About Us

Who We Are

We are lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons, queer persons, and allies (LGBTQ+).  We are employees, retirees, mothers, fathers, partners, husbands and wives.  We are community volunteers, gay rights activists, and silent supporters.

We are the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus – united in a common purpose to strengthen and further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, which recognizes and promotes diversity, good will, and respect for all members of the community.

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic CaucusThe Capital Equality Democratic Caucus is a chartered chapter of the Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Democratic Caucus.  We are also part of the Florida Democratic Party and some of our members currently serve on the Leon County and Wakulla County Democratic Executive Committees.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus is to foster good will between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQ+) members of the Democratic Party and the community at large. We seek individual freedom in the framework of a just society and political freedom in the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens.

What We Do

So what does our mission mean?  It means we actively work with our local community to improve the lives of all.

With a focus on education and outreach, we work to:

  • Increase political participation
  • Promote diversity in politics and governmental affairs
  • Support and elect Democratic nominees
  • Foster good fellowship among Democrats
  • Encourage voter registration
  • Support and advocate issues without discrimination

The chapter works with local Democratic clubs, caucuses, and groups; the local Democratic Executive Committee; and area LGBTQ+ or LGBTQ-friendly non-profit and for-profit organizations.  We also reach out to local elected officials regarding LGBTQ-related political and governmental issues.

Executive Board

The Capital Equality Democratic Caucus is led by an Executive Board consisting of four elected officers, all current standing committee chairs, and the organization’s immediate past president. Elections are held during the Caucus’ annual meeting in June.

Andy Janecek
Millie Clark
Bylaws Committee Chair
Barry Munroe
Stephanie Schwartz
Finance Committee Chair
A Chartered Chapter of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus