Ron DeSantis Bans Trans Sports Participation, Vetoes Funds For Pulse Survivor Treatment As Pride Month and 2024 Election Cycle Begins
Gov. Ron DeSantis maintained his track record of turning a blind eye to the needs of Florida LGBTQ communities as LGBTQ Pride month got underway this week. In a series of legislative moves, DeSantis turned the initial days of a month meant for queer celebration into an all too familiar fight against discrimination.
DeSantis kicked off Pride month by signing the state’s controversially-passed trans-exclusionary sports bill into law during an event at Trinity Christian Academy on June 1. The bill prohibits trans girls and women from competing in sports as their identified gender at public schools, colleges and universities in the state.
LGBTQ advocates questioned the timing of the bill’s signature, eyeing the move as deliberate based on the community the bill impacts. DeSantis denied that signing the