Nadine Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida, the state's largest organization dedicated to ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Her activism and organizing run deep. After attending the United States Air Force Academy, Nadine withdrew from military service with the passage of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a law that prevented officers from discussing their sexual identities. Nadine was one of four national co-chairs of the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, and was part of an historic Oval Office meeting with then-President Bill Clinton — the first between a sitting president and LGBTQ community leaders.
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