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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Sunshine State.


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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Adds to Bipartisan Momentum for Non-Discrimination as Equality Act Cosponsor

By Adam Polaski • September 13, 2016, 11:39 am This week United States Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) became a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, a federal bill that would establish comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans.
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Back to School for this Transgender Teen in Florida Brings Unnecessary Anxiety

September 8, 2016, 3:12 pm Matthew’s experience as a transgender teenager is similar to many other students across the United States, who have seen their lives under attack in recent months.
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LGBT-U Q&A: Jennie Reiken in St. Petersburg, FL

By Adam Polaski • August 31, 2016, 1:25 pm Now, LGBT University apprentice Jennie Reiken she’s looking forward to applying the skills she honed working for marriage equality to other forms of anti-LGBT discrimination.
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Summer of Action Volunteers are Moving LGBT Equality Forward in Communities Across the Country

By Megan Clayton • July 20, 2016, 4:47 pm This summer, organizers will be working in communities across the country to secure non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans. We’re calling it the Summer of Action, and it’s a project dedicated to developing local conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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LGBT University Apprentice in Florida Works to Strengthen Orlando Community

By Adam Polaski • July 5, 2016, 7:00 am This post was written by Hannah Willard, an LGBT University apprentice in the Class of 2016. Through her work with Equality Florida and One Orlando, Hannah – who lives in Orlando – has been working to organize her community following the senseless loss of 49 lives in an LGBT club on June 12.
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Following Horrifying Violence in Orlando, LGBT Community Rallies in Solidarity

By Adam Polaski • June 13, 2016, 12:04 pm Following a senseless act of violence at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando that has claimed at least 50 lives and injured dozens more, the LGBT community and allies across the country have rallied in solidarity.
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The Summer of Action Kicks Off for LGBT Non-Discrimination Work in Atlanta

By Adam Polaski • May 27, 2016, 12:36 pm This week more than a dozen organizers came together to launch a new project dedicated to developing conversations about the importance of comprehensive non-discrimination protections.
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Employment Attorney Offers Insight on Widespread Discrimination Against LGBT Floridians

March 7, 2016, 5:15 pm We spoke with Anthony Falzon about his experience as an attorney in employment discrimination work and his hopes for the passage of LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination in Florida.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: With Anti-LGBT Bills Advancing, Here’s How We’re Pushing Back

By Adam Polaski • February 13, 2016, 12:06 pm This week, several anti-LGBT bills advanced – and momentum continued to build as fair-minded Americans voiced clear commitment to the fight.
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Florida Senate Committee Does Not Advance Florida Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2016, 11:03 am For the first time in nearly a decade of its consistent introduction, the Florida Competitive Workforce Act received a hearing. That's progress – and we know that together, we'll keep moving forward.
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Transgender Veteran and Parent of 3 Daughters Testifies in Support of Florida Non-Discrimination Bill

By Adam Polaski • February 9, 2016, 12:41 pm Do you know what it's like to work each day with the fear that you could be discriminated against because of who you are or who you love, and the knowledge that under our state law there is nothing you can do? Because I do.
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TODAY: Florida’s Republican-Controlled Senate Will Hear Arguments on LGBT Non-discrimination

By Adam Polaski • February 8, 2016, 12:51 pm Today at 1:30 pm ET in Tallahassee, Florida, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear the Florida Competitive Workforce Act – the first time a non-discrimination bill covering lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has ever received a hearing in the Sunshine State.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Where Pro-LGBT Bills and Discriminatory Legislation Advanced

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 3:31 pm We're in the middle of legislative sessions in nearly every state in the country – and as legislators debate vital issues for their local communities, LGBT issues and bills related to non-discrimination protections have emerged as significant priorities.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislatures Across the Country Consider LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 28, 2016, 6:23 pm It's been a busy week for the movement to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections – and defend against attempts to codify discrimination into state statute. Here's a look at what's going on in state legislatures.
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Dangerous Bill Would Allow Discrimination Against LGBT Floridians

By Adam Polaski • October 22, 2015, 9:40 am Yesterday, October 21, the Florida House of Representatives introduced H.B. 401, a bill that would grant broad range to a wide array of Floridians to discriminate based on their religious beliefs.