Flamingo Democrats Plan Days of Action For Pro-Equality Democrats For the 2022 Midterm Election

The Flamingo Democrats are organizing the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in Miami-Dade to get organized and fight back against the extreme Republican attacks on our lives. We need to get out and volunteer for these candidates, because we can win. There is strength in numbers which is why we're joining up with SAVE, the Miami-Dade Young Dems, Ruth’s List Miami, other groups and our amazing candidates to do a series of joint canvasses from now until Election Day.   Continue reading

Flamingo Democrats Endorse Slate of Candidates in 2022 Primary Races

Miami-Dade County, Florida: The Flamingo Democrats have endorsed State Senator Shevrin Jones for re-election in State Senate District 34 at their monthly meeting held on June 30, 2022. The chapter also endorsed Raquel Pacheco for State Senate District 36, and Janelle Perez for State Senate District 38 at the same meeting.   Continue reading

Endorsement Survey Answers 2022

Below, you will find the answers to our 2022 Endorsement Questionnaire. Continue reading

Lawmakers Ramp Up Bills That Would Affect LGBTQ+ Students

Brooke Baitinger writes in the Orlando Sentinel: As lawmakers in Florida take aim at prohibiting instruction around racial equality in classrooms, some are now also trying to limit conversation about gender and sexual orientation in schools with a bill that will be voted upon later this spring. The bill’s sponsors, including Sen. Dennis Baxley, present it as a mechanism to preserve parents’ rights in education, but critics say it would ultimately police what students and teachers can discuss in classrooms regarding gender and sexuality. It was one of five bills filed during the first week of Florida’s 2022 legislative session that would affect LGBTQ+ students in school, and those seeking medical care. Continue reading

Urgent Action Alert! Stand Up For the Trans Community

As bad as last session was for transgender youth in Florida, Republican state lawmakers have just launched an even worse attack. State Rep. Anthony Sabatini has introduced one of the cruelest bills we've seen — the Transgender Youth Medical Care Ban. This dangerous bill threatens to imprison doctors for providing life-saving care to transgender youth and puts politicians between trans youth, their parents, and their doctor. Send a message to your state lawmakers telling them to STOP this bill and protect transgender kids from these attacks! Use this form below to send a message in a few clicks. Continue reading

Miami-Dade LGBTA Democratic Caucus Endorses Dan Gelber, Raquel Pacheco and Quinn Smith in 2021 Municipal Races

Miami-Dade County, Florida: The Miami-Dade LGBTA Democratic Caucus has unanimously endorsed Mayor Dan Gelber for re-election as Mayor of the City of Miami Beach. The Caucus also endorsed Raquel Pacheco for City of Miami Beach Commission, Group 1, and Quinn Smith for City of Miami Commission, District 3 at the same meeting, held on the evening of September 30. Continue reading

Municipal Questionnaire Answers 2021

Below, you will find the answers to our 2021 Municipal Endorsement Questionnaire. Continue reading

The Miami-Dade LGBTA Caucus passed a Resolution asking that Mike Hill submit his Resignation

Resolution Requesting Mike Hill's Resignation Whereas Representative Mike Hill was recently recorded laughing along with a constituent in Pensacola who suggested that he introduce legislation to punish homosexuality with death; and Whereas, when called on to apologize, Representative Hill offered a non-apology, saying, “I deeply regret how the tone of my response to a constituent was received at this event;” and Whereas Representative Hill’s reaction and non-apology show that he recognizes neither the basic humanity of LGBTQ+ people nor their right to exist; and Whereas Representative Hill’s comments do not come in a vacuum, since just three years ago 49 people were killed and 53 others wounded in a shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando; of 8,828 hate crime victims reported to the FBI in 2016, 1,338 were targeted because of sexual orientation or gender identity bias; lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to heterosexual youth; and Florida has no anti-discrimination legislation in place when it comes to LGBTQ+ people; and Whereas the LGBTQ+ community includes people of all walks of life and from across the political spectrum; and Whereas Representative Hill’s callousness toward this imperiled and embattled community disqualifies him for public office; Therefore be it resolved that the LGBTA Democratic Caucus of Miami-Dade County calls for Representative Hill to resign. Be it further resolved that if Representative Hill does not resign, his fellow Republicans should censure him and strip him of committee assignments to show that his inhumane attitude has no place in the Republican Party. Author Dan Royles

The Miami-Dade LGBTA Caucus passed a Resolution asking the Miami-Dade Democratic party to add LGBTQ+ rights to their plank

RESOLUTION Adding LGBTQ+ Rights to Miami-Dade DEC Plank and Florida Democratic Party Plank.   WHEREAS the modern Pride celebrated worldwide in commemoration of LGBTQ+ rights was founded by trans women of color, drag queens, and queer folk resisting arrest at Stonewall Inn; and   WHEREAS the county of Miami-Dade has a history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community and has ordinances that protect LGBTQ+ population, and for these reasons and more, Pride festivities held throughout the County of Miami-Dade or the State of Florida hold a special significance and are both attended and viewed by thousands worldwide; and   WHEREAS the Democratic Party has a long history of supporting and uplifting the LGBTQ+ community, through resolutions, bills, engagement, and   WHEREAS all segments of the LGBTQ+ community including those undocumented, incarcerated, impoverished, and otherwise marginalized by society deserve equal representation and respect within the movement for equality, but have not always found it; and   THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Miami-Dade Democratic Party states that they support and will defend at all times, the rights, needs and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community, and will ensure to include  LGBTQ+ rights onto their planks.   BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Miami-Dade Democratic Party requests that that State of Florida Democratic Party also state that they support and will defend at all times, the rights, needs and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community, and will ensure to include  LGBTQ+ rights onto their planks. Author: Eddie De La Vega/ Javier Estevez, Miami-Dade LGBTA Democratic Caucus