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  • Posted on March 5, 2010 - 3:42am by Anonymous.

    There have been many studies suggesting that married people enjoy better health than single people. Here is just another study from Israel, echoing the same results. So the denial of marriage rights for gay men and women is...
  • Posted on March 4, 2010 - 10:48am by Anonymous.

    An investigative story appears in today St. Petersburg Times that uncovers Florida's near negligent treatment of 1900 children who have recently aged out of our foster care system with out ever having been adopted. The...
  • Posted on March 4, 2010 - 12:00am by Anonymous.

    Once again, Broward County is blazing new trails for the rights of LGBTQA students in Florida. Tuesday, March 2nd the school board unanimously passed a resolution in full support of The National Day Of Silence. The National Day...
  • Posted on March 3, 2010 - 1:49pm by Anonymous.

    By a unanimous vote yesterday, the Lake Worth City Commission passed a resolution calling for repeal of Florida's adoption ban - the most notorious anti-gay state law in the country. Kudos to Allan Hendricks who led the effort...
  • Posted on March 2, 2010 - 3:09pm by Anonymous.

    Equality Florida, Senator Sobel and Representative Randolph have teamed up to introduce a resolution that would condemn policies that advocate or incite violence against LGBT people and people living with HIV/AIDS. SB 2383 was...
  • Posted on March 2, 2010 - 8:35am by Anonymous.

    AIDS Walk Orlando 2010 will take place on April 24th. Join Equality Florida's team of walkers in support of a great cause, the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida.
  • Posted on March 1, 2010 - 11:56am by Anonymous.

    One of Equality Florida's strongest champions in the Florida Legislature, Rep. Rick Kriseman, is stepping up again on behalf of Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. He just filed a measure called a...
  • Posted on February 26, 2010 - 3:38pm by Anonymous.

    This week Equality Florida attended a statewide gathering of business leaders in Tallahassee. Public Policy Director,Mallory Wells attended a series of events to discuss the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, a bill that would...
  • Posted on February 25, 2010 - 1:25pm by Anonymous.

    Earlier in the week, we reported a conflict of interest with State Senator John Thrasher as chair of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections and as the newly elected chair of the Republican Party of Florida.  Happy news to...
  • Posted on February 24, 2010 - 12:35pm by Anonymous.

    I just got off of a conference call with Maryland's Attorney General. Mr. Gansler wanted to talk firsthand with Equality Florida and other leaders in the marriage equality movement to explain the significance of his just...
  • Posted on February 24, 2010 - 10:52am by Anonymous.

    Craig Lowe is an openly LGBT City Commissioner whio is running for Mayor of Gainesville. Equality Florida Action PAC is thrilled to announce the endorsement of Craig Lowe for Gainesville Mayor. From his involvement in opposing...
  • Posted on February 22, 2010 - 12:54pm by Anonymous.

    You may remember a while back our post about the Republican Party of Florida infighting. Jim Greer, the old chairman and a Charlie Crist ally, was ousted for a slew of reasons, but mostly because he was a Crist ally. Then more...
  • Posted on February 19, 2010 - 11:39am by Anonymous.

    CPAC Goes Gay A gay GOP group wanted to co-sponsor the conservative confab. Christian right-wingers rebelled. Guess who won? — By Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones In the run-up to this week's Conservative Political Action...
  • Posted on February 18, 2010 - 5:40pm by Anonymous.

    Voice your Support for Domestic Partner Benefits in Kissimmee! In the coming weeks, the Kissimmee City Commission will consider the approval of domestic partner benefits for city employees. If approved, Kissimmee will join...
  • Posted on February 18, 2010 - 1:32pm by Anonymous.

    Guess Which Florida Towns Made The Advocate's "Gayest Cities in America" List - Miami News - Riptide 2.0 The Advocate has named Gainesville and Fort Lauderdale among the top 15 gayest cities but not everyone in Florida is...
  • Posted on February 18, 2010 - 11:16am by Anonymous.

    From the Miami Herald: BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER [email protected] State child-welfare administrators have appealed the adoption of an infant foster child by a gay Hollywood woman -- the second challenge to Florida's gay-...
  • Posted on February 17, 2010 - 10:44am by Anonymous.

    Hilda Hildago was a long-time supporter and confidante of Equality Florida. Her lifetime of contributions to both the LGBT and Hispanic communities cannot be understated. Rutgers-Newark Community to Honor Late Professor...
  • Posted on February 16, 2010 - 6:15pm by Anonymous.

    Equality Florida Action PAC Endorses Craig LoweAnti-Gay Smear Campaign Has Already Begun Last year, when anti-LGBT forces tried to repeal Gainesville's Human Rights ordinance, Craig Lowe served as Chair of the successful...
  • Posted on February 15, 2010 - 1:37pm by Anonymous.

    The Capital City Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies (GLBTA) Democratic Caucus will host a panel discussion on employment discrimination against GLBT individuals on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 starting at 6:30pm in...
  • Posted on February 12, 2010 - 12:09pm by Anonymous.

    Here is a message from long-time supporter, Bob Sanderson, about our about our exciting new program the Council of 1000. Friends, If you’re like me, you get perhaps hundreds of calls during an election cycle, and you give...
  • Posted on February 11, 2010 - 1:15pm by Anonymous.

    One of the things that I love about this state is that it is never dull. Florida politics have always been interesting and 2010 is proving to be no exception. Today, another interesting tid-bit coming from Miami: Congressman...
  • Posted on February 11, 2010 - 11:45am by Anonymous.

    WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio, Tampa Click on the above link to hear WMNF's show covering the court settlement in which DCF agreed to provide support to the adopted child of Wayne LaRue Smith, an openly gay man. Yours truly...
  • Posted on February 10, 2010 - 5:40pm by Anonymous.

    From the Miami Herald: Florida's gay adoption law suffered another setback. Child welfare administrators agreed to subsidize services for a teen adopted by a gay man. BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER [email protected] Florida's...
  • Posted on February 10, 2010 - 11:41am by Anonymous.

    In a world where the far right frequently uses our families as political pawns, people often fail to realize that a war is being fought for the next generation of LGBTQ people in our nations schools. The sad truth is that...
  • Posted on February 10, 2010 - 10:45am by Anonymous.

    Tune into this week's edition of As I Am Radio for an electoral update from Equality Florida's own Executive Director, Nadine Smith.
  • Posted on February 9, 2010 - 5:29pm by Anonymous.

    In a Huffington Post piece yesterday, freshman Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) talks about the US House candidate who out raised all other House candidates this last reporting period- himself.  Grayson represents the Florida's...
  • Posted on February 4, 2010 - 3:22am by Anonymous.

    This past weekend Equality Florida had it's first public fundraiser in Osceola County when it partnered with the Osceola Center for the Arts to promote a special benefit performance of the hit Broadway musical A Chorus Line....
  • Posted on February 2, 2010 - 2:33pm by Anonymous.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/us/politics/03military.html?hp February 2, 2010 Top Defense Officials Seek to End ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ By ELISABETH BUMILLER WASHINGTON — The nation’s top two Defense officials called for an...
  • Posted on February 2, 2010 - 1:48pm by Anonymous.

    This election year, voters will be asked about six proposed constitutional amendments on a variety of issues. Proposed amendments relating to campaign finance laws and legislative redistricting, will have an impact on Florida...
  • Posted on January 29, 2010 - 1:17pm by Anonymous.

    Yesterday at the town hall meeting in Tampa, President Obama expressed his support for benefits for same-sex couples.
  • Posted on January 28, 2010 - 10:44am by Anonymous.

    Last night the President gave his much anticipated State of the Union speech. Surely, the economy was to be a big part of the speech, but many wondered if LGBT Americans were going to be included. The President delivered a feisty...
  • Posted on January 27, 2010 - 5:35pm by Anonymous.

    From the Miami Herald: BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER, [email protected] With the blessing of her large extended family, Vanessa Alenier took custody of an infant relative who had been seized by child welfare workers. She moved...
  • Posted on January 26, 2010 - 11:26am by Anonymous.

    It's being reported this morning that the White House has asked Sen. Carl Levin (D), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, to ask him to hold off on a hearing that would consider repealing "Don't Ask, don't tell...
  • Posted on January 25, 2010 - 12:23pm by Anonymous.

    From the Palm Beach Post: Cerabino: Bill McCollum's gay-rights clock stuck in 1977 By FRANK CERABINO Palm Beach Post Staff Writer I'm pretty confident that Bill McCollum is for gay adoption. Just not this year. Or anytime...
  • Posted on January 25, 2010 - 12:12pm by Anonymous.

    From Tampabay.com In Democratic race for attorney general, candidates offer contrast in style, experience By Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — At first glance, they seem alike: Both men are...
  • Posted on January 23, 2010 - 5:10pm by Anonymous.

    Read full article here I was proud to testify this week in what I believe will soon be seen as one of the defining civil rights cases of our time, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. I did so as a Republican mayor, a father, and a former...
  • Posted on January 22, 2010 - 5:53pm by Anonymous.

    The Fair Districts Florida campaign has announced they have officially made the ballot for the 2010. Read the press release below.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 22, 2010  Redistricting amendments on the ballot: Florida...
  • Posted on January 22, 2010 - 12:45pm by Anonymous.

    From the Orlando Sentinel: Sometimes Martin Gill forgets what day it is. And then he starts to feel stressed and anxious and realizes, Oh, this must be Wednesday. Wednesday, between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m., is when the U.S. Court...
  • Posted on January 21, 2010 - 5:26pm by Anonymous.

    Join Us for 2010 Lobby Week in Tallahassee March 15-17, 2010. Register Today! In just a few short weeks, the Florida State Legislature will be called to session. Your state elected officials will be making big decisions that...
  • Posted on January 19, 2010 - 5:49pm by Anonymous.

    President Obama's department of justice is taking a stand for LGBTQA students. This very inspiring step forward is an example of a small yet very important change that has occurred from the Bush administration to the Obama...