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[Action Alert] Tallahassee Needs to Hear From You

Click here to send a noteAt this very moment, dozens of citizen lobbyists from across Florida are working the halls of the capitol and telling their stories as part of Equality Florida's 2012 Lobby Days. By sending a message to your state Representative and Senator right now, you'll double the impact our team can have on those who make the laws that effect our lives.

PRESS RELEASE: Equality Florida Applauds Bipartisan Filing of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act

 

Equality Florida Applauds Bipartisan Filing of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act
The legislation will prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Floridians

Former "Ex-Gay" Leader Warns About The Dangers of So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners rejected a proposed ban on conversion therapy, a harmful practice I can speak to all too well. After 23 years in the conversion therapy and ex-gay world I tried everything to change my sexual orientation as a gay man, nothing worked. I was a respected "ex-gay" leader, an ordained minister, as well as the Executive Vice President of Exodus International and spoke out frequently about "change" and "freedom from homosexuality."

Equality Florida Responds To 'License to Discriminate’ Guidance by The Trump Administration

ORLANDO, FL — Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued new guidance that gives a “license to discriminate” to federal agencies, contractors and grantees seeking religious exemptions from federal laws, rules and regulations. 

Equality Florida responds to Miami-Dade Commission Voting Down Ban On Conversion Therapy

Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 4-7 against an ordinance that would ban so-called "conversion therapy." Equality Florida’s Senior Policy Director, Hannah Willard, provided the following statement:

SHOW UP: Miami-Dade County Commission Hearing to Ban So-Called "Conversion Therapy"

Miami-Dade County is considering a ban on conversion therapy, and we need you to help the County Commissioners understand how important it is to denounce this debunked and dangerous practice.

STATEMENT: Equality Florida Responds to Trump’s Plan to End DACA

 
Equality Florida Responds to Trump’s Plan to End DACA

Decision will threaten the safety of LGBTQ DACA recipients in Florida
 

Senator Nelson Urges Trump Administration Not To Implement Official Discrimination Through Trans Military Ban

Last week, President Trump tweeted that transgender individuals will no longer be able to serve “in any capacity” in the U.S. Military.

The tweets have received backlash from civil rights organizations, active duty and veteran transgender servicemembers, elected officials, and military personnel over the past week.