All posts by We Are Straight Allies

We Are Straight Allies seeks to educate, engage and “call to action” the business, faith-based, military, government, nonprofit, educational, arts and private sectors as we move towards passage of comprehensive polices that protect our LGBT community against discrimination in the State of Florida. Our strategic educational and advocacy efforts are targeted towards city and faith based leaders, as well as everyday citizens, to ensure greater equity for the LGBT community in employment, housing and public accommodation. The campaign is designed to reaffirm those who currently support fundamental human rights for all citizens and to further engage those who are ambivalent, previously voted against comprehensive protections, or who are uninformed about the real challenges that face members of our LGBT community.

WE ARE ALLIES SUPPORTS TALLAHASSEE MAYOR ANDREW GILLUM FOR GOVERNOR

Andrew Gillum has been an unwavering champion for LGBTQ equality. As a City Commissioner, Gillum led the charge to expand domestic partner benefits for City employees. As Mayor, when more than a dozen counties were refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Florida, Gillum raised his voice in opposition and extended an invitation for couples to get married in Florida’s capital – Tallahassee. In the wake of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, he spoke up unapologetically for the victims and their families. As the brother of an openly gay man, he knows first-hand the importance of policies that protect the LGBTQ community.

“The first thing that he (Gillum’s brother) did when he had the opportunity was get on the first bus that he could afford, to go all the way across the country to California, with not so much as a job or a house, just so that he could be himself.”

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum

 

THE STORY OF DENISE: ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION, LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE

Denise Iandoli was born on March 5, 1950 as John Martin Iandoli. This documentary tells the story of her courageous journey of self-discovery, self-love and acceptance.

 

CONTACT YOUR CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT A FULLY INCLUSIVE HUMAN RIGHTS ORDINANCE

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ALLIES IN ACTION!

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We would like to give special recognition and show our appreciation to our ALLY IN ACTION, Pastor R. L. Gundy for his unwavering support of LGBTQ equality. His story is a testament to the power of personal evolution.

06.13.16http://www.newsy-today.com/failed-human-rights-ordinance-forms-backdrop-for-local-vigil-firstcoastnews-com/

02.5.16https://www.google.com/amp/www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-fight-discrimination-myword-020616-20160205-story,amp.html?client=safari

01.12.16http://www.news4jax.com/news/city-council-introducing-hro-bills

12.8.15http://m.jacksonville.com/business/columnists/2015-12-08/story/pro-hro-pastor-explains-why-he-changed-opponent-supporter-human

12.3.15 http://folioweekly.com/heredity-hermeneutics,14317

http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/religious-leaders-pledge-support-new-hro/npbdn/

12.2.15http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/local-allies-jacksonvilles-lgbt-community-get-help/20151206

11.30.15 http://floridapolitics.com/archives/195505-195505

11.30.15http://news.wjct.org/post/113015-reverend-rl-gundy-first-coast-success-miracle-34th-street-cole-pepper

11.16.15http://www.jax-cdn.com/news/metro/2015-11-16/story/rev-gundy-consulting-work-human-rights-campaign-had-no-bearing-decision

11.11.15http://m.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2015-11-11/story/pastor-who-was-high-profile-opponent-jacksonville-lgbt-ordinance-now#article=67982B57557C4EC16BCB301085B68593A894

9.1.15 http://floridaagenda.com/news/baptist-preacher-sides-with-human-rights-finally

Mayor Andrew Gillum | Tallahassee, FL

With a passion for public service, and the ability to motivate and mobilize people to action, Mayor Andrew D. Gillum is recognized statewide, in Florida, and nationally as an emerging leader. Mayor Gillum has received numerous awards and recognitions for his passion and service over the years, and has been named an emerging leader by the Congressional Black Caucus, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine, the Association of Trial Lawyers for America (ATLA), The Drum Major Institute, IMPACT, and the Washington Post.

He has a message for the city of Jacksonville.