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State Department makes sea change on LGBT rights

 

 

[Note: Great article plus it features our own David Johnson, a professor at USF and author of the “The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government.']

Powerful, Gorgeous Video Sends Hopeful Message to LGBT Youth

 

Stunning voices brought together to stand up to bullying. Enjoy and share.

 

 

FAMU Board Called on to Add LGBT Protections

 

In the wake of the hazing murder of Robert Championa gay student at Florida A & M University, students and community leaders are calling on the university to adopt a strong anti-discrimination/bullying policy. Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith spoke to FAMU President Ammons and legal counsel for the university in advance of the meeting to call for the policy change. The administration agreed to bring the proposal to the board.

Florida civil rights leader Patricia Stephens Due dies at 72

EQFL NOTE: The fight for fairness and equality has been going on for a very long time here in Florida. When one of our civil rights leaders passes on, it's a reminder to look back and appreciate the trackrecord of success the civil right movement has had in our state. Seeing how far we've come gives us hope for where we're going and the faith that we will get there.

Media Alert: Economic Roundtable to Highlight Impact of Workplace Diversity

Release Date: 
February 6, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (Feb. 6, 2012)

 

 

Economic Roundtable to Highlight Impact of Workplace Diversity

Florida business leaders discuss ways to bolster the economy by improving
Florida’s national and international reputation as a welcoming place

 

 

EBay could skip expansion in Utah over lack of LGBT protections

EQFL NOTE: Like Utah, Florida does not currently have statewide non-discriminations protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. While it is difficult to quantify the financial impact of this lack of protections, we know that major employers consider a state's reputation when deciding to relocate or expand. He's an article in which officials at EBay explain their hesitation to expand in Utah, a state without these protections.

Former Student Gains Major Settlement after Enduring Years of Harassment

EQFL NOTE: Below is a just-issued press release from our colleagues at  ACLU National. It's always good to see that shcool districts are being held accountable when they do not protect all of their students.


 

Former Student Gains Major Settlement after Enduring Years of Harassment

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor Religious Exemption to Discrimination Laws

In a landmark decision hailed by conservative Christians and advocates for religious liberty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of a Redford Township church's firing of a teacher.

Questions Swirl Over What Led to Florida Drum Major’s Death

EQFL NOTE: Equality Florida continues to be in contact with numerous students and officials at FAMU to ensure Robert's death is investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If you have information to share, please contact the Central Florida Crime Line at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or contact Equality Florida at 813-870-3735.

 

[VIDEO] Romney bites off more than he can chew at NH restaurant

Words cannot fully express how great this story truly. 

Enjoy this excerpt: