TRANSFORM FLORIDA: TRANSGENDER “SAFE HAVEN” TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES

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Posted on December 2, 2016 - 12:16pm by Brittany.

TRANSGENDER “SAFE HAVEN” TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES

Over the last two decades, Equality Florida has worked to pass fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinances across the state of Florida. Today, 40 local Human Rights Ordinances protect roughly 56% of Florida’s population due to our efforts and those of our local partners. These ordinances, create “Safe Haven” communities that protect transgender people from discrimination in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. These protections have never been more important and lay the foundation for the passage of a statewide non-discrimination law, The Florida Competitive Workforce Act.

There are four current imperatives regarding these hard fought Human Rights Ordinances:

  • Increase awareness of where these “Safe Haven”, Towns, Cities and Counties are located.
  • Work together to pass fully inclusive ordinances in Jacksonville and other remaining municipalities that lack protections.
  • Remain vigilant that these ordinances are never repealed or diluted.
  • Leverage the 40 statewide Human Rights Ordinances to pass a statewide anti-discrimination law, The Florida Competitive Workforce Act.

Together, through increased awareness, engagement and activism, we can create a safe and inclusive Florida. Together we can create a Transgender “Safe Haven” State.

Onward TransEquality!

40 FULLY INCLUSIVE HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCES IN FLORIDA: DECEMBER 2016

CITIES: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections
Atlantic Beach
Boynton Beach
Delray Beach
Dunedin
Gainesville
Greenacres
Gulfport
Key West
Lake Worth
Largo
Leesburg
Mascotte
Miami
Miami Beach
Mt. Dora
North Port
Oakland Park
Orlando
Pembroke Pines
St. Augustine
Sarasota
Tallahassee
Tampa
Venice
West Palm Beach
Wilton Manors
Total: 26

COUNTIES: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections
Alachua
Broward
Hillsborough
Leon
Miami-Dade
Monroe
Osceola
Orange
Palm Beach
Pinellas
Volusia
Total: 11

TOWNSHIPS: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections
Haverhill
Tequesta
Wellington
Total: 3

**More about TransForm Florida: Equality Florida’s Transgender Inclusion Initiative, TransAction Florida, is asking you to make your voices heard and to join us in this movement. Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed. This initiative will be called “TRANSFORM FLORIDA.” Click here to read more.

 

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