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.

The bill aims to affirm clergy members' right to refuse to perform same-sex marriages — a right they already have under the U.S. Constitution.

October 07 2015 10:41 PM

Fort Lauderdale, already one of the top destinations for LGB tourists, will host the world's largest transgender conference for the first time this year.

September 16 2015 8:07 AM

The club's sprinkler system and security camera seem to have saved the day.

September 11 2015 3:26 PM

Activists accuse Florida of violating its own law in not issuing birth certificates naming same-sex couples as parents — and now couples are fighting back.

August 13 2015 5:30 PM

Keith Gaillard, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm for the death of India Clarke, a 25-year-old transgender woman of color in Tampa.

July 31 2015 4:11 PM

India Clarke was found beaten to death in a Tampa park. Who killed her remains a mystery.

July 22 2015 5:03 AM

Now that the Supreme Court has established marriage equality nationwide, Marco Rubio does not support a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

July 09 2015 4:32 PM

A year after Andy Goodling's boyfriend died, he is telling their story in a YouTube video, hoping to inspire others to be out and proud.

July 09 2015 1:19 PM

When Ryan Uhler quipped about 'doggy-style love' on Facebook in response to marriage equality, his employers weren't laughing.

July 06 2015 7:17 AM

Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, is the fourth Florida megachurch pastor to resign after admitting to an affair.

June 22 2015 8:35 AM Updated