BREAKING: Equality Florida Institute heads back to court on behalf of LGBT Families

Submitted by Brittany on August 13, 2015 - 10:44am

LAWSUIT: Florida is Breaking the Law By Refusing To Acknowledge
Married Same-Sex Couples As Parents on Birth Certificates

(Tallahassee, FL, August 13, 2015)—Just days ago, Cathy Pareto and Karla Arguello—the first same-sex couple to be married in Florida—celebrated the birth of their twin son and daughter. But the couple’s joy was soon mixed with fear and frustration when the hospital denied Cathy the right to add her name to the children’s birth certificates.

NEWS RELEASE: Florida Legislators push for statewide LGBT nondiscrimination protections

Submitted by Brittany on August 11, 2015 - 2:23pm

Legislators push for statewide LGBT nondiscrimination protections

As cases show, real discrimination persists
despite gains in some areas

August 11, 2015

The assistant manager of a hospital department in Kissimmee was commended often and promoted twice. But in November he was fired, after what he described as months of teasing about his sexual orientation from a new boss.

Oh, what a night! Inaugural Black and White Ball of Lee County in support of Equality Florida!

Submitted by row iliescu on December 19, 2014 - 9:51am

It was a picture perfect evening at the beautiful and bedazzled Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center as over 200 friends, old and new, turned out in tuxedos, feather boas, rainbow bowties and sequined gowns to the Inaugural Black and White Ball of Lee County to celebrate our champions, progress, diversity and equality and to raise funds for and awareness of Equality Florida’s important work.

Robert V. Taylor, Openly Gay Former Episcopal Dean, to Speak in Tampa, Nov. 1 at 7PM

Submitted by brian on October 30, 2012 - 8:41am

Nationally-recognized author, speaker, and openly gay Episcopal priest Robert V. Taylor will speak Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 PM on Faith and the LGBT Community at the USF Marshall Student Center’s Oval Theater.

Taylor’s newly released book, A New Way to be Human, offers a path to an integrated life of purposeand has been highly acclaimed by such notables as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, MD and others.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Now Requires LGBT Employee Representation in Nation's Federal Prison System

Submitted by brian on May 3, 2012 - 8:14pm

Equality Florida Instrumental in First-Ever LGBT Staff Event in a Federal Prison


In a groundbreaking move, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has announced that every federal prison in the U.S. will appoint an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) representative to their long-standing Affirmative Employment Program.  The BOP employs approximately 40,000 nationwide, and until now, the LGBT staff did not have a designated representative in the program.

Hillary, Obama unite on LGBT rights and become campaign fodder in the process

Submitted by Anonymous on December 11, 2011 - 4:16pm

The world united against gender, racial and religious discrimination -- well, for the most part. But now, it's time to overcome another hurdle on inequality affecting millions of LGBT people. And if it's going to have any chance to succeed, removing this level of discrimination is going to take a global effort.