Rainbow Family & Friends is a non-profit social and charitable organization located in The Villages, Florida. Our goal is to provide activities, support, and charity to the community and all those interested in support, respect and a commitment to human rights equality for all. Please join us at our next meeting or one of our family events.
Wow! What a great turn out for our first ever Equality Florida Mixer here in The Villages. Celia and Sue opened up their home for this event and decorated the whole place in Rainbow Colors!
The music was by Petrina, the wonderful food along with beer and wine that never ended added to the success of this time together as "family". The folks from Florida Equality dubbed it a "Gala in Shorts!" This was a fund raiser for the many efforts on our behalf by Equality Florida. They actually raised over $12,000 at this event with more to come in from those who are going to mail in their
You can find the picture of our check presentation to Michael "Equality" Farmer from your Rainbow Family & Friends Club on our website. We raised the donation money the weekend before at our "Hot Summer Nights" event.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support of our wonderful LGBT community! Additional Donations may be sent to this address:
Equality Florida Institute
P.O. Box 20786
Tampa FL 33622-0786
IN THE LGBT
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model)/Post Politics blog (7/21)
USA, Colorado: Another Marriage Equality Ruling Imminent
The Federal Judge who heard testimony yesterday against the state's ban on marriage equality said he will strike it down today.
Current Map, Court Cases, Legislation & Polling: Marriage Equality USA tracks all the current court cases, polls, and bills and initiatives on marriage equality across the USA. Link
"At a critical time for our nation's economy, we need all of our workers to be focused on making the most of their talent, skill and ingenuity, rather than worrying about losing their job due to discrimination."
-- Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president, discussing President Obama's executive order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors and the federal government, as quoted by the Washington Post