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

September 08 2020 8:00 AM

Shevrin Jones, targeted by antigay robotexts during the campaign, is poised to become Florida's first out state senator.

August 19 2020 3:51 AM Updated

Florida voters are receiving texts saying Shevrin Jones “was discriminated against for recent homosexual contact.”

August 11 2020 3:19 PM

One court affirms trans students' right to use the restroom matching their gender identity; another strikes down Idaho's ban on gender changes on birth certificates.

August 07 2020 8:09 PM

Davie, Fla., Police Chief Dale Engle denies making the remark about Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Shannon Bennett.

July 21 2020 3:21 PM

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