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.

Margaret Good defeated James Buchanan in Florida House District 72, marking the 36th state legislative seat that has been flipped to Democrats since the election of Donald Trump. 

February 15 2018 7:49 PM

Jocelyn Morffi's story is sadly familiar.

February 10 2018 4:14 PM

Celine Walker, 36, was found shot to death in a Jacksonville hotel room.

February 10 2018 2:10 PM

The Wigwood celebration highlights the Magic City's growing influence on drag culture.

February 07 2018 1:06 PM

Public pressure and a meeting with a Florida state representative may have been the catalyst.

February 06 2018 1:42 PM

The Florida-based chain was recently criticized for denying PrEP coverage to employees. A new report says the decision is part of a pattern.

February 04 2018 5:45 PM

The out journalist's kindness is infused into the Holding Hands statue, dedicated to Christopher "Drew" Leinonen.

January 12 2018 1:41 PM
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