SAVE Dade hails passage of Miami Beach tax equity

Today SAVE Dade welcomed the passage of a first-of-its-kind ordinance providing for reimbursement of taxes on health benefits to city employees in domestic partnerships.  The move was hailed as another step forward for a city that in recent years has put itself ahead of the curve when it comes to LGBT issues.

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County Commission sends trans- inclusive ordinance to committee

The Miami-Dade County Commission yesterday sent to committee a proposal to amend the preexisting County’s Human Rights Ordinance to create new protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations for people who are transgender in the domains of housing, employment, and public accommodations.

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Champions 2013: A Smashing Success!

The 8th Annual Champions of Equality reception was a resounding success! We here at SAVE Dade would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our honorees, volunteers, attendees and of course, our generous sponsors. Scroll down to view our accomplishments at Champions 2013!

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Statement on Passage of Florida Bill Preempting Earned Sick Time

"This is a bad bill that could've been worse for the LGBT community" - CJ Ortuño

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SAVE Dade names honorees at 8th annual Champions of Equality

We are proud to announce our 2013 Champions of Equality and Hall of Champions inductees. Designed as an event to honor those who have made positive change for the Miami-Dade LGBT community, Champions of Equality has recognized some our community’s most influential leaders such as Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Senator Bill Nelson, Bacardi Corp, and the ACLU to name a few. Please take a moment to learn about this year’s Champions:

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Miami Dolphins affirm commitment to inclusiveness

SAVE Dade is pleased that the Miami Dolphins acted swiftly and took immediate action in light of Mr. Wallace's insensitive comments towards the LGBT community. The Dolphins’ rapid steps reassure us that their organization believes in inclusiveness and respect. We all know that the first step towards accepting a culture of inclusiveness is to educate a community and to commit to open dialogue. SAVE believes that today the Miami Dolphins showed they are willing to be part of the education campaign that must continue throughout South Florida, the state and the nation to achieve greater acceptance for all.

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On homophobia from Miami Dolphins player Mike Wallace

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In reference to homophobic statements made via Twitter by Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace, SAVE Dade issued this statement:

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Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Join us at this year's Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, April 26 - May 3 at venues throughout Miami-Dade County! For programming and more information about the event, visit the MGLFF website here.

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