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Equality Florida's Nadine Smith warns LGBT supporters at Tampa Gala: "The backlash is real."

Release Date: 
February 24, 2014

Written By: Mitch Perry

A jam-packed crowd of 450 attended Equality Florida's Tampa Gala at the Vault in downtown Tampa on Saturday night, where they were warned by CEO Nadine Smith that despite the enormous progress the LGBT community has enjoyed in Florida and the country in 2013, this is actually a "dangerous moment" for the movement.

WATCH: Sharon Gless for Marriage Equality in Fla.

Release Date: 
February 23, 2014

Written By: Trudy Ring

LGBT ally Sharon Gless has recorded a video in support of marriage equality in Florida, where she has had a home for 20 years.

Volunteer at the Suncoast LGBT Information Expo!

Date: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who care about equality and who are willing to share their enthusiasm with others. We will be asking the community to sign the pledge to support marriage equality in Florida! Volunteer shifts typically last three hours and involve engaging people passing by and signing up new members. Join us in getting the community engaged in supporting the passing of marriage equality in Florida! 
 
Located at the Trinity MCC Church, 1225 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL

Rock the Park in March

Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who care about equality and who are willing to share their enthusiasm with others. We will be canvassing to ask the community to sign the pledge to support marriage equality in Florida! Volunteer shifts typically last three hours and involve engaging people passing by and signing up new members. Join us in getting the community engaged in supporting the passage of marriage equality in Florida! 

Located in downtown Tampa, Fl. at the Curtis Hixon waterfront park at 600 N. Ashley Dr. 

Connie Siu

Role: 
Staff
Title: 
Statewide Field Coordinator
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Connie Siu joins the team as our Statewide Field Coordinator based in our Orlando office. Connie will be in charging of leading volunteers and paid canvassers in our statewide pride canvass program, and she will coordinate mobilization and expansion of Equality Florida’s membership statewide. 
 

Meet the Interns: Joanna Bomfim

Meet the Interns: Joanna Bomfim

(Gainesville Office)

1. Tell us a little about yourself...

My name is Joanna Bomfim. I am 20 years old and a sophomore at the University of Florida, double majoring in women’s studies and political science.

2. Why are you involved with LGBT activism?

Edie Windsor to attend St. Pete Gala

Release Date: 
February 12, 2014

St. Petersburg – Representatives of Equality Florida’s upcoming Greater St. Petersburg Area Gala have let it slip that their guest speaker will be Edith Windsor this year.

EQFL’s Feb. 22 Tampa Gala on track to break records

Release Date: 
February 6, 2014

Written By: Steve Blanchard

 

Tampa – If ticket sales continue to go as they have the last few months, Tampa is poised to set records with its fundraising totals at this month’s Equality Florida Gala. The Feb. 22 event, held at The Vault on Franklin St., could easily raise $225,000. But that doesn’t mean organizers wouldn’t appreciate adding more to the coffers.

Attention Florida: These Women Want Equal Rights

Release Date: 
February 3, 2014

Written by: Amy Stretten and Ingrid Rojas

Now that same-sex marriage is becoming legal in states all across the country, could Florida be next?

Volunteer at the 2014 Equality Florida Naples Reception

Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
 
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