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Today, Millions of Floridians Become Eligible for Affordable Health Insurance

 

Today, October 1st, nearly 3 million more Floridians become eligible to receive quality, affordable health insurance through the Insurance Marketplace (previously called “Exchanges”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare."

Visiting HealthCare.gov is your first step toward obtaining quality, affordable health insurance through the Marketplace.

Pres Obama Includes Gay Parents in Adoption Proclamation

President Obama has included gay parents in a proclamation recognizing November as national adoption month.

Equality Florida's Stratton Pollitzer on The Two-Year Remembrance of Pulse

Powerful words from our Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer on the two-year remembrance of Pulse:

Remember Pulse: #HonorThemWithAction

On June 12, 2016, the Orlando community was rocked by the massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people. The horror unfolded in the middle of Pride month on Latin Night at Pulse Nightclub, a popular gathering place for young LGBTQ people of color.

Today, as we remember those taken from us, we also renew our calls to #HonorThemWithAction - and I challenge you to join us.

Meet the Interns: Jack Mills

Meet the Interns: Jack Mills
(Field Intern)

1. Tell us a little about yourself…

2018 Legislative Session Highlights

Conventional wisdom holds that Florida’s legislative sessions are quieter in election years for political reasons. Apparently no one told that to 2018! We did see sluggishness in legislators declining to hear many LGBTQ and pro-reproductive justice bills. The tragic mass shooting in Parkland, however, shook up the final weeks of Legislative Session and turned all focus to gun safety reform. When the 2018 Legislative Session finally drew to a close, Equality Florida had:

Florida to Amend Birth Certificate Gender Marker Change Requirements

Thanks to a collaborative effort by Equality Florida, Southern Legal Counsel, and the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Florida Department of Health agreed to amend their outdated and inconsistent policy for amending the sex designation on a Florida birth certificate.