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Written By: Scott Powers
This may be the year that gay political clout comes out of the closet in a Florida governor's race.
Gay activists and others sympathetic to their causes are eyeing the 2014 governor's race as an opening, with a Democratic candidate, Charlie Crist, who professes to support the call for equal rights for marriage and workplace anti-discrimination.
The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) invites its members and the community at large to the 3rd Annual “State of our Community” Networking Luncheon & EXPO.
Listen to City Mayors and Community Leaders share their 2014 plans and how these will impact the LGBT community.
Written By: Steve Rothaus
In a heartening show of unity and economic good sense, 11 major employers in Florida have joined with Equality Florida, the state's leading gay rights group, to push for a state law banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Written By: Michael E. Miller
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Join Equality Florida for Jacksonville's MLK Parade and Festival! Spread the word about Equality Florida and the work we're doing to pass a Human Rights Ordinance in Jacksonville. We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who care about equality and who are willing to share their enthusiasm with others. March in the parade with us or help out at our table during the festival. Volunteer shifts typically last for 2 to 3 hours and involve engaging passers-by and signing up new members. Join us in getting the community engaged in supporting to pass an HRO in Jacksonville!
Written By: Steve Rothaus
Equality Florida on Monday announced the launch of Florida Business Coalition for a Competitive Workforce, a group of businesses “aimed at passing a bipartisan bill that would ban anti-gay and gender-based discrimination.”
Among the coalition members are Walt Disney World, Darden and Wells Fargo.
Written by John McDonald
Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith said the State’s largest civil rights organization would be in court next year as they seek to achieve ambitious goals for the future.
Smith, a longtime human rights activist from Panama City, said the way to bring about same-sex marriage in Florida was through the judicial branch of the State’s government.
Written by John Kennedy
More than a year after the election of Florida’s first openly gay legislators, advocates for the state’s gay and lesbian community are stepping up their focus on the Capitol, advancing a compact but potentially groundbreaking agenda.
The movement had its origins in October, when the advocacy group, Equality Florida, began exchanging ideas with voters, holding its first legislative town hall in the Broward County city of Wilton Manors.