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Equality Florida has announced its Miami Beach endorsements and they mirror SAVE Dade's:

Non-profit organizations in South Florida were awarded a total of $80,000 in grants from OUR [...]


Local Love Stories and the Heart of the Marriage Equality Movement 

by Jessica Forbes

Imagine waiting 40 years to marry the person you love.

Seated in a downtown St. Petersburg coffee shop, Nadine Smith holds court at a window side table. She keeps a frenetic pace between checking e-mail on her laptop and responding to incoming text messages.

Source: Sun Sentinel

More local governments and businesses are telling their employees — gay and straight — that wedding bells don't have to ring for them to get the same benefits their married co-workers are receiving.

Marriage equality advocates hope those initiatives are creating momentum for more significant changes in Florida, which does not permit same-sex marriage and has no statewide domestic partnership registry.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Equality Florida will host Equality Means Business, a roundtable showcasing local business VIPs who’ll discuss how workplace diversity and protection have made them, well, richer.

An interview with Equality Florida's Statewide Field Director, Michael Farmer, on FOX35 in Orlando discussing the atrocities occurring in Russia towards the LGBT community. To watch the video, click here.

Source: WTXL ABC 27

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Tallahassee city leaders are the latest to criticize Russia's laws that discriminate against homosexuals.

The issue came up during Wednesday's city commissioner meeting after city leaders received a letter from Nadine Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Equality.