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Don't Say LGBTQ
Gov. DeSantis has signed "Don't Say LGBTQ" into law.
Here's what the law is, what it does, and how PRISM is fighting back.
What is "Don't Say LGBTQ"?
Note: PRISM and many other organizations have also referred to HB1557 as the "Don't Say Gay" law. However, based on rhetoric from supporters of this legislation, it's clear that the bill is anti-trans at its core.
In late January, the Florida House of Representatives introduced HB1557 (read it here), or the Parental Rights in Education bill. While supposedly meant to give parents more involvement in their children's education, it quickly found a new, much more accurate nickname: the "Don't Say Gay" bill.
Most recent developments:
Only July 1st, 2022, HB1557 officially took effect. What does this mean for the LGBT+ community. How can we continue to fight back?