Archive for the ‘National Issues’ Category

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, […]

2016 LGBT Pride Month

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus wishes all of our members, friends and supporters a happy and safe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month! We take time this month to honor all those who have fought to ensure that we are able to be honest and open about our selves, our lives and our families. […]

Elected LGBT Delegates

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus congratulates the LGBT-identified candidates who won their election as district-level delegates pledged to either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders: Clinton Ronnie Helms – 1 Terry Fleming – 5 Georgia Raines – 6 Antonio Silva – 9 Vivian Rodriguez – 9 Brandon Nelson – 10 Bryan Farris – 14 Susan McGrath […]

DNC Chair Statement on Louisiana’s LGBT Protections

WASHINGTON –  DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement in response to Louisiana Governor JohnBel Edwards’ executive order that protects state workers and contractors from being harassed or fired due to their gender identity or sexual orientation: “I applaud Governor John Bel Edwards for continuing our party’s strong tradition of equality and […]

Delegate Filing Deadline

Become a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention July 25-28, 2016 As a reminder, the Florida Democratic Party has allocated delegates that each candidate has earned based on the results of our recent primary. You can view that document here. The Florida Democratic Party has set a goal for 12% of delegates from the state […]

Recent DNC Remarks on Transgender Day of Visibility

The Transgender Day of Visibility recently brought the following statement from the Democratic National Committee and Chair Rep Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: On Transgender Day of Visibility, DNC Chair Speaks Out Against Republican Anti-LGBT Efforts The Republican Party just can’t help themselves. From North Carolina, Mississippi and now Arkansas, elected officials are finding ways to deny LGBT […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Statement on Bisexual Health Awareness Month

Focusing on the unique needs and experiences of bisexual individuals, particularly youth, the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus joins with the Bisexual Resource Center in proclaiming March as Bisexual Health Awareness Month. With the rate of suicide, substance abuse, bullying and other negative experiences higher than their gay, lesbian and straight peers, bisexuals also tend to be […]

State of the Union Watch Party for Leon County Democrats

The Leon County Democratic Party will host a State of the Union Watch Party at The Edison Restaurant in Cascades Park on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. A cocktail social will take place in the Power Plant Room beginning at 7:30pm, followed by the Watch Party in Innovation Hall beginning at 8:30pm. The State of the […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Statement on Boy Scouts of America

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus applauds and celebrates the decision by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to end the blanket ban on LGBT adult leadership. The 45-12 vote confirms the unanimous vote by the BSA National Executive Committee two weeks ago to allow local Scout units to select adult leaders without regard […]

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