Statement from Rainbow Democrats President, Brandon Nelson on Governor DeSantis Signing Anti-trans Bill.

An attack on part of our community is an attack on ALL of our community. On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) Florida has signed the anti-trans sports ban bill (HB 1475/SB 1028) into law. This law does nothing but discriminate against transgender youth, creating an… Read More

Trump-supporting domestic terrorists attempt coup to overthrow the United States government

Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following scathing statement on yesterday’s events at the nation’s capital: I will not mince words when I say this: what happened yesterday at our nation’s capital was a grotesque display of domestic terrorism at the hands of white supremacists, led by the United States’ sitting President, Donald John… Read More

World AIDS Day 12.1.2020 – Statement from the Caucus President

Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson released the following statement on World AIDS Day 2020: What began 32 years ago to bring awareness to and fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic, World AIDS Day continues to draw attention to this ongoing global epidemic. It is also a day to stand in solidarity with those living with HIV… Read More

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Passing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 18, 2020 ORLANDO, FL – Rainbow Democrats President Brandon Nelson issued the following statement on the passing of John Lewis: “The world lost a civil rights icon last night. We are deeply indebted to your servitude and commitment to equal rights for all. You taught us that the right to vote is a sacred right that should… Read More

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

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