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Our Fund to host National LGBT Leadership Forum Monday in Fort Lauderdale

Release Date: 
November 7, 2014

Written by: Steve Rothaus

Panelists this year will be U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston; Rea Carey of the National LGBTQ Task Force; Kevin Cathcart of Lambda Legal; Nadine Smith of Equality Florida; and attorney Paul Smith.

“Based on what has happened this week, it should be an interesting discussion,” said Our Fund CEO/President Anthony Timiraos, referring to Tuesday’s election. Here’s the complete news release, with biographies of the 2014 speakers:

This Florida Family Will Never Be Able To Celebrate Marriage Equality

Release Date: 
November 9, 2014

Written by: Dan Avery

Even as we applaud the growing number of states embracing marriage equality, there are couples for whom it comes to late: Equality Florida has shared the tragic story of Liz Molina, who passed away this week before Florida lifted its ban on same-sex marriage and before she could be recognized as a wife and mother.

Liz, 35, succumbed to cervical cancer on Monday, just days before before her partner Joan Rodriguez is due to give birth to their son, Liam.

BREAKING: Judge Hinkle Denies Requests To Alter Stay On Marriage Ruling

Judge Hinkle has denied requests to both immediately lift and extend the stay on his marriage ruling. According to his order, the stay will expire on the original date of January 5th and will only be extended if by action of the 11th Circuit. He will not lift the stay earlier.

We're Still Marching Forward After Disappointing Elections

We won’t sugarcoat this. Last night’s elections were very disappointing. We lost some pro-equality heroes in heartbreakingly close contests.

But as we continue to work for full equality, it is important to keep the election in perspective. Basically, we are where we were before the first votes were cast.

NEWS RELEASE: Pro-Equality Voters Kept Election Close

(November 5, 2014) -- In a mid-term election plagued by voter apathy, a strong turnout by pro-equality voters was a key factor in making Florida’s governor’s race an Election Day toss-up.

With a huge financial advantage in a year where the GOP was predicted to sweep the election, early forecasts were that Rick Scott was expected to win by a wide margin. But with marriage equality making news almost daily in Florida and across the country, Rick Scott’s opposition to same-sex marriage became a liability.

Sarasota transgender amendment passes first reading

Release Date: 
November 4, 2014


Sarasota – On Nov. 3, the City of Sarasota unanimously approved on the first reading changes to the city’s anti-discrimination law which would add rights and protections for transgender individuals.

Another Business For Equality Luncheon - Key West

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
Aqua Nightclub
711 Duval Street
Key West, FL
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Volunteer at our 2014 Greater Orlando Gala

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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"Souls To The Polls" Rally

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
New Hope Baptist Church
1321 NW 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311


Equality Florida Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer will be speaking at today's "Souls To The Polls" Rally with Vice President Joe Biden and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist!

Don't miss this event! 

Volunteer at the Right Whale Festival!

Equality Florida will be out at the beaches for the Right Whale Festival on Nov. 15th!


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