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Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Is Latest Test of Miami's Famed Tolerance

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Ron DeSantis speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Feb. 24.
Ron DeSantis speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Feb. 24.Photographer: Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg
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Miami is the nexus of South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. It’s also still in Florida. 

The cosmopolitan city’s co-existing enclaves -- among them a vibrant gay community, snowbird retirees, conservative natives of Latin America and newly arriving crypto workers -- are confronting a rash of election-year culture-war issues being promoted by the state’s Republican leaders, among them Governor Ron DeSantis.