March Membership Meeting with Bob Lotane

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 6:30pm. Our special guest is Bob Lotane, candidate for Tallahassee City Commission, Seat 5.

The membership meeting will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 514 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, and is open to all Democrats.

Grab a friend and join us for an informative and entertaining session! We hope to see you there!

Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County 2018-02-21 14:05:00

SDAC held a Special Endorsement Meeting on 2/19

Gainesville City Commission Endorsements

Dear Members and Friends,

The Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County are pleased to announce our endorsements for the 2018 Gainesville City Commission Election.

At-Large Seat 1 – Gail Johnson
We believe that Gail supports equality for all in Gainesville, and will work to ensure that our city continues to be safe, diverse and welcoming.

District 1- Gigi Simmons
We believe that Gigi’s history of local public service and a hands-on approach in her own community demonstrates her leadership and ability to work together for all of Gainesville.

Election Day is March 20, 2018.


Please join us in supporting these two candidates when you vote for Gainesville City Commission.


Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a rising star and national voice in the Democratic Party, will provide the keynote address at the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Winter Conference. The Caucus will hold its winter membership meeting in Fort Myers March 9 though 11, and Castro will provide remarks at the Leadership Dinner on Saturday, March 10.

State Representative David Richardson, the first openly-gay member of the Florida Legislature, will also address the Leadership Dinner on the 2018 legislative session.

The working meeting will feature candidates and elected officials from across Florida, GOTV training sessions, and presentations from Florida political and advocacy professionals.

The conference is being held at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, Florida. The Caucus will hold closed press social events on Friday evening and Sunday morning. The working day on Saturday, March 10 is open press. The full schedule will be released shortly.

2018 Winter Membership Meeting and Leadership Dinner

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Democrats in Florida, presents its 2018 Winter Conference, March 9 through 11, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center. Caucus conferences bring together a wide range of politically active Democrats to hear from state, local and national elected officials and candidates, party officials, allied activists, and issue experts for an invigorating and productive weekend. Our conferences receive statewide media coverage that underscores the experience and commitment our members bring to Florida politics.

Saturday, March 9-11, 2018
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Tentative Schedule
Friday, March 9, 2018
Welcome Reception Hosted by Lee County LGBTQA Democratic Caucus – 7-10:00pm

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Winter Conference with Continental Breakfast – 9:00am
Training Session TBD – 10:00am
Training Session TBD – 11:00am
Lunch – 12:00pm
Training Session TBD – 1:00pm
Training Session TBD – 2:00pm
Membership Meeting – 3:00pm
Leadership Dinner – 7:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Farewell Brunch and Drag Queen Karaoke – 10:00am-12:00pm
The Standard, 1520 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Conference Registration
Conference registration has closed.

Leadership Dinner Tickets
Purchase your individual or table tickets to the Leadership Dinner online.

Hotel Information
A limited number of rooms are available at the hotel at a discounted rate for the nights of Friday, March 9th, and Saturday, March 10th. Use this link to book your room using rate code FLD.

Join us as we prepare for victory in 2018! Additional event details will be announced as they become available.

Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County 2018-02-10 15:26:00

SDAC met Thursday, 2/8/18 at our new meeting space at Santa Fe Downtown Campus. Thanks to Gail Johnson, Gigi Simmons, Tyra Edwards and Harvey Budd, candidates in the upcoming Gainesville City Elections, for attending our candidate interviews. SDAC will meet shortly to discuss endorsements in the 2 races. Look for announcements in the near future.

Our next regularly scheduled meeting is March 8th, 5:30pm, at SFC Downtown Campus.

Officers & Board Members elected in 2017 to a 2 year term-
President: Jason Standford
Vice-President:  Helen Strain
Treasurer: Terry Fleming
Secretary: Bob Karp
At Large Board Member: Linda Bassham
At Large Board Member: Flo Turcotte

February Membership Meeting with Dianne Williams-Cox

The next meeting of the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 6:30pm. Our special guest is Dianne Williams-Cox, candidate for Tallahassee City Commission, Seat 5, and the current Vice Chair of the Leon County Democratic Party.

The membership meeting will be held at Milano Pizzeria, 514 W. Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, and is open to all Democrats.

Grab a friend and join us for an informative and entertaining session! We hope to see you there!

September 2018 General Membership Meeting

Join us for our September Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 12!

We welcome Caucus members and Endorsed candidates:

Angela Birdsong                                    Debbie Katt
County Commission 2                             State House 57

  • Our Vice President, Sally Phillips, will be providing an update from the Democratic National Committee regarding delegate selection.
  • We will review our palm cards for the general election.
  • Peter Horstman, Caucus Legislative Chair, and Susan Smith will be reviewing the Amendments on the November ballot.

Please RSVP via our Facebook event so that we may provide the DoubleTree with an estimated attendance and they can properly staff for the evening.  We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

4500 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL  33607
July 11, 2018
Social & Dinner Hour:  6:00-7:00 PM

 Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM




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 bills, issues and causes that are out of step with the majority of Floridians. We want to encourage movement on issues that matter to our members, as well as to Floridians all across the state. This report card tracks common sense measures that will improve life in Florida.

As you know, Caucus members are in Tallahassee January 29 and 30 meeting with legislators for our annual Lobby Days, and we’ll be discussing our priority bills for this session. Please contact your legislators to urge their sponsorship of these bills, or thank them for already signing on.

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The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus issued the following statement from President Terry Fleming:

“There can be no more pretense: President Trump is racist. In both words and actions, he’s made clear where he stands on the issues of diversity and equality. He’s against them.

“His latest incendiary, divisive outburst is just one more example, and underscores America’s shrinking leadership on the world stage and the rising white nationalist sentiments here at home – a core part of his political base.

“Florida is among the most diverse states in the country; our residents speak hundreds of languages. We have taken in refugees from Haiti, as well as our fellow citizens from Puerto Rico. Florida, like the United States as a whole, is stronger because of our diversity.

“The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus takes the president’s words at face value – we know where he stands, so we know where we stand. He has in the past attacked LGBT Americans, and we know we’ll be in his spotlight again. Still, we will not be distracted from our mission and our efforts to ensure equality for all Floridians.”

January 2018 General Membership Meeting

January 2018 General Membership Meeting

4500 W Cypress St
Tampa, FL  33607
December 13, 2017
Social & Dinner Hour:  6:00-7:00 PM
 Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018, a pivotal election year!

Help us welcome 3 of the 5 candidates who have filed to run for County Commission District 5:

                                                          Mark Nash                     Elvis Piggott                   Mariella Smith

Please come ready with your questions to ask the candidates!  We can and must flip control of the County Commission!

Tampa Pride is coming up on March 24 and we’ll be needing folks to staff our booth and to march with us in the parade!  We will be passing around a sign-up sheet at the meeting!

Our 2018 membership drive is underway!  Join or renew now and your membership is good until December 31, 2018!  Thank you to those who have renewed or joined already!  Dues may be paid through our website or you can bring cash, check or credit card to the meeting.

Please RSVP via our Facebook event. The hotel likes to have an estimated number of who will be in attendance. We look forward to seeing you!

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