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Equality Florida, Inc.

Rating: 4.62 stars   42 reviews 976

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Bullying

Address:

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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Rating: 5 stars  

3 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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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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I'm very proud to be a part of Equality FL. I am both a volunteer - have helped at numerous galas and equality connections and also a donor.

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Great organization, great people! Loved volunteering!

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This is a great organization that puts their funding towards education, community outreach, and legislation. I've been following them since I first moved to Florida five years ago and I'm really grateful for their progress.

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In-Depth: Equality Florida's Endorsements Under Scrutiny
Inconsistencies found in way state's largest LGBT rights org backs candidates

Please check out this article published in the March 25, 2015 edition of the South Florida Gay News: http://southfloridagaynews.com/Local/in-depth-equality-florida-s-endorsements-under-scrutiny.html

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This is hands down thew worst agency advocating for LGBT rights. They primarily serve as a news source, although they collect money under the guise of being advocates. Then they get you on their mailing list and never take you off. They don't follow opt in procedures and they don't remove you when requested. After requesting to be removed several times, they started to call my cell phone. They keep calling my cell phone. Then I call the number back and that voicemail is full. I never gave them permission to use my number for anything. I never opted in to any marketing, telemarking, news, program of theirs. This is non-profit at its worst.

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I am a straight ally, a donor, a volunteer, and a member of Equality Florida. I have been so for many, many years.

Equality Florida has grown from a few to thousands of members over its two decades of life, because it has worked from the trenches—you name a trench, and EQFL is working there—with respect for all and asked for and stood for respect for all, especially, of course, the LGBTQ community. They have worked for and won anti-bullying laws, domestic partnerships—even in some of the most conservative towns—stood with those who were angry about horrendously discriminatory policies while turning that anger into positive actions so that, always, in the end, we are winning the hearts and minds of Floridians, at least those who are part of what is called the “moveable middle.” Their successes go on and on just as does the work still necessary. What is continuous is EQFL’s commitment to respect for all, fair and equal rights for all, and working hard until we reach that point.

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2014

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I am a financial supporter, Tampa Gala Steering committee member and volunteer and I'm very proud of the work we are doing in fighting for and incrementally winning equal rights for the LGBT community around the state.

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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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