Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

LGBTQ Democrats Congratulate 2020 LGBTQ DNC Delegates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2020 DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today the Florida Democratic Party announced Florida’s Congressional District-Level Delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Fifteen percent of the Delegates identify as LGBTQ. Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement congratulating the delegates: “We congratulate all of Florida’s District-Level Delegates to the 2020 Democratic […]

LGBTQ Democrats Urge Duval Schools to Remove Anti-LGBTQ Teacher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2020 JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Florida Times-Union has uncovered a Duval County public school teacher’s social media posts that mock the LGBTQ+ community in shocking and graphic terms, a new development that the Duval school system said it will investigate. Previously, this same teacher was investigated for refusing to use […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Endorse Florida’s Democratic Congressional Delegation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020 DELRAY BEACH, FL – Today the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is announcing its first round of endorsements for the 2020 election. After a careful review of statements, support and Congressional records, the Caucus membership voted to endorse Florida’s Democratic Congressional Delegation for reelection: • Rep. Al Lawson (CD-5) • […]

Rep. Kathy Castor Discusses Issues with the Caucus

We were honored to hear from Rep. Kathy Castor on the critial issues facing Florida and America!

Rep. Shalala Joins Video Call with Caucus Membership

Thank you Congresswoman Donna Shalala for speaking with our membership! She covered a range of legislative topics, including the latest economic relief efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreak and climate change. Give it a watch!

Caucus Announces LGBTQ+ Candidates for Delegate

We applaud all of the LGBTQ+ identified Democrats and Caucus and Chapter members who qualified to be a candidate for delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in August. Our community must be represented at the national convention. Balloting this year will be done electronically. You can apply directly to the Florida Democratic Party​ for […]

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Calls On Jacksonville to Immediately Fix Human Rights Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2020 JACKSONVILLE, FL – Yesterday an Appeals Court struck down Jacksonville’s ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity because the city’s Office of General Council never bothered to write the amended ordinance. The ordinance passed the City Council in 2017 on a 12-6 margin. Mayor Lenny Curry did […]

LGBTQ Dems Celebrate the Life of Terry Fleming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2020 GAINESVILLE, FL – Pride Community Center of North Central Florida Executive Director Terry Fleming has passed away. Terry was also Treasurer and a past President of the Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County, and state committeeman of the Alachua Democratic Party. Previously he served as President of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic […]

LGBTQ Democrats Call for Immediate Action on Unemployment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2020 DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Department of Labor announced today that another 4.4 million unemployment claims have been filed, with more than 26 million claims since the coronavirus pandemic began. As of today, there are at least 571,894 Floridians waiting for their unemployment benefits to be received – and […]

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Provides COVID-19 Update to Caucus

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz joined us to outline efforts the government is taking to assist in combatting COVID-19. Give it a watch and please share!

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