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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.

A federal appeals court blocked enforcement of two Florida laws banning use of the practice on minors, saying they violate free speech rights, with Trump judges in the majority.

November 20 2020 3:07 PM

Carey, a beloved entertainer and activist, was stabbed to death in her home Tuesday.

November 19 2020 12:32 PM

The Sunshine State elected its first out LGBTQ+ state senator andĀ theĀ first Black queer woman to the Florida legislature.

November 03 2020 9:31 PM

A queer voter who received the threatening email shared it with the state's largest LGBTQ+ rights group, which is calling for a federal investigation.

October 20 2020 11:18 PM

Melina Rayna Svanhild Farley-Barratt, a lobbyist for women's rights, was running for Florida Senate.

October 14 2020 1:17 PM

A new film, Disarm Hate, artfully chronicles the pain and resolve that followed the Pulse massacre.

September 08 2020 8:00 AM
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