Saturday, June 1 was the first day of Pride Month. Over the last year, many of Florida Republicans’ most extreme anti-LGBTQ+ measures, including bans on drag queens and the expanded “don’t say gay” law, were overturned by the courts. Even still, Ron’s extreme policies still shape Florida today — from bans on books and rainbow lights on bridges to restrictions on gender affirming care for both children and adults.

Florida Democrats are proud to support legislation protecting and honoring the LGBTQ+ community — including sponsoring the first pro-LGBTQ+ bill passed in recent memory, HB 159, which will provide expanded access to HIV prevention medication. While Florida Republicans target queer and trans people to score political points, Florida Democrats will continue to fight back against all forms of government interference and discrimination.