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  • Posted on August 25, 2016 - 11:15am by Brittany.

    I Am Florida: Mathew Myers The 'Back to School' Experience Story by: Jennie Reiken   Back to school should be a fun and exciting time for students. Seeing old friends, making new ones, and getting to...
  • Posted on August 24, 2016 - 11:25am by Brittany.

    Written by: Jaison Hawkes Jaison is the son of SueZie Hawkes who sits on our TransAction Florida Advisory Council   My name is Jaison Hawkes. I am the son of SueZie Hawkes and Cheryl Hawkes. I am 14, turning 15 in...
  • Posted on August 23, 2016 - 11:38am by Brittany.

    Written By: Gina Duncan, EQFL's Transgender Inclusion Dir. On June 12th, life in Orlando was changed forever -- especially for the LGBTQ and Latinx communities. For so long, advancements in equal rights and social...
  • Posted on August 15, 2016 - 9:34am by Brittany.

    Written By: Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida   A quick thanks to everyone who helped draw attention to Rubio, and subsequently Trump, for headlining a gathering of some of the most notorious anti-LGBT religious/...
  • Posted on August 12, 2016 - 5:51pm by Brittany.

    Press Statement from the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Senator Marco Rubio quotes National LGBTQ Task Force staffer in attempt to cover “appalling” anti-LGBTQ record Washington, DC, August 12,...
  • Posted on August 12, 2016 - 2:45pm by Brittany.

    Equality Florida Condemns Rubio’s Remarks at extremist Anti-LGBT Conference on anniversary of Pulse Shooting     ORLANDO, FL - On the two-month anniversary of the Pulse shooting, Marco Rubio...
  • Posted on August 12, 2016 - 12:32pm by hannah.

    Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse massacre who lost dear friends that night, was unable to join us at the Rally to End Hate #ForThe49. The statement below was read on his behalf. We send all our love, support, and...
  • Posted on August 5, 2016 - 5:29pm by Brittany.

    I Am Florida: Paula Naab Over the decades, the LGBTQ community has been subject to violence and discrimination that has come to a head with the recent massacre at Pulse Nightclub. It is a community that has been united in...
  • Posted on August 5, 2016 - 9:21am by Brittany.

    Tricia Russell TransAction Florida Council Member For the first 55 years of my life others knew me as Patrick, but I always knew myself as Tricia. I hid my female gender identity out of fear for all the things I might...
  • Posted on August 2, 2016 - 4:02pm by Brittany.

    I Am Florida: Sergio Carlos Over the decades, the LGBTQ community has been subject to violence and discrimination that has come to a head with the recent massacre at Pulse Nightclub. It is a community that has been united in...
  • Posted on August 1, 2016 - 10:09am by Brittany.

    Dream to Reality Darlene Furness, TransAction FL Advisory Council Member In August 2013 I retired and slowly began the process of “coming out” to give my neighbors and others who knew me the chance to adapt to...
  • Posted on July 27, 2016 - 5:03pm by Brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Hannah Powell (Public Policy Intern - Based in Orlando) 1. Tell us a little about yourself… My name is Hannah Powell, and I’m a junior at Rollins College majoring in Critical Media and...
  • Posted on July 25, 2016 - 2:01pm by Brittany.

    Written By: Nadine Smith, CEO, Equality Florida Earlier this year I got a call from Bob Graham, former Governor and U.S. Senator for Florida, asking if I would write a chapter for his upcoming book "America, the...
  • Posted on July 25, 2016 - 1:43pm by Brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Chris Traylor (Campaign Intern - Based in Jacksonville) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Chris Traylor and I am a Communications major at FSCJ. I love sports: tennis, soccer, football...
  • Posted on July 21, 2016 - 11:48am by Brittany.

    I Am Florida: Dorothy Neufeld Over the decades, the LGBTQ community has been subject to violence and discrimination that has come to a head with the recent massacre at Pulse Nightclub. It is a community that has been united...
  • Posted on July 19, 2016 - 8:02am by Brittany.

    SueZie Hawkes TransAction FL Advisory Council Member SueZie Hawkes is a 52 year old woman living with her wife Cheryl and 14 year old son Jaison in Florida. The path to her womanhood was through transition and she has...
  • Posted on July 19, 2016 - 7:55am by Brittany.

    From Hurting to Helper Tristan Byrnes: TransAction FL Advisory Council Member My name is Tristan Byrnes, and I am a man who was assigned female at birth. I know, sounds weird right? In other words, I was born a female...
  • Posted on July 18, 2016 - 11:36am by Brittany.

    Aryah Lester TransAction Florida Advisory Council Member Sometimes, privilege is a state one doesn't recognize until it is stripped from you. In the last decade of the 20th century, information was lacking on the...
  • Posted on July 13, 2016 - 2:42pm by Brittany.

    Orlando, Pulse, #SitInForThe49: An Intern Reflects By Hannah Powell   I joined Equality Florida as a Public Policy Intern this May hoping, like so many people from my generation, to do something meaningful during...
  • Posted on July 11, 2016 - 1:28pm by Brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Logan Coleman (Campaign Intern - Based in Jacksonville) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Logan Coleman. I’m majoring in Converged Communications at Florida State College. Over...
  • Posted on July 11, 2016 - 10:56am by Brittany.

    WASHINGTON -- A groundbreaking ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms—and highlighting the lack of state and federal nondiscrimination protections for transgender people...
  • Posted on July 7, 2016 - 1:44pm by Brittany.

    I Am Florida: Nich Rardin Over the decades, the LGBTQ community has been subject to violence and discrimination that has come to a head with the recent massacre at Pulse Nightclub. It is a community that has been united in...
  • Posted on July 6, 2016 - 8:47pm by Brittany.

    PENTAGON ENDS BAN ON TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS In an overdue, yet welcomed move, the Pentagon lifted its longstanding ban on transgender troops and began outlining how the military will begin allowing, and paying for,...
  • Posted on July 6, 2016 - 8:13pm by Brittany.

      Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund Surpasses $7 Million Celebs and Elected Leaders Among the Nearly 120,000 donors   An online fundraiser for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting set up by...
  • Posted on July 5, 2016 - 2:16pm by Brittany.

    Equality Florida praises reinstated LGBTQ protections for Foster Youth, Challenges More People to Become Foster Parents Equality Florida applauds the Department of Children and Families for restoring protections for LGBTQ...
  • Posted on June 24, 2016 - 12:50pm by Brittany.

    I Am Florida: Delia Melody Dexaeris Over the decades, the LGBTQ community has been subject to violence and discrimination that has come to a head with the recent massacre at Pulse Nightclub. It is a community that has been...
  • Posted on June 21, 2016 - 4:17pm by Brittany.

    I Am Florida: LB Hannahs Over the decades, the LGBTQ community has been subject to violence and discrimination that has come to a head with the recent massacre at Pulse Nightclub. It is a community that has been united in...
  • Posted on June 15, 2016 - 6:28pm by Brittany.

    #VoicesOfMarion: Melody Lewis Melody Lewis is a parent, an activist with Trans Ocala, and a resident of Marion County. She worries about the safety and privacy of both her own children and the students in the transgender...
  • Posted on June 12, 2016 - 10:05am by Brittany.

    Click Here for GoFundMe  To raise funds for the victims and families of the horrific Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting. Haz clic aquí para Español  Equality Florida Statement on Mass Shooting...
  • Posted on June 8, 2016 - 5:49pm by Brittany.

    #VoicesOfMarion: Damien Rose Leonhardt   As a transgender high school student in Marion County, Damien Rose Leonhardt has experienced firsthand the destructive and harmful effects of discrimination within the school...
  • Posted on June 7, 2016 - 1:34pm by Brittany.

    #VoicesOfMarion: Krys Eli Vyne While broader strides are being made toward protecting the rights of transgender students, counties across Florida continue to move backwards. The Marion County School Board recently passed a...
  • Posted on June 2, 2016 - 2:44pm by Brittany.

    #VoicesOfMarion: Salem Organa While broader strides are being made toward protecting the rights of transgender students, counties across Florida continue to move backwards. The Marion County School Board recently passed a...
  • Posted on June 1, 2016 - 5:45pm by Brittany.

    #VoicesofMarion: Elizabeth Husband While broader strides are being made toward protecting the rights of transgender students, counties across Florida continue to move backwards. The Marion County School Board recently passed...
  • Posted on May 31, 2016 - 11:33am by Brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Marian Vargas (Development Intern - Based in South Florida) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Marian Vargas, and I am a second year Political Science and Economics student at the...
  • Posted on May 27, 2016 - 9:10am by Brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Marisa Halper (Development Intern - Based in Orlando) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Marisa Halper. I am graduated magna cum laude from Florida Southern College with a BA in...
  • Posted on May 23, 2016 - 9:55am by Brittany.

    Written by: Gina Duncan Transgender Inclusion Director The Weight of Authenticity: Fighting For Transgender Equality Some days you wonder why you made such a radical decision to turn your life upside down. Some days you...
  • Posted on May 20, 2016 - 1:14pm by Brittany.

    NCLR and Equality Florida Issue Legal Memorandum to Clay County School Board The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has issued a legal memorandum on behalf of Equality Florida warning the Clay County School Board...
  • Posted on May 20, 2016 - 1:14pm by Brittany.

    NCLR and Equality Florida Issue Legal Memorandum to Clay County School Board The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has issued a legal memorandum on behalf of Equality Florida warning the Clay County School Board...
  • Posted on May 17, 2016 - 2:05pm by Brittany.

    Florida Department of Health Now Issuing Birth Certificates That List Married Same-Sex Spouses Married same-sex couples in Florida can now receive birth certificates that list both parents. On Thursday, May 5th, the...
  • Posted on May 16, 2016 - 11:22am by Brittany.

    Meet the Interns: Abigail Melton (Public Policy Intern - Based in Pensacola) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Abigail Melton, and I am a Public History graduate student at the University of West...