Our Blog

Syndicate content Subscribe to the Blog
  • Posted on September 15, 2009 - 9:41am by Anonymous.

    Last week, we reported on a proposed constitutional amendment that would outlaw the use of oral contraceptives. While in Congress Bill McCollum, who is currently running for governor, supported a bill that is remarkably similar...
  • Posted on September 14, 2009 - 10:27am by Anonymous.

    For much of the last forty years, ever since America “fixed” its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their...
  • Posted on September 11, 2009 - 11:21am by Anonymous.

    A new petition drive aims at making it illegal to take birth control. How far will these far-righters go to take away individual rights for the sake of their political agenda? This is a dangerous encroachment on an individuals...
  • Posted on September 11, 2009 - 10:13am by Anonymous.

    These subsidies exist to help children in state care who are adopted - so in effect the state is fighting to deny support to this child. How far will the state go to undermine his chances in life? Isn't it enough that it took...
  • Posted on September 10, 2009 - 1:49pm by Anonymous.

    USF will offer domestic partner benefits, school president says By Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer In Print: Thursday, September 10, 2009 TAMPA — The University of South Florida plans to start offering full domestic...
  • Posted on September 9, 2009 - 3:28pm by Anonymous.

    "Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and Morality are threatened by homosexuals."-- from Speechless: Silencing Christians Take a moment to let WFLA advertisers know where you stand.No Profit for PrejudiceHold Media...
  • Posted on September 4, 2009 - 1:00pm by Anonymous.

    Several months ago a group of Orlando Health team members presented a proposal to key executive leaders of the organization calling for the development of a diversity initiative to benefit the organization, its team members,...
  • Posted on September 3, 2009 - 5:55pm by Anonymous.

    On Wednesday, August 26th, FL Attorney General Bill McCollum's Deputy Solicitor General defended Florida's anti-gay adoption ban by saying... ``There is evidence that homosexuals have higher rates of mental disorders, suicide...
  • Posted on August 31, 2009 - 5:00pm by Anonymous.

    PRIMARY ELECTIONS ARE TUESDAY SEPT. 1st DON'T FORGET TO GO VOTE EQUALITY FLORIDA ACTION PAC Your vote could decide if St. Petersburg's anti-gay mayor is replaced by a pro-equality champion or someone with an even more...
  • Posted on August 31, 2009 - 12:33pm by Anonymous.

    From the St Petersburg Times:  Florida's Ballot initiative to ban gerrymandering starts to draw foes By Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor In Print: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Forget that the governor's office, a U.S. Senate...
  • Posted on August 31, 2009 - 1:18am by Anonymous.

    From the Miami Herald: Case is a serious challenge to Florida's gay-adoption ban BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER [email protected] As lawyers for a North Miami man seeking to adopt his two foster kids squared off with the state...
  • Posted on August 28, 2009 - 11:24am by Anonymous.

    Today Governor Charlie Crist has appointed long time aide George LeMieux to fill Mel Martinez's US Senate seat. In 2006 LeMieux ran Crist's campaign for Governor and later went on to become his chief of staff.  Beth Reinhard...
  • Posted on August 27, 2009 - 8:25am by Anonymous.

    My inbox was pleasantly overflowing with Birthday wishes, postcards and a few spicy limericks this morning. So here is a collective Thank You very much and one birthday wish from me. I set a goal of getting 20 people to donate $...
  • Posted on August 26, 2009 - 3:03pm by Anonymous.

    Watch Joe Biden's moving tribute to Senator Kennedy on MSNBC. 
  • Posted on August 26, 2009 - 2:00pm by Anonymous.

    Contributions Must be in by 11PM Tomorrow Steve Kornell is running to make history in Florida as St. Pete's first openly-LGBT city council member, but he needs your help. Tomorrow - Thurs. August 27th - is the deadline to make...
  • Posted on August 26, 2009 - 11:57am by Anonymous.

    All of Florida is on pins and needles as we await the announcement of who will replace outgoing Senator Mel Martinez. Insiders are saying Crist will make his announcement by Thursday.  While appointing a US Senator is always a...
  • Posted on August 26, 2009 - 7:22am by Anonymous.

    MIAMI (AP) -- Florida's strict ban on adoptions by gay people is going before a state appeals court. The state is appealing a Miami-Dade judge's November 2008 ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The ruling came in the case...
  • Posted on August 25, 2009 - 12:41pm by Anonymous.

    From the Orlando Sentinel: State Senate special election takes a racial turn Direct-mail piece warns of 'armed thugs' and Black Panthers at the polls Sept. 15 TALLAHASSEE - A stealthy group called the Conservative Voters'...
  • Posted on August 25, 2009 - 12:34am by Anonymous.

    The former City Council member even cites evolution in the Columbine shootings. St. Petersburg TimesBy RON MATUS and DONNA WINCHESTER, Times Staff WritersPublished January 12, 2008 Darwin's theory of evolution helped fuel...
  • Posted on August 25, 2009 - 12:18am by Anonymous.

    We serve this country honorably, too BY KEITH MEINHOLD Don't you think it's time for those who defend our freedoms to finally be able to exercise them? I do. And after 16 years during which thousands of careers and families...
  • Posted on August 24, 2009 - 5:07pm by Anonymous.

    For all of you political nerds out there, exciting news today! Speaker Cretul has released the 2009/2010 Council and Committee Assignments.  Committees are at the heart of the legislative process, this is where bills die or get...
  • Posted on August 24, 2009 - 10:25am by Anonymous.

    ** St. Pete's Next Mayor - ****** An LGBT Champion or an Anti-Gay Crusader? ***Special note: This is a huge race for our entire state. No matter where you live, you can join this virtual phone bank. Please spread the word to your...
  • Posted on August 13, 2009 - 5:15pm by Anonymous.

    For St. Petersburg City Council In Print: Friday, August 14, 2009 The St. Petersburg City Council faces a number of challenges in the coming months, including deciding the fate of the Pier, dealing with the homeless...
  • Posted on August 7, 2009 - 4:36pm by Anonymous.

    For IMMEDIATE ReleaseAug 7th, 2009 Ros-Lehtinen Supports Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said today that she...
  • Posted on August 7, 2009 - 12:36pm by Anonymous.

    Mel Martinez resigning - The Scorecard - POLITICO.com Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) will be resigning from the Senate, according to several senior Republican sources familiar with his thinking. He made the announcement at a morning...
  • Posted on August 6, 2009 - 4:30pm by Anonymous.

    Newsweek is reporting that Judge Sotomayor has been confirmed by the full US Senate. The vote of 68 to 31 makes Sotomayor the first Hispanic justice to sit on the United States Supreme Court.  Both of Florida's Senators, Bill...
  • Posted on August 6, 2009 - 12:11pm by Anonymous.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Tel Aviv gay youth center on Thursday to express solidarity with LGBT leaders in the wake of a shooting on Saturday that killed a...
  • Posted on August 6, 2009 - 9:48am by Anonymous.

    Next week Stuart Milk will accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of his uncle Harvey Milk. Stuart has carried on the work with grace and heart. Here's his speech at the Equality Florida Rally in Tally.
  • Posted on August 5, 2009 - 3:32pm by Anonymous.

    Two Utah women have embarked on a cross country walk to raise awareness of homeless youth who are gay, lesbian or transgender. Chloe Noble and Jill Hardman began their journey in May from Seattle. Bound for Washington, D.C.,...
  • Posted on August 5, 2009 - 12:13pm by Anonymous.

    Today US Senator Jeff Merkley (D- Oregon) introduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the Senate. This marks the first time a trans-inclusive version of the bill has been introduced in that chamber.  Other...
  • Posted on August 4, 2009 - 5:26pm by Anonymous.

    The hottest debate on the national level right now is the issue of health care. Two state legislators from central Florida have decided to preemptively move to ban universal health care, even before a final deal has been worked...
  • Posted on August 3, 2009 - 4:41pm by Anonymous.

    Mike Thomas: Liberty Counsel is anti-family - OrlandoSentinel.com Mike Thomas COMMENTARY August 2, 2009...
  • Posted on July 31, 2009 - 11:42am by Anonymous.

    Associated Press: Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 The White House announced Thursday that President Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people, including openly lesbian tennis legend...
  • Posted on July 28, 2009 - 9:51am by Anonymous.

    Our long time adoption bill sponsor, Sen. Nan Rich, wrote this op-ed in today's Sun-Sentinel.Anti-gay adoption law a drawback for Florida's efforts By Sen. Nan Rich July 28, 2009 Recently, the Sun Sentinel ran a guest column...
  • Posted on July 27, 2009 - 11:06am by Anonymous.

    According to The Daily Beast, the US Senate will be holding hearings on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", for the first time since the policy was enacted in 1993.  The hearings come after Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D- NY) proposed...
  • Posted on July 23, 2009 - 6:02pm by Anonymous.

    In Meeting with Equality Florida, AAA South Pledges Family Memberships to Same-Gender Spouses Thanks to all our members and supporters who reached and help educate AAA on this issue. Click here to send a thank you note to AAA...
  • Posted on July 23, 2009 - 2:28pm by Anonymous.

    The GLBT Democratic Caucus of Florida held its 2009 Summer Conference in Key West, attracting approximately 100 political activists to discuss the future of politics in the state—and how the GLBT community can progress amidst the...
  • Posted on July 23, 2009 - 12:07pm by Anonymous.

    During a visit to Jacksonville to promote adoption in Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist reiterated his opposition to gay adoption in the state. But when asked about it three hours earlier in Tallahassee, he sounded less opposed. As a...
  • Posted on July 22, 2009 - 1:32pm by Anonymous.

    Originally published July 22, 2009 Crist touts adoption numbers, defends gay-parent ban By Jim Ash florida capital bureau chief Print     Email to a friend    Subscribe When Gov. Charlie Crist crosses the state...
  • Posted on July 21, 2009 - 10:20pm by Anonymous.

    Despite numerous ups and downs, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act remains in tact and stands a reasonable chance of making it to President Barack Obama’s desk for a signature later this year. The biggest hurdle to...