Through direct advocacy, Our Bodies Florida works with campaigns, activists, and allies across the state and beyond to protect gender-affirming and inclusive health care for LGBTQIA+ Floridians. We support evidence-based policymaking and legislation, uplift grassroots’ engagement and mobilization around LGBTQIA+ action, and educate on the importance of health equity and health justice.
Our Bodies Florida was formed by Tim Frie, a health equity and mental health activist and advocate for trauma-informed care and policy. After the devastating results of the 2020 Florida state elections and the rampant attacks on the health and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community in the two legislative sessions that followed, he knew something more had to be done. Tim formed Our Bodies Florida to empower, educate, and multiply the force of LGBTQIA+ equity and rights in the state of Florida.