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BIG NEWS: Proposed U.S. Customs Policy Would Respect Gay Couples

Big news for gay couples returning from travel abroad.  The days of being being humiliated at the border may soon be over.

Bayard Rustin’s 100th Birthday . 1912-2012

 

 

 

Saturday, March 17, 2012, that marks the 100th birthday of the late civil rights activist Bayard Rustin

Rustin was a proud Black gay man who was an indispensable architect of the Civil Rights Movement.

His most noteworthy achievements include serving as chief organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington

Bayard Rustin’s 100th Birthday . 1912-2012

 

 

 

Saturday, March 17, 2012, that marks the 100th birthday of the late civil rights activist Bayard Rustin

Rustin was a proud Black gay man who was an indispensable architect of the Civil Rights Movement.

His most noteworthy achievements include serving as chief organizer of the historic 1963 March on Washington

What would you do?

Friends of mine who are also members of Equality Florida were up North late last year visiting family when they stopped for a meal at a roadside diner.

Behind their booth they could hear a woman berating her child for identifying as transgender.

Betsy and Ron are also PFLAGers who couldn't sit by in silence as the teenager sobbed beneath the mother's abuse.

They spoke up and engaged them both, comforting the teen and educating the mom.

Equality Means Business Welcomes CSX

Great news!

CSX, one of the largest companies in the country, has signed on as the newest advisory board member of Equality Means Business.

Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer Talks Marriage Equality with the Paul & Matty Show

Our Deputy Director, Stratton Pollitzer, talks marriage equality with Paul of the Paul and Matty Show.  Listen as Stratton lays out the roadmap ahead for winning equality in here in Florida. 

Click here to listen online.

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.