Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on Bans Off Our Bodies Rallies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2022 DELRAY BEACH, FL – Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies happening across Florida and around the country on May 14: “Today, Floridians across the state will make their voices heard in support of the right for women to make their […]

Ron DeSantis’ Shameful Bigotry is on Full Display with Signing of Heinous Don’t Say Gay Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2022 SPRING HILL, FL – Ron DeSantis rushed to sign the heinous Don’t Say Gay bill (HB 1557) today at Classical Preparatory School in Spring Hill, even though the Florida legislature had not even sent over the legislation as of last night. Adding insult to injury, DeSantis chose to sign […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Thank the Democratic Party Community for its Commitment to Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2022 Florida Democratic Party Announces New Arrangements for Leadership Blue Weekend ORLANDO, FL – Tonight, the Florida Democratic Party announced that it will seek new arrangements for its annual fundraising gala and organizing event. Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the following statement on the Leadership Blue announcement: “Thank you to […]

Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Will Skip the 2022 Leadership Blue Weekend

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2022 Florida Democratic Party Schedules Annual Fundraising Event at a Disney Property During Pride Month ORLANDO, FL – Just weeks after the Don’t Say Gay bill passed, the Florida Democratic Party announced yesterday that Leadership Blue, its annual fundraising gala and party organizing event, will be held at Disney’s Coronado […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on Senate Passage of “Don’t Say Gay”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2022 TALLAHASSEE, FL – On a 22-17 vote, the Florida Senate joined the Florida House in passing HB 1557, the dangerous “Don’t Say Gay” bill that blocks teachers from talking about LGBTQ issues or people and undermines existing protections for LGBTQ kids in schools. Caucus President Stephen Gaskill issued the […]

LGBTQ+ Democrats Statement on “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Passage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2022 TALLAHASSEE, FL – On a 69-47 vote, the Florida House of Representatives has passed HB 1557, the dangerous “Don’t Say Gay” bill that blocks teachers from talking about LGBTQ issues or people and undermines existing protections for LGBTQ kids in schools. The Senate version (SB 1834) will be heard […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Endorse Tracye Polson for Jacksonville City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2022 JACKSONVILLE, FL – Today the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus is announcing its endorsement for the Jacksonville City Council, At-Large, Group 3 special election being held on February 22. After a careful review of the candidates, only one is the trusted voice that Jacksonville needs. The Caucus is proud to […]

LGBTQ+ Dems Fight Back Against Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills with Lobby Days and Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2022 2022 Winter Conference Being Held Feb. 11-13 in St. Petersburg, Lobby Days Feb. 7-11 DELRAY BEACH, FL – It’s an election year and that means Florida Republicans are once again attacking the LGBTQ+ community for political gain. Today, the Florida Legislature is considering two dangerous pieces of legislation in […]

2022 Lobby Days

Join the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus for “2022 Virtual Lobby Days” February 7-11, 2022 Virtual via Zoom The Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus represents Florida’s LGBTQ+ community to the Florida Democratic Party. As a statewide organization with 21 chapters, our strength lies not only in the size of our organization, but also in our members’ stories. […]

Val Demings, Charlie Crist, Nikki Fried, Annette Taddeo, Ken Russell, Nadine Smith at Winter Conference

REP. VAL DEMINGS, REP. CHARLIE CRIST, EQUALITY FLORIDA’S NADINE SMITH SPEAKING AT SATURDAY COCKTAIL RECEPTION OF OUR WINTER CONFERENCE Nadine Smith to Receive Caucus’ Lifetime Leadership Award Commissioner Nikki Fried, Sen. Annette Taddeo, Commissioner Ken Russell, Mayor Ken Welch, Rep. Michele Rayner Speaking at Conference Rick Kriseman to Receive Caucus’ Municipal Leadership Award Welcome Reception, […]

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