Stories tagged: "023 LGBTQ"

The U.S Supreme Court is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Florida’s anti-drag law cannot be enforced, Supreme Court says

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to revive a Florida law signed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis targeting drag shows.

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Democratic leaders introduce bills to protect LGBTQ Floridians

If it passes, the legislation will prohibit the use of the gay "panic” defense intended to excuse crimes on the grounds that the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is responsible for the defendant’s violent reaction.

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1 in 3 LGBTQ+ Floridians Want to Leave Florida

According to a new survey, more than 93% of LGBTQ+ Floridians said they feel less safe now than they did before Gov. Ron DeSantis passed a series of restrictive laws targeting their communities.

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DeSantis’ Anti-LGBTQ Video Backfires, Alienates Conservative Supporters

Some are calling DeSantis’ push to appeal to extreme conservatives as he runs for the White House in 2024 "desperate" and "the last nail in the coffin."

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Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Ban on Medicaid Funding for Transgender Healthcare

Federal Judge Robert Hinkle wrote on June 21 that a health code rule and a new state law violate federal laws on Medicaid, equal protection and the Affordable Care Act’s prohibition of sex discrimination.

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Seven Years After Tragic Pulse Nightclub Attack, a Community Promises Never to Forget

This year, the annual commemoration of the 49 lives lost will be held Monday evening at the Doctor Phillips' Center's Steinmetz Hall, with performances and special remarks from the families of victims and survivors.

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Biden Administration Announces New Measures to Protect LGBTQ Americans

The measures include efforts to protect LGBTQ community organizations from threats and releasing funds for new programs that will support the physical and mental health of LGBTQ youth.