TALLAHASSEE – On Tuesday, the Equality Florida Institute celebrated its 15th Anniversary Gala at the Old Capitol museum in Tallahassee.
The Institute was established to secure full equality for Florida’s LGBT population. The event also honored Jessica Lowe- Minor, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Florida.
“Jessica has been a pioneer in finding new ways to give voice and visibility to the LGBT community,” said Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida. “She is a steadfast supporter of equal rights for all and a leading voice in Tallahassee for women, LGBT rights and basic fairness in public policy.”
Proceeds for the evening, which included a suggested $100 donation from each guest, benefited the not-forprofit organization.
The honoree, Lowe-Minor, is a former legislative advocate for the National Organization for Women (NOW), as well as the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates.
She was recognized by Smith for her outspoken advocacy of LGBT issues, and for her opposition to Florida’s most anti-gay laws.