Archive for the ‘Transgender Community’ Category

FDP Statement on Trump’s Attack on Transgender Students

Today, following Donald Trump’s rollback of the Obama administration’s protections of transgender students, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus President Terry Fleming issued the following statement: “Democrats believe that everyone should be treated fairly with the respect and dignity they deserve — especially our students. Every child deserves to be able go to school without fear of being bullied […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Denounces Trump Title IX Decision

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus condemns the disgraceful decision by the current Administration to exclude transgender students from protective guidance under Title IX put in place by the Obama Administration.  This completely contradicts the Jan 30 statement from the White House that it would “be respectful and supportive of LGBT rights.” Along with the National […]

Florida’s First Transgender Delegate

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is excited to announce that history has been made!  Monica DePaul from Jacksonville has become the first openly transgender delegate elected to the Democratic National Convention from Florida and is pledged to Senator Bernie Sanders. She was elected on May 7th as a district-level delegate from Florida’s 4th Congressional District […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Statement on Marion School Board Transgender Vote

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus opposes the Marion County School Board’s pending vote on its “emergency” resolution that seeks to prohibit transgender students from using bathrooms they  identify with (and require them to use bathrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificates). The LGBTA Democratic Caucus is asking all of its members and […]

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 […]

OPINION: Education needed on inclusion of transgender students

After reading Amanda Claire Curcio’s front page article in the Oct. 15 Tallahassee Democrat, it became clear to me that this penning was in order. The article shows the need for conversation within our schools as to the inclusion of GLBTQ students. This conversation has been a long time in coming. It does provide a […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Statement on Orlando Airport Incident

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus condemns the recent actions of TSA officials toward transgender traveler Shadi Petosky. Ms Petosky, while simply en route to her plane like everyone else, was subjected to a humiliating full 40 minute pat-down by security officials because an “anomaly” was detected by the scanner pre-programmed with what is expected based […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus applauds and celebrates the Supreme Court decision bringing marriage equality to all 50 states!  With this ruling, LGBT families no longer have to worry about the recognition of their marital status depending on where they are in the country. We ask all Americans to join us in celebration as we […]

2015 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. […]

Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendment

For nearly six years, the Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus, Inc., has worked to educate voters in the Big Bend region of issues important to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied community, while advocating for the passage of local, state, and federal protections that would help to eliminate discrimination in our society. In honor […]

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