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Florida Senate Must Reject the Hateful Trans Girl Sports Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, FL – On a vote of 77-40, the Florida House of Representatives just passed HB 1475, a blanket ban on transgender girls in sports. Earlier today, Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Legislative Director Nathan Bruemmer participated in a press conference with Representatives Carlos Guillermo Smith and Michele Rayner-Goolsby and […]

April Membership Meeting and Legislative Update

With the second half of Florida’s legislative session underway, several initiatives that threaten the well-being of LGBTQ+ Floridians continue to advance through the process. Here are a few bills to watch: HB 545 / SB 410: Oppose Limiting Access to Sex/HIV Education Last Action: 4/2/2021 House – Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda HB 1465 […]

LGBTQ Democrats Mourn the Loss of Alcee Hastings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2021 DELRAY BEACH, FL – Earlier this morning, U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings passed after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus issued the following statement on the news of Representative Hastings’ death: “Alcee Hastings was a champion for civil rights, and one of the most vocal […]

LGBTQ Dems Conduct Lobby Days, Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, FL – On March 29-30, the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus held its annual Lobby Days event. More than 50 caucus members from across the state met virtually with 20 State Senators and Representatives to lobby them on the Caucus’ priority legislation: Support HB 1465 / SB 1618: HIV […]

ACTION ALERT: Stop the attack on transgender youth!

The Trans Sports Ban has been added to the Senate Education Committee’s agenda (SB 2012) for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23rd, 12:30-3:00 p.m. Transgender youth just want to play sports with their peers, and Florida schools have had policies in place for nearly a decade with no issues.  Will you send an email now to stop this attack […]

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Lobby Days 2021

As a statewide organization with 21 chapters, our strength lies not only in the size of our organization, but also in our members’ stories. Each and every day we fight for equality and advocate for policies that strengthen our LGBTQ+ community. Lobby Days is an annual event when we have an opportunity to engage directly […]

Watch Live: 2021 Winter Conference

TOMORROW: Nikki Fried, Stephanie Murphy, Manny Diaz, and more at LGBTQ Dems Virtual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2021 Virtual Conference to be held on March 6 from 10:30am ET – 1pm ET DELRAY BEACH, FL – The 2021 Winter Conference brings together LGBTQ+ activists and allies from around Florida; federal, state and local elected officials; Democratic Party officials; and subject matter experts to bring together the LGBTQ+ community […]

Virtual Meeting with Leon County Commissioner Carolyn Cummings

Join the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus for a Virtual Meeting featuring one of Leon County’s newest commissioners, Carolyn Cummings! Log on to Zoom and join us to hear more about Carolyn’s perspectives on issues important to residents of Leon County. We’ll also be hearing from Eddie De La Vega, Director of Veteran Outreach for the […]

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Celebrates Passage of the Equality Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – Today, the US House of Representatives passed The Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206. This landmark bipartisan legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories in a number of civil rights laws and ensure equality for LGBTQ+ Americans. Stephen […]

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