Equality Florida is proud to partner with our friends at the Human Rights Campaign on their National bus tour. The HRC bus will be setting up in a few strategic locations around town and we want you to come out and show support!
Details on the different events are below. Join Equality Florida, HRC Orlando, the Center and MBA Orlando as we use this weekend to educate or friends and neighbors about the important work happening at the national level.
Wednesday, October 26
OPEN HOUSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 9 A.M. | University of Central Florida Student Union Join us as we make a stop at the University of Central Florida! The University’s Market Days will host the Equality Bus as we bring the message of fairness and equality to LGBT and allied Knights.
Thursday, October 27
ON THE CUSP OF EQUALITY: ARE WE AT A CULTURAL TIPPING POINT?
6 – 8:30 P.M. Doubletree Orlando | Sumpter-Seminole Room 60 South Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando Are we at a cultural tipping point with respect to the acceptance of LGBT people and the issues critical to their equality? What will it take to ensure that all Americans are treated equally in all aspects of American society? We invite you to question this important issue with us. Join HRC President Joe Solmonese and VP of Communications, Fred Sainz for a presentation exploring the history of LGBT people’s fight for equality in the U.S. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. RSVP required. Co-hosted by MBA Orlando.
Friday, October 28
THE OUT ‘N ABOUT FOOD TRUCK & HRC BUS TOUR OPEN HOUSE
5 – 8 P.M. | The Closing Agent, Inc & Old Towne Brokers | 11 North Summerlin Ave., Orlando Join HRC for The Out ‘n About Food Truck & HRC Bus Tour Event, a community celebration right in the heart of the Thornton Park gayborhood. Join HRC’s President, Joe Solmonese, get an up-close look at the HRC Bus, taste what’s hot on the food truck scene and enjoy the sounds of DJ Bootylicious. Cash bar and valet parking available.
Saturday, October 29
AN ADOPTION FORUM FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The GLBT Community Center of Central Florida 946 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Join HRC and Patchwork Project, Inc. for this free workshop and panel to learn about opportunities to adopt and how to navigate the complex adoption laws for same-sex couples. Light breakfast will be served.
Sunday, October 30
HRC OPEN HOUSE
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | The Orlando Farmer’s Market SE corner of Lake Eola at the corner of East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive Last chance to see HRC at the Orlando Farmer’s Market. Get an up-close look at the bus and the work of the largest civil rights organization for LGBT equality.
For more information and to RSVP for these events, please visit