Florida School Board Reverses Plan to Censor “Don’t Say Gay” Page in Yearbook

A Florida school board has decided that photos depicting student-led protests against an anti-LGBTQ law in the state will not be censored from a high school yearbook, reversing an action from the county superintendent. A page of the Lyman High School yearbook, located within the Seminole County School District, showcased…

Florida Man Demands Ban on Bible in Schools Using DeSantis’s Own Law Against Him

A political activist and atheist in Florida is using a contentious law that allows residents to object to teaching materials in public schools to request that the Bible be banned from classrooms and school libraries throughout the state. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 7 (sometimes called the Stop WOKE…

“Don’t Say Gay” Bills Aren’t New. Some States Have Had Them for Decades.

Originally published by The 19th. Earlier this month, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law House Bill 322, colloquially dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, restricting public school teachers from discussing LGBTQ+ history or people in public elementary schools. It stood out for two reasons: Alabama was just the second…

Activists Promise Action After Florida Legislature Passes “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

On Tuesday, activists promised action after the Florida legislature passed a bill that aims to restrict discussion of LGBTQ issues in classrooms throughout the state. The Parental Rights in Education bill, which LGBTQ activists and allies have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, passed in the Florida Senate by a…

Miami Police Gave Out Fliers With Website Selling Trump Merch at Traffic Stops

Police have been handing out department-made fliers advertising a website selling Donald Trump merch to drivers at traffic stops in Miami-Dade County, the Miami Herald recently reported. The fliers included a link to a website — miami-dadeclerk.com — where people with traffic citations can pay off fines or register for…

DeSantis Press Secretary Suggests Dems Staged Recent Nazi Rallies in Orlando

Christina Pushaw, the press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), suggested on Sunday — contrary to all evidence — that the white supremacist rallies held in Orlando over the weekend were staged. On Saturday, neo-Nazis gathered on a street in a suburb of Orlando and on an interstate overpass,…

Florida Bill Would Ban History Lessons That Cause White Students “Discomfort”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is pushing for the passage of a bill that would forbid public school teachers from teaching information that could cause students to feel “discomfort,” in yet another GOP attempt to censor lessons about the history of racism in the U.S. The bill would also apply…

Florida Republicans Push for 15-Week Abortion Ban

Republican lawmakers in Florida have submitted legislation that would ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a measure similar to a near-total abortion ban in Mississippi that is currently being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ban, which was introduced on Tuesday by State Sen. Kelli Stargell (R) and…

Five Starbucks Locations Have Filed to Unionize Over the Past Six Days

Starbucks workers are filing to unionize at a fast pace, with employees at five Starbucks locations in five different states having filed for a union election over the past six days. Workers in Eugene, Oregon, filed to unionize last Friday. Locations in Chicago and Cleveland soon followed with their filings.…

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