Posted on April 27, 2017 - 3:09pm by hannah.
Equality Florida's Executive Director, Nadine Smith, penned the following open letter to Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. Mayor Seiler has come under fire after refusing to bow out of a "Mayor's Prayer Breakfast...
Posted on April 21, 2017 - 1:02pm by Brittany.
Equality Florida Applauds Resignation of Frank Artiles
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Equality Florida applauds the resignation of Senator Frank Artiles following intense public pressure from advocacy organizations,...
Posted on April 19, 2017 - 3:07pm by Brittany.
Equality Florida Calls For The Removal of Senator Frank Artiles From Office
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Equality Florida calls on Senator Frank Artiles to resign following the latest incident in which he has used hateful racist...
Posted on April 19, 2017 - 10:38am by Brittany.
From the Miami News Times:
On April 28, Seiler will host Fort Lauderdale's 55th Annual "Mayor's Prayer Breakfast," alongside Jim Daly, a virulently anti-gay pastor from the gay-hating group Focus on the...
Posted on April 14, 2017 - 1:26pm by Brittany.
71% Of Floridians Support Banning Conversion Therapy For Minors
Local and State Elected Leaders Must Act To Stop the Dangerous, Debunked Practice
ORLANDO, FL -- As a new poll released this week...
Posted on March 30, 2017 - 3:15pm by Brittany.
Written By: Gina Duncan, Director of Transgender Equality
TransAction Florida, Equality Florida's Transgender Equality Council, Expands To Meet Growing Needs of the Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Community
Posted on March 27, 2017 - 11:35am by Brittany.
We are approaching the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session, and Equality Florida has been hard at work advocating for full LGBTQ equality in Florida.
Last week, I was thrilled to be joined by over 75 volunteer...
Posted on March 21, 2017 - 8:29am by Brittany.
Equality Florida To Expand LGBTQ Safe & Healthy Schools Program In
Central Florida Through Partnership with Contigo Fund
ORLANDO, Fla. – Equality Florida is proud to...
Posted on March 8, 2017 - 3:17pm by Brittany.
As Hate Crimes Spike Nationwide,
Community To Hold "Love Lives Here" Event at Florida Holocaust Museum
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Mayor Kriseman, community leaders and faith organizations are...
Posted on March 7, 2017 - 6:29pm by Brittany.
Governor Scott Fails To Mention Pulse Attack Targeted LGBTQ & Latinx Communities In State of the State Address
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Equality Florida’s Public Policy Director, Hannah Willard, provided the...
Posted on March 6, 2017 - 2:38pm by Brittany.
The landscape in Tallahassee has shifted dramatically for Equality Florida as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year as a progressive organization with unprecedented levels of support. Our strategy has always been built on...
Posted on February 23, 2017 - 11:29am by Brittany.
Equality Florida Responds To Trump’s Attack on Transgender Youth
Administration rescinds Title IX guidance for transgender students
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Yesterday, President Donald Trump’s Administration, under...
Posted on February 17, 2017 - 4:33pm by Brittany.
A series of three murders in Tampa involving gay victims sparked concern about an increase in hate crimes, specifically targeting LGBTQ individuals.
Equality Florida has been in touch with the Tampa Police Department, and...
Posted on February 17, 2017 - 11:28am by Brittany.
There’s a new threat in Tallahassee to our hard won LGBTQ protections.
A bill (HB 17) that would repeal a range of local policies, including LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances, is being fast-tracked through the Florida...
Posted on February 14, 2017 - 5:55pm by Brittany.
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Today, after years of hard work and advocacy from the local LGBTQ residents, businesses owners, faith voices and community leaders, the Jacksonville City Council has voted to ban discrimination on the basis...
Posted on February 9, 2017 - 11:52am by Brittany.
EQUALITY FLORIDA TO HONOR LISA LA MONICA AT ANNUAL GALA;
ALBERTO CARVALHO, SUPERINTENDENT OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PRESENT AWARD
Sunday, March 12 at Nobu Hotel Eden Roc
Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of...
Posted on February 7, 2017 - 2:53pm by Brittany.
Press Release Launched on Friday, February 3, 2017
Equality Florida Applauds Bipartisan Filing of the
Florida Competitive Workforce Act
The legislation will prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Floridians...
Posted on January 31, 2017 - 11:30am by Brittany.
Yesterday, President Trump affirmed that he will keep President Obama's executive order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender federal employees and contractors. This is welcome...
Posted on January 25, 2017 - 10:14am by Brittany.
Equality Florida to Honor Tech Data Executive at Annual Gala
John Tonnison, Tech Data’s Executive Vice President, Cloud Computing and CIO,
will receive the Voice for Equality Award at Equality Florida’s Tampa...
Posted on January 18, 2017 - 12:48pm by amber.
Meet The Interns: Elias Flynn Joseph
Safe Schools Intern Based in Jacksonville
1. Tell us a little about yourself…
My name is Elias Flynn Joseph, I am a trans and queer...
Posted on January 17, 2017 - 10:53am by Brittany.
EQUALITY FLORIDA TO HONOR KIMBERLY MAZAUSKAS
AND COMPASS INC.
AT 4th ANNUAL PALM BEACH GALA
Sunday, February 19 at Lake Pavilion
At its 4th Annual Palm Beach Gala on Sunday, February 19, Equality Florida will present the...
Posted on January 11, 2017 - 2:41pm by Brittany.
Info below on the Women's March on Florida was gathered from the the wonderful folks at State Voices.
In conjunction with the Women's March on Washington set to occur on Saturday, January 21, women and aspiring...
Posted on January 10, 2017 - 8:38pm by hannah.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2017
Hannah Willard, Public Policy Director for Equality Florida
407-451-5460; [email protected]
Chris Stoll, Senior Staff Attorney for National Center for Lesbian Rights...
Posted on January 5, 2017 - 2:27pm by Brittany.
For Immediate Release
Jan. 5, 2017
Patti Brigham, Co-chair, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
1st Vice President, LWV of Florida
Andy Pelosi, Co-Chair, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence...
Posted on December 12, 2016 - 1:16pm by amber.
Meet The Interns: Caitlin Burns
New Media Intern Based in Orlando
1. Tell us a little about yourself…
Hi I am Caitlin! I am originally from Michigan and moved down to Florida two years ago. After graduating with...
Posted on December 5, 2016 - 3:08pm by Brittany.
Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has finally conceded defeat. McCrory, who created the discriminatory HB 2 that has cost North...
Posted on December 2, 2016 - 12:16pm by Brittany.
TRANSGENDER “SAFE HAVEN” TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES
Over the last two decades, Equality Florida has worked to pass fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinances across the state of Florida. Today, 40 local Human...
Posted on November 29, 2016 - 11:37am by Brittany.
Resources for Immediate Disaster
Behavioral Health Response
Mass Violence and Trauma-Specific Information
Coping With Grief After Community Violence—This SAMHSA tip sheet introduces some of the signs of grief and...
Posted on November 22, 2016 - 4:36pm by amber.
Cathy and Karla met at work almost 20 years ago and have been married since January 5, 2015. They were the first couple in Florida to be legally married once the freedom to marry was secured in the Sunshine State. As a...
Posted on November 21, 2016 - 2:30pm by amber.
Written by: Dan and Brent VanTice
This Thanksgiving, we are feeling thankful for marriage equality, our family, and our beautiful children. Brent and I met here in Jacksonville and we feel very fortunate and...
Posted on November 17, 2016 - 4:53pm by Brittany.
November 17, 2016
Writteny By: Gina Duncan, Transgender Inclusion Director
In light of the tense cultural and political environment across the country, we are reaching out to you to reaffirm and grow...
Posted on November 16, 2016 - 12:14pm by Brittany.
Thank you for calling in to our Post-Election Tele-Town Hall. As promised, below is a summary of what was discussed on tonight’s call along with important resources. You can also find out more and register for our Annual...
Posted on November 15, 2016 - 2:41pm by Brittany.
Meet The Interns: Kyler Sares
Field & Advocacy Intern Based in Tampa
1. Tell us a little about yourself…
My name is Kyler Sares and I am currently studying History and Women and Gender Studies at the...
Posted on November 9, 2016 - 2:42pm by Brittany.
"Quis hic locus?, quae regio?, quae mundi plaga?"
"What world is this? What kingdom? What shores of what world?"
We awoke this morning in an America that has given in to its worst...
Posted on October 24, 2016 - 10:56am by Brittany.
EQUALITY FLORIDA GREATER ORLANDO GALA TO PAY TRIBUTE
TO THE ORLANDO COMMUNITY
November 4th Event will “Honor Them With Action” at Orlando Museum of Art
Emcee: Actor Wilson Cruz, who lost a relative in the...
Posted on October 20, 2016 - 5:13pm by hannah.
Allies and supporters of LGBT equality are growing by the day, and now, the sports community is following suit. During LGBT History Month, the Miami Heat are hosting a party to celebrate South Florida’s LGBTQ community...
Posted on October 20, 2016 - 3:53pm by Brittany.
Child Welfare Advocates Praise DCF for Finalizing Rules Ensuring Safety and Well-Being for LGBTQ Foster Youth
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Equality Florida and Lambda Legal join Florida child welfare advocates in...
Posted on September 29, 2016 - 4:22pm by Brittany.
ACC Moves Championship Game to Orlando
Equality Florida calls on its government to pass statewide LGBTQ protections
ORLANDO, FL - The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has just announced that they will move their...
Posted on September 29, 2016 - 11:46am by hannah.
We all know that children are the future. When we talk about LGBTQ equality, we often frame the need for equality as a way to create a better world for our children. Unfortunately, our world is a hostile place to many of...
Posted on September 26, 2016 - 12:51pm by hannah.
Equality Florida Raises Over $9.5M For Pulse Victims
Releases New Video from Survivors and Orlando Leaders
GoFundMe Pledges $100,000 matching grant to new “Honor Them With Action” campaign
ORLANDO, FL -...