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  • Posted on November 23, 2009 - 12:22pm by Anonymous.

    All along, everyone involved in Martin Gill's adoption of two foster boys agreed that the best possible home for the children was with Gill and his partner. Everyone, that is, except the lawyers hired by the Department of...
  • Posted on November 20, 2009 - 2:13pm by Anonymous.

    This was one of those rare and beautiful moments in our work. What Janice experienced - losing your life partner and being denied access to her during her final hours - is unimaginable. Last night's forum was an...
  • Posted on November 19, 2009 - 12:02pm by Anonymous.

    Organizations and businesses can sign on to support the Competitive Workforce Bill, by going to: http://eqfl.org/competitiveworkforce/ (TALLAHASSEE) Equality Florida applauds the filing of the Competitive Workforce bill in the...
  • Posted on November 19, 2009 - 11:55am by Anonymous.

    (TAMPA) Equality Florida commends the Tampa City Council for expanding non-discrimination protections to those who live, work and visit the city. Tampa is the latest city in Florida to add “gender identity” to its human rights...
  • Posted on November 17, 2009 - 5:10pm by Anonymous.

    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has weighed in on the recent attack on the Orlando Gay and Lesbian Communiy Center and surrounding gay businesses. Equality Florida has joined community leaders in denouncing the acts and the steady...
  • Posted on November 16, 2009 - 11:54pm by Anonymous.

    Thank to you the Watermark for the photos. On Sunday night homophobic slurs were spray-painted on the exterior of The Center, Orlando's LGBT community center. A nearby store, a gay-owned store, was also targeted. A swastika, "...
  • Posted on November 16, 2009 - 11:33pm by Anonymous.

    NOTE: Alex Sink headlined Equality Florida's Broward Gala Sunday evening and received the 2009 "Voice for Equality" award, our highest honor. LGBT champion, Sen. Nan Rich, who is working hard to overturn the adoption ban,...
  • Posted on November 16, 2009 - 11:20pm by Anonymous.

    UF study: Religious left emerging to oppose rightResearch shows growing influence of liberal Christians in politics. By Nathan CrabbeStaff writer Published: Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.Last Modified: Sunday, November 15...
  • Posted on November 16, 2009 - 11:15pm by Anonymous.

    The Saint Petersburg Times published the following editorial on Alex Sink, Equality Florida's "Voice for Equality" award recipient. Alex headlined the 2009 Equality Florida Broward Gala on Sunday evening, Nov. 15. A Times...
  • Posted on November 13, 2009 - 10:08am by Anonymous.

    Longtime Rutgers Professor, Community Activist, Gay-Rights Pioneer Hilda Hidalgo Loses Cancer Fight November 12, 2009 (Newark, N.J., Nov. 12, 2009) – Professor Emerita Hilda Hidalgo, 81, is being mourned by the Rutgers...
  • Posted on November 11, 2009 - 6:49pm by Anonymous.

    Senate Leadership Commits to Marriage Vote in 2009 Last night, for the first time ever, LGBT New Yorkers received a commitment from the Senate Majority to vote on the marriage equality bill in the next six weeks. Here's the...
  • Posted on November 11, 2009 - 3:57pm by Anonymous.

    Last weekend the House of Representatives passed a groundbreaking Health Care reform bill. After a successful lobbying effort from national LGBT organizations, five provisions were added to the bill to ensure that the LGBT...
  • Posted on November 9, 2009 - 5:37pm by Anonymous.

    This e-mail was recently sent out by the Dan Gelber for Attorney General campaign. It is touching to see a politician stand so boldly for Equality. We need more people like this and we need Dan Gelber for Attorney General. This...
  • Posted on November 9, 2009 - 5:27pm by Anonymous.

    Members of Equality Florida's GSA Network took to the streets in protest of the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy. Students from 11 area high schools showed up to protest and urge the Weston City Council to pass a...
  • Posted on November 9, 2009 - 12:10pm by Anonymous.

    In recent years, a growing number of teenagers have been dressing to articulate — or confound — gender identity and sexual orientation. Certainly they have been confounding school officials, whose responses have ranged from...
  • Posted on November 9, 2009 - 11:27am by Anonymous.

    Editorial - Equality’s Ragged March - NYTimes.com Here's the excerpt: Last Tuesday’s Election Day results showed how far the nation has traveled in the struggle for gay equality — and the distance still to go... Voters in...
  • Posted on November 9, 2009 - 8:43am by Anonymous.

    From the News-Journal in Volusia County: November 09, 2009 Registry is right Unmarried partners should have visitation, benefits The Hollywood image of the nuclear family -- with Mom vacuuming in pearls, Dad presiding over...
  • Posted on November 6, 2009 - 2:44pm by Anonymous.

    Originally Posted by the Washington Blade http://www.washblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=27967 Senate panel hears ENDA testimony GOP senators, trans witnesses absent from hearing By CHRIS JOHNSON, Washington Blade Nov...
  • Posted on November 5, 2009 - 3:34pm by Anonymous.

    ACTION: Take a moment to Thank the City Council for taking this important step:www.eqfl.org/thanktampa UPDATE: The vote is now unanimous. Caetano changed his vote later this afternoon. An amendment to add "gender identity and...
  • Posted on November 4, 2009 - 6:14pm by Anonymous.

    A teacher at Southwestern High School in Piasa, Ill., will be reinstated after having been suspended for a controversial reading assignment. Hundreds of Dan DeLong's students showed up at a six-and-a-half-hour school board...
  • Posted on November 4, 2009 - 1:20pm by Anonymous.

    Equality Florida Action PAC Election Results Name Running For: District: About: City of St. Petersburg Kathleen Ford Mayor LOST Steve Kornell City Council District 5 WON Karl Nurse City Council...
  • Posted on November 3, 2009 - 9:22pm by Anonymous.

    A jury convicted one of Ryan Skipper’s two killers of first-degree murder just hours ago. It’s all over the evening news. My how times change. Today was the second of two trials, both resulting in a life sentence for each of...
  • Posted on November 3, 2009 - 11:17am by Anonymous.

    Miami - The Reggae concert featuring two artist known for gay-bashing lyrics lost $100,000 money in the wake of public outrage surrounding their performance, according to the show's promoter. Buju Banton and Beenie Man have...
  • Posted on November 3, 2009 - 7:16am by Anonymous.

    BROWN TRIAL ADVISORY: Equality Florida to Join Bartow Press Conference Today Immediately following the verdict and sentencing in the William David Brown, Jr. trial, expected to occur this afternoon in Bartow, Brian Winfield of...
  • Posted on October 30, 2009 - 3:26pm by Anonymous.

    There have long been rumors that state Senator Paula Dockery would challenge AG Bill McCollum for the Republican nomination for Governor. The Ledger, Dockery's hometown newspaper in Lakeland, is reporting that "multiple...
  • Posted on October 30, 2009 - 12:54pm by Anonymous.

    It has been a great week for LGBT Americans. Earlier today President Obama signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Act and lifted the ban HIV travel and immigration ban. Here is the President's full statement: THE PRESIDENT:...
  • Posted on October 30, 2009 - 11:22am by Anonymous.

    The estate of late actress Bea Arthur gave a top homeless youth service organization $300,000 for its operations. Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center in New York City, said his organization was "...
  • Posted on October 29, 2009 - 1:31pm by Anonymous.

    TAMPA: Cuban Club Ybor Oct 30th I just talked to the Cuban Club (Jocelyn). She said they booked him and have asked him NOT to perform the song Boom Bye Bye. I let her know that Buju Banton has never renounced the song...
  • Posted on October 29, 2009 - 1:28pm by Anonymous.

    A controversial anonymous video has surfaced online that depicts Charlie Crist as Adolf Hitler. The video depicts an unhappy Crist/Hitler ranting at his staff about the gains Marco Rubio has made in the Republican primary for the...
  • Posted on October 29, 2009 - 8:21am by Anonymous.

    A major victory came yesterday out of the state's capital. The Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to provide domestic partner benefits for same-sex employees. City employees with now be able to add their partners in...
  • Posted on October 29, 2009 - 8:15am by Anonymous.

    "Because no one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hands of the person they love." Barack Obama THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary...
  • Posted on October 28, 2009 - 7:31pm by Anonymous.

    It's been just one month since five Florida performances were announced for Buju Banton. Since then, three venues have canceled the notorious singer whose lyrics call for the torture and murder of gay people. His song "...
  • Posted on October 28, 2009 - 3:51pm by Anonymous.

    SAD NEWS : Rusty Gordon has died. Rusty is the mother of the LGBT movement in Florida and fought for women and LGBT rights. I was one of many taken under her generous wing. She believed in Equality FL when it was just a gleam in...
  • Posted on October 28, 2009 - 3:46pm by Anonymous.

    The Ryan Keith Skipper Foundation "To educate and promote the acceptance of diversity"   October 27, 2009                                                             Media Contact:  Vicki Nantz Phone:  321-277-0908 Email:  ...
  • Posted on October 28, 2009 - 3:33pm by Anonymous.

    This afternoon President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act into law. It is the first federal law that provides protections for LGBT people, after 14 separate Congressional floor votes. Under the new law the...
  • Posted on October 28, 2009 - 2:03pm by Anonymous.

    [Note: Damien is the older brother of Ryan Skipper, a young gay man who was brutally killed during a hate crime on March 14, 2007 in Polk County. This note was written just days before Ryan’s second killer was convicted of First...
  • Posted on October 27, 2009 - 11:11am by Anonymous.

    United States Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) wrote the following piece in the Huffington Post supporting equality for LGBT Americans. Specter made news earlier this year when he switched parties from Republican to Democrat. "Time...
  • Posted on October 27, 2009 - 8:07am by Anonymous.

    From ABC News:  On Wednesday, President Obama will sign the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes bill into law. The signing ceremony comes 11 years after the death of Matthew Shepard.  The new law will protection victims of hate crimes...
  • Posted on October 22, 2009 - 4:23pm by Anonymous.

    Moments ago, after a decade of work, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act has passed the United States Senate by a vote of 68 to 29. It is the first federal law protecting LGBT people. This truly is a moment to celebrate. 
  • Posted on October 22, 2009 - 9:36am by Anonymous.

    The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act will be on the Senate floor for a vote this morning. The Act is an amendment on H.R. 2647, the Department of Defense Authorization bill.  To watch the Senate this morning click here.  UPDATE...