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Posted on 2022-12-05 by Brittany.
#HonorThemWithAction On Colorado Gives Day On November 19, we woke up to the all too familiar horror that a gunman had opened fire at Club Q — an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs — killing 5 people and injuring 19 more: Ashley Paugh (35 years old). Daniel Aston (28 years old). Raymond Green Vance (22 years old). Derrick Rump (38 years old). Kelly Loving (40 years old).
Posted on 2022-12-03 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Denounces DeSantis Inspired Anti-LGBTQ Extremists’ Rally in Fort Lauderdale
Posted on 2022-11-21 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Responds to Horrific Attack at Colorado Springs' Club Q ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Last night, a gunman opened fire at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing 5 and injuring 18 others. Equality Florida, who helped coordinate the response to a similar attack at Pulse Nightclub in 2016, issued the following statement:
Posted on 2022-11-11 by Brittany.
What Happened In Florida Is A Warning There’s no sugarcoating it. While we were bracing for a potentially tough night in Florida, watching the results come in was difficult. One of the most heartbreaking losses was that of State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith who was running for reelection. Carlos has been a fierce champion of equality and defender of our families for 6 years. At a time when DeSantis and Republicans have made anti-LGBTQ attacks their playbook, his absence in Tallahassee will be greatly felt.
Posted on 2022-11-04 by Brittany.
Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathy Finalize Rules to Restrict Lifesaving Care for Transgender Youth Advocates To Request Additional Hearing & Workshop
Posted on 2022-10-28 by brandon.
Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathy Advance Rule to Restrict Lifesaving Care for Transgender Kids Anti-trans activists given priority in public comment while transgender Floridians are silenced
Posted on 2022-10-19 by Brittany.
Florida Board of Education Passes New Sweeping Anti-LGBTQ Rules New rules target school districts that have LGBTQ-Inclusive policies, teachers, and transgender youth
Posted on 2022-10-07 by Cielo.
Meet the Fellows: Summer 2022  Equality Florida, the largest LGBTQ advocacy organization in the state, hired a dynamic and devoted cohort of fellows for the Fall 2022 Fellowship Program! Our large cohort includes a variety of backgrounds, ages, sexualities, gender identities, and ethnicities. At Equality Florida, our mission is to cultivate diverse LGBTQ leadership to reflect our commitment to equity and inclusion.
Posted on 2022-10-03 by brandon.
Judge Blames DeSantis/GOP Toxic Rhetoric and School District Overreach for Hostile Anti-LGBTQ Actions; Lawsuit Against Don't Say LGBTQ Dismissed on Technicalities
Posted on 2022-09-15 by Brittany.
On September 15 at 10:00 am ET, Equality Florida Press Secretary Brandon Wolf will have the honor of delivering opening remarks and introducing Vice President Kamala Harris at the United We Stand Summit — an event taking place at the White House designed to address the rise in hate-fueled violence across America.
Posted on 2022-09-14 by Brittany.
In Fight Against Ron DeSantis, Coalition of Major LGBTQ Groups Back Charlie Crist for Governor Human Rights Campaign PAC, SAVE Action PAC, and the Florida LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus Join Equality Florida Action PAC in Wave of Support for Crist
Posted on 2022-09-08 by brandon.
STATEMENT: Equality Florida Responds to Miami-Dade School Board Vote to Reject LGBTQ History Month
Posted on 2022-09-02 by brandon.
Equality Florida Action PAC Backs Crist for Governor Announces $100,000 LGBTQ Fundraiser for Crist is Over Two-Thirds to Goal in Just 24 hours
Posted on 2022-08-23 by Brittany.
Openly-LGBTQ Candidates Score Wins on Election Night Equality Florida Action PAC Goes Toe-to-Toe With DeSantis in School Board Races
Posted on 2022-08-18 by Cielo.
Agency for Health Care Administration Strips Care From 9,000+ Transgender Floridians TALLAHASSEE, FL -- This weekend, the Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) rule stripping Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming care goes into effect, officially ripping life-saving care from thousands of vulnerable Floridians. The rule, which denies Medicaid coverage for transgender healthcare, is part of a broader assault on health care for transgender Floridians that has engulfed state agencies and the legislature. 
Posted on 2022-07-28 by brandon.
Equality Florida Responds to Weaponizing of Florida Department of Education Against Nondiscrimination Protections
Posted on 2022-07-01 by brandon.
‘Don’t Say LGBTQ’ Law, Already Harming Students, Goes Into Effect Equality Florida, Coalition of Parents, Students, Educators Vow to End It
Posted on 2022-06-24 by brandon.
Equality Florida Responds to US Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe V. Wade WASHINGTON, DC -- This morning, the United States Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO) has overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, two foundational rulings that affirmed our Constitutional right to abortion and privacy. Twenty-six states are now poised to ban abortion after this decision, including 13 states with “trigger bans” on the book. Equality Florida issued the following statement:
Posted on 2022-06-17 by brandon.
Equality Florida Decries Proposed Rule to Eliminate Medicaid Coverage for Gender Affirming Care
Posted on 2022-06-16 by brandon.
New OUT Leadership Report Shows Anti-LGBTQ Laws Making Florida Less Welcoming for Businesses