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  • Posted on August 1, 2016 - 9:09am 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 - 4:03pm 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 - 1:01pm 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 - 12:43pm 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 - 10:48am 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 - 7:02am 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 - 6:55am 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 - 10:36am 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 - 1:42pm 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 - 12:28pm 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 - 9:56am 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 - 12:44pm 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 - 7:47pm 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 - 7:13pm 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 - 1:16pm 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 - 11:50am 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 - 3:17pm 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 - 5:28pm 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 - 9:05am 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 - 4:49pm 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 - 12:34pm 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 - 1:44pm 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 - 4:45pm 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 - 10:33am 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 - 8:10am 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 - 8:55am 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 - 12:14pm 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 - 12:14pm 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 - 1:05pm 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 - 10:22am 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...
  • Posted on May 13, 2016 - 2:10pm by Brittany.

    U.S. Department of Education Affirms it is Illegal to Discriminate Against Transgender Students under Title IX (ORLANDO, FL) - Today the U.S. Department of Education sent out a letter to the nation’s school districts...
  • Posted on May 12, 2016 - 5:04pm by Brittany.

    Immediate Release: Thursday, May 12, 2016 Marion County School Board facing Title IX Complaint after passing an Anti-Transgender Bathroom Policy School district passed new policy despite warnings it violated federal law...
  • Posted on May 11, 2016 - 3:23pm by Brittany.

    Written By: Gina Duncan Equality Florida / TransAction Florida Transgender Inclusion Director May 11, 2016 "Say It To My Face"   I paused to catch my breath at the large, weathered wooden doors leading...
  • Posted on May 10, 2016 - 8:05pm by Brittany.

    State House Representative Clovis Watson, Jr. to be honored at annual Equality Florida Greater Gainesville Gala Equality Florida, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights group,...
  • Posted on May 9, 2016 - 1:38pm by Brittany.

    LGBTQ Advocacy Organizations Issue Open Letter to ​Marion County School Board (May 9, 2016) Six national and local organizations dedicated to advocating on behalf of LGBTQ people have issued an open letter to the Marion...
  • Posted on April 29, 2016 - 12:14pm by Brittany.

    In an environment of increased anti-transgender hysteria and hateful rhetoric, it gives me a great deal of pride to announce the growth of TransAction Florida, Equality Florida's Transgender Inclusion Initiative. ...
  • Posted on April 27, 2016 - 3:39pm by Brittany.

      Marion County School Board Approves “Gender Inspection” Resolution Resolution puts transgender youth at risk for further harassment and bullying (April 27, 2016) Yesterday, the Marion County...
  • Posted on April 25, 2016 - 3:23pm by hannah.

    Statement by Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida "The president of Liberty Counsel, the religious law group behind the recent wave of anti-transgender bathroom bills, announced that she plans to carry a...
  • Posted on April 24, 2016 - 9:03am by hannah.

    Transgender and gender nonconforming students in Marion County are under attack. The Marion County School Board will be voting on an “emergency” resolution next Tuesday, April 26th that will prohibit transgender...
  • Posted on April 21, 2016 - 11:27am by hannah.

    Equality Florida Action PAC Endorses Andrew Korge For Immediate Release, Thursday, April 21st, 2016 Contact: Stratton Pollitzer, Chair, Equality Florida Action PAC, 954-682-6094, [email protected] MIAMI - Today Equality...