Posted on May 23, 2013 - 6:24pm by Sue.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), one of the country’s largest youth development organizations, today did away with the organization’s national policy that banned LGBT scouts, but continued their ban on LGBT...
Posted on May 22, 2013 - 6:08pm by Sue.
Kaitlyn Hunt is an intelligent young woman who until this ordeal began had only a promising future awaiting her. This is supposed to be one of the best times of her life as she graduates high school and moves into...
Posted on May 22, 2013 - 4:12pm by Sue.
Statement from Nadine Smith, Equality Florida
"We call on Bruce Colton, Indian River State Attorney, to drop felony charges that are threatening Kaitlyn Hunt, a high school senior, with 15 years in prison as a result...
Posted on May 9, 2013 - 2:20pm by Sue.
MEDIA STATEMENT - May 9, 2013
Charlie Crist Supports Marriage Equality for Gay Couples
On May 8, 2013, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist posted on Facebook:
“Some great news: On Tuesday, Delaware...
Posted on April 30, 2013 - 9:45am by Sue.
Equality Florida Praises NBA’s Jason Collins
Calls on Straight Athletes to Speak Up in Support of Full Equality
(April 29, 2013) We are thrilled that Jason Collins has courageously stepped forward today as...
Posted on April 29, 2013 - 9:54am by Sue.
Gala Energizes New Generation in the Fight for Equality!
The Equality Florida Gala comes to Gainesville on May 4th.
[Gainesville] On Saturday, May 4th, Equality Florida will hold its annual Greater Gainesville...
Posted on April 24, 2013 - 9:27am by brittany.
A Story Showing That Hillsborough County Is Changing
Written by: Sharon Herman
Recently, I was on my neighborhood community facebook page, which has close to 2000 members. A woman wanted to know if our high school was...
Posted on April 23, 2013 - 2:58pm by michael.
Watch as Orlando Weekly writer Billy Manes opens up about the death of his partner, marriage equality and domestic partner registries. Billy's testimony is a powerful testament to the need for marriage equality in Florida...
Posted on April 19, 2013 - 9:09am by brittany.
Message from Nathan Klarfeld, Broward Steering Committee Chair
Thank you Pembroke Pines for this important first step:
City Commission of Pembroke Pines, Florida votes unanimously to direct City Manager to obtain necessary...
Posted on April 18, 2013 - 5:24pm by Sue.
73% of Floridians Support Ban on Anti-Gay Discrimination
Public Supports Competitive Workforce Act banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to a new University of...
Posted on April 18, 2013 - 4:19pm by Sue.
Brendon Ayanbadejo Joins Equality Florida as an Ally for Equality
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
2013 Super Bowl Champ Calls on Allies to Join the Fight to End Anti-Gay Discrimination in...
Posted on April 17, 2013 - 9:36am by brittany.
Posted by David Nakamura on April 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm
The Washington Post
Inside the immigration bill: Gay-rights groups disappointed
A bipartisan Senate group has agreed on a sweeping legislative proposal that...
Posted on April 16, 2013 - 4:32pm by brittany.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Katee Tully, chair – 727-729-1798 or
ST. PETERSBURG HOSTS EQUALITY FLORIDA GALA - APRIL 20
The Equality Florida Gala will be held April 20 at...
Posted on April 12, 2013 - 12:05pm by brittany.
Pinellas County Domestic Partner Registration opens Monday, April 15th at 8:00AM
The Pinellas County Domestic Partner Registry (DPR) open this coming Monday, April 15th at 8:00a.m. Here is the information as to where...
Posted on April 10, 2013 - 10:18am by Sue.
Ayanbadejo Press Conference Rescheduled for next Tuesday, April 23rd, 10:30 a.m.
APRIL 16 NEWS CONFERENCE POSTPONED
The Equality Florida - Brendon Ayanbadejo press conference has been postponed due to the...
Posted on April 10, 2013 - 9:18am by brittany.
From: William D. Rohrer
Attorney at Law
DOMA-Contingent Protective Claims Should Be Filed Now!
When the Supreme Court ultimately decides United States v. Windsor, the Court could strike down the portion of the Defense of...
Posted on April 4, 2013 - 6:30pm by Sue.
[April 4, 2013] Equality Florida is please to announce that Florida Senator Bill Nelson (D) has changed his position on equal access to marriage today in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times:
“... that all...
Posted on April 2, 2013 - 10:19am by brittany.
What will the Supreme Court's gay-marriage decision mean to Florida?
BY: NADINE SMITH
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EQUALITY FLORIDA
This is a watershed moment in the life of our nation. Though we will...
Posted on April 1, 2013 - 3:52pm by Sue.
(TALLAHASSEE) Moments ago the Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs passed the “Families First” bill (SB 196).
By a margin of 5 to 4, the Senate committee voted to move closer to...
Posted on April 1, 2013 - 8:56am by Sue.
I came to Tallahassee on March 12 to deliver the following testimony before your committee with regard to SB 196. The bill was temporarily postponed that day, but seeing as you're hearing it again on...
Posted on March 29, 2013 - 9:36am by brittany.
Scott Randolph, Constitutional Tax Collector, to institute Domestic Partnership Tax Equity Policy
The Orange County Constitutional Tax Collector’s office announced today that it would immediately institute a Domestic...
Posted on March 27, 2013 - 3:43pm by Sue.
March 27, 2013, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage Equality Reaches Supreme Court
The following statement can be attributed to Nadine Smith, executive director for Equality Florida:
Posted on March 27, 2013 - 2:09pm by brittany.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson is 1 of only 9 Democratic Senators not supportive of marriage equality.
As the Supreme Court has hearings on Marriage Equality this week, let Senator Nelson know it is time...
Posted on March 26, 2013 - 4:27pm by michael.
Join us Wednesday night 3/27, as The Orlando LGBT Center, The American Civil Liberties Union, Equality Florida, The Human Rights Campaign and The Orlando Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Committee present a Town Hall discussion on...
Posted on March 26, 2013 - 4:19pm by Sue.
My newsfeed turned red today. And with each change of a profile picture, I got a little teary eyed. A little chocked up. It felt bigger than anything I’d publicly taken a stance for in my adult life. Bigger than...
Posted on March 25, 2013 - 2:58pm by Sue.
From Mary Meeks, the attorney who testified at the Hillsborough County Commission hearing on Domestic Partner Registries (DPR).
Dear Commissioner Higginbotham,
I direct this letter to you and your 3 colleagues who voted on...
Posted on March 22, 2013 - 1:07pm by Sue.
For the first time, a statewide domestic partner registry bill will be voted on in Tallahassee. Entitled “Families First”, SB 196 was scheduled for a vote earlier this month but has been postponed until later in the...
Posted on March 21, 2013 - 4:32pm by michael.
Join us for “A Life in Two Genders” presented by Professor Jennifer Finney Boylan
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Winter Park Plaza, 330 W. Fairbanks, Winter Park, FL
Posted on March 18, 2013 - 9:36am by mallory.
From our friends at Planned Parenthood:
There are two bills that hurt women’s health on the agenda in committees this week and we need your help. Below is a list of members that need to be reminded to protect...
Posted on March 12, 2013 - 8:50pm by brittany.
BREAKING: Leon County Passes Domestic Partnership Registry 7-0
By a unanimous vote, the Leon County Commission voted to create a countywide Domestic Partnership Registry (DPR) becoming the first county in North Florida and...
Posted on March 11, 2013 - 5:01pm by brittany.
At this very moment, dozens of citizen lobbyists from across Florida are working the halls of the capitol and telling their stories as part of Equality Florida's 2013 Annual Lobby Days. By sending a message to your state...
Posted on March 8, 2013 - 1:21pm by brittany.
Public Policy Update, Issue 4
The Families First Bill Is Back
Next Tuesday, March 12th the Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs will hold a second hearing on the Families First bill. The bill...
Posted on March 4, 2013 - 10:06am by Sue.
EVENT: Lobby Days 2013
March 11 & 12, 2013
9AM @ the Capitol Building
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a special video message ...
Posted on March 1, 2013 - 12:21pm by Sue.
Everything we do is made possible by the continued support of people like you, who are committed to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBT community. Today we’re proud to announce that because of your...
Posted on February 22, 2013 - 5:47pm by email@example.com.
BUILDING ON SUCCESS - 2013
The Florida Democratic Party and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Presents The Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus’ 2013 Winter Conference –
hosted by the Rainbow Democrats...
Posted on February 20, 2013 - 9:37am by Sue.
With great sadness and continued shock, we share the tragic news that our friend and boardmember Charlie Hounchell died of a heart attack this past Sunday. He will be dearly missed.
Charlie and his partner, ...
Posted on February 19, 2013 - 5:59pm by Sue.
Earlier today the Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs tabled a bill that would have provided domestic partnership protections for gay and unmarried straight couples.
Posted on February 19, 2013 - 12:19pm by Sue.
Anti-gay opponents of the Families First bill (SB 196), a proposed statewide domestic partnership registry, appear to be spoofing email addresses in order to fake opposition to the bill currently before the Florida Legislature...
Posted on February 19, 2013 - 9:13am by michael.
Today at 1pm, the Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs will hold a hearing on the statewide Domestic Partnership bill, the "Families First" bill. The "Families First"...
Posted on February 18, 2013 - 5:35pm by Sue.
With widespread bipartisan support from government and community leaders throughout the state, the Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs will hear the "Families First" bill on...