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Thousands Celebrate Diversity at River City Pride Festival

Release Date: 
October 5, 2014

Written by: Teresa Stepzinski

Picture-perfect fall weather along with good food and fun drew thousands to the 2014 River City Pride Festival incelebration of diversity Sunday.

FAIRNESS PREVAILS IN ATLANTIC BEACH

FAIRNESS PREVAILS IN ATLANTIC BEACH:
ANTI-EQUALITY ACTIVISTS FAIL TO COLLECT SIGNATURES TO PUT EQUALITY TO A VOTE

When the Atlantic Beach commission passed an ordinance banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on August 11, there was a small but vocal contingent who swore that the people would want to have it put to a vote.

Meet the Interns: Amanda Nowlin

Meet the Interns: Amanda Nowlin

(Jacksonville Office)

1. Tell us a little about yourself...

City notes: Former mayors Delaney, Godbold and Peyton still have regular lunches

Release Date: 
July 7, 2014

Equality Florida has opened a local office for Northeast Florida at 650 Park St.

The state organization is dedicated to full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Jacksonville Equality Connection at Glenn Certain Studio

Date: 
Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Glenn Certain Studio
2659 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
 
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RSVP Greater Jacksonville Equality Connection

Date: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Type: 
Mixer
Location: 
MOXIE Kitchen + Cocktails
4972 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville 32246
 
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Jacksonville Art Walk

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 5:00pm

Canvass with Equality Florida at the Jacksonville Art Walk and help us gather pledges in support of a fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance for Jacksonville!

Want to volunteer at this event? Contact our Statewide Outreach Coordinator, Jess Osborn, at [email protected]

Huge crowd tackles human rights ordinance in Atlantic Beach

Release Date: 
November 26, 2013

 

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Roughly 200 people in a cramped meeting space in Atlantic Beach tackled several hot button topics in the city Monday night, including a Human Rights ordinance, created by commissioner Maria Mark. 

One by one, people shuffled out of the crowded hallway or squeezed by rows filled with concerned residents. They approached the podium and microphone to talk about a lack of anti-discrimination laws. 

The ordinance appeared to have garnered a lot of support. But there were a couple of people who spoke out against it.

Volunteer for River City Pride and Parade with Equality Florida!

Date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 3:00pm - Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 8:00pm

Join Equality Florida for some fun in the sun at River City Pride and Parade! Spread the word about Equality Florida and the work we're doing, such as ensuring the passage of the Human Rights Ordinance. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who care about equality and who are willing to share their enthusiasm with others. Volunteer shifts typically last for 2 to 3 hours and involve engaging passers-by and signing up new members.

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