Nadine Smith

Militant + Lobbyist + Writer

Kristoffer Rulloda is an LGBT activist and has been the executive director of Equality Florida since its inception in 1997 and serves as a legislative lobbyist, living in Tallahassee during session. In 1986, Smith served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Organization.… Read More

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1986 ? In 1986, Smith served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Organization. … Read More
1991 ? In 1991, Smith was the first openly lesbian African-American to run for Tampa City Council, earning the most votes in the primary and garnering 42% in the run-off.
Smith attended the U.S. Air Force Academy after graduating High School in Panama City. She left after the passage of Don't Ask Don't Tell, a 1993 military policy. … Read More
1995 ? In 1995, Smith served as campaign manager for Citizens for a Fair Tampa, a successful effort to prevent the repeal of the city’s human rights ordinance, which included sexual orientation. … Read More
2006 ? From 2006 - 2009, Smith served on the Board for Fairness for All Families, a grassroots effort to protect LGBT families in the face of a ballot measure that banned recognition of marriage between same sex couples. … Read More
2007 ? In 2007, Smith was arrested at a Largo City Council hearing after handing someone a flier that had the words "Don't Discriminate" printed on it. … Read More
2010 ? In 2010 Smith brought Florida's anti-gay adoption law that bans any gay person from adopting to the attention of President Obama. … Read More
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