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Jacksonville Coalition for Equality
2800 University Boulevard N.
The Jacksonville Coalition for Equality is a group of concerned citizens committed to securing passage of an updated Human Rights Ordinance in Jacksonville. The updated ordinance needs to include protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and gen...
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"The amount of support that we ...
"The amount of support that we have received from business and nonprofit leaders has been nothing short of amazing," Dan Merkan, Chairman of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, said.
"What happened here last night is a prime example of why the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality needs your support to expand Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance to provide its residents with equal protection under the law," said Dan Merkan, Chair of the JCE.
For 17 years, Dan Merkan
has been dedicated to serving others through the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network
As director of evaluation at JASMYN
involved in an in-house testing center to identify HIV in youths.
And recently Merkan, through his work with the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, has been a tireless champion of modifying Jacksonville's HRO to include protections for the LGBTQ community.
According to Dan Merkan of ...
According to Dan Merkan of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality, "the speech last night was hate speech in many ways by trying to link together a community of LGBT people to criminal behavior when that has been debunked and there's no connection there."
"I think it's a real common tactic," Merkan
continued, "from people who oppose basic civil rights for LGBT people not to be discriminated against to try and link these myths together."
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Dan has held many titles with JASMYN over the years but currently serves JASMYN as their Director of Evaluation and Technology.
As an evaluator, Dan ensures the JASMYN team works to meet all of its contractual expectations, and that JASMYN is effective in reaching its desired outcomes.
Dan is President of the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality.
The Jacksonville Coalition for ...
The Jacksonville Coalition for Equality released a statement from its chairman, Dan Merkan, upon hearing the news.