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Attorney General Pam Bondi says she backs workplace protections for members of the LGBTQ community. Her comments come amid a bill just filed again in the Florida legislature to prohibit discrimination against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer.

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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.

Civil rights protections for the LGBT community will have to wait until at least next year.
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An openly gay lawmaker is once again trying to put an end to conversion therapy in Florida. For years, Representative David Richardson, a Miami Beach Democrat, has been trying to pass a ban on conversion therapy. That’s the practice of attempting to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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An openly gay Florida lawmaker is advocating for a new strategy to pass legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the state. Under Florida law, LGBTQ people can legally be denied employment, housing and public accommodations. For years Miami Beach Democratic Representative David Richardson has been trying to pass a comprehensive bill to change that, but he believes lawmakers should take a new approach.

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A wide-ranging new study shows transgender people struggle to attain basic needs like employment, housing, and healthcare. Advocates hope the United States Transgender Survey will expand the public conversation.

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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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A transgender inmate is suing the Florida Department of Corrections. The woman argues she is being denied medically necessary treatment.

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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.