See How We're Winning Equality
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.
Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Equality Florida formed in 1997, following the lopsided passage of a state law that banned the recognition of marriages for same-sex couples. Our first commitment was to defeat all future anti-LGBTQ legislation filed in Tallahassee, and since our inception, we’ve kept that promise by stopping or neutralizing every single anti-LGBTQ bill filed in Tallahassee since the day we formed.
Under our watch, marriage equality was won in Florida, the ban on gay and lesbian adoption has been repealed, and more than 200 local policies have been passed. Over 60% of Florida residents have been protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression and over 2/3rds of Florida’s 3 million students have been protected from anti-LGBTQ bullying.
Through our continuous public education campaigns, we are winning the battle of public opinion with a strong majority of Floridians now supporting nearly every one of our pro-equality issues.
We invite you to take a look at the following pages of "Winning Equality" and see how prominently Florida stands on the national stage of LGBTQ equality. Your support makes every one of these victories possible.