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Louie Lopez, Father

Luis “Louie” Lopez is a retired professional jockey and father of a transgendered young adult. He explains why it is important for us to support the passage of a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance in the city of Jacksonville, FL. Read more of his family’s story here: http://wp.me/p3PnKk-8i

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Rabbi Jesse Olitzky, Jacksonville Jewish Center

Rabbi Olitzky serves as Rabbi and is part of the clergy team at the Jacksonville Jewish Center in Jacksonville, FL., He received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition to ordination, he received an MA in Jewish Education from JTS’ William Davidson School of Education. Prior to relocating in Jacksonville, Rabbi Olitzky served communities in Kingston, New York and Parkchester, New York. His mission as a rabbi is lower barrier of access to Jewish ethics and values, promoting social justice in order to fulfill the Divine vision of peace, equality, and harmony. Read more about Rabbi Olitzky here: http://wp.me/p3PnKk-bs

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Brennan Campa, Age 14

Brennan believes that everyone should be treated with respect and that everyone deserves to have equal opportunities, including his mother, who is a lesbian. Read more about Brennan here: http://wp.me/s3PnKk-brennan

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Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Straight Ally

 

Nancy Hogshead-Makar is Jacksonville’s own 3-time Olympic swimming champion from the 1984 Games. She is a life-long advocate for access and equality in athletics, internationally recognized legal expert on sports issues, scholar, and author. She has a commitment to equality, using sports as a vehicle for social change. As one of the foremost exponents for gender equity, she advocates for access and equality in sports participation, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and assault, employment, pregnancy, and legal enforcement under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and within the youth sports and Olympic movement.

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Rachel Vitti, Education Advocate

Rachel Vitti is the wife of Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Schools, mother of four, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, niece, grand-daughter, friend, teacher, education and social justice advocate. In her own words, Rachel describes why we must come out as allies in order to get the Human Rights Ordinance passed in Jacksonville: http://wp.me/p3PnKk-7e

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