LGBTQ Floridians heading to state Capitol, where they face increasingly hostile political climate

March 13, 2023

© Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS A rainbow flag symbolizing LGBTQ pride on Sebastian Street, just off Fort Lauderdale beach, was defaced. State lawmakers are considering legislation that would prevent governments in Florida from flying the LGBTQ flag. Rainbow flag. Government facilities would be prohibited from flying the LGBTQ rainbow flag. “You can’t even bring a bill like that up now,” said state Sen. Shevrin Jones, a Miami Gardens Democrat and the only openly LGBTQ Florida state senator.