Archive for the ‘State Issues’ Category

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: LGBTA Caucus on Florida Sponsors of LGBT Elder Americans Act

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Floridians, today commended Florida Members of Congress for cosponsoring HR 4222, The Ruthie and Connie LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2017. Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9) today signed on as a cosponsor, joining Florida Reps. Charlie Crist (FL-13), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Lois Frankel (FL-21) and […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Statement on 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, representing Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, issued the following statement from President Terry Fleming on the 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance: “On this day every year we honor the memories of our transgender brothers and sisters who have lost their lives due to hatred or prejudice. Sadly, the […]

FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ENDORSES RUTA JOUNIARI FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 72

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, an arm of the Florida Democratic Party representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democrats, has endorsed Ruta Jouniari in House District 72. The special election is scheduled for December 5, 2017. “Democrats across the country, and especially here in Florida, are on a winning streak, and we intend to keep […]

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Endorses Annette Taddeo

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus has announced their endorsement of Annette Taddeo for State Senate, District 40. The endorsement letters can be viewed at the following link: Annette Taddeo for State Senate, District 40

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Endorses St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and Council Member Darden Rice

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus has announced their endorsement of Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg and Darden Rice for St. Petersburg City Council, District 4. The endorsement letters can be viewed at the following link: Rick Kriseman for Mayor of St. Petersburg Darden Rice for St. Petersburg City Council, District 4

Call Governor Rick Scott: Add LGBT Protections NOW!

As we mourn the Pulse 49 on this date, we also demand both action and recognition from our elected officials in memory of the victims. Governor Rick Scott proclaimed today as “Pulse Remembrance Day” and while that symbolic gesture is appreciated, more concrete action is required.  His staff has stated that an executive order protecting […]

Caucus Statement on the 1st Commemoration of the Pulse Shooting

Orlando – The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus joins with LGBTA Floridians from Pensacola to Key West this morning as we remember the victims of the Pulse tragedy one year later.  We thank all those who have come together these past few days leading up to June 12 to remember the Pulse 49, to comfort one […]

May Membership Meeting with Special Guest Brian Lee

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:30pm. Leon County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Brian Lee will be discussing environmental issues impacting North Florida and our state. The membership meeting will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 514 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, and […]

Capital Equality Opposes Anti-LGBTQ Appointment to Constitution Revision Commission

Last night, the Republican Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives announced his appointments to Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission. His appointments included radical extremist John Stemberger, president of the anti-family group: the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC). Despite claiming a long history of service to Florida’s families, Stemberger has done just the opposite. He led […]

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