Nadine Smith
American journalist
Nadine Smith
Nadine Smith 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.
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Equality Florida Executive Director Nadine Smith attends private dinner with ... - MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
AP poll: Divisions persist on legal gay marriage Equality Florida's Executive Director Nadine Smith attended a private dinner with President Obama. She was among 30 or so community leaders and political activists invited for a Q & A. Nadine took the
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Controversy Over Florida Teacher's Anti-Gay Comments Continues - SouthFloridaGayNews.com
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Equality Florida released the following statement, by Executive Director Nadine Smith, regarding the most recent developments concerning Lake County students at risk of anti-gay bullying and discrimination: "Yesterday, Florida Rep
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'God's Truth' And Public Schools: Florida Teacher's Facebook Flare-Up Ignites ... - Americans United (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And Nadine Smith, executive director of the gay rights group Equality Florida, said many of Buell's former and some current students are now saying that Buell made anti-gay comments during class. Buell's attorney claims that the webpage has since been
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Australia – one of the most expensive places to live in the world - ChristianToday
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The struggle isn't just limited to pensioners however, talking with Nadine Smith (not her real name) a single woman living alone within Melbourne, savings are almost a thing of legend rather than a discipline. The monthly wage packet is quickly gobbled
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Video | Nadine Smith of Equality Florida speaks of marriage equality and ... - MiamiHerald.com (blog)
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Nadine Smith has been executive director of Equality Florida since its inception in 1997, and was executive director of its predecessor, the Human Rights Task Force of Florida prior to that. She joined the organization in 1993 after serving as one of
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Greenbrier River span named for local WWII hero - Beckley Register-Herald
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Livesay's brother, Greenbrier County Clerk William J. “BJ” Livesay Sr., said the process to name the bridge took “several months,” noting his sister, Nadine Smith, started the ball rolling last summer. “Nadine came up with the idea,” BJ Livesay said
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Books can give credit longer shelf life - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
American Credit Repair by Trevor Rhodes and Nadine Smith; McGraw-Hill, 272 pages. How to decipher a credit report, avoid bankruptcy and fix a credit report. • The Complete Credit Repair Kit by Brette McWhorter Sember; Sourcebooks, 448 pages
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Groups Fight Florida's Ban on Gay Adoptions
NYTimes - almost 15 years
As Florida officials seek to remove a 10-year-old boy from the home of the same-sex foster parents who have raised him since infancy, gay and civil rights agencies and children's advocates have organized to challenge a state law prohibiting gays from adopting. The groups are calling on Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida's top children's policy official to
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Blacks Rejecting Gay Rights As a Battle Equal to Theirs
NYTimes - over 23 years
Ronald Prince has lived a gay life since his mid-teens. Now 43, he readily recalls moments when he hid his homosexuality rather than face public ridicule. "In high school, when students would poke fun at 'faggots' or 'sissies,' I wouldn't speak up," he said. "I'd go along with the crowd." The facade he kept up included disguising what he considered
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Clinton Meets With Gay Groups But Won't Attend Their March
NYTimes - almost 24 years
President Clinton met with leaders of gay and lesbian groups today, the first time that such groups have been openly welcomed to the Oval Office. He told them he would not attend their march on Washington next weekend but would participate in it, possibly by way of a television satellite. In declining the request to attend the march, Mr. Clinton
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CLINTON TO MEET WITH GAY GROUPS
NYTimes - almost 24 years
President Clinton is scheduled to meet with leaders of gay and lesbian groups on Friday in what they describe as a historic first. But White House officials say Mr. Clinton will not accept their invitation to appear at a gay rights march here on April 25. Instead, they said, he may make a phone call to the marchers or send a letter to its leaders.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nadine Smith
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    In 2010 Smith brought Florida's anti-gay adoption law that bans any gay person from adopting to the attention of President Obama.
    More Details Hide Details During a White House event, she presented the President with a picture of two boys the state of Florida is trying to block from being adopted by the gay man who has been their foster father for more than 5 years. Smith has served as a spokesperson for Equality Florida denouncing the adoption ban, in particular challenging the state for using huge sums of taxpayer dollars to fund a discredited anti-gay activist as their star witness.
  • THIRTIES
  • 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.
    More Details Hide Details The Council was debating whether or not to fire Susan Stanton, the city manager who had transitioned from male to female. The charges were later dropped. The Police Chief and the City Council issued official apologies.
  • 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.
    More Details Hide Details The measure which passed with approx 62% of the vote also banned protection that are "substantial equivalent of marriage".
  • TWENTIES
  • 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.
    More Details Hide Details Smith has been an outspoken advocate for hate crimes and anti-bullying legislation. In 2008, Equality Florida's efforts resulted in the passage of a statewide anti-bullying law that has spurred school districts across the state to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies.
  • 1993
    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 in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details She earned a Mass Communication degree from the University of South Florida.
    Smith was co-chair of the 1993 March on Washington, coordinating national and international media.
    More Details Hide Details She also served four terms as co-chair of the Federation of Statewide LGBT Advocacy Organizations.
    In 1993, Smith was part of the historic oval office meeting between then-incumbent President of the United States Bill Clinton and LGBT social movements leaders.
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  • 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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    In 1986, Smith served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Organization.
    More Details Hide Details Smith has been recognized as a national leader by organizations including: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Human Rights Campaign, Human Rights Task Force of Florida, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum. A former award-winning journalist, Smith has written syndicated columns for various gay and mainstream publications. Smith was an award-winning investigative journalist for WUSF, the National Public Radio affiliate in Tampa, and later became a reporter for the Tampa Tribune. Smith also freelanced for national and local publications.
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