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Posted on 2021-04-06 by michaelw.
I never played sports as a kid outside of a middle school bowling league. I did not have the parents who encouraged those things; academia was to be my main focus growing up. Now, years later, I am a single parent of four kids.
Posted on 2021-04-05 by Brittany.
Florida Sports Organizations Join Growing Opposition To Anti-Trans Youth Sports Ban Miami Heat, esports giant Misfits Gaming Group, NCAA Decry Discriminatory Legislation
Posted on 2021-04-02 by Brittany.
  Written By: Jon Harris Maurer & Skoervitch Emile, Equality Florida
Posted on 2021-04-01 by Brittany.
Equality Florida To Honor Commissioner Monica Cepero with Voice for Equality Award At Statewide Virtual Event ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Equality Florida will honor Florida Human Relations Commissioner Monica Cepero with a Voice For Equality Award at its statewide virtual event on Sunday, May 23rd. 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 2021-03-31 by Brittany.
The City of Orlando Raises Transgender Pride Flag In Honor of The International Transgender Day of Visibility The City also issued a proclamation and will light Lake Eola Fountain in trans colors in celebration
Posted on 2021-03-30 by Brittany.
FL Legislature Risks Losing NCAA Events By Fast Tracking Trans Sports Bans TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bills that are drawing universal criticism for seeking to ban transgender kids from playing sports in school may cause Florida to forfeit major sporting events.
Posted on 2021-03-10 by Brittany.
  TALLAHASSEE, FL — Lawmakers in the state legislature have joined in a national, coordinated effort to undermine the wellbeing of transgender youth, introducing legislation to bar those young people from participating in sports with their peers and criminalize doctors who provide affirming care. The bills (HB 1475, HB 935, SB 2012) are nothing short of an attack on at-risk youth designed to spread hateful stereotypes and further demonize a group of young people who need additional support and care.
Posted on 2021-03-02 by michaelw.
Equality Florida's 2021 Legislative Slate
Posted on 2021-02-25 by Brittany.
All Eyes on Rubio & Scott as House Passes the Equality Act U.S. House votes in favor of historic civil rights protections
Posted on 2021-02-18 by michaelw.
For Immediate Release: February 18, 2021  
Posted on 2021-02-09 by loganlibretti.
Equality Florida, Florida’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, hires a diverse cohort of twelve interns from across the Sunshine State. With representation covering 10 cities and various ages, ethnicities, gender identities and backgrounds, the Spring 2021 Intern class truly echoes the diversity of our state’s LGBTQ communities.
Posted on 2021-02-04 by Brittany.
  FLORIDA COMPETES COMMENDS THE FLORIDA COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS FOR RECOGNIZING FEDERAL BOSTOCK RULING AS FLORIDA STANDARD
Posted on 2021-02-03 by Brittany.
  Equality Wins: Understanding Your Statewide Victory Equality Florida hosted a virtual town hall to celebrate this monumental victory for LGBTQ Floridians and talk to experts about what these protections mean for our community.  
Posted on 2021-01-25 by Brittany.
  Orlando, FL - In 2012, then-Vice President Joe Biden called transgender rights the “civil rights issue of our time”. Now, President Biden is working furiously to address that, reversing the previous administration’s bigoted ban on transgender military service members.
Posted on 2021-01-21 by Brittany.
  MIAMI, FL - Just hours after being sworn in, President Biden signed an executive order implementing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County to ensure protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity extend to all federal agencies.
Posted on 2021-01-20 by Brittany.
  Statement on the Inauguration of the Biden-Harris Administration from Equality Florida's Executive Director, Nadine Smith: