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Equality Florida Legislative Update 1 - HB 17

There’s a new threat in Tallahassee to our hard won LGBTQ protections.

A bill (HB 17) that would repeal a range of local policies, including LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances, is being fast-tracked through the Florida House.

Equality Florida Applauds Bipartisan Filing of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act

Press Release Launched on Friday, February 3, 2017


Equality Florida Responds To Trump's Decision To Keep Federal LGBTQ Workplace Protections

Yesterday, President Trump affirmed that he will keep President Obama's executive order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender federal employees and contractors. This is welcome news following rumors that he was poised to repeal these important protections.

Join #TheNEAT! Make Calls From Home!

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 9:00am - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:00pm

Earlier this month, the Jacksonville City Council introduced an update to their Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) that would protect LGBTQ citizens in housing, employment and public spaces.

A victory in Jacksonville would mean nearly 1 million more Floridians will live in a place with these basic LGBTQ protections, joining cities like Tampa, Orlando, and Miami. And, this victory could push momentum forward to pass a statewide non-discrimination law!

Meet the Interns: Elias Flynn Joseph

Meet The Interns: Elias Flynn Joseph
Safe Schools Intern Based in Jacksonville

(Pronouns: They/Them/Their)

Third Annual "All Together Now" Statewide LGBTQ School District Conference

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 9:00am - Friday, March 17, 2017 - 5:15pm
University of South Florida St. Petersburg, FL

The tri-county steering committee is pleased to announce the 2017 "All Together Now" statewide conference taking place on March 15th in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida!

Women's March on Florida

Info below on the Women's March on Florida was gathered from the the wonderful folks at State Voices.

Married Same-Sex Parents Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Florida’s Denial of Accurate Birth Certificates


January 10, 2017


Hannah Willard, Public Policy Director for Equality Florida
407-451-5460; [email protected]

Chris Stoll, Senior Staff Attorney for National Center for Lesbian Rights
415.365.1320; [email protected]

Lawmakers Unveil Gun Safety Legislation That Targets Assault-Style Weapons


For Immediate Release
Jan. 5, 2017

Patti Brigham, Co-chair, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
1st Vice President, LWV of Florida
Andy Pelosi, Co-Chair, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
Executive Director, Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus

Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat

Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has finally conceded defeat. McCrory, who created the discriminatory HB 2 that has cost North Carolina $600 million and counting when corporations, jobs, conferences, and sporting events pulled out of the state, has officially been rejected by North Carolina voters. His opponent Roy Cooper made dismantling the anti-LGBTQ law a centerpiece of his campaign.