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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 […]

ACTION ALERT: We’re running out of time to stop the Trans Sports Ban!

Earlier this week, 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. Click this link to sign an Equality Florida petition urging Governor DeSantis to veto this hateful legislation!

Florida LGBTQ Democrats React to Transgender Athlete Ban Passing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, FL – After a ban on transgender athletes in Florida died in the Senate committee process, Republicans added it as an amendment to a charter school bill that passed both chambers this evening. Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement in response: “Florida’s Republicans […]

LGBTQ Democrats Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2021 DELRAY BEACH, FL – On trial for killing George Floyd, Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on two murder counts and one manslaughter count. The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus issued the following statement in response: “While we applaud the guilty verdict in the George Floyd case, we must recognize […]

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 […]

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