RELEASE: Equality Florida Launches Full Time Presence in Gainesville

Monday, January 31, 2011
Contact: Mallory Wells, Public Policy Director, [email protected]

Equality Florida Launches Full Time Presence in Gainesville

(Gainesville) Equality Florida, Florida's largest organization dedicated to securing justice for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, has placed staff full time in Gainesville.

The move to add staff comes after two years of deep investment in the Gainesville community, first in the No on Charter Amendment 1 campaign and then in the 2010 Mayor's race.

"We are thrilled to be full time in Gainesville," said Mallory Wells, Equality Florida's Public Policy Director and new Gainesville resident. "I look forward to continuing to strengthen our coalition and connect Gainesville's amazing progressive leadership to the work that's happening on the state level."

Equality Florida also has staff in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Miami, Orlando and Tallahassee during the legislative session.

"Gainesville has been at the forefront in the struggle for equality so it is only fitting that our city host an office of our statewide organization", said Mayor Craig Lowe and added "Welcome Equality Florida!"

On February 1 from 6-8pm, Equality Florida is inviting the Gainesville community to a party at LUX at 211 W University Ave, to celebrate.

Equality Florida is Florida's largest statewide human rights organization dedicated to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, representing over 150,000 Floridians. Through education and advocacy, the organization is committed to building a state of equal rights for all Floridians, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.



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