Michael Emanuel Rajner

Michael Emanuel Rajner

At a Glance:

Michael Emanuel Rajner has been a Project Contributor since October 2008, has written 100 entries and currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Michael Emanuel Rajner was raised in the New York and New Jersey area, lived in Southern California and now calls the Greater Fort Lauderdale area his home. His professional background includes having been an property & casualty insurance broker/underwriter, legislative aide to a state senator and social worker.

He is passionately engaged in the advancement of civil rights and protections for all people, with a special focus on issues intersecting with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and communities of people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Over the years, Michael has been recognized for his contributions:
-Presented with the Florida AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advisory Workgroup Services Award - Consumer Representative in January 2014
-Activist Extraordinaire - 2014 Out 50 South Florida's Most Influential People, South Florida Gay News
-2013 Best Local Activist - The Florida Agenda
-2012 Democrat of the Year - Broward County Democratic Party
-Humanitarian of the Year - Broward Young Democrats
-2011 Voice for Equality Award - Equality Florida.
-POZ 100 (December 2010 and 2011) - POZ Magazine
-Featured on the cover of POZ Magazine in November 2009
-Activist of the Year; 2008 Stars of the Rainbow, Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida (now The Pride Center)
-2007 Keith D. Cylar - United States AIDS Activist Award by Housing Works, Inc.
-In 2007, the State of New Jersey passed a Joint Legislative Resolution commending him for his contributions in the AIDS movement.
-Activist of the Year - The Independent’s 2006 People of the Year Awards.

Michael Emanuel Rajner: Recently Filed

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AIDSWatch: What Not to Do When Meeting With Lawmakers

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | May 01, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Here's what to do -- and what not to do -- when visiting congressional offices.Read More

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Advocates Gather in DC for AIDSWatch 2014

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | April 28, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Hundreds of AIDS advocates have converged on our nation's capital for AIDSWatch 2014 to meet with lawmakers and advocate for this year's HIV/AIDS funding and policy priorities.Read More


HIV Testing Bill in Florida Has Bipartisan Support

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | March 26, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Florida's House Committee on Health Quality unanimously approved a measure making it easier for patients to receive HIV testing during routine doctor visits.Read More

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An Authentic Leader: Nan Rich for Florida Governor

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | March 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Our dream of electing an equality-minded Governor is possible. It cannot be accomplished without the backing of the LGBT community, and here is why we must Stand with Nan for Governor.Read More

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Florida Officials Ignore National Condom Week

Filed by Michael Emanuel Rajner | February 17, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

This week is National Condom Week, but you wouldn't know it if you lived in Florida -- Governor Scott and his appointees have been shamefully silent about it.Read More