The Florida Democratic Party was shocked and saddened that Governor Ron DeSantis excluded mention of the LGBTQ community in his proclamation for Pulse Remembrance Day.
Juan Peñalosa, executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, who is also a member of the LGBTQ community, released the following statement:
“Governor Ron DeSantis declared June 12 Pulse Remembrance Day, and while he mentioned terrorism and ISIS, he made no mention of the LGBTQ community. I have a message for Governor DeSantis: We won’t be erased. We are here and we demand to be seen and heard. That night was painful enough, we deserve better. Governor DeSantis should issue an apology and release a new statement that acknowledges our community.”