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Several honored for their work for equal rights

Release Date: 
October 17, 2014

Written by: Cindy Swirko

A newlywed who organized a mass wedding party, a midwife who is a new mother, a fighter for equality who is relatively new to Gainesville and a longtime magazine were the honorees at Friday night’s awards dinner put on by the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida.

Florida Supreme Court should give a definitive “Yes” to same-sex marriage legalization

Release Date: 
October 15, 2014

Written by: Brandon Shaik

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi turned heads Monday night when she demanded the Florida Supreme Court make a definitive decision on gay marriage in the Sunshine State.

Currently, gay marriage is legal in 29 U.S. states. Of these, 12 legalized gay marriage this month alone, according to CNN. Bondi is arguing that Florida’s citizens need a firm and permanent answer regarding gay marriage, as soon as possible, and she couldn’t be more right.

Trans teen Jazz Jennings cited by Time, named Voice for Equality by Equality Florida

Release Date: 
October 15, 2014

Written by: STEVE ROTHAUS

Jazz Jennings, who at 14 already has become a nationally known transgender activist and author, this week achieved two new honors: Time magazine named her to the 2014 list of 25 Most Influential Teens and Equality Florida will present her with its Voice for Equality award.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi seeks 'finality' on same-sex marriage issue

Release Date: 
October 13, 2014

Written by: Bill Thompson

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday said she would keep battling for the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it is her duty to do so until the issue reaches "finality."

Bondi: Let Florida Supreme Court decide same-sex marriage now

Release Date: 
October 13, 2014

Written by: STEVE ROTHAUS

In a startling move Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said she wants the Florida Supreme Court to decide once-and-for-all whether same-sex couples can marry in the Sunshine State.

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Meet the Interns: Destiny Jones
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Equality Florida To Honor Jazz Jennings, 14 Year-Old Transgender Advocate!

EQUALITY FLORIDA TO HONOR JAZZ JENNINGS, 14 YEAR-OLD TRANSGENDER ADVOCATE, ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S “25 MOST INFLUENTIAL TEENS OF 2014"

Equality Florida Broward Gala: Sunday, November 16

Equality meeting hosted Thursday

Release Date: 
October 15, 2014

Supporters of LGBT equality will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with representatives of the civil rights organization Equality Florida next week at the Venice Theatre.

Equality Florida, which bills itself as "the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity," will host its first Equality Connection in Southwest Florida at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Orange commissioners back legal battle in favor of same-sex marriage

Release Date: 
October 14, 2014

Written by: David Breen

After an emotional hearing, Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday to support the legal battle on behalf of gay couples seeking marital rights in Florida.

Commissioners voted 5-2 to join friend-of-the-court or "amicus" briefs calling on judges to overturn Florida's ban on same-sex marriage. In so doing, the county joins the city of Orlando and other governments across the state, including Broward and Alachua counties and the cities of Miami Beach, Tampa and St. Petersburg.

A Tidal Wave Of Change In Hillsborough County!

Over the last two weeks, the Hillsborough County Commission passed two important policies that will make Hillsborough a more fair place to live, work and visit for LGBT people and our families.