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Equality Florida, Inc.

Rating: 4.73 stars   49 reviews 2,804

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P.O. Box 13184 St. Petersburg FL 33733 USA

Mission:

Equality Florida is the state''s largest human rights organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Floridians.

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In 2006,Equality Florida launched our Florida GSA Network with catalystfunding from the Collin Higgins and Roblee foundations to hire apart-time organizer.  Our network has grown to over 100 GSAs and  has played a vital role in passing localanti-bullying policies that now protect nearly 56% of Florida's 2.6million students from harassment based on sexual orientation and 29%from harassment based on gender identity. We recognize that GSAs often provide a lifeline to young people struggling against anti-LGBT bias. We plan to build the Florida GSA Network into a permanent, powerful and youth-driven instrument of change.

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(813) 870-3735
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As a field organizer with the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, my experience working with Equality Florida has been amazing. I first became involved with Eq Fl as a volunteer, helping to raise awareness to the HRO issue in jacksonville. From then on, my experiences with this organization has grown and has been amazing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I've been a volunteer and intern with Equality Florida and now work full time for them. They truly care about their employees, donors, supporters, volunteers, and partners. One thing I especially like about EQFL is their commitment to transparency! It's easy to see what work we are doing and where our donations are being spent. I feel honored to work for them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Great organization, great people! Loved volunteering!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Proud to have been involved with this great organization for years. It's fills me with awe that in a few short years our nations restrictions and prejudices and most importantly our laws have become so much more inclusive. Marriage equality is something I've been supporting my whole adult life. As a straight woman, I've been privileged to witness so so many loving unions between my lgbt friends. There's still a lot of work to be done so I will remain involved for as long as necessary!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a straight ally I am proud to be a donor and volunteer with Florida Equality- a great organization which works hard to guarantee the rights and benefits of LGBT individuals and families. As a mother with two children (now adults) I believe that all couples should have the opportunity to love and parent. I also feel it it is my duty to work to ensure that all people regardless of gender identification or sexual orientation, can live their authentic self while feeling safe and equal in their home, school, work, and community. I endorse Florida Equality for their effectiveness and leadership. They do an excellent job of working to help victims of intolerance and hate, fight for their basic human rights, such as equality in schools and workplaces, marriage equality and the right to adopt.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered for several of their events. They work diligently to educate the public to end discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I was not familiar with Equality Florida until my then 18 year old son told us he was gay. Looking for resources to help him have a better life, I found Equality Florida. The most accepting, transparent and action taking group in our state. Grateful for the work they do, so that all Floridians have a fair and equal chance !

 
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4 people found this review helpful

My spouse and I have been part of and supported Equality Florida since the early 2000s when we moved to Florida. It has been a constant champion of equal rights for LGBTQ people and was instrumental in changing Florida's anti-gay adoption laws and also securing the right to equal access to civil marriage in this state.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with Equality Florida in the past for Gay Days of 2014 and I loved my experience volunteering with them. We in fact were signing up people on a petition for marriage Equality here in the state of Florida which we now got. It makes me happy knowing that I was a part of something bigger in life that I played a part in it. That Equality Florida goes above and beyond with the work they do.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Equality Florida fights for the rights of an historically maltreated population with great vigor and earnestness. They have helped many smaller (and larger) organizations, extending their reach from the Statewide all the way to County, City and neighborhood campaigns. Their reach is not limited to the political realm, as they have helped outreach and counselling organizations as well. Their staff is unfailingly professional and energetic. I am proud to have supported them since I became aware of them. They are highly deserving of any accolades available to them.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I am a proud supporter, volunteer and donor of Equality Florida. Key West became one of the first cities and Monroe County one of the first counties to pass comprehensive LGBT legislation through the efforts of Equality Florida. Having seen their good works I have joined their Key West Host committee and each year have increased my donations. I believe they do an outstanding job and results are being seen through the state in local protections, marriage equality and adoption rights. The cause, however is not complete, until we can have housing and employment protection extended throughout the state and anti- bullying policies in every school.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Equality FL is the state's leading advocate for LGBTQ rights. This is an organization that I admire greatly. As a donor and volunteer I am proud to support such an incredible and impactful organization.

 
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