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Posted on 2011-09-20 by nadine.
What was your coming out moment like?
Posted on 2011-09-20 by nadine.
"Today marks the end of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." The law is repealed. From this day forward, gay and lesbian soldiers may serve in our Army with the dignity and respect they deserve." - Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, et al
Posted on 2011-09-13 by mallory.
Equality Florida is already gearing up for legislative session. We have been working with our friends in the legislature to introduce important legislation for the LGBT community. The Florida Domestic Partnerships Act is our first bill of session that has been introduced. Check out the Media Release we sent out today. A big thank you to our champions, Rep. Mark Pafford and Sen. Eleanor Sobel who have once again introduced the bill.  - Mallory    
Posted on 2011-09-08 by joe.
Hey everyone, Exciting news! Kissimmee City Commissioner Cheryl Grieb and Equality Florida Field Director Joe Saunders in front of St. Cloud City Hall
Posted on 2011-09-07 by stratton.
Victory! Ft. Lauderdale Passes Domestic Partner Benefits for Employees!
Posted on 2011-09-07 by brian.
EQFL Note: Lake County schools and their now infamous anti-gay teacher, Jerry Buell, continue to attract national attention. While Buell is now free to create a toxic environment for LGBT students in his classroom, others are working to help those very same students. Read about this recent "It Gets Better" campaign that is going viral.    
Posted on 2011-09-06 by mallory.
Here come the ladies!  Today is an exciting day for those who love when fierce women run for office, and let's be honest, who doesn't? First, Tammy Baldwin has announced she is running for US Senate. Baldwin is a seven term Congresswoman from Wisconsin and if elected, would be the first openly LGBT member of the US Senate. The seat is open and Baldwin already has one anti-LGBT Republican challenger, former Congressman Mark Neumann, who has a long history of voting against the LGBT community.
Posted on 2011-09-02 by brian.
EQFL NOTE: This is BIG news. Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtenin has just joined the call for the IRS to take immediate action to reduce the tax burden LGBT couples face because of a lack of Federal recognition. Here's their release...  
Posted on 2011-08-30 by Anonymous.
Students Reveal Teacher Brought Anti-Gay Bias to the Classroom Weak Anti-Bullying Policy Leaves Lake County Students Unprotected
Posted on 2011-08-30 by nadine.
The Rays’ video features two-time All Star outfielder Johnny Damon, outfielders BJ Upton and Sam Fuld, second baseman Sean Rodriguez and manager Joe Maddon. In the video Damon shares a story about how he was consistently bullied when he was younger for stuttering but was able to overcome it .
Posted on 2011-08-27 by nadine.
International reggae artist Mista Majah P formerly known Major P has released the world’s first pro-gay reggae album.
Posted on 2011-08-26 by nadine.
From North Carolina to New York City,thousands of people have already evacuated their homes to escape Hurricane Irene’s path. Among them are transgender people who, like others, don’t have anywhere else to turn to except for evacuation shelters. Considering the unique difficulties transgender evacuees encounter, NCTE, Lambda Legal, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have issued these simple guidelines to assist shelters in making their spaces safe for transgender people. Download the resource and share it with evacuation shelters in your area.