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Can Any City’s Pride Organization Be Trusted To Not Give Its Money Away To … Itself?

Is it time to start naming regional editions of Pridegate? This year’s original pride scandal went down in San Diego, where board members of San Diego Pride stood accused of handing out cash reward to the board’s president, violating its own rules in doing so. Now there’s Pridegate: Fort Lauderdale edition, with news that Pride South Florida’s now-former treasurer Mike Cruz (pictured) stands accused of “misappropriating” funds, to the tune of $40,000. Of course, “misappropriating” might just mean “stealing,” but we’ll let the FLPD figure that one out. [SFGN]