On the heels of the successful launch of our first cable television ad on February 14, Equality Florida is launching its second ad titled By The Content of Our Curriculum taking aim at the "Stop WOKE Act" (HB7/SB148), the governor's signature piece of legislation that would censor conversations about American history and the origins of racism and injustice. This 30-second ad shows school life in the age of DeSantis censorship, with curriculum having been replaced by propaganda and educators under surveillance by the state.
Posted on 2022-02-14 by michaelw.
Posted on 2022-02-08 by Brittany.
Posted on 2022-02-07 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Responds To Governor DeSantis’ Doubling Down on Anti-LGBTQ Surveillance State Agenda
Posted on 2022-02-07 by Brittany.
Black History is American History. Right now — as the nation celebrates Black History Month, honors the contributions of the Black community, and reflects on past and current injustices — GOP leaders in the Florida Legislature are fast-tracking a bill that would censor honest conversations about racism, discrimination, and injustice in our schools and workplace.
Posted on 2022-01-23 by michaelw.
Posted on 2022-01-21 by Brittany.
The “Don’t Say Gay” bill (HB 1557/SB 1834) has passed its first Florida House Committee. This dangerous bill — sponsored by Representative Joe Harding and Senator Dennis Baxley — blocks teachers from talking about LGBTQ issues or people and undermines existing protections for LGBTQ kids in schools. This legislation is meant to stigmatize LGBTQ people, isolate LGBTQ kids, and make teachers fearful of providing a safe, inclusive classroom. The existence of LGBTQ students and parents is not a taboo topic that has to be regulated by the Florida Legislature.
Posted on 2021-12-10 by michaelw.
Florida’s legislative session has often been called “the most dangerous 60 days” in our state. And for almost 25 years, Equality Florida has been on the front lines protecting our community from bad ideas coming out of Tallahassee.
Posted on 2021-12-08 by michaelw.
2022 Legislative Slate
Posted on 2021-12-06 by michaelw.
For Immediate Release: December 6, 2021
Posted on 2021-11-05 by Brittany.
Equality Florida and Biden Administration Meet with Florida Parents and Transgender Youth Equality Florida partners with Biden Administration to convene LGBTQ leaders, parents, and transgender youth to discuss the impact of nationally-coordinated attacks on transgender youth
Posted on 2021-10-29 by Brittany.
Statement from Joe Saunders, Equality Florida’s Senior Political Director, on Homophobic Attacks Following School Field Trip to Rosie’s in Wilton Manors "Rosie’s is a neighborhood restaurant and community institution that has been a staple of the South Florida community for over 19 years. Housed in the center of the City of Wilton Manors, this community restaurant specializes in award-winning burgers and American comfort food and has been a gathering place for local nonprofits, community events, and civic engagement since its founding.
Posted on 2021-10-21 by Brittany.
Florida Parents, Lawmakers Call Out Vile Transphobic Attacks by Florida Legislature
Posted on 2021-10-15 by Brittany.
We have an urgent situation unfolding in the Florida legislature right now: Republicans have just introduced an extremely dangerous bill that puts the lives of transgender youth at risk — making it illegal for doctors to provide them with best-practice medical care and support.
Posted on 2021-10-14 by Brittany.
Posted on 2021-10-12 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith To Receive the Key to St. Petersburg ST.PETERSBURG, FL - Equality Florida Co-Founder and Executive Director, Nadine Smith, will receive the key to the City of St. Petersburg from Mayor Rick Kriseman at City Hall on October 14th. The key to the city is the highest civilian honor by the mayor.
Posted on 2021-10-11 by michaelw.
Equality Florida has hired a robust cohort of individuals to make up our 2021 Fall Internship program!
Posted on 2021-09-29 by Brittany.
Florida Republicans Continue Attacks On Trans Youth, File Transgender Youth Medical Care Ban Tallahassee, Fla - Florida Republicans are continuing their shameful attack on transgender youth. The Transgender Youth Medical Care Ban Bill filed today by State Representative Anthony Sabatini (R-Clermont) would criminalize doctors for providing life-saving care for transgender youth. Full statement by Nadine Smith, Equality Florida’s Executive Director on H.B. 211:
Posted on 2021-09-17 by michaelw.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 17th, 2021
Posted on 2021-09-09 by Brittany.
Andrew Lent joins Equality Florida as Healthcare Equity Trainer
Posted on 2021-09-01 by Brittany.