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Posted on 2015-10-21 by hannah.
The parade has passed and the booths have been taken down but the feelings of acceptance and belonging that were present for Come out with Pride 2015 are still with me. This year was the best Pride that I have attended! Working in the Equality Florida booth with my 9 year old daughter and my 16 year old niece was a real experience for me. As a parent, the opportunity to share my passion for social justice with my daughter was something I will not forgot.  
Posted on 2015-10-20 by Brittany.
Orange County ends domestic partnership benefits Here's why we think that's a mistake ​
Posted on 2015-10-16 by tyler.
NCLR and Equality Florida Ask Federal Judge to Order Immediate Issuance of Birth Certificates Acknowledging Same-Sex Spouses as Parents (Tallahassee, FL, October 16, 2015)—Today, the same-sex couples who filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s refusal to add both of their names to their children’s birth certificates asked the court for immediate protection for their families.
Posted on 2015-10-15 by Brittany.
In honor of Spirit Day, millions of people across the nation have gone purple today to show their support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying. Statistically, we know LGBTQ youth face much higher rates of bullying and harassment in schools, and examples of such discrimination in Florida are often reported to Equality Florida.
Posted on 2015-10-13 by Brittany.
Broward updates and reaffirms its domestic partnership ordinance The Broward County Commission updated its domestic partnership ordinance Tuesday, adding new protections and ensuring that partnerships registered elsewhere will be recognized in Broward County.
Posted on 2015-10-13 by amber.
River City Pride was a huge success! Our weekend began with a volunteer training, during which our wonderful team heard a campaign update, learned how to canvass a crowd, and, most importantly, connected with each other in celebration of being a part of the LGBTQA community. We had a stellar time making signs for the parade and practicing our canvassing with each other!
Posted on 2015-10-09 by amber.
Written by Gabrielle Quintana and Gabriela Delva, interns at Equality Florida Equality Florida had a blast at Ocala Pride this past weekend! There was never a dull moment with drag shows, dance troupes, and bands performing all afternoon long. With the help of our volunteers, David and Roxanne, we were able to accomplish much more than our expected goal of 200 pledges in support of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act.
Posted on 2015-10-08 by Brittany.
On September 26th, nearly 500 guests gathered at the beautiful Florida Yacht Club to celebrate our movement’s historic gains and invest in the critical work ahead. Thanks to the generosity of our incredible sponsors and equality supporters like you, we broke our local fundraising record and raised over $192,000 for LGBT equality in the Greater Jacksonville region and across the state.
Posted on 2015-10-08 by Brittany.
On Thursday, September 17, dozens of Pensacola residents and community leaders came out to speak up in favor of a fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance! The Pensacola City Council voted to move the HRO to a workshop on November 9th to discuss the issue further.
Posted on 2015-10-07 by Brittany.
Faith leaders contradict claims of religious discrimination They say a so-called pastor protection bill is both unnecessary and divisive
Posted on 2015-10-06 by tyler.
Meet the Interns: Christian Gonzalez-Orbegoso (Public Policy Intern) 1. Tell us a little about yourself...
Posted on 2015-10-05 by Brittany.
​Unete a nosotros! Equality Florida launches its first educational campaign in Spanish Oct. 5, 2015 Contacts: Susanna Taddei, Producer, [email protected] Jim Harper, Media/Communications, [email protected]
Posted on 2015-10-05 by tyler.
Kaitlin Legg TransAction Advisory Board Spotlight “As a cisgender supporter, I am a fiercely committed advocate for transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people because they are my friends, my family, and my community. A world in which gender diversity is appreciated and celebrated is a better world for every one of us.”
Posted on 2015-10-05 by tyler.
Written by Hilary Biedul - Volunteer at Space Coast Pride
Posted on 2015-10-02 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Meets With TSA Officials; Calls for Improvement of Transgender Security Screening Guidelines Following Orlando Incident
Posted on 2015-09-22 by Brittany.
Meet the Interns: Gabby (Legislative Intern/ Lobby Days Intern) 1. Tell us a little about yourself...
Posted on 2015-09-21 by Brittany.
Meet the Interns: Ella Delva (Legislative Intern) 1. Tell us a little about yourself...
Posted on 2015-09-16 by Brittany.
Michael Donald Edwards of Asolo Rep will receive ‘Voice for Equality’ award Equality Florida honors him for his theater’s programming and community support SARASOTA -- Michael Donald Edwards uses musicals and plays to stir up big ideas -- as well as to create new connections among his audiences.