(ABOVE: (L-R) Orange County District 5 Commissioner Emily Bonilla, Florida Senator Linda Stewart, Orlando District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill, JOY MCC Senior Pastor Rev. Terri Steed Pierce, Orange County District 3 Commissioner Pete Clarke, Florida House District 49 Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith, Orlando District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan.) ORLANDO | Nearly two dozen elected officials are standing in solidarity with the transgender community after President Donald Trump’s tweets last week announcing a ban on trans people serving in the U.S. military. Eric Rollings, Orange County’s Soil and Water Conservation Chair, spoke from the pulpit at JOY Metropolitan Community Church July 30, reading from a list of Central Florida politicians who stated they unequivocally stand with the LGBTQ community, especially with the transgender community in light of the recent attacks. “This past week was really tough for the LGBT community, with an emphasis on the T,” Rollings said. “It’s amazing what three tweets can do to rock 15,000 people’s lives directly, and so many more indirectly.” Rollings was joined at JOY MCC by several of the officials on the list, including; State Senator Linda Stewart, Orange County Commissioner’s Emily Bonilla and Pete Clarke, Orlando City Commissioner’s Patty Sheehan and Regina Hill, State Representative’s Amy Mercado and… Read full this story
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