Archive for the ‘National Issues’ Category

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 […]

Leon County Wins Big Despite National Election Disaster

On this day after election day, we still have life in our bodies, and we still have hope. Congratulations to the following Caucus-endorsed candidates who won their races last night: Al Lawson for Representative in Congress, District 5 Bill Montford for State Senator, District 3 * Loranne Ausley for State Representative, District 9 * Akin […]

Capital Equality Announces General Election Candidate Endorsements

On October 12, 2016, members of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus voted to endorse the following candidates appearing on the General Election ballot on November 8th: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Timothy Michael Kaine for President and Vice President Patrick Murphy for United States Senator Walter Dartland for Representative in Congress, District 2 Al Lawson for […]

Why LGBT Floridians MUST Elect Hillary Clinton!

Hillary Clinton today gave a speech highlighting how Donald Trump’s is built upon hatred and bullying. Here is an excerpt. Donald Trump’s campaign is built on prejudice and paranoia. He’s questioned the citizenship of the first African American president, he has a disturbing pattern of courting white supremacists, he’s been sued for housing discrimination against […]

Open Letter From Florida LGBT Leaders Calling on Marco Rubio to Not Attend Anti-LGBT Rally

Dear Senator Rubio, Two months ago, the single largest mass shooting in American history occurred in Orlando, targeting the LGBT and Latinx community. LGBT Americans have overcome unimaginable obstacles in their fight for equal rights in this country, and the immense weight of this tragedy will have a profound impact. In response to the Pulse […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Endorsements

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is proud to announce the following endorsements: President – Hillary Clinton Congress – Debbie Wasserman Schultz, District 23 Congress – Bob Poe, District 10 State House – Carlos Guillermo Smith, District 49 State House – Beth Tuura, District 47 Hillary Clinton has demonstrated not just support for the LGBT community, […]

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