State’s biggest LBGTQ political organization backs Lauren Book

Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book will compete in her first ballot contest with the endorsement of the state’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Equality Florida Wednesday announced it is backing Book as she seeks her second full term in the Senate. She is facing a Democratic Primary opponent in former Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief.

The LBGTQ community is facing a moment that requires strong allies — and Book has been that throughout her leadership, the organization said.

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