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FL Constitution Revision Commission Public Hearings

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (All day) - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (All day)

2017 Legislative Insider Updates & Lobby Days Recap!

We are approaching the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session, and Equality Florida has been hard at work advocating for full LGBTQ equality in Florida.

STATEMENT: Gov Scott Fails To Mention Pulse Attack Targeted LGBTQ & Latinx Communities In State of the State Address

Governor Scott Fails To Mention Pulse Attack Targeted LGBTQ & Latinx Communities In State of the State Address


2017 Legislative Session Briefing

The landscape in Tallahassee has shifted dramatically for Equality Florida as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year as a progressive organization with unprecedented levels of support. Our strategy has always been built on bipartisan support, carving out victories in a hostile climate, and finding common ground with our opponents to move equality forward against all odds.

Paul Wierbonics

Staff Accountant
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Paul is Equality Florida's Staff Accountant. 

Paul joined the staff at Equality Florida in August, 2016. He graduated from Brenau University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Equality Florida Responds To Trump’s Attack on Transgender Youth

Equality Florida Responds To Trump’s Attack on Transgender Youth
Administration rescinds Title IX guidance for transgender students

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Yesterday, President Donald Trump’s Administration, under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, rescinded Title IX guidance for transgender students.

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!