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  • Photo via Twitter / Ron DeSantis

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has cut two items from the state budget that would have been allocated to LGBT youth survivors of the Pulse shootout.

On the second day of Pride Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed two support programs for the LGBT community in Orlando.

With his veto right to individual items in the state budget, which enables him to allocate individual funds in the State budget of $ 100 billion For the coming fiscal year, DeSantis has cut $ 150,000 in funding for the LGBT + Center in Orlando. That money would have been used for mental health and counseling services for Pulse gun survivors, Pulse survivor and local activist Brandon Wolf pointed out on Twitter.

Here is @GovRonDeSantis Standing on sacred ground in 2019, promising me that he will always support those of us affected by the Pulse nightclub shootings.

Today he vetoed mental health services for us. I will never forget. pic.twitter.com/huW8NJbVlP

– Brandon Wolf (@bjoewolf) June 2, 2021

In addition, DeSantis vetoed government funding for the Zebra coalition. This group plans to convert part of an unused hotel owned by Park Lake Presbyterian Church into one Housing for homeless LGBT + youth. The state budget made available to DeSantis provided $ 50,000 for the project. As the state representative Anna Eskamani emphasized on Twitter, the change came just one day after it was signed bigoted bill for trans student athletes.

Yesterday @GovRonDeSantis signed a law against trans children. Now on the 2nd day of #Proud Month he vetoed two #LGBTQ Programs, one for homeless youth and the other for the mental health of pulse survivors.

He’s a homophobic and transphobic man who shouldn’t be in office.

– Representative Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) June 2, 2021


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