Equality Florida has noted that Florida governor Rick Scott ( R ) has refused to issue an executive order protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination, despite other proclamations “Pulse Remembrance Day” on June 12, story. This includes a refusal to protect state employees.
The announcement was sent out as a press release today.
It’s also important to remember that the Pulse attack occurred on a Latino event night.
In other news, a minority group in Washington has started a retail business called “Check It” in the Anacostia area of Washington DC. The story appeared on WJLA this evening. I’ll report after I can make a visit by Metro.
There was also a small demonstration for asylum seekers and refugees today in DC; more details to come. The group wants the Trump administration to allow 75000 refugees to enter the country in 2017. More details will follow later.