I'd been assured that anyone who's LGTBQ+ and had the means moved out of Florida already, unable to live under the fascist dictatorship of Gov. Ron DeSantis. GLAAD or some other group issued a travel advisory … after all, you can be put in jail just for saying "gay."
The Hill reports that Florida now has its first LGBTQ+ sanctuary city, so if your 14-year-old needs a double mastectomy to save her life, she can get it in Florida. At least in … Lake Worth Beach.
The Hill reports:
Lake Worth Beach Mayor Betty Resch vowed to work with the city council to create a plan of action supporting LGBTQ+ people and helping them feel safe.
“This is a crucial time for all of us to come together and stand in unity that the city is publicly making a statement, in black and white, and a resolution that it is a safe city for all of its residents,” Julie Seaver, Executive Director of Compass LGBTQ+ Community Center, told WPTV.
"Making a statement" is right. Should LGBTQ+ people flock to Lake Worth Beach for jobs and housing, where they'll be protected against DeSantis supporters?
Laughs in Miami— Lili von Shtupp (@LvS_Redux) September 7, 2023
No one is saying you cant be gay, we're just saying you cant show pornography to children.— The Ghost of Political Decency (@AmFirWordSmith) September 7, 2023
Do you need a sanctuary city for THAT?
Florida has no problem w lgbt. Just leave kids alone. It’s not hard lefties.— Bobs-busters (@BobsBusters) September 7, 2023
Sanctuary from what?— lime (@limepill_) September 7, 2023
Reality? Common sense?
I thought Key West was already a LGBTQ+ sanctuary city— Slim Witman (Parody) (@slim_witman) September 7, 2023
Miamis all about the gays. Has been. They are also smart in knowing that you shouldn't be a one issue voter. Miami is red now. Gay and all 😍😎— Tess (@Valentina4uFit) September 7, 2023
Again, the media will cover this — this performative, unnecessary gesture from a tiny town that will produce nothing and require nothing from the residents.