Posted on September 25, 2013 - 2:11pm by Sue.
After he initially supported the nomination of Judge William Thomas to the federal bench, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has announced that he was withdrawing his support over concerns about the judge’s actions in two...
Posted on September 24, 2013 - 9:25pm by Sue.
(September 24, 2013) – Equality Florida applauds the Wilton Manors Commission for its unanimous vote on establishing an Equal Benefits Ordinance (EBO).
The EBO requires businesses that contract with the city...
Posted on September 23, 2013 - 1:12pm by brian.
Posted in collaberation with our colleagues at the Movement Advancement Project
Call for Stories - LGBT Workers of Color
Please help us make a difference by sharing your story. We’re looking for stories (with...
Posted on September 23, 2013 - 12:35pm by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engaging Your Community
Written By: Connie Siu, Equality Florida Field Intern, Orlando, Florida.
I've always loved the idea of how movements start small, then eventually grow to these big, historical actions that change...
Posted on September 13, 2013 - 2:27pm by email@example.com.
We Are Straight Allies
Equality Florida has been on location in Jacksonville working to pass a fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (HRO), an anti-discrimination policy based on sexual orientation and gender identity or...
Posted on September 10, 2013 - 10:24am by brittany.
TransEquality Faith Rally
Join Equality Florida this Sunday, September 15th at 2PM as SAVE Dade and communities of faith rally at the Torch of Friendship in Bayfront Park in support of an all-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance...
Posted on August 30, 2013 - 4:18pm by Sue.
Equality Means Business Luncheon
Thursday, September 12 @ 11:30 am at Hyatt Regency Pier 66
How can Broward be more economically competitive and improve its reputation as an inclusive place in...
Posted on August 30, 2013 - 12:01pm by Sue.
Thursday, August 29 – Big announcements came today from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) bringing federal tax benefits and federal Medicare benefits to married same-...
Posted on August 26, 2013 - 6:15pm by Sue.
Due to the passage of extreme anti-gay legislation and the alarming increase in anti-gay violence in Russia,Equality Florida has called upon all Florida cities to suspend their Sister/Friendship City relationships with Russian...
Posted on August 13, 2013 - 4:44pm by brittany.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2013
Mallory Garner-Wells (407) 617-6682 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Kersten (305) 458-3639 / email@example.com
Posted on August 12, 2013 - 3:33pm by brittany.
Equality Florida to the City of St. Petersburg, FL: Suspend Ties with Sister City
August 12, 2013
Dear Mayor Foster,
I am writing to urge the City of St. Petersburg, Florida to suspend it’s Sister City...
Posted on July 18, 2013 - 9:24am by Sue.
ACTION ALERT: Call & send a letter to the commissioners in support of adding gender identity & expression to the Miami-Dade County HRO!
The Miami-Dade County Commission is preparing to take a...
Posted on July 16, 2013 - 9:47am by Sue.
Joint Statement on Florida’s Path to Marriage Equality
The historic Supreme Court rulings that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and restored marriage equality to California have heightened...
Posted on July 10, 2013 - 9:54am by brittany.
TODAY: The U.S. Senate Committee Will Discuss ENDA At 10AM
Today at 10:00am the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). ENDA is a bill that would...
Posted on July 3, 2013 - 10:16am by brittany.
We Made It! Thank you!
We asked you to Get Engaged and you responded! A record number of people took part in this year’s Equal-a-thon and shattered our fundraising goal with $251,000 in gifts and pledges raised...
Posted on July 2, 2013 - 11:36am by Sue.
(L-R) Justin Covington, former member of SEAL Team 6; Kristin Beck, former member of SEAL Team 6; US Congressman Ted Deutch; Mallory Garner-Wells, Public Policy Director, Equality Florida...
Posted on June 28, 2013 - 2:26pm by row.
UPDATE: The Tele-Town Hall has been scheduled for Monday, July 1st at 7:00pm.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued its opinions on DOMA and Prop 8, many Floridians are asking, “What does this mean for LGBT...
Posted on June 28, 2013 - 11:05am by brittany.
DOMA is Dead. The fight in Florida is Alive!
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Yesterday’s historic Supreme Court victories are one of those joyful moments to celebrate...
Posted on June 26, 2013 - 11:06am by brittany.
STATEMENT FROM NADINE SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EQUALITY FLORIDA
SUPREME COURT DECISION ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY
IS A CALL TO ACTION FOR FLORIDA
Today's rulings are a major step forward for the...
Posted on June 21, 2013 - 10:26am by brittany.
Guest Blogger: Mary Frances Love
Equality Florida Member, Naples & Volunteer Copyright Attorney
Straights for Marriage Equality - An Ally's Story
About 18 months ago, I was riding my bicycle through my...
Posted on June 20, 2013 - 8:54am by Sue.
We are kicking off our 2013 Equal-A-Thon with big news on marriage equality!
We're thrilled to announce the launch of Get Engaged!, Equality Florida's new statewide campaign to secure the freedom to marry in...
Posted on June 15, 2013 - 6:03pm by brittany.
Breaking News On The Supreme Court Decisions Here:
OPINION #1 - DOMA has been struck down. DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. 5-4 per Kennedy...
Posted on June 15, 2013 - 6:28am by nadine.
Rubio on Immigration Reform:
"If this bill has in it something that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done. I'm off it, and I've said that repeatedly....
Posted on June 13, 2013 - 5:16pm by brittany.
Family Says Son Sent Home for Wearing Makeup; Prompts National Protest
A Pinellas County family who say their son was sent home for wearing makeup has launched a nationwide petition calling on the district to change...
Posted on June 10, 2013 - 11:16am by brittany.
Twins Of Two Gay Moms Provide Proof That Children Of Same-Sex Parents Are Thriving
This week's issue of Conch Color, a weekly Florida Keys publication, featured two twin girls who made history by earning the title's...
Posted on June 7, 2013 - 10:27am by brittany.
Article in the Tampa Bay Times
Written By: Chris Zuppa and Eve Edelheit, Times Staff
"Four Same-Sex Couples Discuss U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA Debate"
Equality Florida's Central Florida & Corporate...
Posted on June 5, 2013 - 4:32pm by brittany.
Miami Beach Makes History
Tax Equity Policy Unanimously Approved By Mayor Bower & City Commission
I have just left the Miami Beach Commission where moments ago Mayor Bower and the commissioners unanimously approved a...
Posted on June 5, 2013 - 12:37pm by Sue.
I just left the Hillsborough County commission chambers. Absolute pandemonium broke out as the commission voted 7-0 to repeal the eight year anti-gay pride ban in Hillsborough County.
Commissioner Les Miller earned a...
Posted on June 5, 2013 - 12:01pm by Sue.
For Immediate Release: June 5, 2013
EQUALITY FLORIDA APPLAUDS HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COMMISSION FOR REPEALING ANTI-GAY LAW
(TAMPA) In a vote of 7 to 0 the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted...
Posted on June 3, 2013 - 5:08pm by Sue.
June 3, 2013
The Honorable Ken Hagan, Chairman
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Dear Chairman Hagan,
I appreciate the opportunity to add...
Posted on May 23, 2013 - 6:24pm by Sue.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the country’s largest youth development organizations, today did away with the organization’s national policy that banned LGBT scouts, but continued their ban on LGBT...
Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:08pm by Sue.
Kaitlyn Hunt is an intelligent young woman who until this ordeal began had only a promising future awaiting her. This is supposed to be one of the best times of her life as she graduates high school and moves into...
Posted on May 22, 2013 - 4:12pm by Sue.
Statement from Nadine Smith, Equality Florida
"We call on Bruce Colton, Indian River State Attorney, to drop felony charges that are threatening Kaitlyn Hunt, a high school senior, with 15 years in prison as a result...
Posted on May 9, 2013 - 2:20pm by Sue.
MEDIA STATEMENT - May 9, 2013
Charlie Crist Supports Marriage Equality for Gay Couples
On May 8, 2013, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist posted on Facebook:
“Some great news: On Tuesday, Delaware...
Posted on April 30, 2013 - 9:45am by Sue.
Equality Florida Praises NBA’s Jason Collins
Calls on Straight Athletes to Speak Up in Support of Full Equality
(April 29, 2013) We are thrilled that Jason Collins has courageously stepped forward today as...
Posted on April 29, 2013 - 9:54am by Sue.
Gala Energizes New Generation in the Fight for Equality!
The Equality Florida Gala comes to Gainesville on May 4th.
[Gainesville] On Saturday, May 4th, Equality Florida will hold its annual Greater Gainesville...
Posted on April 24, 2013 - 9:27am by brittany.
A Story Showing That Hillsborough County Is Changing
Written by: Sharon Herman
Recently, I was on my neighborhood community facebook page, which has close to 2000 members. A woman wanted to know if our high school was...
Posted on April 23, 2013 - 2:58pm by michael.
Watch as Orlando Weekly writer Billy Manes opens up about the death of his partner, marriage equality and domestic partner registries. Billy's testimony is a powerful testament to the need for marriage equality in Florida...
Posted on April 19, 2013 - 9:09am by brittany.
Message from Nathan Klarfeld, Broward Steering Committee Chair
Thank you Pembroke Pines for this important first step:
City Commission of Pembroke Pines, Florida votes unanimously to direct City Manager to obtain necessary...
Posted on April 18, 2013 - 5:24pm by Sue.
73% of Floridians Support Ban on Anti-Gay Discrimination
Public Supports Competitive Workforce Act banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to a new University of...