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Saturday, March 11 – ACLU People Power Resistance Training Livestream Events

Saturday, March 11 – ACLU People Power Resistance Training Livestream Events

| March 6, 2017

We know that many of us feel powerless as we face an uncertain future following the 2016 election. ProSuzy is stepping up to help you stay informed about how you can make your voice heard. Watch our website over the coming weeks for more news of events and community resources to help us organize and […]

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March 7 – 2017 Florida Legislative Session Kicks Off Today

March 7 – 2017 Florida Legislative Session Kicks Off Today

| March 5, 2017

Over the next 60 days of the Florida Legislative Session, the ACLU of Florida will be working to advance civil liberties and rights across our state, including LGBT rights. The ACLU’s Kirk Bailey, Political Director, and Kara Gross, Legislative Counsel, say “we believe we can accomplish real and positive reforms for criminal justice and LGBT […]

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Jacksonville HRO Expanded to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Jacksonville HRO Expanded to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

| February 15, 2017

Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance has been expanded to include the words sexual orientation and gender identity. A crowd of people celebrated outside when the measure passed by a 12-6 vote. A half a decade in the making, successful passage was secured by a coalition of Jacksonville LGBT residents, business owners and other community and spiritual […]

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VIDEO: Great Silent Grandmother Gathering … in Solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington

VIDEO: Great Silent Grandmother Gathering … in Solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington

| February 2, 2017

On the afternoon of Saturday, January 21, 2017, a group of mostly grandmothers gathered in front of the Historic Gulfport Casino to silently join in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington that echoed in cities all over the US and the world. Organizer Edie Daly, of Gulfport, read: “WE STAND IN SILENCE because “The […]

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Reports from the Women’s March on Washington: Photos from our Women

Reports from the Women’s March on Washington: Photos from our Women

| January 21, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women marched in solidarity January 21 for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, a clean environment, health care, immigrant rights. for all of us. Watch this space for a gallery of photos and reports from our community. Jane Petro and Carolyn Becker were the first to check in from the Washington Metro. We […]

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To Hat? … Or Not to Hat?

To Hat? … Or Not to Hat?

| January 18, 2017

Organizers estimate that 200,000 women will descend on the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. According to some reports, at least 70,000 of them will be wearing bright pink “Pussyhats,” meant to “be a strong collective visual statement,” according to Pussyhat Project organizer Jayna Zweiman. Not everyone agrees that this sends the […]

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Equality Florida Announces Birth Certificate Lawsuit Win!

Equality Florida Announces Birth Certificate Lawsuit Win!

| January 13, 2017

Hannah Willard, Public Policy Director for Equality Florida just emailed great news to supporters. “Earlier this week – a full two years after the freedom to marry came to Florida – the State Department of Health agreed to settle our birth certificate lawsuit! That means all married same-sex couples will finally be guaranteed accurate birth […]

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VIDEO: Orlando Soccer Honors Pulse Shooting Victims

VIDEO: Orlando Soccer Honors Pulse Shooting Victims

| January 7, 2017

Another tribute to the 49 people killed in the Pulse massacre has been unveiled by Orlando City Soccer. The team’s new stadium now includes 49 seats in the colors of the rainbow flag. The seats – five rows of eight seats in red, orange, yellow, green and blue – will reside permanently in section 12 […]

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