Pride Month 2023: We Cannot be Erased, and We Will Not be Silenced

This year, LGBTQ+ Floridians, particularly trans and gender nonconforming youth, no longer feel safe, seen, or loved in our state, as a result of the legislature’s unprecedented attack on LGBTQ+ lives and futures. They may want to marginalize our communities, but now, more than ever, we must speak out and raise our voices to protect and empower LGBTQ+ Floridians.

We believe that fighting for the society we want means not just persuading judges and government officials, but ultimately making society safer for and more inclusive of LGBTQ+ people. To end discrimination, we must seek both to change the law and our societal norms to end discrimination on sexual orientation and gender identity.

This year for Pride Month, the ACLU of Florida commemorates the continued struggle for LGBTQ+ liberation and reaffirms our commitment to rekindling the legacy of Pride as a protest against unjust systemic oppression. In Florida, on the frontlines of the movement for LGBTQ+ rights, we CANNOT be erased, and we WILL NOT be silenced.


Support and uplift LGBTQ+  stories and creators

Check out blog posts and stories shared by members of our LGBTQ+ community here:

Learn more about the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community

Donate to organizations that serve LGBTQ+ communities here in Florida and across the nation

There are many LGBTQ+ organizations that celebrate Pride Month and serve various LGBTQ+ communities in Florida. Here are a few to check out: 

Additionally, here are LGBTQ+ organizations doing work across the nation that you can donate to today.