History

SAVE was created in 1993 in order to defeat a proposed statute that would have banned anti- discrimination ordinances throughout the State of Florida. In 1998, SAVE successfully lobbied for the Miami-Dade County Commission to pass an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ordinance was challenged at the ballot box in 2002. SAVE won the vote 53% to 47%. See our Mission Accomplished for a list of additional successes.

Your Local Voice for Equal Rights
SAVE Dade, was created in 1993 to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals from discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. SAVE Dade and its education arm, SAVE Foundation, help raise awareness about rights and protections for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The SAVE Dade Action PAC endorses local and state-wide candidates seeking office who support our goals. Through this process we educate candidates about the issues affecting the LGBT community.

Your Local Voice for Advocacy
Honored for its human rights work by Amnesty International, SAVE Dade is proud of its success in helping gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Floridians lead productive lives free of discrimination in their homes and workplaces. SAVE lobbies municipalities and county government to pass legislation that improves the quality of life for the LGBT community.

Mission Statements

SAVE, Inc.
The Mission of SAVE is to advocate for equal rights for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

SAVE Dade Issues PAC
To educate and to advocate for equal rights for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, with emphasis on issues affecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. We will secure and guarantee equal rights under the law through the passage and defense of the Miami-Dade County Human Rights Ordinance.

SAVE Dade Action PAC
To support candidates who will advocate for equal rights for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

SAVE Foundation, Inc.
To pursue equal rights for persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities through education.