachers of Dade, Transport Workers Union, Pets Trust Miami, South Florida Taxi Cab Association and doctors and healthcare providers of Jackson Memorial Hospital stood behind Regalado at a campaign press conference, Thursday, and outlined their reasons for endorsing her.PBA President John Rivera said Regalado will put public safety first.“I think that it is clear that in these days, we need a mayor who is going to put public safety before anything else,” Rivera said.Regalado, a school board member and the daughter of City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, attacked her opponent, saying Gimenez has lowered the quality of life in South Florida.“For five years, he has refused to take responsibility for how his negligence and inaction has resulted in lowering our quality of life,” Regalado said. Gimenez released a new series of TV advertisements this week that focused on transit infrastructure.“When I came from Cuba 50 years ago, Miami didn’t look like this,” Gimenez says in one ad. “By this time next year, new trains will be available to our residents.”Gimenez has received endorsements from several political leaders, including two state representatives and the mayors of Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay and Florida City.“I want to continue to be the mayor of Miami-Dade County, so we can continue to create the infrastructure the residents need to create a better quality of life,” Gimenez says in the ad.Regalado and Gimenez are the current frontrunners. However, other candidates have entered the race. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote on Aug. 30, a run-off election will be held.“I ask the residents of Miami-Dade County to let their voice be heard on August 30th,” Regalado said Thursday. “It’s about time that we have a government that actually represents us.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Hayley Kiyoko slams new Rita Ora song Girls as a dangerous message

first_imgSinger Hayley Kiyoko with her truth | Photo: YouTube/Vevo Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The song dropped yesterday with lyrics like ‘I’m 50/50 and I’m never gonna hide it’. Ora explained her own sexuality in regards to the song and the honesty of that lyric.Cardi B, Charli XCX, and Bebe Rexha are also on the song with Ora.Kiyoko, whose album Expectations dropped earlier this year, made a statement about the new song on Twitter.Real talk pic.twitter.com/9EbZd5dYZq— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) May 11, 2018Real talkHere’s Kiyoko’s statement in full:It’s important for us artists to move the cultural needle forward, not backwards. There is a new song that came out today featuring a handful of well-known pop artists that has me overwhelmed with thoughts. I literally have a knot in my stomach right now.To be clear, I fully support other artists who freely express themselves and applaud male and female artists who are opening up more and more about their sexual identities.But every so often there comes certain songs with messaging that is downright tone-deaf, which does more harm than good for the LGBTQ+ community. A song like this just fuels the male gaze while marginalizing the idea of women loving women.I know this wasn’t the intention of the artists on the song, but it’s the lack of consideration behind these lyrics that really get me. I don’t need to drink wine to kiss girls; I’ve loved women my entire life.This type of message is dangerous because it completely belittles and invalidates the very pure feelings of an entire community. I feel I have a responsibility to protect that whenever possible. We can and should do better.Kiyoko’s sentence about wine is a reference to a lyric in the new song’s chorus: ‘Red wine, I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls.’‘That’s the tea’Some people are criticizing Kiyoko for her statement.You’re literally using the LGBT community to attack women and tell them what to do with their works. Don’t you feel embarrassed of yourself?— Number 22 (@Riguistan) May 11, 2018 rita and bebe are bi sweetie they can sing about what they want to if it’s about them — muir (@Igbttoni) May 11, 2018However, others agree.Especially the part where it’s said “we shared a guy” which further pushes the stereotype that women only love other women because they can use it to get guys. And also that bisexuality = polygamy??? Which it doesn’t?!?!— isabella (@dip_n_dotz) May 11, 2018They also noted the song’s writers and Cardi B’s controversial past comments.Isn’t cardi homophobic (or transphobic? I don’t remember)— Crawford (@crawfordcoreyc) May 11, 2018 i feel no harm was meant since these must be their experiences but no one who loves themself and is comfortable with their sexuality needs to do these things to kiss girls. girls don’t need to be under the influence to be in love with girls and that’s that.— peyt (@plentyobscure) May 11, 2018 Not everyone is enamored with Rita Ora’s new collaborative song Girls — namely lesbian singer Hayley Kiyoko. Yeah, it was written by almost only men, which explains the male gaze and all this shit, so.. — Sorry Baby x (@_SarahManning__) May 11, 2018Others compared it to Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl.I feel like they have a good intention, but the problem is that it just comes off as another ‘I kissed a girl’ that’s about 10 years too late… I feel like artists feel like they have to put a bunch of stereotypes in songs to relate with the majority, and I really love you — ◢ ◤ (@DreamerAngieM) May 11, 2018Kiyoko is currently on her Expectations tour. Later this year, she’ll be touring with Panic! At the Disco.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hayley-kiyoko-slams-song-girls/last_img read more

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Related Air Berlin adds DusseldorfChina flightsAi

first_img RelatedAir Berlin adds Dusseldorf-China flightsAir Berlin adds Dusseldorf-China flightsAir Southwest launches ski flights from Plymouth and NewquayCheap flights airline Air Southwest has announced the launch of its first ski flights from Plymouth and Newquay to GrenobleGerman holidaymakers to benefit from new flights to InvernessLufthansa has launched new flights to Inverness from Dusseldorf Lufthansa flights from Dusseldorf to Newquay Airport are to be resumed by the airline later this month.From June 20th, a service will be operated between the two hubs by the German airline’s regional franchise partner Eurowings.Flights from Dusseldorf to Newquay are scheduled to take place once a week on Saturdays, with the route due to be serviced by Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft.According to Lufthansa vice president Oliver Wagner, the route is likely to be the subject of high demand as Newquay will serve to open up the surrounding area to German holidaymakers.”The south-west is well known to German tourists owing to the popularity of the Rosamunde Pilcher novels that have been made into a TV drama series there,” he explained.Meanwhile, Lufthansa passengers on flights to Heathrow will benefit from a brighter and more spacious environment on arrival thanks to the German airline’s relocation to Terminal 1 after a £100 million refurbishment.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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