Tag: Jacksonville Coalition for Equality
UF Environmental Health & Safety staff recently attached four smaller houses to the outside of the newest barn in hopes of enticing the bats to begin the relocation process on their own. Photo Credit: Bri Lehan/University of Florida

A.G. GancarskiOctober 17, 2016

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Jacksonville has shown improvement in its “LGBT friendliness” score, nearly doubling it in the last year. And the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality credits Republican Mayor Lenny Curry as the reason why. In the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, Jacksonville earned a rating of 49 out of 100 for 2016, up from 26 in 2015. FloridaPolitics.com reported a draft version […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 13, 2016
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Will the third time be the charm for the efforts to expand Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance? In 2012, a fully inclusive bill fell by a margin of 17 to 2. A modified bill lost by a much-smaller margin of 10 to 9, with a councilman — Johnny Gaffney — saying he’d gotten confused when he voted. Gaffney […]

Melissa RossJune 17, 2016
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Expressions of sympathy and support from Jacksonville’s political leadership in the aftermath of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting massacre are falling flat with North Florida’s LGBT community. “It was a bias-motivated attack against a gay bar to kill LGBT people,” said Jacksonville attorney and activist Jimmy Midyette. “When leaders neuter expressions of sympathy of that fact […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 4, 2016
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Given that many proponents of expansion of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance were disappointed that the most recent push toward HRO expansion ended up short of that goal, it’s interesting that the official position of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality has been to laud the positive policy outcome from the debate: the Mayoral Directive, issued in […]

Melissa RossMarch 7, 2016
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Activists fighting the decades-long struggle for LGBT equality in America have long been skilled at the long game. From the 1969 Stonewall riots to the 2015 nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, this is a patient movement, one that has nudged the culture inexorably over a half-century toward greater acceptance and inclusion. To that end, the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 15, 2016
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Barring an unforeseen development at Thursday’s special meeting, Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri will table his HRO expansion bill at least through May. However, the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality plans on mobilizing its base Thursday nonetheless. After the Council meeting, the JCE will hold a “Yes to Equality” rally in front of the main library on […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 11, 2016
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Ahead of the first Jacksonville City Council reading of the Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) expansion bills, the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality held its second news conference with faith leaders on Monday,  a cold day in Springfield’s Klutho Park. The statement that 102 faith leaders of the Abrahamic faiths signed: Love and respect for one’s fellow […]


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