The Gala Event includes hors d’oeuvres, open bars, and a “state of the state address” by Nadine Smith, Equality Florida’s Executive Director. Dress is business/cocktail casual.
Free valet parking is offered for this event. East 7th Avenue will be closed, so make a right on E. 5th Ave., followed by a right on Angel Oliva Senior Street. Come up to E. 7th Ave. and complimentary valet service will be available.
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. It was formed in 1997 as Governor Jeb Bush took office and Florida’s state government made a hard turn to the right. In an era of setbacks for progressive causes, Equality Florida has defeated every piece of anti-LGBT legislation filed in Tallahassee since our founding. These bills included efforts to: overturn all local anti-discrimination policies, repeal all safe schools policies, expand Florida’s anti-gay adoption ban, and prohibit domestic partnership benefits and protections.
Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
For more information on the 2012 Equality Florida Tampa Gala or Equality Florida in general, visit Eqfl.org