One hundred percent of the profits will go directly to Equality Florida
's Pulse Victims Fund to help those affected by this tragedy.
A (https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund) crowdsource campaign by Equality Florida
, a local LGBT civil rights group, had raised nearly $5.8 million in donations by Tuesday for those affected by the shooting.
Enjoy cocktails and live entertainment at the Francis and support the LGBT community at Equality Florida
's annual Suncoast Gala.
She's also become very active in Equality Florida
and was recently interviewed for an upcoming cable documentary on late bloomers.
Take Florida, where, says Nadine Smith, the African-American who runs the statewide gay group Equality Florida
, "in just two years we identified 150,000 progay voters by November 2000, and by building an alliance with other progressive organizations willing to pool their databases, we now have a Progressive Voter Coalition with 400,000 ID'd names." Smith and Harris linked up through the Federation of Statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advocacy Organizations, which Smith now co-chairs.
"He plans to ignore the judiciary and undermine the separation of powers," Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida
, writes in a Facebook post.
-- Leaders from Equality Florida
, the state's Tampa-based LGBTQ advocacy organization, gathered the morning of the Pulse shooting in Orlando to determine how to respond.
, the LGBT rights group behind the fundraising effort, has scheduled a vigil for Monday night in Orlando to "remember and honor the victims, families and friends who were affected by this horrific tragedy."
GALA Dennis Stover, Marcia Foote, Ken Shetin
Recipients of 2012 comprise: the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of South Florida; Blue Stripe Films, Equality Florida
Human Rights Education Project; Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami; Florida International University; Fundarte Inc, the MDC Foundation/Miami International Film Festival; the MDGLCC Foundation; Miami Beach Gay Pride, Inc.; Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc.; Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Inc.; Next @ 19 Street; Performing Arts Center Trust, Inc.; Pioneer Winter Collective; Pridelines Youth Services, Inc.; Safe Schools South Florida; SAVE Foundation, Inc.; Shining Families; Switchboard of Miami, Inc.; Tigertail Productions; YES Institute.
Youngblood, who graduated from Robinson in December, enlisted the support of attorney Karen Doering of Equality Florida
to file a discrimination lawsuit against the school, "Everybody's saying, 'You're a hero,' Youngblood says.
As Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida
, the statewide gay group, puts it: "Look, I'm black, a woman and a lesbian, and to ask me to be a single-issue organizer is to park at least two of my identities at the door-we have to build coalitions." She points to the fledgling Florida Progressive Voter Project-modeled on the Oregon example-as "having created tangible ways of working together," with more than 50,000 progressive voters already tallied.