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Trump’s Administration, under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, rescinded Title IX guidance for transgender students.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 2017-02-23 by Brittany.
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
Posted on 2017-02-07 by Brittany.
Press Release Launched on Friday, February 3, 2017
Posted on 2017-01-31 by Brittany.
Yesterday, President Trump affirmed that he will keep President Obama's executive order that created new workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender federal employees and contractors. This is welcome news following rumors that he was poised to repeal these important protections.
Posted on 2017-01-25 by Brittany.
Equality Florida to Honor Tech Data Executive at Annual Gala John Tonnison, Tech Data’s Executive Vice President, Cloud Computing and CIO, will receive the Voice for Equality Award at Equality Florida’s Tampa Gala
Posted on 2017-01-18 by amber.
Meet The Interns: Elias Flynn Joseph Safe Schools Intern Based in Jacksonville (Pronouns: They/Them/Their)
Posted on 2017-01-17 by Brittany.
EQUALITY FLORIDA TO HONOR KIMBERLY MAZAUSKAS AND COMPASS INC. AT 4th ANNUAL PALM BEACH GALA Sunday, February 19 at Lake Pavilion
Posted on 2017-01-11 by Brittany.
Info below on the Women's March on Florida was gathered from the the wonderful folks at State Voices.
Posted on 2017-01-10 by hannah.
Posted on 2017-01-05 by Brittany.
For Immediate Release Jan. 5, 2017 Patti Brigham, Co-chair, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence 1st Vice President, LWV of Florida Andy Pelosi, Co-Chair, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Executive Director, Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
Posted on 2016-12-12 by amber.
Meet The Interns: Caitlin Burns New Media Intern Based in Orlando
Posted on 2016-12-05 by Brittany.
Equality Florida's Response to NC Governor McCrory's Defeat ST. PETERSBURG, FL - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has finally conceded defeat. McCrory, who created the discriminatory HB 2 that has cost North Carolina $600 million and counting when corporations, jobs, conferences, and sporting events pulled out of the state, has officially been rejected by North Carolina voters. His opponent Roy Cooper made dismantling the anti-LGBTQ law a centerpiece of his campaign.
Posted on 2016-12-02 by Brittany.
TRANSGENDER “SAFE HAVEN” TOWNS, CITIES AND COUNTIES
Posted on 2016-11-29 by Brittany.
Resources for Immediate Disaster Behavioral Health Response Mass Violence and Trauma-Specific Information Coping With Grief After Community Violence—This SAMHSA tip sheet introduces some of the signs of grief and anger after an incident of community violence, provides useful information about to how to cope with grief, and offers tips for helping children deal with grief. http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Coping-With-Grief-After-Community-Viole…- 4888
Posted on 2016-11-22 by amber.
Cathy and Karla met at work almost 20 years ago and have been married since January 5, 2015. They were the first couple in Florida to be legally married once the freedom to marry was secured in the Sunshine State. As a lesbian couple living in South Florida, they have been advocating for their family and for the rights of the LGBTQ community for many years.
Posted on 2016-11-21 by amber.
Written by: Dan and Brent VanTice This Thanksgiving, we are feeling thankful for marriage equality, our family, and our beautiful children. Brent and I met here in Jacksonville and we feel very fortunate and blessed that we now live in a nation that recognizes our marriage and family.