Posted on 2021-10-15 by Brittany.
  We have an urgent situation unfolding in the Florida legislature right now: Republicans have just introduced an extremely dangerous bill that puts the lives of transgender youth at risk — making it illegal for doctors to provide them with best-practice medical care and support.  
Posted on 2021-10-12 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith To Receive the Key to St. Petersburg ST.PETERSBURG, FL - Equality Florida Co-Founder and Executive Director, Nadine Smith, will receive the key to the City of St. Petersburg from Mayor Rick Kriseman at City Hall on October 14th. The key to the city is the highest civilian honor by the mayor.
Posted on 2021-10-11 by michaelw.
Equality Florida has hired a robust cohort of individuals to make up our 2021 Fall Internship program!
Posted on 2021-09-29 by Brittany.
Florida Republicans Continue Attacks On Trans Youth, File Transgender Youth Medical Care Ban Tallahassee, Fla - Florida Republicans are continuing their shameful attack on transgender youth. The Transgender Youth Medical Care Ban Bill filed today by State Representative Anthony Sabatini (R-Clermont) would criminalize doctors for providing life-saving care for transgender youth. Full statement by Nadine Smith, Equality Florida’s Executive Director on H.B. 211:
Posted on 2021-09-09 by Brittany.
Andrew Lent joins Equality Florida as Healthcare Equity Trainer
Posted on 2021-08-26 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Staff Serve on United States Commission on Civil Rights’ Florida Advisory Committee
Posted on 2021-06-30 by loganlibretti.
  Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, hires a dynamic cohort of interns for the 2021 Summer term. The internship program includes various cities, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and languages.  
Posted on 2021-06-17 by Brittany.
  Today, the US Supreme Court ruled in Fulton vs. the City of Philadelphia, a challenge to the City’s social services nondiscrimination policy.
Posted on 2021-06-16 by Brittany.
  The US Department of Education today announced that it will interpret Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to include discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Equality Florida's statement below:
Posted on 2021-06-14 by Brittany.
  Jacksonville Native and LGBTQ Leader Joins Equality Florida’s Staff Jimmy Midyette will lead Equality Florida’s development work in North Florida
Posted on 2021-06-11 by Brittany.
  Orlando, FL - Tomorrow the nation will mark 5 years since the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub that left 49 mostly LGBTQ people of color dead. The remembrance comes amidst unprecedented backlash against LGBTQ Floridians led by Governor Ron DeSantis.
Posted on 2021-06-10 by Brittany.
  We made a promise 5 years ago — to the victims, survivors and families of Pulse — that we would always #HonorThemWithAction. It’s not a quiet promise: It’s a rallying call. Because in order to honor the 49 victims taken that day, we demand action. We demand accountability from elected officials who are spewing the same type of anti-LGBTQ hatred and bigotry that leads to violence against our community.
Posted on 2021-06-08 by Brittany.
  GLMA has cancelled a planned Florida conference following passage of anti-LGBTQ legislation/ hostile action by Governor Ron DeSantis. The announcement to members also cited COVID concerns as data showed Florida leading the nation in related deaths. “In view of this harmful law and ongoing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the conference, GLMA’s leadership has made the decision that its 39th Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health will be held virtually from Sept 22-25, 2021. The conference was originally planned to be held in-person in Florida.
Posted on 2021-06-01 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Join Families and Advocates of Transgender Youth to Condemn Signing of Transgender Youth Sports Ban TALLAHASSEE, FL - Governor Ron DeSantis chose the beginning of Pride Month to sign the first anti-LGBTQ legislation to pass the Florida legislature in 23 years. DeSantis signed the Transgender Youth Sports Ban, barring trans youth from playing sports and allowing humiliating gender checks to be demanded by competitors.