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Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida

Equality Florida head questions sheriff’s response to killing of gay man at Tampa dog park

Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida, is questioning the response by the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office to the shooting death of a gay man at a Tampa dog park who had told friends the shooter...

These bills in the 2024 legislature are an “escalation” of attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, according to Equality Florida

Several bills filed in the Florida Legislature for the 2024 session would impact LGBTQ+ Floridians; we get reaction from Equality Florida.
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Florida bill would prevent local governments, schools and colleges from flying flags that represent “a political viewpoint”

Under the bill local governments, public schools, colleges and universities would be barred from displaying certain flags.
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A bill in the Florida Legislature restricts the use of personal pronouns in government agencies

A Florida House Republican filed a bill that would place restrictions on government agencies in the use of personal pronouns.
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Parenting With Pride: a new group fighting “right-wing extremism” in Florida

Parenting With Pride is Florida partnership involving groups like the Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG and Equality Florida.
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College Board says Florida has “effectively banned” its AP psychology course

Florida’s restrictions on instruction about sexual orientation & gender identity have “effectively banned” an AP psychology course.
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, June 8th, 2023

LISTEN HERE: White, Marion County woman arrested after shooting Black neighbor The 58-year-old white woman suspected of shooting through a closed door and killing her Black neighbor in Marion County has been arrested. Moms for...

CEO of Florida-based LGBTQ advocacy group speaks against hate in St. Pete

Listen: Co-founder of LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Florida, Nadine Smith, spoke to a civic group in downtown St Petersburg on Wednesday.  The advocate and Florida native stressed the importance of taking action amidst Florida’s crackdown...
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Ron DeSantis signs five bills that LGBTQ Floridians call a “slate of hate”

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a suite of bills targeting LGBTQ+ Floridians. LGBTQ advocates decry it as a “slate of hate.”

LGBTQ advocacy group issues travel advisory for Florida

This week, Equality Florida issued a travel advisory to those coming to Florida, WMNF's Chris Young reports.
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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Florida execution Louis Bernard Gaskin became the 101st person executed in the state of Florida last night after being sentenced to death for the murder of a north Florida couple in 1989. “Floridians for Alternatives...

MidPoint: LGBTQ and Trans Voices from the Capitol Protest 

The Florida legislature stands ready to ban transgender medical care for minors and take kids away from their parents if the parents seek gender-affirming treatment for their children. The Republican legislature is planning to ban...

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