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TOMORROW: Nikki Fried, Stephanie Murphy, Manny Diaz, and more at LGBTQ Dems Virtual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2021 Virtual Conference to be held on March 6 from 10:30am ET – 1pm ET DELRAY BEACH, FL – The 2021 Winter Conference brings together LGBTQ+ activists and allies from around Florida; federal, state and local elected officials; Democratic Party officials; and subject matter experts to bring together the LGBTQ+ community […]

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Celebrates Passage of the Equality Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – Today, the US House of Representatives passed The Equality Act by a vote of 224 to 206. This landmark bipartisan legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories in a number of civil rights laws and ensure equality for LGBTQ+ Americans. Stephen […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Welcome Reintroduction of the Equality Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – The Equality Act was reintroduced in the US House of Representatives this afternoon. The landmark bipartisan legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories in a number of civil rights laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, and […]

Save the Date: 2021 Winter Conference

March 6, 2021 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM ET | Virtual Event Our 2021 Winter Conference is right around the corner and it will be a fully virtual event. Be on the lookout for more info on our lineup of exciting speakers and panels that will get us ready to support President Biden’s pro-equality […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Celebrate Florida Commission on Human Relations Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – The Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) has announced its intent to investigate claims of anti-LGBTQ discrimination in accordance with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement: “Discrimination on the […]

Congratulations to Our Newly Elected Directors!

On January 23-24, our members in nine regions across the state met virtually to elect a Regional Director, a Deputy Director, and an Alternate Director. Congratulations to our newly elected directors!   Region 1: Regional Director: Jeff Nall, Escambia Deputy Director: Mark Gillman, Escambia   Region 2: Regional Director: Joshua Hicks, Duval Deputy Director: Clifton […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Celebrate Transgender Military Ban Reversal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – The Biden administration announced today that it has reversed Donald Trump’s transgender military ban. This action comes after Biden’s day one executive order implementing the historic Bostock v. Clayton County ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Justice Department revoking a last-minute, anti-LGBTQ Trump […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Celebrate Inauguration of President Joe Biden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement in response to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. “Today is the day we’ve been waiting for. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take office as the next President and Vice President of the United […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Call for Impeachment and Removal of President Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement calling for President Trump and his enablers to face consequences for their actions that have greatly damaged our democracy. “President Trump deliberately incited a mob of extremists to attack the U.S. Capitol. Six people […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Congratulate FDP Chair Manny Diaz and New Party Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 9, 2021 DELRAY BEACH FL – Today the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) elected a new chair and the following party leadership: Manny Diaz, Chair Judy Mount, Vice Chair Casmore Shaw, Secretary Francine Garcia, Treasurer Democratic National Committee Members Nadia Ahmad, Grace Carrington, Marcus Dixon, Samantha Hope Herring, Thomas Kennedy, Sanjay Patel, […]

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