Ruling highlights need for action to end all forms of discrimination against LGBT people. How many states have laws that fully protect LGBT people from discrimination? Leading companies and businesses of all sizes join forces against discrimination and say their doors are open to everyone on equal terms. Equality makes us stronger as a nation.
The center hosts more than 60 regularly-meeting groups each month. Support, social and educational groups focus on women, seniors, youth, men, transgender, recovery, health, the arts, athletics, spirituality, games and more. SAGE , the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults, is one of the center's most popular programs, including active members with LGBT seniors attending weekly get-togethers. The agency organizes an annual Tropical Plant Fair each spring, including several dozen vendor booths. The Pride Center grew out of the initial vision of founder Alan Schubert, one of the earliest public leaders of Fort Lauderdale 's gay and lesbian community.
Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Equality Florida Institute, Inc. In an era of setbacks for progressive causes, Equality Florida Action, Inc. Our organizational objectives are clear: passing local LGBTQ protections at the municipal level, passing a statewide non-discrimination law, passing a statewide anti-bullying law, passing legislation to protect the transgender community, and changing public opinion in the state of Florida regarding LGBT individuals and families.
Miami has had a gay nightlife scene as early as the s. Miami has a current status as a gay mecca that attracts more than 1 million LGBT visitors a year. As of , Miami was home to an estimated 15, self-identifying gay and bisexual individuals.