Gender identity and expression added to Orlando’s anti-discrimination ordinance

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Orlando – Changes to Chapter 57 the City of Orlando’s ordinance for protections against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations—were unanimously adopted Aug. 11 to now include protections for the transgender community.

“Society in general has changed, in that people are much more inclusive and much more accepting of the LGBT community,” said Gina Duncan, transgender inclusion director of Equality Florida.”But secondly, which is what has really driven us, is that the transgender community has also stepped up and is visible, so that people see and are more aware of transgender people.”

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FAMU adopts LGBT protection policy

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Tallahassee – Florida A&M University (FAMU) will move toward an updated non-discrimination policy that includes protections for sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

On March 6, the FAMU Board of Trustees voted in favor of those changes. Now, there’s a 30-day review period before the expanded policy is officially adopted.

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