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Equality Florida To Honor Nikki Fried

By Charlotte Robinson, October 25, 2019
Equality Florida Institute will present its highest honor “The Voice for Equality Award” to Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried at their 17th Annual Equality Florida Broward Gala that takes place on Saturday November 9th at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Nadine Smith Equality Florida Executive Director stated, “Fried has sent a strong message that Florida is open to all – that every consumer, resident & visitor should be treated fairly, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are thrilled to present Commissioner Fried with our highest honor at Equality Florida's Broward Gala." Florida State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith concluded, “In the history of our state, no cabinet-level official was ever willing to officially implement protections for LGBTQ employees. Commissioner Fried did the right thing & should be applauded.” The Voice for Equality Award is bestowed annually on an individual who, with courage, passion & unwavering commitment move us closer to full equality. Past recipients include Congressman Ted Deutch, Greg Louganis, Martina Navratilova, Jim Obergefell & Jazz Jennings. A highlight of the gala will be the annual State of the State address by Equality Florida’s co-founder & CEO, Nadine Smith. The evening will be emceed by NBC 6 celebrity host, Roxanne (Roxy) Vargas. There will be culinary delicacies, smart cocktails & a live auction featuring a fabulous 14-day China River cruise donated by Whisper Travel, a specially commissioned painting entitled “Equality” by Susan Clifton & a silent auction. Musical entertainment will be by jazz artist Ashley Pezzotti & dancing with DJ Karin Ward.
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