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Florida LGBTA Democrats Statement on House Passage of the Equality Act

DELRAY BEACH FL – Today, the US House of Representatives passed HR5, the Equality Act, to end discrimination of LGBTQ individuals. Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement: “Even before the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago, LGBTQ Americans have been fighting for our civil rights. While we have made major strides in […]

Statement of Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus on the Transgender Military Ban

DELRAY BEACH FL – Today, the Trump administration’s policy banning transgender service members goes into effect. The controversial regulation prevents transgender military personnel from serving openly and blocks the use of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security funds for transition care. Stephen Gaskill, president of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement: “The Trump administration’s continued […]

Caucus Calls on Vero Beach-Based Piper Aircraft to Denounce Brunei

FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CALLS ON VERO BEACH-BASED PIPER AIRCRAFT TO DENOUNCE BRUNEI’S BARBARIC POLICY TO STONE LGBT PEOPLE TO DEATH VERO BEACH FL – The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Floridians to the Florida Democratic Party (FDP). Since the world learned that Brunei made homosexuality punishable by death from stoning, […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP: STRAIGHT, WHITE MEN ONLY

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus issued the following statement from President Terry Fleming: “There can be no more pretense: President Trump is racist. In both words and actions, he’s made clear where he stands on the issues of diversity and equality. He’s against them. “His latest incendiary, divisive outburst is just one more example, and […]

LGBTA Democratic Caucus Statement on World AIDS Day

Today we commemorate those who have lost their lives to AIDS, a disease that knows no geographic or demographic boundaries. AIDS impacts every community around the globe in some way or another, and we remain optimistic that life-saving drugs are getting to those who need them, even in the most remote corners of the world. […]

RELEASE: You Could Be Next — Trump’s Anti-Gay Actions

The Florida LGBTA Caucus stands with civil rights activists in decrying the Trump administration’s latest attempts to roll back rights and protections for LGBT Americans. On the heels of announcing an unforeseen ban on transgender military personnel yesterday, the Trump administration also filed an amicus brief in a case against workplace protections for the LGBT […]

Capital Equality Democratic Caucus Condemns President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Service Members

The Capital Equality Democratic Caucus condemns today’s announcement via Twitter by President Trump that “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” We applaud the strong, bipartisan condemnation from members of both sides of the aisle in Congress and from our Democratic gubernatorial […]

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Responds to President Trump’s Ban on Transgender Troops

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus issued the following statement from President Terry Fleming on President Trump’s just-announced ban on transgender troops: “Once again, President Trump has displayed callous disregard for the lives of LGBTQ service members. As a Navy veteran, I am appalled at this action. The President received a medical deferment to avoid service […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Denounces Reported Trump Anti-LGBT Executive Order

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus strongly denounces a reported Executive Order by the President that repeals many of the protections put in place by the Obama Administration regarding LGBT equality. According to President Terry Fleming, “We are veterans and teachers, homemakers and CEO’s, civil servants and laborers, police officers and construction workers and we deserve […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus today remembers all those in Florida and across the country who were murdered simply because they lived openly and honestly as transgender individuals. With the recent rise is transphobia, we are committed to helping ensure the safety and equality of all Floridians, regardless of gender identity and expression. We urge […]

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