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2018 Miami Gala

Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Type: 
Gala
Location: 
Nobu Eden Roc Hotel
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Rod Alonso

Role: 
Staff
Title: 
Miami Development Officer
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Rod is Equality Florida's Miami Dade Development Officer

Rod was born in Cuba but never lived there. He grew up in Venezuela where he learned how difficult it is to be different from others. As a result, he committed himself to help people who fear opening up about their sexual orientation.

Former "Ex-Gay" Leader Warns About The Dangers of So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners rejected a proposed ban on conversion therapy, a harmful practice I can speak to all too well. After 23 years in the conversion therapy and ex-gay world I tried everything to change my sexual orientation as a gay man, nothing worked. I was a respected "ex-gay" leader, an ordained minister, as well as the Executive Vice President of Exodus International and spoke out frequently about "change" and "freedom from homosexuality."

Equality Florida responds to Miami-Dade Commission Voting Down Ban On Conversion Therapy

Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 4-7 against an ordinance that would ban so-called "conversion therapy." Equality Florida’s Senior Policy Director, Hannah Willard, provided the following statement:

SHOW UP: Miami-Dade County Commission Hearing to Ban So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

Miami-Dade County is considering a ban on conversion therapy, and we need you to help the County Commissioners understand how important it is to denounce this debunked and dangerous practice.

SHOW UP: Miami-Dade Conversion Therapy Ban Public Hearing

Date: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:00am
 
Miami-Dade County is considering a ban on conversion therapy, and we need you to help the County Commissioners understand how important it is to denounce this debunked and dangerous practice.

So-called “reparative therapy” purports to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity - but not only is it completely ineffective in actually changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, it puts LGBTQ youth and their families at serious risk.

Equality Florida Applauds Resignation of Frank Artiles

Release Date: 
April 21, 2017

Equality Florida Calls For The Removal of Senator Frank Artiles From Office

Release Date: 
April 19, 2017

Miami-Dade County Commission Hearing on Conversion Therapy Ban

Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 1:00pm

DATE: Wednesday, July 12th
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Stephen B. Clark Government Center
111 Northwest 1st Street, Miami, FL

Please wear RED!

Equality Florida To Honor Lisa La Monica At Annual Gala

EQUALITY FLORIDA TO HONOR LISA LA MONICA AT ANNUAL GALA;
ALBERTO CARVALHO, SUPERINTENDENT OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PRESENT AWARD

Sunday, March 12 at Nobu Hotel Eden Roc