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Straight Allies Advocate For LGBT Equality In Jax

A local ad campaign is encouraging the expansion of Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance and is getting support from local, regional and national groups.


A welcoming city prospers


Tampa leads the state in a new report on how well cities promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

St. Petersburg ranks eighth among 15 Florida cities rated Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.

"It's a message that Tampa is open for business and welcoming of talent," said Nadine Smith, the chief executive officer of Equality Florida, which helped produce the report.

Source: WCTV


News Release: Human Rights Campaign

Source: State Impact


Broward Schools Recognized For LGBT Anti-Bullying Policies




Equality Florida Orlando Gala raises record-breaking $139,000

Every year all over the state, Equality Florida hosts fundraisers to harness dollars for its programs, including the “Get Engaged” campaign to push for marriage equality in Florida.,0,172528.story

Orlando Sentinel

FACTBOX-Results creep in for U.S. mayoral races

Eric M. Johnson



AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

Chris Christie, Terry McAuliffe winners as voters weigh in across America

Source: Find Law


Florida National Guard to give full benefits to same-sex married couples, despite state gay marriage ban

The Florida National Guard has found a way to issue full military benefits to same-sex wedded couples and not violate the state's gay-marriage ban.


Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Chris Christie celebrates win, pledges to set example for nation

By Alana Semuels

11:47 PM EST, November 5, 2013,0,3080351.story

Sun Sentinel

Community town hall meeting was necessary

November 6, 2013