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LGBTQ Dynamics in Society and the Role of DE&I

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Feb 12th from 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
with Gina Duncan, Equality Florida’s Regional Development Leader for Central Florida
Please register by Monday, Feb 5th.


A discussion of LGBTQ rights and protections in society and in the workplace, the impacts of recent anti-LGBTQ legislation, and the pivotal role of DE&I initiatives in preserving an inclusive society.


Gina Duncan was a corporate leader in the Mortgage Banking industry in Florida for over 30 years. She was with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage from 1997 to 2011, and served as their Area Manager of Central Florida, and then promoted to Regional Manager for East Florida, overseeing 26 branches, over 250 employees and a multimillion-dollar budget. Gina has also served in leadership roles with the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida, the PRIDE Chamber. Gina was the first elected transgender President of a major Chamber of Commerce in the United States. Gina Duncan served as the state Director of Equality Florida’s Transgender Inclusion Initiative, TransAction Florida, from 2014 to 2021. She oversaw a statewide movement comprised of a 1,200+ person advocacy network and led by the TransAction Florida Advisory Council, advocating for transgender rights and protections through public policy, advocacy and educational efforts statewide. She now serves as Equality Florida’s Strategic Partnerships Manager, providing information and resources to our Florida business community.

Gina was chosen as one of the 100 LGBT Movers and Shakers in Florida (2015), has received the Equality Florida Lifetime Achievement Award (2021), Orlando LGBT Center’s Trail Blazer Award (2017), the Diversity Champion’s Award by the Florida Diversity Council (2016), the Debbie Simmons Community Excellence Award at Come Out with Pride in 2018, and the Pride Chamber’s prestigious Community Champion of the Year, 2019. She has been featured on the cover of Orlando Weekly, Watermark and Florida Trend magazines. Gina was presented the coveted Equality Florida Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021.


  • Cone Park Branch Library, 2801 E. University Avenue
  • 11:30 – Lunch
  • 12:00 – Presentation begins
  • Registration deadline – Mon, Feb 5th


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February 12
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Cone Park Branch Library
2801 E. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32641 United States
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