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A first-time volunteer at Harvey Milk Festival 2015

Arriving at 11:45, I was a little nervous/anxious about volunteering, asking strangers to sign a petition supporting equal rights. I had never participated or even attended a civil rights event, so volunteering at one came from a place of genuine love, curiosity, and determination to overcome whatever micro-barriers might still exist within me internally.

Fun in the Sun at Aqua Girl 2015!

This weekend Equality Florida was having fun in sun at Aqua Girl, the world’s largest charity event for women. In between killer DJ sets, amazing artistic performances and dips in the pool we engaged the crowd in the fight for full equality for all LGBT Floridians.

NEWS RELEASE: Historic voter mobilization secures Pro-Equality Majority on Jacksonville City Council

Historic voter mobilization secures Pro-Equality Majority on Jacksonville City Council

Human Rights Campaign and Equality Florida rally more than 100,000 voters

[Jacksonville] -- An historic mobilization of pro-equality voters in today’s run-off elections means a majority of the Jacksonville City Council are now on record in support of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s nondiscrimination law.

Volunteer at the 2015 St. Petersburg Gala

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RSVP for Freedom To Be Me and Equality Florida's Safe Space Canvass Effort

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Please join us as we create a safe environment for the recovering LGBT community in Jacksonville. This event will focus on supporting an integral part of our city by working together to end discrimination.
The upcoming May 19th election will determine the fate of the Human Rights Ordinance. This is our greatest opportunity to ensure housing, workplace and public accommodation protections.
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Phone banking with the Election Action Team!

Written by Morgan Baker, Jacksonville Media Intern

May has initiated a monstrous force of Get Out The Vote power! Phone banking kicked off on May 5th, with a strong team of 13 volunteers pitching in to call voters and recruit potential volunteers. At the Jacksonville EQFL headquarters, there was a dual phone bank consisting of two separate rooms with two very certain goals. One room was able to make over 120 calls and recruit 12 volunteer shifts.

Volunteer with us at Pensacola PRIDE!

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

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NEWS RELEASE: A Mother's Day wish for her gay son

A Florida mother’s dying wish for her gay son

Marie Bristol wants to meet with the governor;
On Mother’s Day, Equality Florida will help with a social media campaign

TransAction Spotlight - Arianna Lint

Arianna Lint
TransAction Advisory Board Spotlight

"Last year, Equality Florida launched its statewide transgender inclusion initiative in support of the Transgender Community. With the creation of TransAction Florida's Advisory Board, we now have a statewide scope and reach to provide advocacy, awareness and education of the transgender journey. We are very pleased to highlight one of our Advisory Board Members each month in 2015. This month, we are honored to spotlight the incomparable Arianna Lint."