Posted on November 26, 2013 - 10:33am by brittany.
Onward in Atlantic Beach
On Monday, November 25th, the Atlantic Beach City Commission took a huge step forward in creating a city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people. The...
Posted on November 21, 2013 - 12:08pm by mallory.
This morning the Orlando Sentinel ran an editoral calling on state lawmakers to put an end to LGBT discrimination by passing the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. Equality Florida has been pushing for this legislation since...
Posted on November 19, 2013 - 12:24pm by mallory.
Florida is a massive state with approximately 400 mayors serving the wonderful citizens who call this sunny state home. And it is my job to get those mayors to support marriage equality.
My name is Jordan and I am...
Posted on November 16, 2013 - 11:45am by Sue.
October 9th - Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously to advertise a public hearing and vote on a county-wide domestic...
Posted on November 15, 2013 - 4:19pm by email@example.com.
EQFL canvasses at VegFest in Jacksonville!
Written By: Elizabeth Van Arsdale, Field Intern
On Saturday, November 9th, I had the opportunity to go to the VegFest event at Riverside Park in Jacksonville. Once I...
Posted on November 15, 2013 - 7:06am by Sue.
November 14, 2013 - Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has intensified his desperate pandering to the dwindling ranks of anti-gay extremists. This weekend, Rubio will deliver the keynote address at the Florida Family Policy...
Posted on November 14, 2013 - 11:11am by brittany.
Lake City 7th-grader, Whitney Strickland, was asked to write a persuasive essay and turn it in to her Language Arts teacher. The instructions for the assignment included picking a topic that she had an opinion on and then...
Posted on November 5, 2013 - 10:24am by brittany.
As Historic US Senate Vote Moves LGBT Workplace Equality Bill Forward,
Equality Florida Applauds Senator Bill Nelson's Leadership;
Rubio stands on wrong side of history
(November 4, 2013) -- Today, the US...
Posted on November 4, 2013 - 2:16pm by Sue.
Press conference in Tallahassee: Tuesday, November 5 @ 12:30 pm
Bipartisan announcement re: legislation to protect Florida’s LGBT community from discrimination
“You’re gay? You’re fired!...
Posted on October 30, 2013 - 2:41pm by brittany.
Fill Out Speaker Weatherford's Issue Survey
Fill out Speaker Weatherford's issue survey and make your voice heard. Let him know what issues matter most to you. You can take the survey by clicking here.
Posted on October 29, 2013 - 4:20pm by brittany.
Written By: Steph Fuenmayor, New Media Communications Intern
Gainesville Pride: Footsteps Toward Equality
The sun was shinning, the weather was great, and the people at Gainesville Pride want Marriage Equality on its way...
Posted on October 29, 2013 - 11:08am by brittany.
THANK YOU, SENATOR NELSON!
Last night, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), moving the legislation one step closer to passage in the Senate. ENDA is the...
Posted on October 25, 2013 - 11:12am by Sue.
Representative Perry E. Thurston and Senator Maria Lorts Sachs
Lead Town Hall in conjunction with LGBT History Month: Monday, October 28
Florida House Democratic Leader Perry E. Thurston and Florida Senate...
Posted on October 17, 2013 - 2:56pm by brittany.
Posted on October 15, 2013 - 4:26pm by brittany.
TWITTERBOMB SEN. NELSON: OCTOBER 17 @3 PM
Equality Florida is mobilizing to “Twitterbomb” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) on Thursday, October 17 at 3 PM in order to persuade him to co-sponsor the...
Posted on October 14, 2013 - 3:40pm by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written By: Connie Siu, Equality Florida Field Intern, Orlando, Florida.
Equality in Lake City
Lake City is located in North Florida about one hour away from Gainesville and Jacksonville. This small town recently had their...
Posted on October 11, 2013 - 12:07pm by brittany.
October 11, 2013
Equality Florida on Outrageous Comments by Representative Baxley Disparaging LGBT Families
“We hope Representative Baxley has the decency to apologize for his comments disparaging gay...
Posted on October 11, 2013 - 7:55am by brittany.
Statewide Field Director
Sarasota County Moves Forward on...
Posted on October 11, 2013 - 7:53am by brittany.
Love Conquers All: Brian Walsh's Story
Written by: Brian Walsh (Jacksonville)
I have some good news and some bad news, my uncle died, my fathers brother at the end of last week. It's been a long couple years since...
Posted on October 10, 2013 - 8:04am by Sue.
SHARON GLESS JOINS WITH EQUALITY FLORIDA IN URGING STRAIGHT ALLIES TO “GET ENGAGED IN THE FIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY” ON NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY, OCTOBER 11
Friday, October 11th marks the 25th...
Posted on October 7, 2013 - 8:46am by Sue.
August 17th - Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith spoke at the Brevard DEC Annual Banquet.
August 18th - Equality...
Posted on October 1, 2013 - 6:16am by brian.
Today, October 1st, nearly 3 million more Floridians become eligible to receive quality, affordable health insurance through the Insurance Marketplace (previously called “Exchanges”) created by the...
Posted on September 26, 2013 - 10:33am by mallory.
It's kind of like the first day of school. New outfit, new notebook and you get to see your friends that you haven't seen all summer. Only it's not school, it's the annual start to the rat race that is...
Posted on September 25, 2013 - 1:11pm by Sue.
After he initially supported the nomination of Judge William Thomas to the federal bench, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has announced that he was withdrawing his support over concerns about the judge’s actions in two...
Posted on September 24, 2013 - 8:25pm by Sue.
(September 24, 2013) – Equality Florida applauds the Wilton Manors Commission for its unanimous vote on establishing an Equal Benefits Ordinance (EBO).
The EBO requires businesses that contract with the city...
Posted on September 23, 2013 - 12:12pm by brian.
Posted in collaberation with our colleagues at the Movement Advancement Project
Call for Stories - LGBT Workers of Color
Please help us make a difference by sharing your story. We’re looking for stories (with...
Posted on September 23, 2013 - 11:35am by email@example.com.
Engaging Your Community
Written By: Connie Siu, Equality Florida Field Intern, Orlando, Florida.
I've always loved the idea of how movements start small, then eventually grow to these big, historical actions that change...
Posted on September 13, 2013 - 1:27pm by firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Are Straight Allies
Equality Florida has been on location in Jacksonville working to pass a fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (HRO), an anti-discrimination policy based on sexual orientation and gender identity or...
Posted on September 10, 2013 - 9:24am by brittany.
TransEquality Faith Rally
Join Equality Florida this Sunday, September 15th at 2PM as SAVE Dade and communities of faith rally at the Torch of Friendship in Bayfront Park in support of an all-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance...
Posted on August 30, 2013 - 3:18pm by Sue.
Equality Means Business Luncheon
Thursday, September 12 @ 11:30 am at Hyatt Regency Pier 66
How can Broward be more economically competitive and improve its reputation as an inclusive place in...
Posted on August 30, 2013 - 11:01am by Sue.
Thursday, August 29 – Big announcements came today from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) bringing federal tax benefits and federal Medicare benefits to married same-...
Posted on August 26, 2013 - 5:15pm by Sue.
Due to the passage of extreme anti-gay legislation and the alarming increase in anti-gay violence in Russia,Equality Florida has called upon all Florida cities to suspend their Sister/Friendship City relationships with Russian...
Posted on August 13, 2013 - 3:44pm by brittany.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2013
Mallory Garner-Wells (407) 617-6682 / email@example.com
Sharon Kersten (305) 458-3639 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on August 12, 2013 - 2:33pm by brittany.
Equality Florida to the City of St. Petersburg, FL: Suspend Ties with Sister City
August 12, 2013
Dear Mayor Foster,
I am writing to urge the City of St. Petersburg, Florida to suspend it’s Sister City...
Posted on July 18, 2013 - 8:24am by Sue.
ACTION ALERT: Call & send a letter to the commissioners in support of adding gender identity & expression to the Miami-Dade County HRO!
The Miami-Dade County Commission is preparing to take a...
Posted on July 16, 2013 - 8:47am by Sue.
Joint Statement on Florida’s Path to Marriage Equality
The historic Supreme Court rulings that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and restored marriage equality to California have heightened...
Posted on July 10, 2013 - 8:54am by brittany.
TODAY: The U.S. Senate Committee Will Discuss ENDA At 10AM
Today at 10:00am the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will discuss the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). ENDA is a bill that would...
Posted on July 3, 2013 - 9:16am by brittany.
We Made It! Thank you!
We asked you to Get Engaged and you responded! A record number of people took part in this year’s Equal-a-thon and shattered our fundraising goal with $251,000 in gifts and pledges raised...
Posted on July 2, 2013 - 10:36am by Sue.
(L-R) Justin Covington, former member of SEAL Team 6; Kristin Beck, former member of SEAL Team 6; US Congressman Ted Deutch; Mallory Garner-Wells, Public Policy Director, Equality Florida...
Posted on June 28, 2013 - 1:26pm by row.
UPDATE: The Tele-Town Hall has been scheduled for Monday, July 1st at 7:00pm.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued its opinions on DOMA and Prop 8, many Floridians are asking, “What does this mean for LGBT...