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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.

Observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the memory of those murdered because of transphobia, or the fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, is recognized annually on November 20.

Tampa Bay Rays Take A Stand Against Bullying

The Rays’ video features two-time All Star outfielder Johnny Damon, outfielders BJ Upton and Sam Fuld, second baseman Sean Rodriguez and manager Joe Maddon. In the video Damon shares a story about how he was consistently bullied when he was younger for stuttering but was able to overcome it


Reggae Artist Mista Majah P Takes on Homophobia

International reggae artist Mista Majah P formerly known Major P has released the world’s first pro-gay reggae album.

Justice for Ryan Skipper

Hate crimes and intolerance inspire new support services for LGBT communities

Release Date: 
July 20, 2011

Hate crimes and intolerance inspire new support services for LGBT communities


The Florida Independent

By Marcos Restrepo | 07.20.11 | 4:29 pm


Florida LGBT advocates tell The Florida Independent that despite efforts to fill the lack of social services for their communities, problems like bullying, underreported hate crimes and homeless youth continue to rise.


Zebra House for LGBTQ Youth Now Open; Spreads The Word With New Video

Equality Florida is a proud founding member of the Zebra Coalition, a coalition that formed to pull together the necessary resources and to establish the a shelter for LGBTQ youth in downtown Orlando. The Zebra House is a 24/7 safe place for LGBTQ Youth who may have been kicked out of their homes, or just may be dealing with circumstances out of their control. If you know a youth who has been kicked out of their home, they can reach out to the Zebra House by dialing 877.90 ZEBRA.