Honor Them With Action Fund

$160,289 of $175k goal

Raised by 778 people in 6 months
Equality Florida  SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
In the aftermath of the massacre at Pulse, Equality Florida made two promises.

We made two promises in the aftermath of Pulse.
The first was to do all we could to support the survivors and the families of those killed. The second promise is to ensure that the lasting memorial to this tragedy is ra safer for LGBT people, especially our youth.

We fulfilled the first promise, as $29M in funds have been distributed as of September 27th.

Now our Honor Them With Action campaign #ForThe49 is focused on uprooting the hatred that makes discrimination and violence inevitable.

Please take a moment to check out this quick video sent from survivors themselves to thank the world for the outpouring of love and support. It is short but powerful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMBLgt4n9IE


Will you stand with us again and fulfill the promise of real change as the lasting memorial #ForThe49?

Inspired by our work in the aftermath of Pulse, GoFundMe will match the first $100,000 raised for this campaign. That means the gift you give today will be doubled!





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Who are we?

Equality Florida is an organization that has been advocating for justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Florida since 1997. Gold rated by the leading charity ranking websites, we have spent nearly 20 years building our community’s strength to turn the tide on some of the worst anti-gay legislation and policy in the United States: Winning marriage in advance of the Supreme Court’s decision that was binding nationally; Passing dozens of city and county non-discrimination ordinances that protect more than 10 million Floridians; Enacting safe schools policies that have created welcoming and supportive environments for more than 2 million students; Shifting public opinion to help reverse the ban on gay adoption left by Anita Bryant’s gay-hating campaign in the 1970s. We have spent the last three months channeling direct support to Pulse victims and now are turning our attention to ridding our culture of the toxic dehumanization of LGBTQ people.

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For those who prefer to send a check, please see below:

Equality Florida Action
P.O. Box 20786,
Tampa FL 33622-0786


A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE EQUALITY FLORIDA ACTION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES (WWW.800HELPFLA.COM) BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN FLORIDA (1.800.435.7352). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION #CH42356.
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Update 9
Posted by Nadine Smith
2 months ago
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We know the work of ending anti-LGBT discrimination and violence has never been more important.

We are closing in on our goal and I want to thank you for your contribution and for standing with us to send the message that Love Is Love Is Love.

I want to leave you with a quick video we put together showing just how important your support is for us to continue the work ahead #forthe49.

You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/UA37B-UyTVI and please share it on social media.

Gratefully,
Nadine Smith
Equality Florida
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Update 8
Posted by Nadine Smith
3 months ago
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For the families of those killed and for those dealing with the physical and emotional trauma of the Pulse shooting, we are holding you in our hearts this holiday season.

We know the millions in direct support for survivors and families we raised together may ease the hardship but can never erase the pain.

We know we have more work to do. We remain committed to keeping our second promise: to uproot anti-LGBT hatred and the violence and discrimination it makes inevitable.

Thank you to all who have contributed to our efforts to secure equality and justice.

If you haven't given yet please take a moment now to chip in. We are $35,000 away from hitting our 2016 goal.

Please do me a favor. Share this link on Facebook and other social media: https://www.gofundme.com/forthe49
We want to make sure everyone knows the next phase of work in the aftermath of Pulse.
Now is the time for real and lasting change.
With gratitude,
Nadine
Thank you from Orlando
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Update 7
Posted by Nadine Smith
3 months ago
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I am grateful this holiday season for the generosity of people like you. You provided financial support to the families of those killed and those recovering from serious injury and trauma at Pulse. And you've helped us keep our second promise: To uproot anti-LGBT discrimination and violence. We are now less than $50,000 away from our goal to fund our efforts in 2017.
Your generous spirit gives me great hope that we can make the world a safer place.
Happy Holidays,
Nadine
P.S. It means a great deal that you are standing with us.
Please do me a favor. Share this link on Facebook and other social media: https://www.gofundme.com/forthe49
We want to make sure everyone knows the next phase of work in the aftermath of Pulse.
Now is the time for real and lasting change.
Honoring Them With Action
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Update 6
Posted by Nadine Smith
3 months ago
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The spike in hate crimes post-election underscores the importance of our work, especially in reaching students and creating a safer place for LGBTQ young people.
Because of your generosity, we have broken through $100,000 and we are, more than halfway to our goal.
Thank you and let us all continue to look out for each other.
Sincerely,
Nadine

P.S. Please do me a favor. Share this link on Facebook and other social media: https://www.gofundme.com/forthe49
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$160,289 of $175k goal

Raised by 778 people in 6 months
Created September 23, 2016
Equality Florida  
$200
Anonymous
16 days ago
$20
Anonymous
17 days ago
LM
$9,913
LINDSEY MORGAN
19 days ago
ZH
$1,425
Zac Humpage
26 days ago

The LGBT Community of Walsall in the West Midlands, England collectively raised a total of £1200 £1000 from The Lion Bar & Club & £200 from the Red Lion.

PE
$1,234
Prairie Endres-Parnell
29 days ago

This donation comes from a benefit concert in Stephenville Texas, put on by the Tarleton State University Gay/Straight Alliance in support of the Pulse shooting victims.

$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Linda Osborne
1 month ago

Keep up the great work. We all must be engaged.

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1 month ago
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