Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

Let’s Get Loud: 2021 Summer Conference

LET’S GET LOUD! It’s the 2021 Summer Conference of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus! We’re hosting Florida’s first major in-person Democratic event since lockdown August 6-8 in Miami! You know what to expect from a Caucus conference — terrific speakers, amazing presentations, important trainings, fascinating conversations, and meaningful connections with LGBTQ+ activists, allies, elected officials, candidates, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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