Orlando, FL – On Saturday, April 15, many organizations came together to continue the fight for LGBTQ rights in Florida. Recent bills, like an expanded Don’t Say Gay bill, are targeting the LGBTQ community generally, while other bills, like SB 254, are specifically attacking trans rights. This protest came after a recent mobilization to Orlando city council’s public comment period where it was found that the local government is not acting to protect its large LGBTQ population. A crowd of around 35 people attended the rally.
Orlando, FL – On Saturday, March 11, multiple organizations rallied together in support of LGBTQ rights outside the Orlando City Hall. The event responded to the growing attacks that LGBTQ people face every day and the recent anti-trans legislation moving through the Florida legislature. The rally was attended by around 250 people.
Orlando, FL – On Saturday February 18, the Orlando chapter of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) hosted a panel on the Puerto Rican independence movement featuring speakers from the Young Lords, a revolutionary organization dedicated to uplifting the Puerto Rican community and fighting for independence since 1968. The panel speakers included David Rivera, a founding member of the Young Lords, and Gabe Marcano, a Florida leader in the New-Era Young Lords, as well as Laura Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican member of FRSO. The event began with the speakers sharing their background in activism, explaining the history of the struggle for Puerto Rican Independence and offering lessons to further the movement. The event was attended by more than 20 people which filled the event space and led to an engaged audience question-and-answer session.