Join Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton as she appears LIVE and IN PERSON along with Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and other local officials in a rally to celebrate the LGBT vote. The rally, Community in Unity, is presented by Hotspots Media Group with partners such as HRC, AIDs Healthcare Foundation, and the city of Wilton Manors.
There will also be amazing entertainment headlined by DJ Tracy Young, and including Joe Posa, DJ Doug Jackson, Jennifer McClain, Antonio Edwards, Nicolle Halliwell and many more.
Due to expected inclement weather, the organizers have decided to hold the rally at the Manor Complex at 2345 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. The event is scheduled to begin 1pm however with doors opening at noon. Due to limited space, it is highly recommended that attendees show up early to ensure their spot. Overflow space will be available outside of the Manor Complex.
The Community in Unity rally is FREE admission, and stresses the importance of voting in the 2016 election. Voters in Florida, an important battleground state, have the very real opportunity to select the next president, with the strength of the state’s 27 electoral votes behind them.
Since 2010, Florida’s LGBT community has seen a number of barriers fall: the ban on gay adoption is over, as is the ban on same-sex marriage. Nationally, we also saw the repeals of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as well as the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Windsor, which nixed portions of the Defense of Marriage Act. That court case opened the door to Florida eventually legalizing marriage equality by court order on January 6, 2015.
LGBT rights are at stake in this election, with the two major candidates offering very differing pictures with regard to how they would handle issues pertaining to our community over the next four years. This rally encourages everyone to get out and vote, not just for the short-term, but also for a long-term vision of progress and diversity.
“If you are an LGBT American, or if you support the struggle for equal rights by LGBT Americans, please make a statement by attending this rally,” Peter Clark, publisher at Hotspots Media Group, said. Indeed, the number of LGBT Floridians is estimated by Hotspots to be greater than one million.