Today, June 12, marks the second anniversary of the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, where a gunman ended the lives of 49 LGBT people and allies attending Latin Night in celebration of Pride Month.
As we remember the victims, we want to honor them by joining Equality Florida’s push to #HonorThemWithAction, and actively work to stop anti-LGBT harassment, discrimination, and violence in our communities.
For the Florida Competes business coalition, that means doubling down in support of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, which would ensure LGBT Floridians are protected from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.
If you are a nationwide business with Florida ties, or a statewide or local business who wants to use your voice to end anti-LGBT discrimination, sign our business pledge.
On this sad day, we unite with all Floridians in remembering the senseless loss of life—and reaffirming our commitment to building a Florida that is open to everyone, regardless of the sexual orientation or gender identity.
All hardworking Floridians should be able to live their lives freely, without fear of discrimination or violence.