Jax Coalition for Equality announces 75 faith leaders’ support for fully-inclusive HRO, including Lenny Curry’s pastor
Ahead of the Thursday evening Human Rights Ordinance Jacksonville “Community Conversation” on religious issues related to expanding the HRO to the LGBT community, the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality held an afternoon presser with some of the 75 faith leaders who support a fully-inclusive HRO. Among those faith leaders in support: Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s own pastor, Bruce […]
In Jax HRO debate, do #AllLivesMatter?
On Thursday evening, the second of three “Community Conversations” on the expansion of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance was held, around the theme of religious freedoms and implications for HRO expansion. Spoiler alert: it was no more conclusive than the first community conversation, showing a city with divisions on the issue that run deep, and leaving […]
Can Jacksonville’s City Council be bought?
Can Jacksonville’s City Council be bought? When it comes to the Human Rights Ordinance, at least one out-of-state outfit thinks so. As first reported by WJXT, a Dallas outfit called Newstarter.com posits a provocative proposition: “Millionaires buy politicians. Now the PEOPLE can too! Buy City Council votes to pass the Human Rights Ordinance in Jacksonville,” says […]
Jacksonville Florida decides on LGBT rights for residents, workers - Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville will soon decide if it will extend protections to the LGBT community as the Mayor’s Office, City Council and the public begin to seriously discuss extending those protections for the first time since 2012 when a similar ordinance failed by one vote.
JASMYN takes steps toward “AIDS-free generation” in Jacksonville
A news release from Cindy Watson, executive director of the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN), celebrates what she calls “the first steps toward an AIDS-Free Generation in Jacksonville!” “Two champions have stepped up to help us: The Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida will match every dollar donated to JASMYN […]