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.

Jane Castor, previously Tampa's first female police chief, heads into an election with a double-digit lead in the polls.

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There are two Floridas, Max Emerson says, and the malicious one is pushing a terribly regressive piece of legislation.

March 29 2019 6:33 AM

A beach bash turned violent at Sunday's celebration.

February 25 2019 1:41 PM

Carlos Guillermo Smith suffered a hate-fueled attack in 2003. Now he's encouraging survivors to share stories.

February 22 2019 12:51 PM

A female colleague said Carlos Guillermo Smith lashed out at her with "blatant aggression" at a Democratic Party function.

February 12 2019 9:18 AM