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Advocates call out Rick Scott for failing to sign LGBTQ anti-discrimination order after Pulse

Release Date: 
June 21, 2017

A year after a gunman targeted the gay nightclub Pulse on "Latin Night" and murdered 49 people, LGBTQ advocates say Gov. Rick Scott broke his promise by failing to sign an order that would protect state employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Frustration mounts over Gov. Scott's failure to sign order protecting LGBTQ public employees

Release Date: 
June 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In the days and months after the June 12, 2016, Pulse nightclub attack, support for the LGBTQ community in Florida was at an all-time high.

As that support peaked, groups such as Equality Florida and individuals including state Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith were assured that Gov. Rick Scott would be signing an executive order to protect state employees and government contractors from discrimination.

One Year Later: Governor Scott Refuses To Protect LGBTQ Floridians From Discrimination

 
One Year Later: Governor Scott Refuses To Protect LGBTQ People From Discrimination
 

Equality Florida Intern Reflects On 'Orlando Love' Event & #HonorThemWithAction

Written By: Kenzie Helmick, Orlando-Based Intern

#HonorThemWithAction Reaches 147 Million; Campaign Continues with 49 Days of Action

#HonorThemWithAction Reaches 147 Million

Equality Florida Commemorates One Year Mark of Pulse Massacre And Continues to #HonorThemWithAction

 

Note from Equality Florida's Nadine Smith:

You weren't at Pulse. You live hundreds, even thousands of miles away. You donated to the victims fund and attended vigils. Your social media post uses the hashtag #HonorThemWithAction. You are sending thoughts and prayers and love to the families of those killed, to those wounded, and those who escaped whose injuries are not visible.

GAYS AGAINST GUNS AND NYC LGBTQ NIGHTLIFE COMMUNITY PRESENT MEMORIAL RALLY TO HONOR 49 PULSE NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS

GAYS AGAINST GUNS AND NYC LGBTQ NIGHTLIFE COMMUNITY PRESENT MEMORIAL RALLY TO HONOR 49 PULSE NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS AND DEMAND GUN CONTROL, SAFE SPACES

Pulse Shooting Day of Remembrance Brings Together LGBTQ, Muslim, and Latinx Communities

Pulse Shooting Day of Remembrance Brings Together LGBTQ, Muslim, and Latinx Communities