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Activist Ashley Figueroa To Be Honored

By Charlotte Robinson, October 19, 2019
Equality Florida has announced that Florida’s largest LGBTQ organization will recognize transgender activist & community leader Ashley Figueroa with the Voice for Equality Award at their annual Greater Orlando Gala that takes place Saturday November 2nd at 8P at the Orlando Museum of Art. Gina Duncan, Equality Florida Director of Transgender Equality stated, “We are thrilled to honor Ashley Figueroa with the Voice for Equality Award at a time when trans women of color are facing discrimination & violence at shocking rates, community leaders like Ashley are ensuring directly impacted folks have a seat at the table. Her commitment to empowering & uplifting members of the transgender community makes her a true Voice for Equality.” The Voice for Equality Award is bestowed annually upon a person who, with courage, passion & unwavering commitment, moves Florida’s LGBTQ community closer to full equality. As a proud & out trans Latina woman Ashley leads Bliss Healthcare’s TRANSformation Program, which focuses on the empowerment & leadership of Central Florida trans-identified community members. She serves on multiple boards across Central Florida, ensuring that the perspective of trans women of color does not go unrepresented. Equality Florida will also recognize Jason Lambert & The Hammered Lamb with this year’s Equality Means Business Award. Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building & lobbying they are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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