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Media Alert: Economic Roundtable to Highlight Impact of Workplace Diversity

Release Date: 
February 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: 

Hillary, Obama unite on LGBT rights and become campaign fodder in the process

The world united against gender, racial and religious discrimination -- well, for the most part. But now, it's time to overcome another hurdle on inequality affecting millions of LGBT people. And if it's going to have any chance to succeed, removing this level of discrimination is going to take a global effort.

Gays and lesbians refuse to lie- the lunch counter sit-ins of our generation

"The truth shall set you free.” 

This powerful verse from the bible is one of my favorite quotations from scripture. Truth and honesty are among the most important tenets of the world’s great religions; indeed, one of the Ten Commandments admonishes that “you shall not lie”. 

Equality Florida Honored as Most Effective LGBT Organization

Equality Florida Wave Award

On Thursday, November 10th, Equality Florida was honored as the "Most Effective LGBT Organization" by the readers of Watermark - Central Florida's premier LGBT newspaper.