Equality Florida LGBT Equal Rights in FL

Author: 
Mark Haines
Curator: 
Alexander Northman

About Equality Florida

Equality Florida works to secure equality and justice under state and local laws for Florida's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered residents. The annual Galas are a major source of funding for Equality Florida's local operations.

Equality Florida's 2018 Broward Gala
Equality Florida recently held their 2018 Broward Gala at Pier 66 on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  They honored SFGN's Norm Kent with the Media for Equality Award, Florida Blue with the Florida Business for Equality Award, and Congressman Ted Deutch with the Voice for Equality Award.
 
Equality Florida's 2018 Broward Gala VIP Party
Equality Florida recently held their 2018 Broward Gala VIP Party honoring Runar Polluson with the 2018 Equality Florida Service & Leadership Award.
 
Equality Florida's Fundraiser for Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith
Equality Florida hosted a fundraising party for Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith at the L'Hermitage on Fort Lauderdale Beach, which highlighted the importance of this campaign and the future of LGBT rights.
 
Equality Florida's Broward Mixer at Rosie's Bar & Grill
Equality Florida hosted the 2018 Broward Mixer at Rosie's Bar & Grill in Wilton Manors, which honored Hotspots' Publisher Peter Clark with the 2018 Community Partner for Equality Award.
 
2018 Equality Florida Palm Beach Gala
Equality Florida presented the 2018 Palm Beach Gala at The Lake Pavilion in downtown West Palm Beach honoring Vita Nova with the Community Partner Award, Sandra Saladrigas with the Service & Leadership Award, and Florida State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith with the 2018 Voice for Equality Award.
 
Equality Florida's Broward Mixer
Equality Florida hosted the Broward Mixer at Nick's Italian Restaurant on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event featured great food, live music, and the latest legal news from Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
 
Equality Florida's 2018 Miami Gala
Equality Florida recently held their 2018 Miami Gala at Nobu Hotel Eden Roc in downtown Miami Beach, which honored the Huizenga Foundation, Save, and the Gay Straight Alliance group from Parkland High School.
 
Equality Florida Broward Mixer
Equality Florida hosted the Broward Mixer at the home of Ken & DC in Wilton Manors. The event featured talks from State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum.
 
2017 Equality Florida Broward Gala
Equality Florida recently held their 2017 Broward Gala at Hyatt Pier 66 on Fort Lauderdale Beach honoring Greg Louganis with the Voice for Equality Award.
 
2017 Equality Florida Broward Gala VIP Party
Equality Florida recently held their 2017 Broward Gala VIP Party honoring Scott Bennett with the Service and Leadership Award.
 
Equality Florida's Broward Office Grand Opening
Equality Florida celebrated the opening of their Broward Office in Wilton Manors.  On hand were Mayor Gary Resnick and several City Commissioners, as members of organization and the community.
 
Equality Florida's Legacy Society Luncheon at W Fort Lauderdale
Equality Florida in Fort Lauderdale hosted a Legacy Society Luncheon with Our Fund at the W Fort Lauderdale on Fort Lauderdale Beach featuring a talk from U.S. Trust about healthy saving practices. Equlaity Florida's De Palazzo updated the audience on her Safe & Happy Schools program.
 
Equality Florida Broward May Connection Mixer
Equality Florida recently held the Equality Connection Mixer at a private home on Las Olas. The mixer featured lively discussions, great food, and the latest legal news from lobbyists in Tallahassee.
 
2017 Equality Florida Miami Gala
Equality Florida recently held their 2017 Miami Gala at Nobu Hotel Eden Roc in downtown Miami Beach honoring Lisa LaMonica with the 2017 Voice of Equality Award for her decades of passionate work with Safe Schools South Florida.
 
Equality Florida Miami Connections Mixer at Mina's Mediteranean
Equality Florida held the Miami Connections Mixer at Mina's Mediterranean with lively discussions and the latest updates from Senator David Richardson and House Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith.
 
2017 Equality Florida Palm Beach Gala
Equality Florida recently held their 2017 Palm Beach Gala at The Lake Pavilion in downtown West Palm Beach honoring Compass with the Community Partner Award and Kim Mazauskas with the 2017 Voice for Equality Award. 
 
Equality Florida Broward Connection Mixer
Equality Florida recently held the Equality Connection Mixer at a private home in Wilton Manors. The mixer featured lively discussions, great food, and the latest legal news from Lobbyist Hannah in Tallahassee.
 
2016 Equality Florida Broward Gala
Equality Florida recently held their 2016 Broward Gala at the B Ocean Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach honoring Martina Navratilova with the Voice of Equality Award.
 
2016 Equality Florida Broward Gala VIP Party
Equality Florida recently held their 2016 Broward Gala VIP Party honoring Tom Runyan with the Service and Leadership Award.
 
Equality Florida's Taste of Equality at Gulfstream Park
Equality Florida in Fort Lauderdale recently held their Annual Taste of Equality at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale Beach with 15 restaurants participating with snacks, drinks, and live entertainment.
 
Equality Florida Broward Council Mixer
Equality Florida  in Fort Lauderdale held a Florida Council Mixer at the home of Ira Baer and Drew Tabatchnick featuring special guest speaker De Palazz , Equality Florida’'s Director of the brand new Safe Schools Project.
 
Equality Florida's Legacy Society Luncheon at B Ocean Hotel
Equality Florida in Fort Lauderdale hosted a Legacy Society Luncheon with Our Fund at the B Ocean Resort on Fort Lauderdale Beach with a talk from Darcy Beeman from Edward Jones.
 
Equality Florida Broward Connection Mixer
Equality Florida hosts events in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently held a Equality Connection Mixer at Cafe Vico and they honored Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar with the 2016 Ally for Equality Award as well as offered up samples off their menu.
Equality Florida Broward Connection Mixer
Equality Florida in Fort Lauderdale recently held an Equality Connection Mixer at Cafe Vico honoring Broward County Mayor Marty Kiar with the 2016 Ally for Equality Award.
 
Equality Florida Broward Connection Mixer
Equality Florida recently held the Equality Connection Mixer at Mojo Restaurant and offered up delicious samples off their menu.
 
2016 Equality Florida Gala at One Hotel
The 2016 Equality Florida Miami Gala was held at One Hotel South Beach and honored Damian Pardo with the Annual Voice of Equality Award.

Equality Florida Tampa Gala
Equality Florida hosted a Florida Council Mixer at the TPepin Hospitality Centre to honor community members for their hard work and to update attendees on the latest legal decisions.

Equality Florida 2016 Palm Beach Gala
Equality Florida hosts annual events in West Palm Beach, FL. They recently held their 2016 Palm Beach Gala at The Lake Pavilion in downtown West Palm Beach and honored Mayor Jeri Muoio with the 2016 Voice for Equality Award.

Equality Florida's Florida Council Mixer in Broward
Equality Florida hosts events in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently held a Florida Council Mixer in Hollywood and featured food, drinks, and a small talk from special guest speaker EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum.

Equality Florida Miami Connection Mixer
Equality Florida hosts events throughout the state of Florida. They recently held a Equality Connection Mixer at R House Restaurant in Wynwood, which featured signature cocktails and lively conversations.

Equality Florida Broward Connection Mixer
Equality Florida hosts various events in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently held a Equality Connection Mixer at Cafe Vico offering up samples from their menu.

Equality Florida Tampa
Equality Florida hosted a Florida Council Mixer at the Tampa Museum of Art. Equality Florida forms the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

SAGE and Equality Florida Town Hall Meeting
Equality Florida hosts various events in Fort Lauderdale, FL and recently teamed up with SAGE for a Town Hall Meeting at The Pride Center in Wilton Manors to discuss the latest issues with elder care.
Equality Florida Event at Tedds Art Works
Equality Florida hosts events in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently was the beneficiary of Tedds Art Works' latest show "The Naughty Show" that featured erotic art work from local artists.
2015 Equality Florida Broward Gala
Equality Florida hosts events in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently held their 2015 Broward Gala at Hyatt Pier 66 and honored Jon Zieba and Cliff Mulcahy from Rosie's with the Equality Business Award and James Obergefell with the Voice of Equality Award.
Equality Florida's Fall Council Mixer in Broward
Equality Florida hosts events all around Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently held a Florida Council Mixer and gave the latest updates to all the LGBT legislation in Tallahassee and locally.
Equality Florida Broward Events
Equality Florida hosts events in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently held a Florida Council Mixer at Thirteen and honored Commissioner Julie Carson with the Community Partner for Equality Award.
Equality Florida's Gay Marriage Decision Day Rally After Party at Rumors
Equality Florida hosted a Decision Day Rally at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They hosted an After Party at Rumors in Wilton Manors and highlighted some of the speakers and information that was celebrated at the Rally at the Broward County Federal Courthouse.
Equality Florida's Gay Marriage Decision Day Rally
Equality Florida hosted a Decision Day Rally at the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The event featured local and state representatives and united the community and informed what the next steps will be for Marriage Equality.
Equality Florida Welcomes Cindy Brown
The Equality Florida team was pleased to announce and welcome long time Miami Beach trailblazer Cindy Brown to their family. They hosted a party at City Hall restaurant in downtown Miami that featured many friends and new colleagues.
2015 Equality Florida Gala at Perez Art Museum
The 2015 Equality Florida Miami Gala was held at the Perez Art Museum and honored Florida's Six Plaintiff Couples, ABC's Michael Putney, and the wedding of David and Damian Bloom.
Equality Florida Mixer at Scarfone's
Equality Florida recently hosted a Mixer at Scarfone's in Wilton Manors, FL and featured talks with local lawmakers and latest Florida updates.
Equality Florida Palm Beach Gala
Equality Florida hosts events in Palm Beach, FL. They recently held their Palm Beach Gala at The Studio and honored Ruth Berman & Connie Kurtz with the 2015 Voice for Equality Award.
Equality Florida's Florida Council Mixer
Equality Florida hosts events in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They recently held a Florida Council Mixer and honored Shannon Minter with the Voice of Equality Award.
Broward Equality Connection at Bliss Spa
Equality Florida hosted a mixer at W Hotel's Bliss Spa on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event featured massages, manicures, live music, and a Meet & Greet with Florida Representative Joe Saunders.
Florida Countown to Marriage Rally
The Florida Countdown to Marrage Rally was held at the LGBT Welcome Center on Miami Beach. The event was sponsored by Equality Florida, Save, The ALCU, and NCLR and featured keynote speakers,and the latest legal update on the cases.
2014 Equality Florida Key West Gala
The 2014 Equality Florida Key West Gala was held at The Gardens Hotel and featured an award presentation, The Florida Plaintiff Couples, and the latest news from Nadine Smith
2014 Equality Florida Gala at Perez Art Museum
The 2014 Equality Florida Miami Gala was held at the Perez Art Museum and honored Florida's Six Plaintiff Couples and actress and activist Sharon Gless. The event featured awards, keynote speakers,and the latest LGBT legal updates as well as what is happening in Florida.
2014 Equality Florida's Equali-Tea Dance at Royal Palms
Equality Florida held their 2014 Equali-Tea Dance at the Royal Palms on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event, sponsored by Equality Florida, featured DJ Jason Gonzales, and highlighted the fact that it is Florida's largest state wide LGBT civil rights organization.
2013 Equality Florida Broward Gala at Hyatt Pier 66
The 2013 Equality Florida Gala was held at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale and featured awards, keynote speakers,and the latest LGBT legal updates as well as what is happening in Florida.
2013 Equality Florida's Equali-Tea Dance at Royal Palms
Equality Florida held their 2013 Equali-Tea Dance at the Royal Palms on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The event, sponsored by Equality Florida, featured DJ Jason Gonzales, and highlighted the fact that it is Florida's largest state wide LGBT civil rights organization.
Equality Florida Gala in Key West
Equality Florida Gala in Key West was held at The Gardens Hotel and featured key note speakers as well as helped raised money and support for equality for all in Florida.

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