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LGBTQ!+ Rights

Numerous bills affecting the LGBTQ+ community pass the Florida House

"The bills are part of a broader wave of Republican-led states pushing measures that take aim at LGBTQ+ issues."

-Tampa Bay Times, April 19,2023

  • Bathroom use restrictions.

  • A crackdown on treatment for transgender minors.

  • Stiff penalties for venues that admit children into “sexual” performances.

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