Neutral7 proudly sponsored the Equality Florida Gainesville Gala that took place last Saturday, May 4th at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The event drew over 250 guests with the shared goal of supporting Florida’s statewide gay, bisexual, and transgender equality group. 

The annual gala provides an opportunity to learn about the work Equality Florida is doing and helps fund efforts to make schools safe for LGBT students, end workplace discrimination, and gain legal protections for lesbian and gay couples and their children. Because of Equality Florida’s work, 64% of Florida students now attend schools with anti-bullying protections that specifically include sexual orientation, and 60% attend schools that specifically include gender identity protections as well. (www.eqfl.org/node/2474)

In addition to neutral7 sponsoring the event, Albey also served as a member of the host committee. The host committee helps to make the Gala a success by inviting supporters to the event to help raise funds. The goal this year was to raise $40,000 through sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, and a silent auction.  We would like to congratulate Equality Florida for hosting a wonderfully successful event and we are looking forward to continuing to support the cause in the future.

Preston Kinsey, Trace Crawford, and Albey at the Equality Florida Gainesville Gala (photo courtesy of Kara Winslow of Gainesville Today)

Preston Kinsey, Trace Crawford, and Albey at the Equality Florida Gainesville Gala
(photo courtesy of Kara Winslow of Gainesville Today)

Learn more about Equality Florida, the 4th largest LGBT statewide advocacy organization in the Nation here.

This post was originally published on Thursday, May 09, 2013.