Equality Florida

Equality Florida

National
Over 200 LGBTQ leaders from the state-based movement for equality will convene in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the end of July for Equality Federation’s 21st annual Leadership Conference. ...
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Politics National
Dozens of major companies have severed financial ties with the NRA and GOP leaders, a demographic traditionally most fearful of crossing the gun lobby is beginning put distance between themselves and NRA lobbyists. ...
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National
Family Equality Council, StoryCorps, and WMFE are partnering with The Center in Orlando to host survivors, crisis counselors, first responders, staff of local community organizations, family members of victims, and the artist behind the “angel wings” counter-protest at victims’ funerals. ...
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Thousands converged at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando to remember those lost in the mass shooting on Sunday. Speakers declared, “We are stronger than fear. Love will conquer hate. Orlando united!” Andy Campbell/HuffPost
National
Donations for the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund will continue to be accepted until 5 p.m. EST on Friday, September 23. ...
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Pulse Orlando Victim Fund
National
An online fundraiser for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting set up by Equality Florida has raised $7M. ...
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One Orlando Tribute "Hands"
Entertainment
GLAAD and Interscope Records have released "Hands," a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, featuring Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, and more. ...
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Health
Married same-sex couples in Florida can now receive birth certificates that list both parents. ...
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National
LGBT protections were quietly removed after pressure from far-right religious groups and a review from Gov. Rick Scott’s office. ...
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National
Florida’s refusal to put same-sex spouses on their children’s birth certificates as it does for different-sex spouses violates the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. ...
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National
Almost a year since Florida’s marriage ban was declared unconstitutional, the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics is still refusing to allow hospitals to list both same-sex parents on their baby’s birth certificate. ...
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