Gay Guide

Florida
Pink Star Rating

5

Capital

Tallahassee

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando

Gay Age of Consent

Illegal

Lesbian Age of Consent

Illegal

Straight Age of Consent

16/18

Legal Notes

Florida has anti-sodomy laws that criminalises oral or anal sex, between both heterosexual and homosexual adults including in the privacy of their homes. The penalty is 60 days imprisonment or a $500 fine. Direct criminal enforcement of these laws against private activity between consenting adults is rare. However, sodomy statutes have been used to deny employment to gay job applicants.

Population

15.98 million

Climate

The best time to visit Florida is between December and February when Florida is relatively dry and sunny, with average afternoon temperatures of about 25 °c. From March to May the average temperature rises to about 28 °C with about 9 hours of sunshine per day.

The summer months of June to August are much hotter and wetter, with average daily maximum temperatures of 31 °C and rain falling from frequent showers and thunderstorms. Late summer is also the hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico.

Temperatures remain high from September to November, averaging almost 30 °C with September being the wettest month

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