Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ricky Martin help launch Latinx LGBTQ support program in Orlando

Miranda points to the recently passed so-called “Don’t Say Gay” legislation in Florida, which bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through the third grade, as well as the Pulse shooting in 2016, when 49 were killed at the Orlando LGBTQ+ nightclub, as examples of why the community needs more support.

Teen makes history as Florida's first transgender homecoming queen

As Orlando gets ready to celebrate Pride, one high school is celebrating one 17-year-old student. Evan Bialosuknia was crowned homecoming queen at Olympia High School. For her, the crown is much more than plastic. She is the first transgender homecoming queen in the state of Florida.