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Gay Republicans Call DeSantis Press Sec. 'Gay Icon' After Homophobia

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Her comments were a wild mischaracterization of the bill, which would prohibit educators in Florida from discussing issues of sexual orientation and gender identity through third grade and require discussion of those topics with students at any level to be “age-appropriate.”The bill has passed both Florida's House and Senate and is waiting for DeSantis' signature.Since the post, lawmakers and LGBTQ+ advocates have called for Pushaw’s resignation.Florida Rep.

Carlos Guillermo Smith, the only out gay man serving right now in the Florida House, responded with anger at the insinuation from the governor’s office that any acknowledgment of queer people should be considered grooming.

He called for Pushaw’s resignation over the tweet.“DeSantis’ spokesperson openly accused opponents of #DontSayGay of being ‘groomers’— aka PEDOPHILES,” Smith tweeted. “Bigoted attacks like this against LGBTQ people are the worst of the worst.

They’re disgusting and dangerous and have NO PLACE in the Guv’s office. [Christina Pushaw] must resign.”Smith then shared a description of grooming, which is a predatory process of gaining the trust of a potential victim, usually a child, before sexually abusing them.

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