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Posted on 2012-03-01 by Anonymous.
This Saturday night, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and George Clooney among many, many others will take the stage for special reading of Dustin Lance Black's play "8." Thanks to Google and YouTube, it will be streamed live for all the world to see. In 2008, the proponents of Prop. 8 blocked broadcast of the trial - so this is an excellent opportunity for everyone to see what happened.
Posted on 2012-02-29 by Anonymous.
No committed couple should ever have to worry about their relationship being questioned in an emergency or whether they'll be called when their partner is in a life-threatening accident.
Posted on 2012-02-27 by Anonymous.
Our Deputy Director, Stratton Pollitzer, talks marriage equality with Paul of the Paul and Matty Show.  Listen as Stratton lays out the roadmap ahead for winning equality in here in Florida.  Click here to listen online.
Posted on 2012-02-27 by mallory.
2012 is shaping up to be a very important election year for LGBT candidates. More and more LGBT candidates are stepping up and running for office. Yesterday, the Orlando Sentinel published an article that highlights the four LGBT candidates that will be on the ballot this year. Incumbent Patty Sheehan is up for re-election. Two gay men are running for the District 1 race and a transgender candidate is running for county commission. 
Posted on 2012-02-25 by brian.
If you're in Tampa tonight, be sure to look up! The SunTrust Building in downtown Tampa will be lit in rainbow colors in recognition of Equality Florida's Tampa Gala. So far, more than 300 people have bought tickets or reserved a sponsor's pass at Tampa's most significant LGBT political/social event of the year.
Posted on 2012-02-25 by brian.
Watch this at Tampa Bay Online
Posted on 2012-02-23 by brian.
How do you reduce to words all that your wedding day means?
Posted on 2012-02-22 by stratton.
Just moments ago the Key West City Commission voted unanimously to approve an Equal Benefits Ordinance (EBO), a measure that will require the city's vendors to provide employees' domestic partners with benefits equal to those offered to spouses of married employees.
Posted on 2012-02-22 by Anonymous.
Brian McNaught, who is the world’s leading corporate diversity consultant dealing with LGBT issues in the workplace, will present at the State Farm training facility at 10451 NW 117th Avenue on March 28, 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in Medley, FL.
Posted on 2012-02-22 by Anonymous.
Join the Rally TOMORROW - February 23rd, at 5pm The tragic and senseless death of Robert Champion has resurfaced longstanding concerns about the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students on FAMUs campus.
Posted on 2012-02-14 by DocNate.
Nate Klarfeld and Michael Rajner
Posted on 2012-02-13 by joe.
Join the Team Tuesday Feb 21st
Posted on 2012-02-13 by nadine.
    [Note: Great article plus it features our own David Johnson, a professor at USF and author of the “The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government.']
Posted on 2012-02-13 by nadine.
  Stunning voices brought together to stand up to bullying. Enjoy and share.    
Posted on 2012-02-10 by nadine.
  In the wake of the hazing murder of Robert Champion, a gay student at Florida A & M University, students and community leaders are calling on the university to adopt a strong anti-discrimination/bullying policy. Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith spoke to FAMU President Ammons and legal counsel for the university in advance of the meeting to call for the policy change. The administration agreed to bring the proposal to the board.
Posted on 2012-02-10 by brian.
EQFL NOTE: The fight for fairness and equality has been going on for a very long time here in Florida. When one of our civil rights leaders passes on, it's a reminder to look back and appreciate the trackrecord of success the civil right movement has had in our state. Seeing how far we've come gives us hope for where we're going and the faith that we will get there.
Posted on 2012-02-09 by stratton.
Equality Florida backs Competitive Workforce Act Equality Florida 's top priority in the current legislative session is passage of the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, which would add sexual orientation and gender expression as protected in employment, housing and public accommodations, the group's deputy director said at a Miami event on Thursday.
Posted on 2012-02-09 by joe.
Last week Equality Florida and the Orlando Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Committee released a statement rebutting many of the concerns raised by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs about the constitutionality and necessity of a domestic partnership registry ordinance that specifically names and defines domestic partners. The first page of that statement is below. The entire letter is attached.
Posted on 2012-02-08 by Anonymous.
Equality Florida Board Member, Jim Harper, speaks to WTSP Channel 10 in Tampa