Equality Florida

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The largest statewide organization for LGBTQ equality in Florida issued a response to President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender service members.

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Following last year’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub and this year’s at the Fort Lauderdale airport, some Republican lawmakers are showing even more support for open carry-related bills. But, a gun coalition as well as some Democratic lawmakers are countering those pro-gun bills with measures of their own.

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Among the newest members of the Florida Legislature is Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando), the state’s first openly gay Latino lawmaker. Educational issues regarding minorities and LGBT youth are among his top priorities.

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Equality Florida has begun dispersing the more than $9 million donors gave in the wake of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub shooting.  But that’s only half of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group’s response.

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Equality Florida has set a deadline to distribute donations for the victims of the Pulse shooting. Victims and their families have until September 12th to submit a claim to receive the funds.

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In his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Donald Trump said he’d protect the LGBTQ community. But one Florida advocate is skeptical.

The LGBT advocacy group Equality Florida set a $100,000 fundraising goal for victims immediately after the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando. Now, the total is nearing $6 million.