LGBTQ Visibility at Orlando Congressional Debate

HRC Board of Governor Vivian Rodriguez was selected to be on-stage for a recent televised town hall debate between two candidates vying for an open Congressional seat in the Orlando-area.

Vivian proudly wore her HRC Vote Equality 2016 button during the debate and met HRC-endorsed congressional candidate Darren Soto (pictured above).

This November, a growing and highly engaged LGBTQ voting bloc in Florida will play a pivotal role in the presidential, senatorial and other down-ballot races. Today, there are an estimated 565,800 LGBTQ voters living in Florida — a substantial population given that the state was won in the last three presidential elections by an average of 230,579 votes.

Vivian is working alongside many other HRC volunteers in the Orlando-area to #turnOUT the pro-equality vote. To join HRC’s effort to get out the vote for pro-equality candidates in Orlando, Jacksonville, South Florida, or anywhere in the Sunshine state, please contact

Vivian Rodriguez at Orlando Town Hall debate

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