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Greater Jacksonville Connection (10/22/17)

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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115 Cordova St
St. Augustine 32084
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Hurricane Maria Experienced by a Puerto Rican in Florida

By Alejandro Acosta
HIV Advocacy Project Coordinator

Former "Ex-Gay" Leader Warns About The Dangers of So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners rejected a proposed ban on conversion therapy, a harmful practice I can speak to all too well. After 23 years in the conversion therapy and ex-gay world I tried everything to change my sexual orientation as a gay man, nothing worked. I was a respected "ex-gay" leader, an ordained minister, as well as the Executive Vice President of Exodus International and spoke out frequently about "change" and "freedom from homosexuality."

Equality Florida Responds To 'License to Discriminate’ Guidance by The Trump Administration

ORLANDO, FL — Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued new guidance that gives a “license to discriminate” to federal agencies, contractors and grantees seeking religious exemptions from federal laws, rules and regulations. 

Equality Florida responds to Miami-Dade Commission Voting Down Ban On Conversion Therapy

Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 4-7 against an ordinance that would ban so-called "conversion therapy." Equality Florida’s Senior Policy Director, Hannah Willard, provided the following statement:

Equality Florida's Response to Las Vegas Shooting


Media Contact: Hannah Willard, Senior Policy Director: 407-451-5460

Nadine Smith, Executive Director: 813-817-6093

Equality Florida Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 - In response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Equality Florida’s Executive Director, Nadine Smith, provided the following statement:

SHOW UP: Miami-Dade County Commission Hearing to Ban So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

Miami-Dade County is considering a ban on conversion therapy, and we need you to help the County Commissioners understand how important it is to denounce this debunked and dangerous practice.