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Posted on 2017-05-09 by Brittany.
The whirlwind of the 2017 legislative session is officially behind us, and I wanted to share with you the historic progress we made this year, the bad bills we defeated, and the unfinished business still ahead of us.  
Posted on 2017-05-04 by Brittany.
**We will continue to update this page as we receive more analysis from our legal partners**  
Posted on 2017-05-01 by Brittany.
Written By: Gina Duncan, Director of Transgender Equality  
Posted on 2017-04-27 by hannah.
Equality Florida's Executive Director, Nadine Smith, penned the following open letter to Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. Mayor Seiler has come under fire after refusing to bow out of a "Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" this Friday, April 28th, where he will share the stage with keynote speaker Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family.  --------------- Dear Mayor Seiler,
Posted on 2017-04-21 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Applauds Resignation of Frank Artiles
Posted on 2017-04-19 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Calls For The Removal of Senator Frank Artiles From Office
Posted on 2017-04-14 by Brittany.
  71% Of Floridians Support Banning Conversion Therapy For Minors
Posted on 2017-03-30 by Brittany.
Written By: Gina Duncan, Director of Transgender Equality
Posted on 2017-03-27 by Brittany.
We are approaching the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session, and Equality Florida has been hard at work advocating for full LGBTQ equality in Florida.
Posted on 2017-03-08 by Brittany.
  As Hate Crimes Spike Nationwide, Community To Hold "Love Lives Here" Event at Florida Holocaust Museum  
Posted on 2017-03-07 by Brittany.
Governor Scott Fails To Mention Pulse Attack Targeted LGBTQ & Latinx Communities In State of the State Address  
Posted on 2017-03-06 by Brittany.
The landscape in Tallahassee has shifted dramatically for Equality Florida as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year as a progressive organization with unprecedented levels of support. Our strategy has always been built on bipartisan support, carving out victories in a hostile climate, and finding common ground with our opponents to move equality forward against all odds.
Posted on 2017-02-23 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Responds To Trump’s Attack on Transgender YouthAdministration rescinds Title IX guidance for transgender students ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Yesterday, President Donald Trump’s Administration, under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, rescinded Title IX guidance for transgender students.
Posted on 2017-02-17 by Brittany.
A series of three murders in Tampa involving gay victims sparked concern about an increase in hate crimes, specifically targeting LGBTQ individuals.
Posted on 2017-02-17 by Brittany.
There’s a new threat in Tallahassee to our hard won LGBTQ protections. A bill (HB 17) that would repeal a range of local policies, including LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances, is being fast-tracked through the Florida House.
Posted on 2017-02-14 by Brittany.
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Today, after years of hard work and advocacy from the local LGBTQ residents, businesses owners, faith voices and community leaders, the Jacksonville City Council has voted to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression by a 12 to 6 vote.
Posted on 2017-02-09 by Brittany.
EQUALITY FLORIDA TO HONOR LISA LA MONICA AT ANNUAL GALA; ALBERTO CARVALHO, SUPERINTENDENT OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PRESENT AWARD Sunday, March 12 at Nobu Hotel Eden Roc