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Civic activist Jim VanRiper to be honored at
annual Tallahassee Gala
Equality Florida’s event will bring together leaders
in politics, business and the community
A need to protect his family brought Jim VanRiper into gay activism. He hasn’t stopped since.
Since moving to Tallahassee in 2003, VanRiper has been a leader in almost every aspect of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Equality Florida had an awesome time at PrideFest of Lake Worth and the Palm Beaches! The entire event was buzzing with energy! Our weekend started off with an exciting training Friday before the event- where each volunteer got excited to get to work, while gathering important information about the Florida Competitive Workforce Act!
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, I am honored to spotlight the awesome, Michael Keefe."
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It has been an eventful year! After years of waiting Floridians now have marriage equality! But, the fight isn't over. LGBT individuals in Florida who were married on Saturday can still be legally fired from their job on Monday. We have to keep the momentum going throughout Florida to eliminate discrimination in the workplace and pass the Florida Competitive Workforce Act!
It’s been a little over a week since Lobby Days, but the energy of those two powerful days is still here! During the event incredible volunteers from across the state engaged with over 80 Representatives and Senators to continue the momentum behind pro-equality legislation. The event was dynamic and inspiring for all who attended.