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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.

Broward senator says banning anti-gay discrimination would improve Florida economy

Release Date: 
November 11, 2011

Florida Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, D-Weston, is sponsoring legislation to ban workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity would bring jobs to Florida, Rich said.

Help Elect Pro-Equality Candidates!

The Council of 1000 is a growing team of donors who have committed to donating at least $1,000 each major election cycle directly to candidates who will fight for the full legal rights of the LGBT community.

As a Council of 1000 member you'll get in-depth analysis of top races in the state where your donation can have the biggest impact.

We Just Sent an Extremist Packing - And Elected a Champion

Michael Smith Wins Largo City Commission Race!

Great news! Tonight Michael Smith won his historic race to become the first LGBT person to win a seat on the Largo City Commission. Michael defeated a long time incumbent known for her anti-gay beliefs. The victory is sweeter because of the incumbent's history of appealing to prejudice. She led the charge to have the City Manager fired for being transgender. Michael's opponent appealed to homophobia once again, but the tactic backfired. Longtime supporters deserted her and Michael won tonight’s election with 53.97% of the vote.

Thank you to all of the Equality Florida members who supported Michael’s campaign.

The evening was a clean sweep for all the Equality Florida PAC endorsed candidates. Congratulations are also in order to Steve Kornell, Charles Gerdes and Wengay Newton.

Click after the jump to see Equality Florida Action PACs Endorsement of Michael Smith

Orlando Gala Raises Over $100,000

What an extraordinary night!

Our 2011 Orlando Gala exceeded all expectations and proved once again that Central Florida is leading the way in helping to secure full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Ohio Study: Anti-gay attitudes hurt property values

Great new study out of Ohio shows the impact of homophobia on the economy. 

"The perception that there is prejudice against gay and lesbians by conservative groups is strong enough to be picked up in market prices,” - Susane Leguizamon of Tulane University in New Orleans.

GSA Leadership Summit hosted by EQFL with over a 100 attendees going on right now in Broward County

Last week we put the word out that due to funding cuts in Broward Schools, we needed to raise $1,800 immediately to pay for buses to get students to our leadership summit.

We needed your help and you really came through! 

We've raised over $3,500 - almost twice our original goal!

Brian McNaught Presented with Selisse Berry Leadership Award





Brian McNaught Presented with Selisse Berry Leadership Award

"Outie" will be presented at the 2011 Out & Equal Workplace Summit