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  • Posted on April 29, 2016 - 1:14pm by brittany.

    In an environment of increased anti-transgender hysteria and hateful rhetoric, it gives me a great deal of pride to announce the growth of TransAction Florida, Equality Florida's Transgender Inclusion Initiative. ...
  • Posted on April 27, 2016 - 4:39pm by brittany.

      Marion County School Board Approves “Gender Inspection” Resolution Resolution puts transgender youth at risk for further harassment and bullying (April 27, 2016) Yesterday, the Marion County...
  • Posted on April 25, 2016 - 4:23pm by hannah.

    Statement by Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida "The president of Liberty Counsel, the religious law group behind the recent wave of anti-transgender bathroom bills, announced that she plans to carry a...
  • Posted on April 24, 2016 - 10:03am by hannah.

    Transgender and gender nonconforming students in Marion County are under attack. The Marion County School Board will be voting on an “emergency” resolution next Tuesday, April 26th that will prohibit transgender...
  • Posted on April 21, 2016 - 12:27pm by hannah.

    Equality Florida Action PAC Endorses Andrew Korge For Immediate Release, Thursday, April 21st, 2016 Contact: Stratton Pollitzer, Chair, Equality Florida Action PAC, 954-682-6094, [email protected] MIAMI - Today Equality...
  • Posted on April 12, 2016 - 5:44pm by brittany.

    This May Be Our Finest Hour     NASA Director: This could be the worst disaster NASA's ever faced. Gene Kranz: With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.   That...
  • Posted on April 12, 2016 - 4:00pm by brittany.

    State House Representative Alan B. Williams  to be honored at annual Tallahassee Gala Equality Florida’s event will bring together leaders in politics, business, and the community   (April 12, 2016)...
  • Posted on April 6, 2016 - 2:09pm by brittany.

    FL Department of Children and Families to remove LGBTQ-inclusive language from rules Far-right groups and the Governor block crucial protections for LGBTQ youth ​ Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF...
  • Posted on April 4, 2016 - 1:57pm by brittany.

      The 2016 legislative session was a rollercoaster ride. We made history with the first hearings on an LGBT nondiscrimination law ever in the South. And we narrowly averted the disasters that...
  • Posted on March 31, 2016 - 1:05pm by brittany.

      Update on Florida's Birth Certificate Lawsuit   Florida Judge Hinkle issued a final order in Brenner v. Scott on March 30, 2016 that states Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is...
  • Posted on March 31, 2016 - 9:39am by brittany.

    Equality Florida's Transgender Inclusion Initiative announces statewide TransAction Florida Speakers Bureau to commemorate the Day of Visibility and to fight transgender discrimination. The International Transgender...
  • Posted on March 14, 2016 - 2:50pm by brittany.

    16TH ANNUAL EQUALITY FLORIDA KEY WEST GALA MARCH 19TH The 16th Annual Equality Florida Key West Gala will be held on Saturday, March 19th from 5:30-8:00 pm at The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela Street. This event is free and open...
  • Posted on March 7, 2016 - 12:01pm by brittany.

    Nadine Smith One of Three Floridians Chosen as National Women’s History Month 2016 Honorees March is National Women's History Month and the 2016 theme is Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in...
  • Posted on March 2, 2016 - 12:24pm by brittany.

    FL House & Senate Avert Disaster of Expanded Pastor Protection Bill Legislature to clarify controversial measure and simply reaffirm current law Tallahassee - Avoiding the disastrous route of their Georgia colleagues,...
  • Posted on February 17, 2016 - 7:19pm by brittany.

    So-Called "Pastor Protection" Passes Final Senate Committee Senators Opposed Amendment Clarifying The Bill's Intent The Pastor Protection Act (HB 43/SB 110) passed the Senate Rules committee today, its final...
  • Posted on February 16, 2016 - 1:58pm by brittany.

    Like many in the community, Equality Florida is reacting to recent news that Councilman Tommy Hazouri will move to withdraw his own human rights ordinance bill, 2016-002 at the City Council meeting this Thursday. This is a...
  • Posted on February 12, 2016 - 11:50am by brittany.

    Written By: Gina Duncan, Transgender Inclusion Director The past few weeks have been extraordinarily hectic with state and local policy battles. In Tallahassee, our LGBT nondiscrimination bill known as the Florida...
  • Posted on February 9, 2016 - 7:44pm by brittany.

    Statement on Today's SB 120 Hearing Statement from Equality Florida CEO, Nadine Smith: “Today five Senators killed a bill that would have provided basic protections for Floridians regardless of sexual orientation...
  • Posted on February 8, 2016 - 4:54pm by brittany.

    Florida Competitive Workforce Act Postponed Senators defeat sweeping religious exemption amendment (Tallahassee) - This afternoon the Senate Judiciary Committee discussed the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (SB 120), a...
  • Posted on January 29, 2016 - 6:05pm by brittany.

    Mayor Lenny Curry has announced an Executive Order that prohibits discrimination in the City of Jacksonville based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. The order will cover employment by the city and will...
  • Posted on January 28, 2016 - 1:47pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Melissa St. Clair (Orlando Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Melissa St. Clair; I am 23 and a graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Rollins College. After...
  • Posted on January 28, 2016 - 1:30pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Robbin Robinson (Orlando Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... I am a disabled and retired veteran of the United States Army of twenty-two years. I have been married for six years. My husband is...
  • Posted on January 28, 2016 - 1:20pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Taylor Tringali (Gainesville Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... I am a junior at the University of Florida. I’m a first-generation student and I am majoring in Sociology with a minor in...
  • Posted on January 28, 2016 - 1:15pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Alexandra Fernandez (Gainesville Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Alexandra Fernandez, but please call me Alex. I'm a junior at the University of Florida majoring in...
  • Posted on January 27, 2016 - 7:15pm by brittany.

    FL House Committee to Vote on a Bill that Could Lead to Extreme Anti-LGBT Legislation Senate Judiciary Committee stated support for expanding the bill yesterday (Tallahassee) After passing through its first Senate...
  • Posted on January 22, 2016 - 1:49pm by brittany.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, January 22nd, 2016 CONTACT: Carlos Smith, 404-934-4944, Government Affairs Manager Nadine Smith, 813-817-6093, Executive Director Historic First Hearing on LGBT Non-discrimination Set for...
  • Posted on January 21, 2016 - 12:59pm by brittany.

    Written by: Amber Paoloemilio Civic Engagement Coordinator *Amber is currently located in Jacksonville* Last week, hundreds of people poured in the Jacksonville City Council chambers for the first meeting of the year....
  • Posted on January 14, 2016 - 10:39pm by brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Kaitlyn Christiansen (Orlando Office) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Kaitlyn Christiansen and I am in my second of three years of study in the Mental Health Counseling Master’s...
  • Posted on January 12, 2016 - 5:47pm by brittany.

    Florida Experts Debunk The Transgender “Bathroom Predator” Myth Opponents of Jacksonville’s LGBT-inclusive Equal Rights Ordinance warn that non-discrimination protections threaten women's safety in...
  • Posted on January 12, 2016 - 9:38am by brittany.

    The 2016 legislative session is shaping up to be critical for Florida’s LGBT community. With the 60-day session officially kicking off January 12th 2016, lawmakers are already filing bills that would have good and bad...
  • Posted on January 11, 2016 - 4:30pm by brittany.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, January 11th, 2016 CONTACT: Carlos Guillermo Smith / [email protected]   Equality Florida Applauds Sobel & Jenne for Domestic Partnership Bills Statewide Domestic Partner Registry...
  • Posted on January 7, 2016 - 4:46pm by brittany.

    We are compelled by our commitment to racial justice to speak out on the selection of Rev Dr. Bryant as the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Day breakfast. We assume that Rev. Bryant was chosen because of his work...
  • Posted on January 6, 2016 - 11:22am by tyler.

    Written by Hannah Willard, Policy & Outreach Coordinator One year ago today, I celebrated the freedom to marry in Florida. I celebrated with Floridians who waited decades for that moment, who will wait decades before ever...
  • Posted on December 9, 2015 - 2:35pm by brittany.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: NCLR: Erik Olvera | [email protected] EQFL: Jim Harper | [email protected] Same-Sex Couples Ask Federal Court to Order Florida State Officials to Treat Them Equally and List Both...
  • Posted on December 8, 2015 - 2:59pm by brittany.

    MEDIA ADVISORY TransAction Florida Hosts Statewide Transgender Media & Messaging Training in Orlando As momentum for transgender equality continues to grow in Florida and across the nation, TransAction Florida is...
  • Posted on November 24, 2015 - 11:24pm by tyler.

    Every day more community leaders, business owners and faith leaders are stepping up to support LGBT equality in Jacksonville. Even opponents of the HRO in 2012 have now acknowledged it's time for an updated Human Rights...
  • Posted on November 22, 2015 - 12:48pm by row iliescu.

    On Sunday, November 15th, the 13th Annual Equality Florida Browwrd Gala, presented by PNC Bank, was held at Hyatt Regancy Pier Sixty-Six.  The waterfront  Panorama Ballroom and Terrace was transformed into a romantic...
  • Posted on November 18, 2015 - 8:55pm by brittany.

    Equality Means Business Written By: Mike Reedy, Business Outreach Manager As we move into 2016 and are one step closer to a statewide non-discrimination bill being heard in Tallahassee, Equality Florida has been all over...
  • Posted on November 18, 2015 - 8:31pm by brittany.

    Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility Written By: Gina Duncan, Transgender Inclusion Director As a classic book begins, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” So describes the transgender...
  • Posted on November 18, 2015 - 3:48pm by brittany.

    Older LGBT people face challenges that others do not Town meetings will discuss needed changes in aging policies and services Nov. 16, 2015 Older LGBT people face the same challenges as all older adults: declining health,...