Winning equality in communities we call home.
Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. We believe change is possible in every community. That’s why we empower local leaders to build a strong movement for equality that secures critical grassroots wins at every level.
We are seeing unprecedented momentum in the national movement to secure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans.
Still, the greatest opportunities for policy victories that improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are in the states — where the work is hard but the impact is great.
Since 1997, we have worked throughout the country to build the leaders of today and tomorrow, strengthen state-based LGBTQ organizations, and make critical progress on the issues that matter most.
We educate our state partners on the latest tested and effective messaging to gain support for nondiscrimination protections and to defeat religious refusal policies that would negate civil rights.
STATE LEADERSHIP PROJECT
We build strong, resilient, and adaptive leaders who propel their organizations and the movement for equality forward. We offer coaching, strategy sessions, and advocacy planning to increase the capacity of the movement.
LIVED EQUALITY PROJECT
We envision a world that is equitable and just. To create that reality, we promote safe and just schools, racial justice, reproductive rights and other critical issues that affect how LGBTQ people experience the world. For example, LGBTQ youth are disproportionately pushed out of schools — a safe and just school community helps everyone.