“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
In August 2012, the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance was rejected by City Council. The measure would have expanded the city’s human rights ordinance to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination. In fall 2013, three local community advocates Chevara Orrin, Dan Bagan and Laura Riggs created a straight ally ad campaign to raise awareness and encourage support of comprehensive, non-discrimination protections across the State of Florida.
LGBT equality is good for business. Increasingly, more employers are beginning to understand that diversity brings the skills, perspective and other assets that are essential to establishing a competitive workforce. Find full-page size ads, displaying a wide variety of Straight Ally supporters of a comprehensive ordinance, throughout various publications in the community.
Each print ad is complemented with video footage that further supports our allies’ commitment to LGBT equality. Their stories speak to how discrimination has negatively impacted a family member, friend, co-worker or community they interact with on a daily basis. Visit our YouTube Channel to see what each of them have to say.
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