LGBTQ nonprofit rescinds Patricia Todd’s job offer after tweet trying to ‘out’ Kay Ivey

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An Orlando-based LGBTQ nonprofit has withdrawn its job offer to outgoing Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd after she posted on social media calling Governor Kay Ivey gay and saying she deserves to be outed.

One Orlando Alliance, central Florida’s largest coalition of LGBTQ advocacy groups, had named Todd, Alabama’s first openly gay lawmaker, as their new executive director earlier this month.

“The Board affirms that Ms. Todd’s recent comments are not aligned with the values of One Orlando Alliance,” said Jennifer Foster, chair of the alliance’s board of directors, which unanimously voted Thursday to withdraw Todd’s employment contract. “We strongly believe that coming out is a personal choice, and we do not support involuntarily outing.”

“While Ms. Todd has a well-established record of outstanding service to the community, her lapse in judgment has led us to end our relationship with her,” Foster said. “We admire her many decades of exemplary service and believe that, with the right opportunity, Ms.Todd will continue to use her many talents to make significant progress advocating for justice and equality.”

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On Tuesday, Todd took to both Twitter and Facebook in an effort to “out” Ivey.

“Will someone out her for God’s sake….I have heard for years that she is gay and moved her girlfriend out of her house when she became Gov. I am sick of closeted elected officials,” she posted.

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The Alliance

Eighteen organizations formed the alliance in June 2016 following the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando to offer short-term crisis counseling, emergency care packages, and money to victims and their families. Since then, the alliance has grown to more than forty groups with a long-term vision to support and empower LGBTQ residents in central Florida.
Todd had been hired to bring together LGBTQ+ organizations and work to transform Central Florida into an accepting and unified community for all. She was set to begin in her new role June 1.
Todd did not respond to requests for comment.
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  1. Thank you Florida. Good by and good riddens Mr/Ms Todd. Out if Alabama and Florida doesn’t want you. Bye bye

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