News

  • Announcement from the Board of Directors

    After an extensive and thoughtful search process, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Josh Bell (he/him/his) has been named Executive Director of One Orlando Alliance.

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  • 2020 Alliance Agenda

    Today, a coalition of over 40 LGBTQ+ organizations released the third edition of the Alliance Agenda, an annual report identifying the top 10 issues affecting LGBTQ+ safety, equality and well-being in Central Florida. 

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  • Careers

    The Executive Director of the One Orlando Alliance shall principally be a results-driven individual responsible for the organizational and financial management of the organization and for carrying out the strategic priorities of the Alliance.

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  • Board Announcement

    It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Jennifer Foster’s forthcoming departure as Executive Director of the One Orlando Alliance. As detailed in her Letter of Resignation, this anticipated decision is aligned with the two-year agreement made when she stepped into this role.

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  • One Orlando Alliance’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

    This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. People across the world are rising up to name and denounce the police brutality against Black people and communities everywhere. Systemic racism is deeply rooted in the U.S., and Central Florida is no exception.

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  • 49 Bells to Toll in Honor of the Victims of the Pulse Tragedy

    On Friday, June 12, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. bells will toll 49 times virtually, for the first time due to COVID 19, in unison around the world as a tribute to the victims lost during the Pulse night club tragedy. Mothers of the victims are calling upon churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, and businesses to join them on social media this year by attending and sharing the virtual event and showing solidarity with messages of love and kindness on their public signs.

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  • Acts of Love and Kindness Movement

    Orlando United Day: A Day of Love and Kindness serves to honor and remember those taken at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. “Acts of Love & Kindness” is a homegrown movement that inspires the Central Florida community, and beyond, to spread love and kindness by supporting those in need. This year, the Orlando community will focus on spreading Acts of Love & Kindness virtually due to the public health crisis caused by COVID-19.

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  • Response to Florida House Bill 1365

    The rights of LGBTQ+ people in Florida currently stand in a precarious state. Members of the Florida Legislature have crafted a harmful bill that threatens medical professionals with 15 years in prison for providing life-saving care to transgender youth. The proposed transgender youth medical care ban (HB 1365) is a deliberate attempt to target our state’s most vulnerable youth and comes at a time of unprecedented attacks on transgender Americans across the country.

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  • Orange County Business Resolution

    By resolution, today the Board of County Commissioners of Orange County formally recognized the importance of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer+ community to the local economy. The resolution also calls for County staff to use the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s certification criteria to monitor the County’s utilization of LGBTQ+-owned business enterprises in Orange County procurements. The complete resolution is attached.

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  • Convert to Love

    Community activists are organizing an event to assemble supporters calling for an ordinance to ban conversion therapy in Orange County. The rally builds upon the momentum of a petition launched by Central Florida LGBTQ activist Andrew Chang on the website change.org.

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  • Public Safety

    Across the United States LGBTQ+ communities have unfortunately been confronted with a rise in violence and an increase in hate crimes, with activists noting a national crisis with the alarming rates at which transgender people – particularly transgender women of color – experience violence and in some cases death. On July 25th the One Orlando Alliance, a coalition of over 30 LGBTQ+ member organizations in Central Florida, will be convening a community forum to discuss in an open and honest manner the need for more comprehensive measures to increase public safety for LGBTQ+ communities and to address racial and gender based violence against the community.

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The greatest and most effective resource of One Orlando Alliance is our collective voice. Your contribution to One Orlando Alliance helps us work to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community for all LGBTQ+ people. One Orlando Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and your contributions are tax-deductible.