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  • Posted on July 30, 2015 - 6:30pm by brittany.

    Mark Puskarich is Equality Florida's new Tampa Development Officer Bullied in middle school, he wants to help other youth As Equality Florida gears up for its next challenge, a new person has joined its Tampa Bay...
  • Posted on July 30, 2015 - 12:39pm by brittany.

    Equality Florida is proud to stand with Planned Parenthood. For years we have fought side-by-side to ensure quality healthcare & reproductive freedom for women, comprehensive sex education for teens, and equality for all...
  • Posted on July 23, 2015 - 1:43pm by brittany.

    Members of Congress introduce a fully inclusive anti-discrimination bill Equality Florida will encourage our state’s delegation to support it Congressional Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would replace the...
  • Posted on July 22, 2015 - 5:03pm by brittany.

    Equality Florida to honor Jim Obergefell, Supreme Court marriage plaintiff Obergefell v. Hodges was the case that settled marriage equality once and for all July 22, 2015 Contact: Jim Harper, Media/Communications, 727-...
  • Posted on July 22, 2015 - 4:04pm by brittany.

    The tragic death of India Clarke deserves a fuller, more accurate report Here’s how we can help July 22, 2015 Contact: Jim Harper, Media/Communications, 727-388-3636, [email protected] Gina Duncan, Transgender...
  • Posted on July 17, 2015 - 4:12pm by tyler.

    July 17, 2015 EEOC Ruling Demonstrates Urgent Need for Florida Non-Discrimination Law In a major step forward for LGBT civil rights, a federal agency has declared that workplace discrimination against gay and lesbian...
  • Posted on July 15, 2015 - 4:31pm by brittany.

    Thank you for standing with us on this journey to win marriage equality! Two years ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), we said that we were not content to...
  • Posted on July 3, 2015 - 10:00am by hannah.

    We won the freedom to marry on Friday, June 26, 2015 and the very next day, we celebrated with 250,000 friends and family members at the historic St. Pete Pride! It was poetic timing; the last weekend in June marks the...
  • Posted on June 30, 2015 - 5:35pm by brittany.

    News release by the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality General Counsel Study Shows Need for Updating Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance (Jacksonville, FL) The Office of General Counsel's study on non-discrimination...
  • Posted on June 26, 2015 - 10:01am by brittany.

    Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide by a 5-4 majority! Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida, issued this statement regarding today’s Supreme Court decision affirming...
  • Posted on June 25, 2015 - 1:59pm by amber.

    Equality Florida had a wonderful time at Key West Pride last weekend! The event kicked off with a volunteer training on Friday at One Island Family, the southernmost Unitarian Universalist congregation. Our volunteers heard...
  • Posted on June 25, 2015 - 1:04pm by brittany.

    June 25, 2015 Supreme Court Victory for Obamacare is good news for LGBT Americans Access to health insurance has greatly improved due to Affordable Care Act Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people breathed a sigh...
  • Posted on June 25, 2015 - 11:44am by hannah.

    As a field intern with Equality Florida, I've gotten well-acquainted with the process of putting together and executing events pretty quickly. That said, the idea of being one of two interns totally in charge of...
  • Posted on June 22, 2015 - 1:51pm by hannah.

    So far as a field intern with Equality Florida, I’ve spent the majority of my time recruiting and confirming volunteers over the phone. I was extremely nervous to do my first face-to-face event with people at Orlando Gay...
  • Posted on June 19, 2015 - 8:46am by brittany.

    June 19, 2015 Friendship, empathy drive our new Palm Beach development officer Sandra Saladrigas, “a ball of positive energy,” builds local support for Equality Florida Sometimes a deep friendship is what...
  • Posted on June 18, 2015 - 4:51pm by tyler.

    Written by Carlos Guillermo Smith, Equality Florida's Public Policy Specialist On June 11th, we received some pretty incredible news when Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7013 into law, and finally put an end to the 1977 ban...
  • Posted on June 18, 2015 - 2:36pm by brittany.

    Equality Florida stands today in mourning and in outrage at the murders of nine people inside their historic African-American church on Wednesday evening. It is a hate crime that has shocked the nation and claimed the lives of...
  • Posted on June 17, 2015 - 5:13pm by tyler.

    Written by: Gina Duncan, Equality Florida's Transgender Inclusion Director Last year, Equality Florida launched its Transgender Inclusion Initiative with three broad objectives: To educate Florida's major employers on...
  • Posted on June 17, 2015 - 4:42pm by tyler.

    Written by: Gina Duncan, Equality Florida's Transgender Inclusion Director Last year, Equality Florida launched its Transgender Inclusion Initiative with three broad objectives: To educate Florida's major employers on...
  • Posted on June 17, 2015 - 4:02pm by tyler.

    Click here to view the trailer for "Why Marriage Matters" "The marriage equality fight is not going to be completely over until it is accepted everywhere in the United States - and really everywhere in...
  • Posted on June 15, 2015 - 1:49pm by tyler.

    Alex Daubert (Development Intern - Orlando Office) 1.     Tell us a little about yourself. Hello! I’m Alex Daubert and I am a Masters of Business Administration student at the Crummer Business...
  • Posted on June 12, 2015 - 12:20pm by brittany.

    Equality Florida's Black Lives Matter Statement Today is the 48th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Loving v. Virginia decision that ended the ban on interracial marriages nationwide. It is a case...
  • Posted on June 11, 2015 - 7:08pm by tyler.

    Claire Bow (Field Intern - Jacksonville Office) 1.     Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Claire Bow. I'm a Florida native - born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I have a beautiful...
  • Posted on June 8, 2015 - 6:34pm by [email protected]

    Written by Morgan Baker, Media Intern The Jacksonville Jazz Festival brought a lot of foot traffic to the city. Our ten person canvassing team hit the crowds to educate and gain support. Most of the people that we...
  • Posted on June 8, 2015 - 5:52pm by brittany.

    Equality Florida replenishes its governing board Attorney Jon Harris Maurer appointed; B. Rodney White promoted; Jim VanRiper departs. June 8, 2015 Non-profit leadership consultants often say that one of the most...
  • Posted on June 8, 2015 - 4:45pm by [email protected]

    Written by Morgan Baker, Media Intern Jacksonville’s municipal election sparked serious buzz about LGBT equality. This election had the power to bring great hope to one of the key cities in the movement toward securing...
  • Posted on June 8, 2015 - 10:45am by tyler.

    The fight for Transgender Equality, "America's Next Civil Rights Frontier," is alive and well in the state of Florida. Last year, Equality Florida launched our Transgender Inclusion Initiative with three broad...
  • Posted on June 4, 2015 - 3:31pm by tyler.

    Morgan Laisch TransAction Advisory Board Spotlight "Last year, Equality Florida launched its statewide transgender inclusion initiative in support of the Transgender Community. With the creation of TransAction Florida...
  • Posted on June 3, 2015 - 8:45am by brittany.

    New television ad demonstrates the growing support for marriage equality Equality Florida and Freedom to Marry produced it to air ahead of Supreme Court ruling June 3, 2015 ​PANAMA CITY, Fla. – With the Supreme...
  • Posted on June 1, 2015 - 8:39am by brittany.

    Equality Florida hires Cindy Brown, a celebrated LGBT leader in Miami-Dade She’ll be the LGBT advocacy group’s local development officer May 28, 2015 Cindy Brown, a widely admired leader in Miami-Dade’s...
  • Posted on May 21, 2015 - 3:03pm by hannah.

    Arriving at 11:45, I was a little nervous/anxious about volunteering, asking strangers to sign a petition supporting equal rights. I had never participated or even attended a civil rights event, so volunteering at one came from...
  • Posted on May 20, 2015 - 9:02am by brittany.

    Historic voter mobilization secures Pro-Equality Majority on Jacksonville City Council Human Rights Campaign and Equality Florida rally more than 100,000 voters [Jacksonville] -- An historic mobilization of pro-equality...
  • Posted on May 17, 2015 - 12:31pm by amber.

    Equality Florida had a wonderful time at Charlotte County Pride last weekend! The event kicked off with a volunteer training on Friday in the beautiful Laishley Park. Our volunteers heard about Equality Florida’s work and...
  • Posted on May 11, 2015 - 3:59pm by [email protected]

    Written by Morgan Baker, Jacksonville Media Intern May has initiated a monstrous force of Get Out The Vote power! Phone banking kicked off on May 5th, with a strong team of 13 volunteers pitching in to call voters and recruit...
  • Posted on May 8, 2015 - 5:35pm by brittany.

    A Florida mother’s dying wish for her gay son Marie Bristol wants to meet with the governor; On Mother’s Day, Equality Florida will help with a social media campaign A dying Florida woman has asked Gov. Rick...
  • Posted on May 7, 2015 - 2:18pm by tyler.

    TransAction Florida Board Member Petra Doan is changing things for the better in her hometown of Tallahassee. She has edited a new book entitled, "Planning and LGBTQ Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces...
  • Posted on May 7, 2015 - 11:38am by tyler.

    Arianna Lint TransAction Advisory Board Spotlight "Last year, Equality Florida launched its statewide transgender inclusion initiative in support of the Transgender Community. With the creation of TransAction Florida...
  • Posted on May 6, 2015 - 3:48pm by tyler.

    Shavion Robinson (Field Intern - Jacksonville Office) 1.     Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Shavion Robinson, I'm 24 years old and am a married lesbian. I've been married for one...
  • Posted on May 6, 2015 - 3:28pm by amber.

    Driving along I-10 after Tallahassee Pride, I didn’t know what to expect in Pensacola. As a native Floridian, I’ve been all over the state, except to the little sliver of Florida, where the time changes and the...
  • Posted on May 5, 2015 - 11:06am by hannah.

    Emily Corson (Field Intern - Orlando Office) 1.     Tell us a little about yourself. Hello! My name is Emily Corson and I am a junior at Piedmont College in North Georgia (it’s okay, I had never...