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Posted on 2022-05-11 by brandon.
Fears Vindicated As “Don’t Say Gay” Legislation Harms Florida Students Schools Censoring Students Even Before Law is in Effect
Posted on 2022-04-29 by Cielo.
Spring 2022 Fellowship   Earlier this year, Equality Florida - Florida’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization - hired a dedicated and vibrant cohort for its Spring 2022 Fellowship Program! From Tallahassee to Miami, our fellows encompassed a diverse range of regions, ethnicities, gender identities, and backgrounds which truly reflected our community.
Posted on 2022-04-20 by Brittany.
  TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida Department of Health issued non-binding guidance today opposing science-backed health care for transgender kids. Equality Florida issued the following statement in response:
Posted on 2022-03-31 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Joins Lawsuit to Challenge Don’t Say Gay Law TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Today, Equality Florida joined the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP, Attorney Elizabeth Schwartz, and families in Florida in filing suit against the State of Florida over the newly-signed Don’t Say Gay law. Equality Florida issued the following statement:
Posted on 2022-03-28 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Responds To Signing of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill by Governor Ron DeSantis
Posted on 2022-03-08 by michaelw.
Equality Florida Condemns Passage of the "Don't Say Gay" Bill by the Florida Legislature  
Posted on 2022-03-07 by Brittany.
  Florida Senate Rejects Reasonable Amendments to Don’t Say Gay, Full Vote Looms Equality Florida Prepares for Legal Battles to Protect Students, Parents, and Teachers
Posted on 2022-03-07 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Condemns Anti-LGBTQ Remarks By DeSantis Spokesperson
Posted on 2022-03-03 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Celebrates Powerful Statewide Student Walkouts TALLAHASSEE, FL - Today, students across the State of Florida led peaceful walkouts to protest the hateful Don’t Say Gay bill moving in the legislature, including a march that led over 100 Tallahassee-area students inside the Capitol building. In response, Equality Florida issued the following statement:
Posted on 2022-02-28 by Brittany.
  Marriott, Hilton, American Airlines and AirBnb Join 150+ Major U.S. Companies To Oppose Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation in Florida IHG Hotels & Resorts, Oracle, and United Airlines among new signatories, joining Amazon, American Airlines, Apple, AT&T, HP, Microsoft, Salesforce, Unilever, others
Posted on 2022-02-14 by michaelw.
  On the heels of the successful launch of our first cable television ad on February 14, Equality Florida is launching its second ad titled By The Content of Our Curriculum taking aim at the "Stop WOKE Act" (HB7/SB148), the governor's signature piece of legislation that would censor conversations about American history and the origins of racism and injustice. This 30-second ad shows school life in the age of DeSantis censorship, with curriculum having been replaced by propaganda and educators under surveillance by the state.
Posted on 2022-02-07 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Responds To Governor DeSantis’ Doubling Down on Anti-LGBTQ Surveillance State Agenda
Posted on 2022-02-07 by Brittany.
  Black History is American History. Right now — as the nation celebrates Black History Month, honors the contributions of the Black community, and reflects on past and current injustices — GOP leaders in the Florida Legislature are fast-tracking a bill that would censor honest conversations about racism, discrimination, and injustice in our schools and workplace.
Posted on 2022-01-21 by Brittany.
  The “Don’t Say Gay” bill (HB 1557/SB 1834) has passed its first Florida House Committee. This dangerous bill — sponsored by Representative Joe Harding and Senator Dennis Baxley — blocks teachers from talking about LGBTQ issues or people and undermines existing protections for LGBTQ kids in schools. This legislation is meant to stigmatize LGBTQ people, isolate LGBTQ kids, and make teachers fearful of providing a safe, inclusive classroom. The existence of LGBTQ students and parents is not a taboo topic that has to be regulated by the Florida Legislature.
Posted on 2021-12-10 by michaelw.
Florida’s legislative session has often been called “the most dangerous 60 days” in our state. And for almost 25 years, Equality Florida has been on the front lines protecting our community from bad ideas coming out of Tallahassee.