Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

Response to Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

Andy Janecek, President of Capital Equality, a chartered chapter of the Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies Democratic Caucus, has released the following statement in response to the horrific acts of terror that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando earlier this morning: “The thoughts and prayers of our members are with the Orlando […]

Today is Voting Day for Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary Election!

From now until 7pm tonight, you can make sure your voice is heard in Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary Election by exercising your right to vote! This is contentious race and it’s important that every voice, and every vote, is heard! In Leon County, visit the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office to find your polling […]

Join Capital Equality for Relay for Life Leon/Havana on May 14th!

For the second year in a row, Capital Equality will participate in this year’s Relay for Life Leon/Havana! At Relay for Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. This year’s event will take place […]

State of the Union Watch Party for Leon County Democrats

The Leon County Democratic Party will host a State of the Union Watch Party at The Edison Restaurant in Cascades Park on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. A cocktail social will take place in the Power Plant Room beginning at 7:30pm, followed by the Watch Party in Innovation Hall beginning at 8:30pm. The State of the […]

OPINION: Education needed on inclusion of transgender students

After reading Amanda Claire Curcio’s front page article in the Oct. 15 Tallahassee Democrat, it became clear to me that this penning was in order. The article shows the need for conversation within our schools as to the inclusion of GLBTQ students. This conversation has been a long time in coming. It does provide a […]

Straight Ally 101 Event in Tallahassee

Join We Are Straight Allies and Capital Equality for this unique, informative workshop where we will explore what it means to be an ally and how to better support the LGBTQ community. Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12PM – 1:30PM Tallahassee City Hall 300 S. Adams Street In partnership with Mayor Andrew Gillum and County Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley […]

Join us for Relay for Life this week!

This week is the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Leon/Havana. Join us on Friday, May 15th from 7:00pm until Saturday, May 16th at 10:00am at the North Florida Fairgrounds, and walk with us to put an end to cancer. Please join the Capital Equality Team by signing up for walking shifts.  For more […]

Rally at the Capitol Postponed; Join us for a Tallahassee Toast to Marriage Equality!

The Marriage Equality Celebration rally originally scheduled for this afternoon on the steps of the Capitol has been postponed due to other events surrounding the inauguration today. This event is still being planned and will be rescheduled for another day in the coming week. We will keep you posted as we learn additional details. In […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event serves to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, honor the lives of those who have died by anti-transgender violence, and express love and respect for transgender individuals […]

Election Day is Tomorrow!

After months of campaigning, the 2014 midterm election is finally upon us! Close to 3 million Floridians have already voted either through early voting or by mail – if you haven’t voted yet, make sure you get to the polls tomorrow and cast your vote! Several key races are statistically tied, so every vote makes […]

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