Monivette Cordeiro, Orlando Weekly

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Orlando Weekly

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Monivette:

Stray bullet hits day care worker outside private school near Orlando

A stray bullet hit a day care worker outside an Ivey Lane private school near Orlando Tuesday afternoon. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says the bullet came from two vehicles involved in a shooting at the northwest corner of Gore Street and Ivey Lane. → Read More

Carson Kressley replaces Michelle Visage as grand marshal at Come Out With Pride Orlando

RuPaul's Drag Race judge and original Queer Eye fashion expert Carson Kressley will be replacing fellow squirrel friend Michelle Visage as the talent grand marshal at Orlando's Come Out With Pride parade next month. Organizers of the Oct. 13 event say Visage will no longer be attending the parade because of a scheduling conflict with a filming opportunity in the United Kingdom. → Read More

Orlando activists demand Nelson, Murphy block spending bill without DREAM Act

Orlando activists and undocumented youth were outside the offices of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Stephanie Murphy on Monday demanding both lawmakers block future... → Read More

Muslim advocates in Orlando stand against Trump's new travel ban

Muslim advocates in Orlando are standing against President Donald Trump's new restrictions on the travel ban against certain foreigners from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. The previous travel ban already included Muslim-majority countries like Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. → Read More

Disney labor unions ask theme park to pay lost wages after Hurricane Irma

Disney labor unions are asking the Orlando theme park to pay 38,000 union workers for the shifts lost due to park closure during Hurricane Irma. The Service Trades Council Unions says thousands of workers across Walt Disney World's parks lost wages when Disney closed for two days because of Irma on Sept. 9 and Sept. 10. → Read More

Orlando commits to 100 percent renewable energy citywide by 2050

By the year 2050, Orlando commissioners want all the electricity used in the city to come from renewable sources of energy like solar and wind power. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Orlando City Council agreed to adopt this goal, joining San Diego, Salt Lake City and 37 other cities across the U.S. that have adopted a 100 percent clean-energy target. → Read More

Petition asks city of Orlando to install rainbow crosswalks near Pulse

An online petition is asking City of Orlando officials to install rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Kaley Street and South Orange Avenue, steps away from the gay nightclub Pulse. The petition on, which currently has 1,179 signatures, says the crosswalk would honor the 49 victims who died in the massacre at Pulse on June 12, 2016 and recognize the struggle of survivors. → Read More

Orlando will hold anti-violence vigil tonight in honor of slain Muslim teen

Muslim organizations and other advocates are planning an anti-violence vigil in Orlando Thursday night in honor of Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teen who was kidnapped... → Read More

Haitians rally in Orlando as deadline to extend immigration protections nears

Almost 2,000 people crowded into the Eglise Baptiste Philadelphie d'Orlando church last weekend to demand that President Donald Trump expand immigration protections for Haitians who... → Read More

Sheriff's Office investigating noose mailed to State Attorney Aramis Ayala

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating a noose mailed to the office of Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala after she announced she wouldn't pursue the death penalty under her administration. Records show Eric Edwards, chief investigator for Ayala's office, contacted deputies with the Sheriff's court security division on March 28. → Read More

How the NRA prevents doctors in Florida from connecting the dots between guns and public health

Patty Sheehan is angry. The Orlando City Commissioner has been fuming since June 12, in between grieving and helping a community patch itself up. Her... → Read More

John Morgan: 'Florida is ready for medical marijuana'

In a salty speech, John Morgan told thousands of pot entrepreneurs Tuesday that legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is not a question of how, but... → Read More

Activists call on Orlando commissioner to support city's marijuana proposal

Orlando's City Council plans to take a final vote Monday on an ordinance that, if adopted, would decriminalize possessing small amounts of marijuana and give police... → Read More

The people behind bathroom bans across the country are closer than you think

When the Marion County School Board decided in a controversial 4-1 vote last week that they were going to restrict their students' access to bathrooms... → Read More

Buddy Dyer endorses former OPD Chief Val Demings in congressional race

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is endorsing his former employee, Orlando Police Chief Val Demings, in the race for the state's 10th Congressional District, according to... → Read More

When it comes to tacos, I have strong feelings about the good, the bad and the Taco Bell

The first thing my family did after we settled into our new Central Florida house almost a decade ago was look for the one thing... → Read More

Rick Scott wants you to stop trying to stop Donald Trump

While some have said the idea of Vice President Rick Scott is laughable, that hasn't stopped the Florida governor from gunning for Republican presidential frontrunner... → Read More

Marion County School Board blocks transgender kids from choosing bathroom

The Marion County School Board voted 4-1 to pass a measure that restricts students' access to school bathrooms based on their birth sex, not gender... → Read More

Marion County School Board plans to enforce bathroom ban on transgender students

The Marion County School Board is set to vote Tuesday night on a measure that would restrict students' access to school bathrooms students based on... → Read More

Orlando woman plans to take her gun into Target bathrooms to protect herself from transgender people

After Target announced its transgender customers and employees can use store bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, Orlando-based Liberty Counsel president Anita Staver said... → Read More