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Posted on 2018-11-20 by Brittany.
Tallahassee, FL -- Today Equality Florida’s TransAction Network hosted a vigil in the Florida State Capitol to recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility. The TransAction Network joins thousands around the world and across Florida to mourn transgender and gender non-conforming lives taken due to transphobia and trans-related violence.
Posted on 2018-11-13 by Brittany.
TALLAHASSEE — As Amazon announced locations for its new headquarters today, reports emerged that Florida’s bid was harmed by the state’s lack of LGBTQ protections. USA Today analyzed the weaknesses of cities that did not make the cut, including Miami. The article reported, “While it's an excellent gateway to Latin America and already an international business hub, it has an underdeveloped rapid transit system and the nation's fifth-worst traffic, according to INRIX. Florida also doesn't have protections for lesbian and gay workers.”
Posted on 2018-11-08 by Brittany.
URGENT: Ensure your provisional ballot gets counted! Did you vote by provisional ballot on Tuesday? If yes, you may need to take extra steps to make sure your vote is counted! Call your county supervisor ASAP to confirm your vote counts. The deadline for this is 5:00PM TODAY, Thursday, November 8, 2018. Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you think your ballot was wrongly rejected or has a related problem.
Posted on 2018-11-07 by Brittany.
‘Rainbow Wave’ Hits in Florida and Nationwide Midterm delivers game-changing victories Tallahassee, FL -- An unmistakable Rainbow Wave has brought key victories across Florida and nationwide. Equality Florida celebrates the record number of LGBTQ victories in an election that put pro-equality Democrats in control of the US House and brought a record number of barrier-breaking victories for women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates.
Posted on 2018-10-22 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Responds To Trump’s Latest Attack on Transgender People Trump’s latest anti-trans policy comes after a rash of murders targeting Florida’s transgender community
Posted on 2018-10-19 by michaelw.
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Posted on 2018-10-02 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Challenges Rick Scott's Broken Promise on LGBT Protections Seeks Rule To End Discrimination in State Employment TALLAHASSEE, FL - Equality Florida has filed a petition to compel the Governor Rick Scott administration to establish the LGBT protections that the Governor’s staff committed to but has failed to enact for more than two years. Now, time is running out for Governor Scott to keep his promise to end anti-LGBT discrimination in state employment.
Posted on 2018-09-21 by michaelw.
Written By: Jon Harris Maurer, Public Policy Director  
Posted on 2018-09-21 by michaelw.
Equality Florida Institute will present its Florida Media for Equality Award to South Florida Gay News (SFGN) and publisher, Norm Kent, at the organization’s 16th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala on Sunday, November 11th at Pier
Posted on 2018-09-18 by Brittany.
  "Every student should have a fair chance to succeed in school, and today's victory is one step forward towards ensuring transgender students in Volusia County feel safe, valued, and respected. We are grateful to our friends at the The National Center for Lesbian Rights for their hard work to make this victory possible." - De Palazzo, Equality Florida Director of Safe & Healthy Schools
Posted on 2018-09-14 by Brittany.
  Florida Draws National Scrutiny As 5th Black Transgender Women is Found Murdered National Organizations Join Equality Florida In Demanding Urgent Action SARASOTA -- Equality Florida issued a call to action following the murder of Londonn Moore, the fifth Black transgender woman murdered in the state in a little over six months.
Posted on 2018-09-14 by Brittany.
  Nadine Smith, Executive Director, released the following statement on the recent murder of Londonn Moore: Once again, we are mourning the tragic murder of a black transgender woman in Florida. Londonn Moore, a 20-year-old, was shot and her body left in a secluded area in North Port earlier this week.
Posted on 2018-06-28 by michaelw.
  #HonorThemWithAction Campaign Reaches 112 Million, Receives National Attention on 2 Year Remembrance of Pulse Tragedy
Posted on 2018-06-27 by michaelw.
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Posted on 2018-06-22 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida on Trump Policy of Separating Immigrant Families