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Incident involving gender-neutral eighth grader in FL prompts call for better training

Submitted by Brittany on October 15, 2015 - 6:39pm

In honor of Spirit Day, millions of people across the nation have gone purple today to show their support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying.

Statistically, we know LGBTQ youth face much higher rates of bullying and harassment in schools, and examples of such discrimination in Florida are often reported to Equality Florida.

Jon Harris Maurer

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Strategically positioned in downtown Tallahassee, Jon Harris Maurer literally keeps an eye on the Florida Capitol as Equality Florida's Public Policy Director. He previously served as Equality Florida's Government Affairs Manager and in nearly every volunteer role from petition signature gatherer to Statewide Board Co-Chair.

NEWS RELEASE: Civic activist Jim VanRiper to be honored at annual Tallahassee Gala

Submitted by Brittany on April 6, 2015 - 10:22am

Civic activist Jim VanRiper to be honored at
annual Tallahassee Gala

Equality Florida’s event will bring together leaders
in politics, business and the community

A need to protect his family brought Jim VanRiper into gay activism. He hasn’t stopped since.

Since moving to Tallahassee in 2003, VanRiper has been a leader in almost every aspect of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Tallahassee Receives High Marks for LGBT Equality

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Written by: Elizabeth White

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The Human Rights Campaign based in Washington, DC gave Tallahassee high marks based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender inclusion in local laws and policies.

The city was given an index value of 81, which is far above the average for the rest of Florida cities, which sits at 65. It also trumps the national average of 59.

I am not alone: A woman's story about her experience at Tallahassee pride

Submitted by Connie on April 23, 2014 - 3:16pm
I interned with Equality Florida last summer of 2013 when DOMA was overturned in the Supreme Court and Equality Florida was winning and engaging in local battles all over the state. I'd never been so inspired by the efforts of a group of people and I didn't even have to step foot in one of their offices to feel their fire. So, naturally, I wouldn't turn down the offer to volunteer at Tallahassee Pride.