It’s In Your Hands: 2020 Summer Conference

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10 AM – 2 PM ET

While there is no registration fee for this conference, will you chip in to fund our 2020 GOTV efforts? We will be turning out the LGBTQ community across Florida so we can turn Florida blue and win the White House! Use this button to make a contribution:

Conference Info

It’s our first virtual conference! Exciting speakers, panel discussions and trainings to win this critical election cycle! We’ll broadcast from the studios of our media sponsor, Hotspots Media Group. Hosted by our Broward chapter, the Dolphin Democrats. When the conference starts, you can watch live at or on our Facebook page.


There is no registration fee for this conference, but we ask that you register here.


10 AM – 11 AM ET

  • Stephen Gaskill, president, Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus
  • Alfredo Olvera, president, Dolphin Democrats
  • A conversation between openly-LGBTQ Mayors Dean Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale and Jane Castor of Tampa
  • Brandon Peters, Director of the Voter Protection Department at the Florida Democratic Party with an update on voter protection efforts in Florida to counter Republican voter suppression

11 AM – 12 PM ET

  • US Rep. Ted Deutch
  • A panel discussion on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and communities of color moderated by LGBTQ State Representative Shevrin Jones, presumptively Florida’s first LGBTQ State Senator; with Representative-elect Michele Rayner, Florida’s first State Representative who is an LGBTQ Black woman; and Lake Worth Commissioner Omari Hardy and Angie Nixon, presumptive state representatives who defeated anti-LGBTQ incumbents in their primaries
  • Reggie Greer, Biden-Harris LGBTQ Vote Director

12 PM – 1 PM ET

  • Ella Coffee, Biden-Harris Florida LGBTQ Vote Director
  • Terrie Rizzo, Chair, Florida Democratic Party
  • US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Steven Glassman
  • A panel discussion on issues facing the transgender community with Tatiana Williams, cofounder and executive director of Transinclusive Group and Nathan Bruemmer, Legislative Director of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus. Moderated by Nik Harris, Vice President of the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus

1 PM – 2 PM ET

  • A conversation between openly-LGBTQ Florida State Representatives Carlos Guillermo Smith and Jennifer Webb on what’s at stake for the LGBTQ community in Tallahassee
  • Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg
Also appearing throughout the conference
  • Congressional challengers Phil Ehr (CD-01), Donna Deegan (CD-4), Jim Kennedy (CD-8), Dana Cottrell (CD-11), Alan Cohn (CD-15), Margaret Good (CD-16), Pam Keith (CD-18) and Cindy Banyai (CD-19)
  • LGBTQ State Legislative candidates Joshua Hicks (HD-11), Jared West (HD-41), and Ricky Junquera (HD-118)


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