Hillsborough County, Florida bans gay pride. At the same time, a series of attacks on the GLBT population are taking place, leading to an increased fear of both discrimination and violence.
This story originally appeared in In These Times magazine in August 2005.
I also produced a radio story about the gay pride ban, that was awarded a First Place Excellence in Journalism award from the 2006 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. You can listen to it here.