Tell Florida’s governor to veto the hateful “Don’t Say Gay” bill!


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Today’s Action: Pass the Equality Act and deliver LGBTQ+ federal protections!

There’s no shortage of homophobic and transphobic legislation making the rounds – most recently, an archaic Idaho bill that would criminalize doctors that provide gender-affirming (and absolutely life-saving) care, as well as parents that travel to another state to receive said care. Idaho lawmakers are also threatening to jail librarians who allow minors to check out “harmful” materials (the only content mentioned was LGBTQ+.)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made a horrifying new move in his war against the transgender community, calling for parents and doctors who provide gender-affirming care to kids to be investigated for child abuse. Florida’s Ron DeSantis unsurprisingly voiced his support for the homophobic “Don’t Say Gay” bill that would essentially ban discussions about LGBTQ+ issues in the Sunshine State’s public school system, and now it’s up to him to pass or veto the legislation.

America is not just simply denying basic protections to LGBTQ+ people, it is allowing power-hungry GOP ringleaders to wage war on their existence. Enough is enough.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your senators and tell them to join 72% of Americans in supporting H.R. 5, the Equality Act! If they’ve already co-sponsored the bill, thank them — and urge them to stop at nothing to pass it!

Every day that we delay, our LGBTQ+ communities will continue to face hostile living and work environments without proper legal recourse. Being an LGBTQ+ youth can be scary, especially without a supportive community — in some cases it could literally mean the difference between life and death. Yet state governments across the country are continuing their unnecessary assault with more than 100 similar bills targeting LGBTQ+ youth.

Conservatives have been scapegoating and persecuting the oppressed for centuries under the guise of religious freedom. The ability to persecute others is not something that makes America “free.” What is important is the ability for all, regardless of identity, to live an equitable life. We clearly have a long way to go to fulfill that promise.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your senators and demand they pass the Equality Act!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Florida’s governor to veto the hateful “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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