HATE CRIME SYMPOSIUM

On the 22nd anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard ” all because he was gay”, we are pleased to announce Hate Crimes Training is coming to Central Florida in March 2021. The event will be held at Rosen Plaza and is an all day FREE event to the attendees. Join us and our great sponsors: Event Sponsors: GOALcfl – Gay Officers Action League Central Florida, Matthew Shepard Foundation, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida, 26Health, Community Sponsors: Kissimmee Police Department, City of Orlando – Government, Commissioner Patty Sheehan, One Orlando Alliance, LGBT+ Center Orlando – The Center, Law Office of Michael E. MorrisThere is still time to sponsor (Event or Community) this event and be part of groundbreaking training provided by The Matthew Shepard Foundation. We look forward to seeing everyone in March – Have a seat at the Table! #WeAreGOALcfl#EraseHate

September General Membership Meeting

GOALcfl General Membership Meeting: September 16th 6:30pm Featured Speaker: President GOALny Brian Downey, New York Police Department. Learn more about GOALny at www.goalny.orgGOALcfl members will receive zoom link for this meeting. Non-members who wish to take part in the guest speaker portion of our meeting email us at info@goalcfl.org

Brian Downey, President GOALny

August General Membership Meeting – August 19th 6:30pm

Excited to announce our guest speaker for August 19th General Membership Meeting (ZOOM) – Jonathan D. Lovitz is a national recognized LGBT business and public policy advocate, currently serving as the Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). He is a regular commentator on MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, The Advocate, and Bloomberg, among others, and has served as a keynote speaker for the US Dept. of Defense, Us. Dept. of Treasury, the United Nations, The Trevor Project, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and more. The Advocate Magazine named him a “2019 Queer Icon” alongside some of the year’s top activists, artists, and political figures. In 2018 Lovitz was recognized by Business Equality Magazine as one of its “40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40.” We are very excited to welcome Jonathan as our Guest Speaker for this month. #WeAreGOALcfl#EraseHate**Non-members may request attendance by emailing us at gayofficersactionleaguecfl@gmail.com – please state your name and organization**

May Membership Meeting/GSA Initiative Training

Our General Membership Meeting will take place on May 21st 6:30pm. The meeting will be on ZOOM.  This month we will be conducting the training with Zebra Coalition/Robin Daly.  They will be training on LGBTQ Youth Support Best Practices and is a MUST training if you are interested in being part of our GSA initiative in the fall when school starts again.  If you are not interested in the GSA Initiative it’s great training and pointers on talking and interacting with today’s LGBTQ Youth. If you are a member in good standing you will receive the Zoom link via your email.

March Social Cancelled/April Membership Meeting

March Social at Axe On/Axe Off was cancelled due to low number of guaranteed RSVPs. Our next Membership Meeting will be April 15th (Wednesday) at Edgewood City Hall. Training will be provided by Zebra Coalition. This training will be mandatory for anyone who wishes to participate in our partnership with OCPS (Orange County Public Schools). The initiative will be with the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in both Middle and High School.

Next Meeting: April 15th 2020, Edgewood City Hall, 6:30pm to 8:30pm