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 2021-03-31 by Brittany.
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 2021-03-16 by michaelw.
For Immediate Release:
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 2021-02-16 by michaelw.
For Immediate Release:
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:
Posted on 2021-01-19 by Brittany.
Statement from Equality Florida's Director of Transgender Equality, Gina Duncan, on the historic appointment of Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health: "President-Elect Biden committed to an administration that reflects the diversity of America. Today, by the historic nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, Biden stands true to his words that people should not be judged by their gender identity, but by their leadership and essential expertise needed to pull the nation out of this pandemic.
Posted on 2021-01-15 by Brittany.
Last week, we witnessed in shock and horror as Trump supporters violently attacked the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to dismantle our democratic process. A police officer was murdered and dozens more were hospitalized before Congressional leaders, their staff, and the Vice President were finally safe.
Posted on 2020-12-09 by Brittany.
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: