Monday, August 24, 2009

80+ orgs in Florida sign on to the National Equality March

Organizations United Together (OUT), a federation of LGBT and allied organizations dedicated to achieving equality and justice for LGBT Floridians has just announced that it endorses the National Equality March, which is on October 11. A list of the orgs is in a table below the fold.

An update on the March itself:

Major national LGBT organizations including the Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) have endorsed the march as have local and state grassroots organizations like Join the Impact Chicago, One Struggle One Fight and Freedom Democrats of Miami-Dade.

October 11 has been observed as "National Coming Out Day" since 1988. As well, this year commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. "We're marching this October to demand action from the Federal government to protect our rights in all fifty states," said Kip Williams, one of the organizers. "Real equality can only come from the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court."

Equality Across America brings together veteran movement activists such as David Mixner, Torie Osborn, Cleve Jones, Anne Northrop and Nadine Smith, with new organizers like Williams and Robin McGehee, who lead the successful "Meet in the Middle" rally in Fresno, California following the California Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8. "We've got people from the Stonewall generation to the Facebook generation working together to win real equality," said McGehee. "We're tired of compromises and delays."

...Lt. Dan Choi, also a member of the march steering committee, is working to ensure a strong presence by LGBT and straight veterans at the march. "The majority of Americans reject discrimination in the armed forces, it's time for Congress and the Administration to move on this and all issues of equality for LGBT Americans."

Be Real, Inc.
BLAST (Bi, Lesbian, and Straight Together) Women of the Palm Beaches
Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus
Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association
Central Florida Law office of Jonas Urbo, P.A.,
Dolphin Democrats
Embracing Our Differences
FirstCoast MCC
Florida Safe Schools Alliance - South Florida
Gateway Project
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Central Florida
GaYBOR District Coalition
GLSEN Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network - Tampa
Hillsborough County GLBTA Democratic Caucus
Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church
Hope Unites United Church of Christ
HRC Human Rights Campaign - Orlando
HRC Human Rights Campaign - South Florida
Human Rights Council of North Central Florida
IMPACT Florida - Pinellas
IMPACT Tallahassee
JASMYN Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc.
Lakeland Youth Alliance Polk City
Log Cabin Republicans - Orlando
Metropolitan Business Association
NOW National Organization for Women - North Palm Beach County
Orlando Gay Chorus
Orlando Youth Alliance
Oviedo High School Gay/Straight Alliance
Palm Beach County Human Rights Council PBCHRC
PFLAG Brevard - Florida Safe Schools Alliance Chapter
PFLAG Brevard - Student Outreach
PFLAG Jacksonville
PFLAG Polk County/Lakeland Youth Alliance
Phi Epsilon Mu Chapter of Tri Ess
Pinellas Youth Pride PYP
Pride Community Center of North Central Florida
Rainbow Democratic Club
Sarasota Equality Project
SAVE Dade - Safeguarding American Values for Everyone
SAVE Foundation - Safeguarding American Values for Everyone
South Florida Family Pride
Stand-Up SWFL GLBT Alliance
Stonewall Democrats of Alachua County
Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County
Suncoast Stonewall Democrats
Tampa Bay Business Guild
Tampa Bay Family Pride
UM for Equality, Miami-Dade, University of Miami
Unity Coalition/Coalicion Unida
University of North Florida, LGBT Education
Volusia Flagler GLBT Democratic Club
Womyn's Energy Bank
Womyn's Words

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Pam Spaulding :: 80+ orgs in Florida sign on to the National Equality March list of supporters Organizations United Together (OUT)

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