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Posted on 2024-06-14 by Brittany.
  LGBTQ Pioneer and Pro-Equality Champion Carlos Guillermo Smith Elected To Florida State Senate Orlando, FL — Today, Equality Florida Action PAC-endorsed candidate and former State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith officially won his race for the Florida State Senate (District 17), becoming the second openly LGBTQ member elected to the chamber in Florida history. Stratton Pollitzer, Chair of Equality Florida Action PAC, provided the following response:
Posted on 2024-06-12 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Responds To Court Ruling Permanently Blocking Adult And Minor Health Care Restrictions in Florida SB 254 Tallahassee, FL - Nadine Smith, Equality Florida’s Executive Director, provides the following statement in response to Judge Hinkle’s ruling permanently blocks adult and minor health care restrictions in Florida SB 254:
Posted on 2024-04-24 by Brittany.
  Coast-To-Coast for Equality: National Campaign Rallies Support for Florida, the Frontline in the Fight Against Anti-LGBTQ Legislation New nationwide alliance will defend against spreading anti-LGBTQ attacks
Posted on 2024-03-08 by Brittany.
  Equality Florida Responds To The Arrest Of Walt Lay's Killer
Posted on 2024-03-01 by Brittany.
  Florida House Passes Bills Expanding Censorship and Government Control Agenda Tallahassee, FL — Today, the Florida House passed three bills that continue to expand an agenda of extreme censorship and government intrusion and overreach by the Republican-controlled legislature. Now the Florida Senate will decide the fate of the Trans Erasure Bill (HB 1639), the Stop WOKE Teacher Training Bill (HB 1291), and the Preemption of Employment Protections Bill (HB 433).
Posted on 2024-02-23 by Brittany.
  We are heartbroken over the death of Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old non-binary high school student in Oklahoma. According to reports, Nex was beaten by multiple students in the school bathroom on February 7th and died the next day at a local hospital. The full autopsy has not yet been released.
Posted on 2024-02-23 by Brittany.
  STATEMENT: Anti-Transgender Bill Passes Final Florida House Committee
Posted on 2024-02-22 by Jade Smith.
The Power of Unity: Embracing our LGBTQ Community   In the intricate tapestry of my existence as a Black, Christian, Queer woman, I've encountered relentless challenges from those unable to fathom my humanity. Yet, amidst this perpetual conflict, I find solace in the liberties bestowed upon me by my forefathers, individuals whose transformative impact has shaped our world.
Posted on 2024-02-15 by Brittany.
  EQUALITY FLORIDA TO HONOR FRED P. HOCHBERG AT 2024 MIAMI CELEBRATION Miami, FL – Equality Florida is proud to announce that Fred P. Hochberg will be honored at the 2024 Miami Celebration, taking place at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne on Saturday, March 16th. 
Posted on 2024-01-30 by Brittany.
Equality Florida Condemns New DeSantis Administration Policy Denying Legal Recognition, Accurate Driver Licenses/Identification for Transgender Floridians
Posted on 2024-01-24 by Brittany.
  Florida Board of Governors Pass Unprecedented Rules To Systematically Abolish Diversity & Inclusion Programs at State Universities, Eliminate Sociology from Core Courses Rules Impose Unconstitutional Censorship and Strip Academic Freedom