On September 26th, nearly 500 guests gathered at the beautiful Florida Yacht Club to celebrate our movement’s historic gains and invest in the critical work ahead. Thanks to the generosity of our incredible sponsors and equality supporters like you, we broke our local fundraising record and raised over $192,000 for LGBT equality in the Greater Jacksonville region and across the state.
We are calling for all hands on deck! We have several opportunities below from which anyone can get involved. From community events to phone banking, canvassing to data entry, we have something for everyone -- and there is much to do.
News release by the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality
Equality Florida and the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality will be marching in The MLK Parde on January 19th!
2015 has already been a successful year for Florida's LGBT community. With a lot of hard work and dedication we finally won marriage equality! Though we are extremely happy about working with our community to get this victory there is still work to be done in order to pass an all-inclusive human rights ordinance in Jacksonville and take that next step in achieving equality for all.
Written by: Meredith Rutland
A long-standing controversy about whether Jacksonville should alter its non-discrimination laws to include sexualorientation and gender is bound to be a contentious subject in this spring’s mayoral and City Council elections.
In 2012, the Jacksonville City Council voted against adding “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression” to the list of protected classes.The issue is expected to come up again in the City Council within the next year.
Written by: Teresa Stepzinski
Picture-perfect fall weather along with good food and fun drew thousands to the 2014 River City Pride Festival incelebration of diversity Sunday.
FAIRNESS PREVAILS IN ATLANTIC BEACH:
ANTI-EQUALITY ACTIVISTS FAIL TO COLLECT SIGNATURES TO PUT EQUALITY TO A VOTE
When the Atlantic Beach commission passed an ordinance banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on August 11, there was a small but vocal contingent who swore that the people would want to have it put to a vote.
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Equality Florida has opened a local office for Northeast Florida at 650 Park St.
The state organization is dedicated to full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.