US Senate Candidate De La Fuente to Speak at Florida LGBTA Summer Conference

Orlando, FL, July 08, 2016 --( The Florida LGBT Democratic Caucus will hold its 2016 Summer Conference & Leadership Gala in Ft. Lauderdale on July 9th. “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente, Democratic candidate for US Senate, is schedule to speak along with DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. They will be joined by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and Hillary for America Campaign Manager Robby Mook.

Rep. Maloney is the first openly LGBT member of Congress and is co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. Robby Mook is the first openly LGBT campaign manager of a major presidential campaign.

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz, who represents one of the largest LGBT communities in the country, once characterized same sex marriage as “the civil rights issue of our generation.”

US Senate candidate De La Fuente is a strong supporter of equal rights and has great empathy for the LGBT movement. As a Hispanic American, he experienced discrimination early in his life and has fought against it ever since.

“I know what it’s like to be treated differently for something over which you have no control,” said De La Fuente. “As a Latino, I’ve suffered some unwarranted indignities. I know how hurtful it can be, and I never want to see someone suffer because of their sexual orientation or identify.”

The 2016 Summer Conference & Leadership Gala is an opportunity to meet like-minded Democrats from all over Florida, as well as elected leaders from federal, state, and local levels of government. The Conference is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Leadership Gala. It will be held at the Bahia Mar Hotel, 801 Seabreeze Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. For more information, visit:


“Rocky” Roque De La Fuente is living proof that the American Dream can be achieved by those who are inspired to pursue it. He has an amazing record of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. From being licensed by the FAA to fly single engine planes at the age of 20 to owning 28 automobile dealerships and becoming Chairman of the National Dealers Council for the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world by the age of 28, Rocky is in a league by himself. He also created a banking network in 1982 to help address an economic crisis in Mexico and established impressive real estate holdings throughout the United States while generating thousands of new jobs along the way. Rocky holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) and exudes a passion for his country and for those who seek the opportunity to fulfill their version of the American Dream.

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Elizabeth Wood