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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.

Two of the deaths have been ruled homicides, while there is uncertainty around the third. And a California trans man is being treated for severe injuries from an assault.

July 05 2020 7:59 PM Updated

Tony McDade was shot to death by a white officer two days after the murder of George Floyd.

June 02 2020 6:14 PM

Police say McDade had fatally stabbed another man and pointed a gun at the officer — but activists are calling his death an example of police violence.

May 29 2020 2:48 PM

The central Florida LGBTQ+ center also saw its phone lines cut around the same time.

May 19 2020 4:46 PM

Now he faces his biggest challenge.

April 29 2020 1:41 PM

Davie Police Chief Dale Engle is now on leave while town officials investigate his alleged remarks about Broward County Deputy Shannon Bennett.

April 13 2020 2:25 PM

One of the first out transgender women in South Florida, Robinson was a fixture in the Miami Beach scene.

April 09 2020 2:44 PM
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