Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

Is Florida next about Texas abortion ban proceeds?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2021 DELRAY BEACH, FL – On a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a new Texas law that bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the ruling: “Floridians have a right to […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Applaud DeSantis Mask Mandate Ban Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2021 TALLAHSSSEE, FL – Leon County’s 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge John Cooper ruled against Governor DeSantis’ ban on mask mandates today. The judge said, “I have heard significant evidence concerning the medical and scientific basis for face mask policies and I conclude this evidence demonstrates that face mask policies […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Congratulate Ken Welch on Election Night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2021 ST. PETERSBURG, FL – After St. Petersburg’s August 24 Primary Election, three of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus’ endorsed candidates have advanced to the November 2 General Election: • Mayor – Ken Welch • City Council District 1 – Copley Gerdes • City Council District 8 – Richie Floyd […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Endorse St. Petersburg Municipal Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2021 ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Today the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is announcing its endorsed candidates for the 2021 municipal elections in St. Petersburg. After a careful review of the candidates, our local chapter, Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County, made the following endorsements that the Caucus is echoing: August 24 […]

Crist, Fried, Levine Cava, Taddeo, Pizzo, Trantalis, Diaz at 2021 Summer Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2021 CHARLIE CRIST, NIKKI FRIED, DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA, ANNETTE TADDEO, JASON PIZZO, DEAN TRANTALIS, AND MANNY DIAZ ARE FEATURED SPEAKERS AT LET’S GET LOUD: THE SUMMER CONFERENCE OF THE FLORIDA LGBTQ+ DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS August 6-8 in Miami, featuring local and statewide candidates and elected officials — Stringent Covid Protocols in […]

Let’s Get Loud: 2021 Summer Conference

CHARLIE CRIST, NIKKI FRIED, DANIELLA LEVINE CAVA, ANNETTE TADDEO, JASON PIZZO, DEAN TRANTALIS, AND MANNY DIAZ ARE FEATURED SPEAKERS AT LET’S GET LOUD: THE SUMMER CONFERENCE OF THE FLORIDA LGBTQ+ DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS Join us in person or virtually August 6-8 in Miami — Stringent Covid Protocols in Place Throughout the Weekend — Let’s Get Loud: The […]

Statement on Pulse Remembrance Day, Five Years Later

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2021 ORLANDO, FL – On this day five years ago, 49 people were killed and 53 were injured at Pulse Nightclub in one of the worst mass shootings and deadliest attacks on LGBTQ+ people in the United States. Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement for […]

Caucus Blasts Governor DeSantis for Signing Ban on Trans Athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2021 JACKSONVILLE, FL – This morning in Jacksonville, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB1028 into law. This broad education bill includes the discriminatory ban on transgender athletes. Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the bill signing: “It’s shameful that Governor DeSantis chose the first day […]

Caucus Members Featured at Tampa Pride 2021

We’re thrilled that several of our caucus members were featured at Tampa Pride! Jay Chetney was the Grand Marshal Stonewall Pioneer, and Sally Phillips and Ercilia Albistu were the Grand Marshal Couple! Sally Phillips is our Membership and Chartering Director and a past President. Ercilia Albistu is our Region 5 Director, and Jay Chetney is […]

SUNDAY: Tallahassee Day of Action for Trans Youth

Republicans in the Florida Legislature successfully implemented a last-ditch effort to pass the Trans Sports Ban in the House and Senate. This anti-LGBTQ legislation will now move to Governor DeSantis to be signed into law. Equality Florida is holding Virtual Days of Action in which you can take action to encourage Governor DeSantis to veto […]

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