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Posted on 2020-10-09 by Brittany.
  Jacksonville, Fla - Equality Florida Action PAC, the state’s largest LGBTQ PAC, has vetted and endorsed thousands of Florida candidates over the last two decades, but never before has it endorsed in a clerk of courts race - until today.
Posted on 2020-10-09 by michaelw.
Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, grows in strength and in staff. Today, Equality Florida announced the largest elections team in its 23-year history, bringing the staff total to 16.
Posted on 2020-10-08 by Brittany.
Jason Brodeur’s Anti-LGBTQ Record Prompts Florida’s Largest LGBTQ PAC To Set the Record Straight with $125,000 Ad Campaign
Posted on 2020-10-07 by Brittany.
The Florida Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released an advisory memorandum to the Commission following a series of public meetings and collection of public testimony on voting rights in the state. In this study, the Committee sought to evaluate voter access in Florida, with a particular emphasis on areas of concern that may demonstrate a disparate impact on protected classes under the Voting Rights Act.
Posted on 2020-10-06 by Brittany.
Equality Florida, the state’s leading LGBTQ rights organization, has joined forces with Step Up For Students, the state’s largest K-12 scholarship organization, to bring LGBTQ awareness training to private schools wishing to participate.
Posted on 2020-09-22 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Action, Inc. Makes First-Ever Federal Endorsement, Backs Joe Biden for President
Posted on 2020-08-31 by Brittany.
  The community of people living with HIV and those who love and care for them is once again being threatened by a global pandemic. This time our community is ready for action based on the lessons we learned from the HIV epidemic in the early 1980s. Policymakers whose decisions directly affect the lives of persons living with HIV (PLWH) have a special responsibility to consider the potentially adverse impacts stemming from a complex system of public policy which often fails to adequately address our needs.
Posted on 2020-08-20 by michaelw.
In the age of the Coronavirus global pandemic, another pandemic quietly continues to sweep our nation with deadly consistency - the killing of Transgender Americans.
Posted on 2020-08-18 by Brittany.
A Note By Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida: The results are (mostly) in, and I couldn’t wait another second to share the news. This has been a big, big night with history-making wins by Black LGBTQ candidates and voters tossing out anti-LGBTQ incumbents all across the state.
Posted on 2020-07-30 by michaelw.
  With less than 100 days left until General Election Day, Equality Florida Action PAC is advancing the largest pro-equality voter mobilization program in it's 23 year history.
Posted on 2020-07-24 by Brittany.
  TALLAHASSEE - Florida House District 2 candidate Cris Dosev recently released a false and transphobic ad attacking the incumbent office holder, State Representative Alex Andrade. The ad makes demonstrably false claims rooted in transphobia and levels other vague, unverified allegations about Andrade “bully[ing] mothers and grandmothers.” Equality Florida unequivocally condemns the rampant bigotry by Dosev.
Posted on 2020-07-08 by michaelw.
In April, Broward Sheriff's Deputy Shannon Bennett was exposed to COVID-19 on the job and tragically lost his life.
Posted on 2020-07-07 by michaelw.
Civil Rights Groups and Thousands of County Residents Call for Civilian Oversight of Miami-Dade Police   
Posted on 2020-07-02 by Brittany.
  Jeff Delmay, who served as a plaintiff in the lawsuit that led to the first same-sex marriages in Florida, has been named Co-Chair of Equality Florida’s Board of Directors. Jeff has served on the board since 2016 and accepted the new leadership role during their board meeting in April of this year. His 3-year term begins immediately.
Posted on 2020-06-30 by Brittany.
  Florida’s Largest LGBTQ Civil Rights Organization, Equality Florida Action PAC, endorsed Michele Rayner for State House District 70 in the Democratic Primary.
Posted on 2020-06-18 by Brittany.
Today we recognize Juneteenth - a celebration marking the day in 1865 when enslaved Texans learned they’d be free, two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and ended the Civil War and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Posted on 2020-06-17 by Brittany.
  Black people have been killed, Black people are dying at the hands of police, our country is in crisis, and we all need to take action. We cannot sit on the sidelines, we cannot acquiesce, and we cannot assign responsibility to others. We, as leaders in the LGBTQ movement, must rise up and call for structural change, for divestment of police resources and reinvestment in communities, and for long-term transformational change. Now is the time to take action, and this letter amplifies our strong calls for urgent and immediate action to be taken.
Posted on 2020-06-15 by Brittany.
  Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that firing someone for being LGBTQ is a VIOLATION of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act! You can read the full opinion at: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/17-1618_hfci.pdf Statement on today’s ruling by Equality Florida’s Executive Director, Nadine Smith:
Posted on 2020-06-11 by Brittany.
  ORLANDO, FL - As the nation marks four years since the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub that left 49 mostly LGBTQ people of color dead, Equality Florida, in its ongoing commitment to honor the victims with action, is announcing the launch of its largest election program in the organization’s history. The efforts will target 500,000 pro-equality voters in the state of Florida with the goal of ensuring they have updated registrations, resources to educate themselves on where candidates stand on equality, and sign up to receive their ballots by mail.
Posted on 2020-06-02 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Convenes LGBTQ #BlackLivesMatter Town Hall; Black LGBTQ Leaders Speak Out To Combat Racial Violence