DECEMBER: The City of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County file Joint Petition for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in Otto v. City of Boca Raton, the case seeking to strike down their ordinances banning conversion therapy.

The Cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Lake Worth Beach, Riviera Beach, and West Palm Beach, Florida join the City of Miami's amicus brief in support of The City of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County's Joint Petition for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in Otto v. City of Boca Raton.  

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James signs on to the Freedom for All Americans letter to Members of Congress urging them to enact comprehensive federal LGBT non-discrimination protections. The City of West Palm Beach earns a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index. Only six other municipalities in Florida were awarded 100 points.

NOVEMBER: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reverses the District Court’s denial of the plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Otto v. City of Boca Raton and remands the case to the District Court, thus allowing the therapists to, once again, practice their quackery on local children. The City of South Bay adopts an LGBT-inclusive civil rights resolution.

OCTOBER: The City of Riviera Beach enacts an LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance. The Commissioners of the Port of Palm Beach unanimously vote to add "gender identity or expression" to the Port's Equal Opportunity Statement for all Port policies and contracts. 

PBCHRC Board Member G. Joseph Garcia is named to the Board of Directors for the FSU Pride Alumni Network.

SEPTEMBER: The Towns of Haverhill and Juno Beach enact LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinances. 

The City of Palm Beach Gardens adopts a resolution denouncing hate crimes and discrimination against LGBT people.

AUGUST: The Village of North Palm Beach enacts an LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance. 

The City of West Palm Beach amends its Equal Opportunity Ordinance by extending protection from discrimination to employees working for small businesses (those with 5-14 employees). 

PBCHRC Board Member Chauncey Graham is appointed to serve on the West Palm Beach Mayor's Task Force for Racial and Ethnic Equality and selected for Leadership Florida Connect 2021.

JULY: PBCHRC Board Member Jasmin Lewis is named Victory Fund Empowerment Fellow.

JUNE: The City of Westlake enacts an LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance. G. Joseph Garcia is named Chair of PBCHRC Charitable Foundation.

MAY: PBCHRC Board Member Jasmin Lewis elected delegate to Democratic National Convention. 

The 2020 Daniel S. Hall Social Justice Awards are presented to graduating seniors Kyle Ahern and Theo Shusterman of the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and to Endora Guillaume of Park Vista Community High School.

APRIL: The Boynton Beach City Commission unanimously votes to designate all single-occupancy restrooms in municipal properties "All Gender." 

PBCHRC becomes a “trusted voice” for the County efforts regarding the 2020 U.S. Census.

MARCH: Ty Penserga, a gay man, was re-elected to the Boynton Beach City Commission and became the city's Vice Mayor. 

Ray Caranci, a gay man, is elected to the Haverhill Town Council.

FEBRUARY: Palm Beach County’s Facilities Development & Operations Department designates single-occupancy restrooms in properties owned and leased by the County as “All Gender.” 

PBCHRC Board Member Tamara Sager joins the Palm Beach County Multicultural Committee and Complete Count Committee.

JANUARY: The City of West Palm Beach designates the single-occupancy restrooms in the City Hall Complex as "Gender Neutral.”


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