LGBTQ youth who are making a difference: Elliott Darrow

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21 | Transgender | He/Him/His

Whether surrounded by land or sea, St. Petersburg native Elliott Darrow is dedicated to making a difference.

As an educator at The Florida Aquarium, the University of South Florida student teaches children about conservation, ecology and animal welfare. He also volunteers with the Foundation for Sustainable Families, where for years he’s advocated for the LGBTQ community and focused on providing resources to all communities in need.

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Tampa Bay’s Overheard: Florida’s A-CARE-IUM

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The Florida Aquarium, in conjunction with the Tampa Police Department (TPD) and the City of Tampa, announced March 1 that it had officially been named as a safe space for victims of hate crimes and harassment in the city’s Safe Place Initiative.

“Life is vibrant and unique, and The Florida Aquarium is strongly committed to fostering and celebrating our planet’s diversity. Providing a safe refuge for community members across our diverse Tampa Bay region and beyond, we will always stand on the side of inclusion and justice,” the aquarium’s president and CEO Roger Germann’s statement reads. “We’re honored to be designated as a Safe Place by the Tampa Police Department as everyone is always welcome at The Florida Aquarium.”

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