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


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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People Nationwide

By Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.
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Federal Judge Rules for Transgender Teenager Denied Restroom Access at Florida School

By Adam Polaski • July 27, 2018, 9:14 am "Drew Adams is just like every other student at Nease High School, a teenager coming of age in a complicated, uncertain and changing world. When it comes to his use of the bathroom, the law requires that he be treated like any other boy."
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Two Years After Pulse Nightclub Shooting, We Stand with Our Partners to #HonorThemWithAction

By Adam Polaski • June 12, 2018, 9:30 am As we remember this attack that claimed the lives of so many LGBTQ people and allies, we stand with our partners at Equality Florida and other organizations to make this time one of strength and resilience.
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Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance

By Shane Stahl • February 14, 2018, 12:35 pm One year ago today, February 14, the City Council in Jacksonville, Florida passed the #JaxHRO, which updated the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance to include protections or LGBTQ people.

On Valentine’s Day, Let’s Celebrate All Couples Equally – Including LGBTQ Couples

February 13, 2018, 5:22 pm

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Freedom For All Americans is spotlighting couples from across the LGBTQ and gender spectrum who talk about not only their personal love stories, but also why it is essential for their state and country to embrace LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Thank you to the National Center for Transgender Equality for partnering with us on many of these stories. Take a look!

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“We Still Get Butterflies,” Says Married Couple in Florida

February 13, 2018, 4:05 pm Married couple SueZie & Cheryl Hawkes share their love story, explain how discrimination has affected them, and why comprehensive protections are important.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Historic Hearings, Bipartisan Support Grows, and Combatting More Bad Bills

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 5:28 pm The latest news about LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination in the states, from the week of January 29-February 2!
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legal Action in Florida and Missouri, Virginia Moves Forward, and #TransBillNH Picks Up Steam

By Shane Stahl • January 26, 2018, 3:46 pm A roundup of all the news regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination for the week of January 21.
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Transgender Male Student Files Suit Against Florida School Board, Claiming Discriminatory Policies

By Shane Stahl • January 24, 2018, 3:12 pm A 15-year-old transgender male student has filed suit against his local school board, claiming their policies violate Title IX and the 14th Amendment.
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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Campaigns Launched and Bills Introduced

By Shane Stahl • January 19, 2018, 5:37 pm Legislative news regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination dominated the week, with support growing for comprehensive non-discrimination legislation in Ohio, and campaigns to pass such legislation announcing their official launches in Florida and New Hampshire.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Nine Ways Freedom for All Americans Advanced LGBTQ Equal Treatment in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 21, 2017, 1:40 pm The LGBTQ community fought battles to protect our progress and advance equality at the local, state and federal levels in 2017. The entire team at Freedom For All Americans was proud to support or lead on these efforts along the way.
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Historic Trial in Transgender Teen’s Discrimination Case Begins in Florida District Court

By Shane Stahl • December 13, 2017, 10:19 am The discrimination case of Adams v. The School Board of St. John’s County, Florida, centered on a 16-year-old transgender boy in Florida fighting to use the boys’ bathroom in his high school, kicked off Monday with testimony in the Middle District Court of Florida.
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Transgender Woman Harassed at Local Grocery Store Thankful for Local Non-Discrimination Protections

December 12, 2017, 9:34 am When you walk into the grocery store to complete your shopping list for the week, the last thing you expect is to be harassed and refused service. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Cassandra Hefton in Miami Beach, Florida this summer.
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Conservative Ally Works to Make LGBTQ Protections a Republican Priority in Florida and Beyond

December 6, 2017, 9:57 am Jessica Fernandez, a conservative from Florida who has served as President of Miami Young Republicans, knows the importance of nondiscrimination laws.