1. Rainbow lights on Florida bridge marking Pride Month turned back on after backlash  NBC News
  2. Florida leaders reverse banning of PRIDE colors on bridge  ABC Action News
  3. Jacksonville was ordered to turn off bridge’s Pride Month rainbow lights. A day later, they’re lighted again.  The Washington Post
  4. State Reverses Itself, Will Allow Rainbow Lighting on North Florida Bridge  NBC 6 South Florida
  5. This Florida city was forced to ditch bridge’s rainbow-color scheme. Here’s why  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
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Rainbow lights on Florida bridge are switched back on after Gov. DeSantis gets hit with backlash"It is obviously a matter of broad community interest," said a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

Rainbow lights on Florida bridge marking Pride Month turned back on after backlash

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Florida reversed itself Wednesday and said a downtown Jacksonville bridge can be decorated in rainbow lights to celebrate gay rights, one day after it had...Florida has reversed itself and now says a downtown Jacksonville bridge can be decorated in rainbow lights to celebrate gay rights

State Reverses Itself, Will Allow Rainbow Lighting on North Florida Bridge – NBC 6 South Florida

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority again lit the Acosta Bridge in rainbow colors Wednesday night after being told Tuesday by the Florida Department of Transportation that its color scheme was “out of compliance” with its existing permit.The Jacksonville Transportation Authority again lit the Acosta Bridge in rainbow colors Wednesday night after being told Tuesday by the Florida Department of Transportation that its color scheme was “out of compliance” with its existing permit.

Acosta Bridge’s rainbow lights return; I-TEAM uncovers why they were shut off

A decision to cancel a Pride display on a Jacksonville bridge -- later rescinded -- put the cruelty of DeSantis' government on full display.A decision to cancel a Pride display on a Jacksonville bridge -- later rescinded -- put the cruelty of DeSantis' government on full display.

Nate Monroe: Attacking Pride display, is DeSantis' incompetent or cruel?

The city planned to keep bridge lit up in rainbow colors throughout the week for Pride Month.The city planned to keep bridge lit up in rainbow colors throughout the week for Pride Month.

This Florida city was forced to ditch bridge’s rainbow-color scheme. Here’s why

Transportation agency ‘letting it go’ in apparent turn around for pro-LGBT lighting display in JacksonvilleTransportation agency ‘letting it go’ in apparent turn around for pro-LGBT lighting display in Jacksonville

Pride lights returning to Acosta bridge after U-turn by Florida officials | The Independent

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Wednesday said it will allow Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge to display rainbow lights this week in honor of Pride Month a day after it said the display was not in linThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Wednesday said it will allow Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge to display rainbow lights this week in honor of Pride Month a day after it said the

Florida to allow rainbow lights on city bridge for Pride Month after backlash | TheHill

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Wednesday said it will allow Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge to display rainbow lights this week in honor of Pride Month a day after it said the display was not in linThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Wednesday said it will allow Jacksonville’s Acosta Bridge to display rainbow lights this week in honor of Pride Month a day after it said the

Florida to allow rainbow lights on city bridge for Pride Month after backlash | TheHill

This comes after the scheme was changed from the pro-LGBTQ+ colors to blue on Tuesday, creating controversy.

‘It’s kind of appalling:’ LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus weighs in on Acosta Bridge light situation – Action News Jax

Florida reversed itself Wednesday and said a downtown Jacksonville bridge can be decorated in rainbow lights to celebrate gay rights, one day after it had ordered them doused. Taryn Fenske, a spokeswoman for Gov. Ron DeSantis, told The Florida Times-Union that she didn't know why the Florida Department of Transportation had ordered the state-owned Acosta Bridge returned to its normal blue lighting Tuesday night, but said the rainbow colors will be back Wednesday night.Florida reversed itself Wednesday and said a downtown Jacksonville bridge can be decorated in rainbow lights to celebrate gay rights, one day after it had ordered them doused. Taryn Fenske, a spokeswoman for Gov. Ron DeSantis, told The Florida Times-Union that she didn't know why the Florida Department of Transportation had ordered the state-owned Acosta Bridge returned to its normal blue lighting Tuesday night, but said the rainbow colors will be back Wednesday night.

Florida reverses itself, will allow rainbow bridge lighting

Florida has rapidly U-turned after shutting down a Pride display on Jacksonville’s Acosta bridge for an unexplained permit violation.Florida has rapidly U-turned after shutting down a Pride display on Jacksonville’s Acosta bridge for an unexplained permit violation.

Florida forced into U-turn after shutting down harmless Pride illuminations

Jacksonville’s transportation authority blamed the abrupt change on a direct order from the Florida Department of Transportation.Jacksonville’s transportation authority blamed the abrupt change on a direct order from the Florida Department of Transportation.

Pride Rainbow Lights Abruptly Removed From Jacksonville Bridge a Week Early

The historic Skyway Bridge has the ability to be lit up with multiple different colors at one time, including LGBTQ Pride colors, which is why St. Pete’s LGBTQ leaders requested that for the city’s first “Light up with Pride” event last year.The historic Skyway Bridge has the ability to be lit up with multiple different colors at one time, including LGBTQ Pride colors, which is why St. Pete’s LGBTQ leaders requested that for the city’s first “Light up with Pride” event last year.

FDOT's policy for lighting state bridges spark outrage among LGBTQ activists

The Florida Department of Transportation's bridge lighting policy stipulates that the department can refuse requests it deems "offensive...The Florida Department of Transportation's bridge lighting policy stipulates that the department can refuse …

Florida state officials are blocking cities from lighting local bridges in rainbow colors for Pride / LGBTQ Nation

"FDOT forced JTA to not display Pride colors on the Acosta," the event page says. "So, we're going to bring Pride colors to the Acosta...""FDOT forced JTA to not display Pride colors on the Acosta," the event page says. "So, we're going to bring Pride colors to the Acosta..."

People encouraged to walk Jacksonville bridge after rainbow lights removed during Pride Month | firstcoastnews.com

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the office of Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced that Pride month light displays on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville would be reinstated....UPDATE: A spokesperson for the office of Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced that Pride month light displays on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville would be reinstated....

Florida reverses course on bridge Pride month light displays | Blogs

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FDOT was vague, but Democrats blame DeSantis.FDOT was vague, but Democrats blame DeSantis.

'Stonewall'ed by state: DOT orders Pride lights switched off at Jacksonville‘s Acosta Bridge

A spokesperson for Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis says the LGBTQ Pride Month display on Jacksonville's Acosta Bridge will be back on Wednesday night. They were ordered removed after just one night by the state's Dept. of Transportation, after dozens of other displays went unquestioned.DeSa...A spokesperson for Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis says the LGBTQ Pride Month display on Jacksonville's Acosta Bridge will be back on Wednesday night. They were ordered removed after just one night by the state's Dept. of Transportation, after dozens of other displays went unquestioned.DeSa...

DeSantis spokesperson says LGBTQ Pride lights on Jacksonville Bridge will be back on – no word on others - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

The Florida Department of Transportation previously said the bridge can only be lit in a single color...The Florida Department of Transportation previously said the bridge can only be lit in a single color...

Florida u-turns and now allows local bridge to be lit in rainbows for Pride month / Queerty

A Florida bridge was lit in rainbow colors to celebrate Pride month before the Florida Department of Transportation had them turned off, according to a report.A Florida bridge was lit in rainbow colors to celebrate Pride month before the Florida Department of Transportation had them turned off, according to a report.

Florida leaders to allow rainbow bridge in Jacksonville after all - Orlando Sentinel

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