Orlando, FL - In 2012, then-Vice President Joe Biden called transgender rights the “civil rights issue of our time”. Now, President Biden is working furiously to address that, reversing the previous administration’s bigoted ban on transgender military service members.
Posted on 2021-01-25 by Brittany.
Posted on 2021-01-21 by Brittany.
MIAMI, FL - Just hours after being sworn in, President Biden signed an executive order implementing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County to ensure protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity extend to all federal agencies.
Posted on 2021-01-20 by Brittany.
Statement on the Inauguration of the Biden-Harris Administration from Equality Florida's Executive Director, Nadine Smith:
Posted on 2021-01-19 by Brittany.
Statement from Equality Florida's Director of Transgender Equality, Gina Duncan, on the historic appointment of Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health: "President-Elect Biden committed to an administration that reflects the diversity of America. Today, by the historic nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, Biden stands true to his words that people should not be judged by their gender identity, but by their leadership and essential expertise needed to pull the nation out of this pandemic.
Posted on 2021-01-15 by Brittany.
Last week, we witnessed in shock and horror as Trump supporters violently attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to dismantle our democratic process. A police officer was murdered and dozens more were hospitalized before Congressional leaders, their staff, and the Vice President were finally safe.
Posted on 2020-12-09 by Brittany.
Make School Safe for LGBTQ Kids: School safety is a life or death issue for LGBTQ youth, who face higher risks of bullying, assault, homelessness, substance abuse, and suicide attempts. Equality Florida’s Safe and Healthy Schools Program is the most ambitious school-based program ever undertaken on behalf of LGBTQ students. In the coming year, with you as our partner, we will:
Posted on 2020-11-09 by Brittany.
Let the celebration begin: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been elected the next President and Vice President of the United States! For months, you’ve been on the frontlines with us: calling and texting voters, donating, marching, and making sure we didn’t leave a single vote on the table. Because of you, we just elected the most pro-LGBTQ presidential ticket in U.S. history!
Posted on 2020-11-04 by Brittany.
The presidency wasn’t decided last night - and until it is, you can be certain Equality Florida joins the national demand that every ballot be counted. Yesterday brought big heartbreaking losses and some heroic victories. I wanted to share a few of those bright spots with you and the historic gains you helped make for our community:
Posted on 2020-10-20 by michaelw.
Gainesville, FL —
Posted on 2020-10-17 by michaelw.
Tampa, Fla –
Posted on 2020-10-16 by Brittany.
ORLANDO, FL - Equality Florida will honor State Representative Anna V. Eskamani with a Voice For Equality Award at its Virtual Greater Orlando Gala on Friday, October 30. The Voice for Equality Award is bestowed annually upon a person who, with courage, passion and unwavering commitment, moves Florida’s LGBTQ community closer to full equality.
Posted on 2020-10-13 by Brittany.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla - Equality Florida will present The Voice for Equality Award to Chasten Buttigieg, and Mayor Justin Flippen will be remembered with The Legacy of Equality Award, at the organization’s 18th Annual Equality Florida VIRTUAL Broward Celebration on Saturday, November 7th.
Posted on 2020-10-09 by Brittany.
Statement from Joe Saunders re: Jason Brodeur’s new ad doubling down on lies about his homophobic adoption policy Orlando, Fla – Below, please find a statement from former state lawmaker and Equality Florida Action PAC's Joe Saunders:
Posted on 2020-10-09 by Brittany.
Jacksonville, Fla - Equality Florida Action PAC, the state’s largest LGBTQ PAC, has vetted and endorsed thousands of Florida candidates over the last two decades, but never before has it endorsed in a clerk of courts race - until today.
Posted on 2020-10-09 by michaelw.
Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, grows in strength and in staff. Today, Equality Florida announced the largest elections team in its 23-year history, bringing the staff total to 16.
Posted on 2020-10-08 by Brittany.
Jason Brodeur’s Anti-LGBTQ Record Prompts Florida’s Largest LGBTQ PAC To Set the Record Straight with $125,000 Ad Campaign
Posted on 2020-10-07 by Brittany.
The Florida Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released an advisory memorandum to the Commission following a series of public meetings and collection of public testimony on voting rights in the state. In this study, the Committee sought to evaluate voter access in Florida, with a particular emphasis on areas of concern that may demonstrate a disparate impact on protected classes under the Voting Rights Act.
Posted on 2020-10-06 by Brittany.
Equality Florida, the state’s leading LGBTQ rights organization, has joined forces with Step Up For Students, the state’s largest K-12 scholarship organization, to bring LGBTQ awareness training to private schools wishing to participate.
Posted on 2020-09-22 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Action, Inc. Makes First-Ever Federal Endorsement, Backs Joe Biden for President
Posted on 2020-08-31 by Brittany.
The community of people living with HIV and those who love and care for them is once again being threatened by a global pandemic. This time our community is ready for action based on the lessons we learned from the HIV epidemic in the early 1980s. Policymakers whose decisions directly affect the lives of persons living with HIV (PLWH) have a special responsibility to consider the potentially adverse impacts stemming from a complex system of public policy which often fails to adequately address our needs.