November 2018,The Town of Ocean Ridge enacts an LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance.




Michelle Sylvester, an out lesbian, was elected to serve on the Board of Supervisors of the

Palm Beach County Soil and Water Conservation District. 

The School Board of Palm Beach County amends its Commitment to Students policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment by educators based on students' sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. 

October 2018

The School Board of Palm Beach County adopts an Equity Policy, to show the Board's commitment to eliminating race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status as predictors for academic success.

September 2018

The West Palm Beach City Commission adopts an LGBTQ-inclusive resolution affirming its commitment

to address and eliminate bullying at city facilities and in city programs.

 July 2018

The Village of Royal Palm Beach adopts an LGBT-inclusive civil rights resolution.

April 2018

The Lake Worth City Commission unanimously adopts an LGBTQ-inclusive Welcoming City resolution

designatingthe City of Lake Worth as a Welcoming City.

February 2018

Peter Cruise, an openly gay man, is appointed to the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.

January 2018

Myra Koutzen, an out lesbian, is re-elected without opposition to serve as Mayor of Palm Beach Shores.

Andy Amoroso, an openly gay man, is re-elected without opposition to serve as a Lake Worth City Commissioner.

December 2017

Palm Beach County becomes the first county in Florida -- and the largest county in the United States --

to enact a ban on conversion therapy for minors.