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Equality Florida Legislative Update 1 - HB 17

There’s a new threat in Tallahassee to our hard won LGBTQ protections.

A bill (HB 17) that would repeal a range of local policies, including LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances, is being fast-tracked through the Florida House.

Equality Florida Applauds Bipartisan Filing of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act

Press Release Launched on Friday, February 3, 2017


Equality Florida Responds To Trump's Decision To Keep Federal LGBTQ Workplace Protections

Yesterday, President Trump affirmed that he will keep President Obama's executive order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender federal employees and contractors. This is welcome news following rumors that he was poised to repeal these important protections.

Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat

Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has finally conceded defeat. McCrory, who created the discriminatory HB 2 that has cost North Carolina $600 million and counting when corporations, jobs, conferences, and sporting events pulled out of the state, has officially been rejected by North Carolina voters. His opponent Roy Cooper made dismantling the anti-LGBTQ law a centerpiece of his campaign.

Mass Violence and Trauma-Specific Information

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Mass Violence and Trauma-Specific Information

This Thanksgiving Floridians Call For LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections - Karla and Cathy

Cathy and Karla met at work almost 20 years ago and have been married since January 5, 2015. They were the first couple in Florida to be legally married once the freedom to marry was secured in the Sunshine State. As a lesbian couple living in South Florida, they have been advocating for their family and for the rights of the LGBTQ community for many years. 

This Thanksgiving Floridians Call For LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections - Dan and Brent

Written by: Dan and Brent VanTice


This Thanksgiving, we are feeling thankful for marriage equality, our family, and our beautiful children. Brent and I met here in Jacksonville and we feel very fortunate and blessed that we now live in a nation that recognizes our marriage and family.

The NBA Gets Loud & Proud

Allies and supporters of LGBT equality are growing by the day, and now, the sports community is following suit. During LGBT History Month, the Miami Heat are hosting a party to celebrate South Florida’s LGBTQ community, called Loud & Proud, this Saturday, October 22nd. The Miami Heat are planning a huge event, sending professional NBA coaches and players, and making it open and free to the public.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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EQFL's Statement On ACC's Decision To Move Championship Game to Orlando

ACC Moves Championship Game to Orlando
Equality Florida calls on its government to pass statewide LGBTQ protections