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  • 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,...
  • Posted on November 18, 2015 - 3:36pm by brittany.

    Making the case for equality Florida’s leading business magazine features transgender woman Gina Duncan Nov. 17, 2015 As support continues to grow for a new statewide law to protect LGBT people from discrimination,...
  • Posted on November 10, 2015 - 3:39pm by tyler.

    Aryah Lester 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 November 9, 2015 - 5:54pm by brittany.

    Lawyer who helped win marriage equality will be honored in Sarasota Mary Bonauto will join Michael Donald Edwards at Equality Florida’s annual celebration Mary Bonauto, the lawyer who successfully argued for...
  • Posted on November 3, 2015 - 2:01pm by brittany.

    Today is Election Day! Every vote will make a difference, so it is important pro-equality supporters like you get out to vote today. Equality Florida Action PAC has endorsed pro-equality candidates in Miami Beach, Orlando...
  • Posted on November 2, 2015 - 4:15pm by brittany.

    Leadership For a Changing America - 21st Century Policing LGBT Employees in Public Safety and LGBT Community Partnerships Equality Florida Institute is pleased to be co-presenting important Law Enforcement Training this...
  • Posted on October 26, 2015 - 5:21pm by brittany.

    An Equality Florida member told us last week that his health insurer had denied coverage for an HIV medication he has taken for several years. He ultimately did get his meds, but he worried that the hurdles he faced might...
  • Posted on October 21, 2015 - 4:27pm by brittany.

    This bill would allow people to opt out of anti-discrimination laws Extends beyond churches to individuals, businesses and others   Nadine Smith, our executive director, issued this statement about a legislative bill...
  • Posted on October 21, 2015 - 3:40pm by hannah.

    The parade has passed and the booths have been taken down but the feelings of acceptance and belonging that were present for Come out with Pride 2015 are still with me. This year was the best Pride that I have attended! Working...
  • Posted on October 20, 2015 - 3:49pm by brittany.

    Orange County ends domestic partnership benefits Here's why we think that's a mistake ​ Stratton Pollitzer, deputy director of Equality Florida, had this to say about Orange County’s decision Tuesday to end...
  • Posted on October 16, 2015 - 11:17am by tyler.

    NCLR and Equality Florida Ask Federal Judge to Order Immediate Issuance of Birth Certificates Acknowledging Same-Sex Spouses as Parents (Tallahassee, FL, October 16, 2015)—Today, the same-sex couples who filed a...
  • Posted on October 15, 2015 - 5:39pm by brittany.

    In honor of Spirit Day, millions of people across the nation have gone purple today to show their support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying. Statistically, we know LGBTQ youth face much higher rates of bullying...
  • Posted on October 13, 2015 - 3:15pm by brittany.

    Broward updates and reaffirms its domestic partnership ordinance The Broward County Commission updated its domestic partnership ordinance Tuesday, adding new protections and ensuring that partnerships registered elsewhere...
  • Posted on October 13, 2015 - 3:15pm by amber.

    River City Pride was a huge success! Our weekend began with a volunteer training, during which our wonderful team heard a campaign update, learned how to canvass a crowd, and, most importantly, connected with each other in...
  • Posted on October 9, 2015 - 8:34pm by amber.

    Written by Gabrielle Quintana and Gabriela Delva, interns at Equality Florida Equality Florida had a blast at Ocala Pride this past weekend! There was never a dull moment with drag shows, dance troupes, and bands performing...
  • Posted on October 8, 2015 - 12:39pm by brittany.

    On September 26th, nearly 500 guests gathered at the beautiful Florida Yacht Club to celebrate our movement’s historic gains and invest in the critical work ahead. Thanks to the generosity of our incredible sponsors and...
  • Posted on October 8, 2015 - 12:29pm by brittany.

    On Thursday, September 17, dozens of Pensacola residents and community leaders came out to speak up in favor of a fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance! The Pensacola City Council voted to move the HRO to a workshop on...
  • Posted on October 7, 2015 - 3:13pm by brittany.

    Faith leaders contradict claims of religious discrimination They say a so-called pastor protection bill is both unnecessary and divisive Oct. 7, 2015 TALLAHASSEE -- Testimony before a legislative committee Wednesday...
  • Posted on October 6, 2015 - 5:20pm by tyler.

    Meet the Interns: Christian Gonzalez-Orbegoso (Public Policy Intern) 1. Tell us a little about yourself... My name is Christian Gonzalez-Orbegoso (he, him, his) and I am a current 3rd year senior at the University of...
  • Posted on October 5, 2015 - 8:43am by brittany.

    ​Unete a nosotros! Equality Florida launches its first educational campaign in Spanish Oct. 5, 2015 Contacts: Susanna Taddei, Producer, [email protected] Jim Harper, Media/Communications, [email protected] MIAMI --...
  • Posted on October 5, 2015 - 5:42am by tyler.

    Kaitlin Legg TransAction Advisory Board Spotlight “As a cisgender supporter, I am a fiercely committed advocate for transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people because they are my friends, my family, and...