DeRay Mckesson
Subscribe To
The Advocate

Florida

News from within the borders of Florida and the fight for LGBT equality there. As of 2013, Florida legistlators have still not stuck down's the state's sodomy laws, though they remain unenforceable since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas. The state also voted to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in 2008. Florida is infamous as the home of the Save the Children campaign helmed by Anita Bryant, which led to the prohibition of same-sex couples from adopting children in 1977.

But they aren’t scared of “transgenders,” the conservative activists promise. They just want to protect themselves and others against “perverts.” 

April 25 2016 5:32 PM

Jordan Schaeffer was brutally attacked in a Florida Burger King after he and his boyfriend shared what he calls "a simple kiss."

April 06 2016 4:44 PM

Lawyers for out media mogul Nick Denton are citing the First Amendment in what is seen by legal experts as the first step in a lengthy appeal of the blockbuster verdict.

April 05 2016 5:09 PM

Police are looking for the suspects involved in an attack on a gay couple in Miami Beach.

April 01 2016 4:30 PM

After last year's debacle in Pittsburgh that led her to cancel a performance, Iggy is back as a supporter of LGBT Pride, this time in Miami Beach.

March 29 2016 1:54 PM
1