World AIDS Day 2019 – Statement From the Caucus President

Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson released the following statement on World AIDS Day 2019: “World AIDS Day was established in 1988 to bring awareness to and fight against the HIV/AIDS virus.  It is also a day to stand in solidarity with those who are living with HIV, and to honor those who have died from… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours

Happy Thanksgiving from the Rainbow Democrats Board of Directors! As families across the country start to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday to eat delicious food & connect with extended family, let us be thankful for the bonds we’ve created with friends and family through camaraderie and mutual interests. As this begins the official start to… Read More

The Rainbow Democrats endorses Bakari Burns for Orlando City Commissioner, District 6

Bakari Burns is an Orlando native who grew up in District 6 and is a graduate of Orange County Public Schools. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Management & a Master’s in Health Policy & Management from Florida A&M University. Mr. Burns has a proven record of helping improve the healthcare of citizens… Read More

Transgender Day Of Remembrance – Statement from the Caucus President

Transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith started the first Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) as a vigil in 1999 to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman, who was killed in 1998. Since its inception, TDOR seeks to honor the lives and memories of transgender people who fell victim to transphobic-related violence.  On this… Read More

Veterans Day Statement

Brandon Nelson, President of the Rainbow Democrats caucus issued the following statement on Veteran’s Day: “As we take a moment to thank our Veterans and current service members for their tireless commitment to service to our country, we want to especially thank LGBTQ+ veterans and service members who served with honor and distinction, even under… Read More

November 2019 General Meeting Guest Speakers

We will be having guest speakers at our November 2019 General Membership Meeting. We hope you will be able to join us. Please see our guest speakers information below. Stephen Gaskill President, Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Stephen Gaskill is president of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus, a growing statewide organization currently boasting 19 chapters across… Read More

Congratulations Commissioner Sheehan!

The Rainbow Democrats would like to congratulate Commissioner Patty Sheehan on her re-election to the Orlando City Commission! Patty Sheehan, Orlando’s first out LGBTQ+ City Commissioner, was elected in 2000 and continues to be a public servant to her constituency and all of Orlando. She is a strong proponent of the arts, the environment, and… Read More