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Posted on 2019-10-24 by Brittany.
  FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Equality Florida Institute will present its highest honor, The Voice for Equality Award to Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried at the 17th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala on Saturday, November 9th at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.
Posted on 2019-10-07 by Brittany.
  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Equality Florida Institute will present The Youth Voice for Equality Award to cosmetics entrepreneur, Zach Dishinger, at the organization’s 17th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala on Saturday, November 9th at Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale. The “must attend” event celebrates and supports the work of Equality Florida Institute, the state’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.
Posted on 2019-10-04 by Brittany.
Outlier Ruling Endangers Minors, Enables Abusive Conversion Therapy in Tampa
Posted on 2019-10-03 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Applauds Passage of Miami-Dade LGBTQ Advisory Board MIAMI, FL - Today, in a unanimous vote, the Miami-Dade County Commission passed an ordinance establishing the first codified Miami-Dade LGBTQ Advisory Board in Florida’s largest county.
Posted on 2019-10-02 by Brittany.
  ST PETERSBURG, FL – Selisse Berry, founder and architect of the nation’s largest LGBTQ business organization Out & Equal, is joining the Board of Directors for Equality Florida. For 23 years, Berry has worked to engage global business leaders on issues of LGBTQ workplace nondiscrimination and now brings that authority to the fight for full equality in the State of Florida.
Posted on 2019-09-13 by michaelw.
There are BIG things happening in South Florida for our LGBTQ community and for your statewide LGBTQ rights organization! Equality Florida is thrilled to highlight two key local policy victories, announce the recognition of a champion LGBTQ legislator and share the good news about how our staff is growing. We hope you take pride in this EQFL update which your support has made possible. Miami-Dade County LGBTQ Advisory Board
Posted on 2019-09-11 by Brittany.
  This week, the Tampa Bay Times reported the Pasco County School District adopted a one-page guidance for employees on creating a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ students. Equality Florida responds to the news and reiterates the importance of LGBTQ Support Guides in schools.
Posted on 2019-09-10 by Brittany.
Robin Schwartz, Longtime LGBTQ Leader, Joins Equality Florida Staff New Miami based Field Organizer, Shreyas Amol Jethwani is tenth South Florida team member.
Posted on 2019-08-28 by Brittany.
Florida State Representatives Jackie Toledo, Holly Raschein, and Jennifer Webb Will Lead Fight for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination in 2020 Session Republicans Toledo and Raschein partner with Democrat Webb on comprehensive LGBTQ civil rights legislation
Posted on 2019-08-22 by michaelw.
ORLANDO, FL - Today Equality Florida Action PAC, Florida’s largest political committee working to elect pro-equality candidates, announced its endorsement of Buddy Dyer for re-election of Mayor of Orlando.
Posted on 2019-08-13 by Brittany.
  Summer has come and gone, and now school is back in session. For some LGBTQ young people, this time of year is filled with dread and anxiety as they wonder if their teachers and friends will accept them.
Posted on 2019-07-09 by michaelw.
Equality Florida is proud to announce our Summer 2019 intern cohort! We have representation from all over the state, including cities such as Gainesville, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando and many more! Learn a little about our interns and help us welcome them to the team:
Posted on 2019-06-12 by Brittany.
  Stratton Pollitzer, Equality Florida's Deputy Director, reflects on the 3-year remembrance of Pulse:
Posted on 2019-06-11 by Brittany.
  June 12 will forever be one of the hardest days for the LGBTQ community. On this day in 2016, hate walked into Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and opened fire. Forty-nine souls, guilty of nothing more than being themselves, were taken that night. Today and every day, we grieve for the futures they deserved but were robbed of. The attack on Pulse changed how we see the fight for equality. If we are going to create a world where the next generation of LGBTQ folks are safe, we will have to uproot hatred, discrimination, and violence of all kinds in our culture.
Posted on 2019-06-06 by Brittany.
  St. Petersburg, FL - In a historic vote, the St. Petersburg City Council recognized majority LGBTQ-owned businesses and will include them in the city’s Small Business Enterprise program. The move will help to ensure that majority LGBTQ-owned entities, like other minority-owned businesses, are competitive in procuring city contracts.