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Leading Florida Legislator Comes out for Marriage Equality

Shawna Vercher | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Shawna Vercher

While no official policies or platforms were introduced, Rep. Darryl Rouson, State House Leader-designee, set a decisive tone in his speech to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and came out publicly in favor of marriage equality for the first time.

A Tearful Commissioner 'Fixes' His Anti-Gay Mistake (VIDEO)

Nadine Smith | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

On June 5, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe choked back tears. Eight years earlier, almost to the day, Sharpe had joined with five other colleagues to cement in place a policy that banned recognition of gay pride. He expressed his regret for having voted for the policy.

How Florida Failed Its LGBT Residents

Posted 05.09.2013 | Miami

Florida lawmakers let two important LGBT rights bills languish this year, sealing the state's reputation as an "anti-gay state" for another 12 months....

Impatient for Equality

Nadine Smith | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

"Which side of history will you choose?" The Supreme Court's answer to that question will be seismic, but the American people's answer is pouring in and they are rushing to choose equal rights over traditional bigotry.

Breaking News: Florida Lt. Gov Apologizes for Stereotyping Lesbians

Nadine Smith | Posted 07.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

On behalf of Equality Florida, I want to thank Lt. Governor Carroll for taking responsibility for her words and for responding to the harm those words inflicted.

Another Victory for Gay Parents and Their Children

Nadine Smith | Posted 03.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Nadine Smith

On Dec. 23, 2011, Florida's 5th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the state of Florida must recognize the parental rights of two lesbian moms, one the biological mother who contributed the egg and the other who was the birth mother.

He Just Makes Stuff Up

Nadine Smith | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
Nadine Smith

David Caton's attack on the TV show All-American Muslim has exposed Caton as a cross between the Westboro Baptist Church and the "minister" who likes to burn Korans.

[VIDEO] The Boys in Obama's Pocket

Michael Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rogers

For a few moments last week, the President carried in his pocket a picture of two boys standing in front of the White House, the younger one with his ...