Equality Florida Mission Statement
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.
Equality Florida Background:
Equality Florida formed in 1997 as Governor Jeb Bush took office and Florida’s state government made a hard turn to the right. In an era of setbacks for progressive causes, Equality Florida has defeated or neutralized every piece of anti-LGBTQ legislation filed in Tallahassee since our founding. These bills included efforts to: overturn all local anti-discrimination policies, repeal all safe schools policies, expand Florida’s anti-gay adoption ban, and prohibit domestic partnership benefits and protections.
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 or expression.
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About Our New Logo:
Equality Florida unveiled a new logo in 2017 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
Our new branding not only transforms our initials “EF” into the image of a swelling wave, it symbolizes the progress we’ve made and the momentum we’ve built for future victories. Surrounded on three sides by water, Florida understands the power of the wave to reshape our state. For two decades, Equality Florida has reshaped the way LGBTQ people are treated, leading the way in passing local and state policies that protect our community and our families. Our new brand is also a reminder that the power comes from our supporters, volunteers, staff and allies united by an unwavering commitment to justice and equality for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Since Equality Florida's founding, there has been a seismic shift in public opinion and unprecedented support for LGBTQ equality from businesses, the faith community, and elected officials. We’ve turned the tides over the past two decades. We found a bold new energetic brand that announces: We have the power, the people, and the passion to breakthrough in the South.