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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, […]

We’re joining the fight for MEDICAID EXPANSION in Florida!

The Affordable Care Act gave states the opportunity to expand Medicaid to low-income adults and families — with the federal government footing most of the cost. Today, 34 states have opted to take this deal and have covered over 17 million Americans. Unfortunately, Florida has not. We’re joining the campaign to take the question directly […]

LGBTQ Legislative Outlook

We are gearing up for Florida’s Legislative Session that includes many new faces in the House and Senate and the first Democratic member of the Florida Cabinet in many years. Equality Florida’s Public Policy Director Jon Harris Maurer will share his insights on ways to get involved in Lobby Days, as well as providing updates […]

LGBTA Democratic Caucus Announces Legislative Report Card

Today, the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus unveiled our priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session, and announced we would provide letter grades to lawmakers. It’s the first time the Caucus is tracking legislative activity and rating lawmakers on their support of bills in the legislative process. Too many elected officials in the Legislature spend time advancing […]

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

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