Equality Florida Helps Welcome Pride back to Tampa

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Posted on August 31, 2010 - 12:10pm by Anonymous.

In 2005 notorious anti-LGBT State Senator and then Hillsborough County Commissioner Rhonda Storms led a successful effort to ban county recognition of LGBT pride celebrations. This hateful policy was aimed at silencing our community and sending us back into the closet. But instead of feeling defeated and demoralized, our community rallied together with Equality Florida and marched through the streets of downtown Tampa over 5,000 strong. In the last 5 years Equality Florida is proud to have been working to build a more fair minded Hillsborough County by electing the first openly gay County Commissioner, Kevin Beckner and supporting our pro-equality champions like Linda Saul-Sena. Naturally we were only too thrilled to help sponsor the return of pride to Tampa by being a part of Pride on 7th. Check out this Equality Florida shout-out from equality champion and Tampa City Council person Linda Saul-Sena:

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