Open Doors is a mobile-friendly statewide business directory that spotlights merchants, faith organizations, and other companies that have implemented LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination in their policies and in their practices of running their business.
This multi-lingual resource is part of our effort to ensure that people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and marginalized communities feel welcome and protected in their daily lives and can be selective about where they spend their dollars.
Research has demonstrated a correlation between a commitment to diversity, fairness and equal opportunity and a vibrant economy that draws top talent and loyal customers. Open Doors allows you to identify those companies who stand by our community.
Non-discrimination issues are being discussed in the Florida state legislature, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court. And while some progress has been made, it remains important for us to identify and promote businesses that support equality.
In this current climate of pandemics and social injustice, consumers are paying attention to corporate social responsibility and want to know that the businesses they support respect equality, fairness and equal opportunity for their employees and customers. We believe honoring those companies that set the standard with comprehensive policies is the best way to encourage others to promote inclusivity and to strengthen Florida's reputation in recruiting and retaining a talented workforce.
Open Doors is brought to you by Equality Florida, the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community. Through lobbying, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Partnership with Open To All: Equality Florida has joined forces with the national program called Open To All which highlights companies and businesses who pledge to implement non-discrimination policies and practices for their employees and their customers. Members of their coalition include such national brands as Gap, Michael’s, and Old Navy. If you sign up for the Open Doors program, you will automatically be included on their platform (unless you opt out). This gives our directory listings additional exposure on a tool that is used nationally.