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  • Posted on October 15, 2009 - 3:36pm by Anonymous.

    PRESS RELEASE: Senator Ted Deutch Announces Candidacy For Congress Deutch's Proven Legislative Success and Ideally Situated Senate District Make Him a Formidable Candidate October 15, 2009 Press Contact: Brian Franklin -...
  • Posted on October 15, 2009 - 10:28am by Anonymous.

    Fascinating article on what discrimination actually costs a same sex couple over a lifetime. Worst case: $467,562Best case: $41,196 The High Price of Being a Gay CoupleBy TARA SIEGEL BERNARD and RON LIEBERRe-Published: October...
  • Posted on October 14, 2009 - 11:41am by Anonymous.

    Florida's very own "fire-breathing liberal" is resigning from Congress.  Congressman Robert Wexler, Democrat from Broward, is leaving Congress to be the president of the Center for Middle East Peace. Wexler has long been...
  • Posted on October 13, 2009 - 11:45pm by Anonymous.

    As venues across the country cancel anti-gay reggae dancehall singer Buju Banton, the performer has ADDED a new date and location:Oct 30th - JANNUS LANDING COURTYARDBox Office Numbers:(727) 896-2276(727) 896-1244 (727) 821-7466...
  • Posted on October 13, 2009 - 1:39pm by Anonymous.

    Equality Florida recent became aware of a possible anti-gay murder that occurred in Pensacola on Oct. 4th around 11PM. The victim, Eli Siler was found lying in the street, with multiple gun shot wounds, just outside Emerald City...
  • Posted on October 13, 2009 - 10:48am by Anonymous.

    RSVP to [email protected] EQUALITY FLORIDA presents: WILL YOUR LOVED ONES BE LEFT OUT?Unique Financial Concerns for the LGBT Community Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 6:00-8:00pm* Light refreshments will be served Location:Franklin...
  • Posted on October 12, 2009 - 1:28pm by Anonymous.

    Kudos to Equality Florida's Robin Hankins and the good folks at Unity Clearwater for hosting a powerful Coming Out Day event Oct 11th that drew massive media coverage on our issues. Watch the videos: Watch the story Watch...
  • Posted on October 11, 2009 - 9:45pm by Anonymous.

    Here's the text to his speech: Today I come to you from the frontlines. As a transgender person from Florida who was born and lives and works in a red state in the South, I know first hand what it feels like to be denied...
  • Posted on October 9, 2009 - 8:59am by Anonymous.

    Here's a snippet an article from this week's edition of the South Florida Blade that highlights a number of South Florida community leaders, including our very own Tobias Packer, and their role in this weekend's National Equality...
  • Posted on October 8, 2009 - 11:04pm by Anonymous.

    Sunday, Oct. 11 1:30 - 3:00 pm Unity Church of Clearwater 465 Nursery Road In celebration of "National Coming Out Day" Unity Church of Clearwater will host "Stories of Our Lives"Facilitated by Robin Hankins, Equality Florida...
  • Posted on October 8, 2009 - 9:04pm by Anonymous.

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  • Posted on October 8, 2009 - 11:18am by Anonymous.

    DAVIE - Reggae artists Buju Banton and Beenie Man are scheduled to perform in Miami on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the James L. Knight Center for “Reggae Bash 2009”. Their scheduled performance has created controversy in the South...
  • Posted on October 8, 2009 - 10:58am by Anonymous.

    Joy Behar interviews Christian Siriano and three brave middle school students about the difficult and delicate process of coming out. Joy cites GLSEN data that says 91% of gay middle school students report harrasment or even...
  • Posted on October 8, 2009 - 9:06am by Anonymous.

    Chris over at lawdork.net has a great summary of the hate crimes bill's progress. The Death Penalty language considered by many a "poison pill" to keep progressive legislators from voting for the bill has been removed. Here's a...
  • Posted on October 6, 2009 - 9:39am by Anonymous.

    The political world has been a buzz with the question, who will challenge Congressman Alan Grayson this cycle?  The rumors have been plentiful, but two of the biggest names have been Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and Former...
  • Posted on October 6, 2009 - 6:43am by Anonymous.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/other-views/story/1268476.html Songs of hate BY GEORGE BYARS Reggae dancehall performers Buju Banton and Beenie Man don't know me, but they say they hate me. I'm a black man of...
  • Posted on October 2, 2009 - 8:31pm by Anonymous.

    Much of the debate over legalizing gay marriage has focused on God and Scripture, the Constitution and equal protection. But we see the world through the prism of money. And for years, we’ve heard from gay couples about all the...
  • Posted on October 1, 2009 - 11:20am by Anonymous.

    Congressman Grayson has joined our host committee for our Orlando Gala. Get your tickets today and you can meet Congress' most audacious freshman. Friday, October 9th 7:30-9:30pm City Arts Factory Congressman Grayson has...
  • Posted on September 25, 2009 - 6:40pm by Anonymous.

    Three Updates 1- Miami Herald Article Calls Out Concert Promoter's Liehttp://ow.ly/r7SBBanton caught on video performing murder gay music in 2006- IN MIAMI no less 2- Jamaican Newspaper reports: 'Boom Bye Bye' still haunting Buju...
  • Posted on September 25, 2009 - 3:31pm by Anonymous.

     We are proud to announce Congressman Grayson has joined the host committee for our Greater Orlando gala and will be the featured guest at our VIP reception.  The event is on Oct. 9 at the CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando....
  • Posted on September 25, 2009 - 9:31am by Anonymous.

    Watch the interview here: http://cbs4.com/video/[email protected] So far we have successfully pushed venues in Tampa, Orlando, and Tallahassee to cancel. We must keep pressuring Miami and Jacksonville venues to cancel...
  • Posted on September 24, 2009 - 3:55pm by Anonymous.

    For IMMEDIATE Release Ros-Lehtinen Criticizes Anti-Gay Remarks by Libyan President of the UN General Assembly Calls on Congress to cut funding to UN Agencies, pass Reform bill (WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL),...
  • Posted on September 24, 2009 - 9:22am by Anonymous.

    Earlier this month 5 performances where advertised in Florida for Buju Banton, the notorious singer whose lyrics call for the torture and murder of gay men. So far, due to an outpouring of opposition from Equality Florida members...
  • Posted on September 23, 2009 - 2:49pm by Anonymous.

    Gelber leads in A.G. poll, but there's a catch Supporters of state Sen. Dan Gelber's campaign for attorney general are touting a recent Florida Chamber of Commerce poll that shows the Miami Beach Democrat has a lead in his...
  • Posted on September 23, 2009 - 3:36am by Anonymous.

    Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith is Co-Chair of the National Equality March scheduled for Oct 11 in Washington D.C. and served as Co-Chair of the 1993 March On Washington. On Oct 11th: Take Action in DC or Take...
  • Posted on September 21, 2009 - 7:19am by Anonymous.

    7:00 - 9:00 Thursday, Oct. 22nd at New Moon RSVP Today!
  • Posted on September 17, 2009 - 11:29am by Anonymous.

    Tampa and Orlando venues have cancelled performances by Buju Banton, the anti-gay Jamaican dance hall, ragga, and reggae singer, whose song "Boom Bye Bye" advocates killing gay men with submachine guns and by pouring acid on them...
  • Posted on September 17, 2009 - 10:03am by Anonymous.

    Two fantastic training resources are available.Check out the links below Information about the Camp Wellstone Training in Tampa on October 23-25 is online at:http://www.wellstone.org/training-calendar/camp-wellstone-florida You...
  • Posted on September 16, 2009 - 12:02pm by Anonymous.

  • Posted on September 16, 2009 - 12:02pm by Anonymous.

    Sarasota Gala Rockets Past Goal Friends, I wanted to send a quick note today to let you know about the enormous success of this weekend's Equality Florida Sarasota Gala.The evening's enjoyment was surpassed only by the incredible...
  • Posted on September 16, 2009 - 10:58am by Anonymous.

    COLAGE is a support and advocacy organization for children of LGBTQ parents. They are holding the first ever Speak OUT Camp. It's a fabulous opportunity to meet other people with LGBTQ parents and refine you're activism skills!...
  • Posted on September 15, 2009 - 1:35pm by Anonymous.

    Maine is the critical battleground in the fight for marriage equality and our side is leading in the polls by a slim majority.Please commit 2.5 hours on Sept 27th to phone Maine voters. Even better, commit to finding 3 more...
  • Posted on September 15, 2009 - 9:51am by Anonymous.

    Both candidates in the St. Pete Mayors race are actively seeking pro-Equality voters. The St. Pete Times reports on the latest public statements both Foster and Ford have made regarding anti-discrimination policies, domestic...
  • 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,...