Make School Safe for LGBTQ Kids: School safety is a life or death issue for LGBTQ youth, who face higher risks of bullying, assault, homelessness, substance abuse, and suicide attempts. Equality Florida’s Safe and Healthy Schools Program is the most ambitious school-based program ever undertaken on behalf of LGBTQ students. In the coming year, with you as our partner, we will:
Posted on 2020-11-09 by Brittany.
Let the celebration begin: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been elected the next President and Vice President of the United States! For months, you’ve been on the frontlines with us: calling and texting voters, donating, marching, and making sure we didn’t leave a single vote on the table. Because of you, we just elected the most pro-LGBTQ presidential ticket in U.S. history!
Posted on 2020-11-04 by Brittany.
The presidency wasn’t decided last night - and until it is, you can be certain Equality Florida joins the national demand that every ballot be counted. Yesterday brought big heartbreaking losses and some heroic victories. I wanted to share a few of those bright spots with you and the historic gains you helped make for our community:
Posted on 2020-10-20 by michaelw.
Gainesville, FL —
Posted on 2020-10-17 by michaelw.
Tampa, Fla –
Posted on 2020-10-16 by Brittany.
ORLANDO, FL - Equality Florida will honor State Representative Anna V. Eskamani with a Voice For Equality Award at its Virtual Greater Orlando Gala on Friday, October 30. The Voice for Equality Award is bestowed annually upon a person who, with courage, passion and unwavering commitment, moves Florida’s LGBTQ community closer to full equality.
Posted on 2020-10-13 by Brittany.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla - Equality Florida will present The Voice for Equality Award to Chasten Buttigieg, and Mayor Justin Flippen will be remembered with The Legacy of Equality Award, at the organization’s 18th Annual Equality Florida VIRTUAL Broward Celebration on Saturday, November 7th.
Posted on 2020-10-09 by Brittany.
Statement from Joe Saunders re: Jason Brodeur’s new ad doubling down on lies about his homophobic adoption policy Orlando, Fla – Below, please find a statement from former state lawmaker and Equality Florida Action PAC's Joe Saunders:
Posted on 2020-10-09 by Brittany.
Jacksonville, Fla - Equality Florida Action PAC, the state’s largest LGBTQ PAC, has vetted and endorsed thousands of Florida candidates over the last two decades, but never before has it endorsed in a clerk of courts race - until today.
Posted on 2020-10-09 by michaelw.
Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, grows in strength and in staff. Today, Equality Florida announced the largest elections team in its 23-year history, bringing the staff total to 16.
Posted on 2020-10-08 by Brittany.
Jason Brodeur’s Anti-LGBTQ Record Prompts Florida’s Largest LGBTQ PAC To Set the Record Straight with $125,000 Ad Campaign
Posted on 2020-10-07 by Brittany.
The Florida Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released an advisory memorandum to the Commission following a series of public meetings and collection of public testimony on voting rights in the state. In this study, the Committee sought to evaluate voter access in Florida, with a particular emphasis on areas of concern that may demonstrate a disparate impact on protected classes under the Voting Rights Act.
Posted on 2020-10-06 by Brittany.
Equality Florida, the state’s leading LGBTQ rights organization, has joined forces with Step Up For Students, the state’s largest K-12 scholarship organization, to bring LGBTQ awareness training to private schools wishing to participate.
Posted on 2020-09-22 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Action, Inc. Makes First-Ever Federal Endorsement, Backs Joe Biden for President
Posted on 2020-08-31 by Brittany.
The community of people living with HIV and those who love and care for them is once again being threatened by a global pandemic. This time our community is ready for action based on the lessons we learned from the HIV epidemic in the early 1980s. Policymakers whose decisions directly affect the lives of persons living with HIV (PLWH) have a special responsibility to consider the potentially adverse impacts stemming from a complex system of public policy which often fails to adequately address our needs.
Posted on 2020-08-20 by michaelw.
In the age of the Coronavirus global pandemic, another pandemic quietly continues to sweep our nation with deadly consistency - the killing of Transgender Americans.
Posted on 2020-08-18 by Brittany.
A Note By Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida: The results are (mostly) in, and I couldn’t wait another second to share the news. This has been a big, big night with history-making wins by Black LGBTQ candidates and voters tossing out anti-LGBTQ incumbents all across the state.
Posted on 2020-07-30 by michaelw.
With less than 100 days left until General Election Day, Equality Florida Action PAC is advancing the largest pro-equality voter mobilization program in it's 23 year history.
Posted on 2020-07-24 by Brittany.
TALLAHASSEE - Florida House District 2 candidate Cris Dosev recently released a false and transphobic ad attacking the incumbent office holder, State Representative Alex Andrade. The ad makes demonstrably false claims rooted in transphobia and levels other vague, unverified allegations about Andrade “bully[ing] mothers and grandmothers.” Equality Florida unequivocally condemns the rampant bigotry by Dosev.
Posted on 2020-07-08 by michaelw.
In April, Broward Sheriff's Deputy Shannon Bennett was exposed to COVID-19 on the job and tragically lost his life.