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Posted on 2018-10-02 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Challenges Rick Scott's Broken Promise on LGBT Protections Seeks Rule To End Discrimination in State Employment TALLAHASSEE, FL - Equality Florida has filed a petition to compel the Governor Rick Scott administration to establish the LGBT protections that the Governor’s staff committed to but has failed to enact for more than two years. Now, time is running out for Governor Scott to keep his promise to end anti-LGBT discrimination in state employment.
Posted on 2018-09-21 by michaelw.
Written By: Jon Harris Maurer, Public Policy Director  
Posted on 2018-09-21 by michaelw.
Equality Florida Institute will present its Florida Media for Equality Award to South Florida Gay News (SFGN) and publisher, Norm Kent, at the organization’s 16th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala on Sunday, November 11th at Pier
Posted on 2018-09-18 by Brittany.
  "Every student should have a fair chance to succeed in school, and today's victory is one step forward towards ensuring transgender students in Volusia County feel safe, valued, and respected. We are grateful to our friends at the The National Center for Lesbian Rights for their hard work to make this victory possible." - De Palazzo, Equality Florida Director of Safe & Healthy Schools
Posted on 2018-09-14 by Brittany.
  Florida Draws National Scrutiny As 5th Black Transgender Women is Found Murdered National Organizations Join Equality Florida In Demanding Urgent Action SARASOTA -- Equality Florida issued a call to action following the murder of Londonn Moore, the fifth Black transgender woman murdered in the state in a little over six months.
Posted on 2018-09-14 by Brittany.
  Nadine Smith, Executive Director, released the following statement on the recent murder of Londonn Moore: Once again, we are mourning the tragic murder of a black transgender woman in Florida. Londonn Moore, a 20-year-old, was shot and her body left in a secluded area in North Port earlier this week.
Posted on 2018-06-28 by michaelw.
  #HonorThemWithAction Campaign Reaches 112 Million, Receives National Attention on 2 Year Remembrance of Pulse Tragedy
Posted on 2018-06-27 by michaelw.
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Posted on 2018-06-22 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida on Trump Policy of Separating Immigrant Families  
Posted on 2018-06-21 by Brittany.
Powerful words from our Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer on the two-year remembrance of Pulse:
Posted on 2018-06-12 by Brittany.
On June 12, 2016, the Orlando community was rocked by the massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people. The horror unfolded in the middle of Pride month on Latin Night at Pulse Nightclub, a popular gathering place for young LGBTQ people of color. Today, as we remember those taken from us, we also renew our calls to #HonorThemWithAction - and I challenge you to join us.
Posted on 2018-06-08 by michaelw.
We are deeply saddened by the passing on Sunday, May 27th of a dear friend of Equality Florida, mentor, cheerleader, pioneer, unabashed and fierce social justice warrior Connie Kurtz. As a fierce advocate for social justice and LGBT rights, Connie and her beloved Ruthie had many notable triumphs. In the early 1980’s, they took on closed minds on the Phil Donahue Show, fighting for (and winning) a Domestic Partnership Registry that would afford equal rights for same-sex couples.
Posted on 2018-05-11 by Brittany.
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released new data showing our recent success in Florida with changing birth certificate gender requirements. With this victory, 51% of LGBTQ adults in the U.S. can now get an accurate birth certificate without burdensome requirements. A recent blog post by MAP stated:
Posted on 2018-05-11 by Brittany.
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released new data showing our recent success in Florida with changing birth certificate gender requirements. With this victory, 51% of LGBTQ adults in the U.S. can now get an accurate birth certificate without burdensome requirements. A recent blog post by MAP stated:
Posted on 2018-04-02 by michaelw.
Meet the Interns: Jack Mills (Field Intern) 1. Tell us a little about yourself…
Posted on 2018-03-23 by michaelw.
Equality Florida Institute To Honor Florida State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith, Sandra Saladrigas, and Vita Nova at 5th Annual Palm Beach Gala