20 Years Strong

Equality Federation’s Incredible 20-Year History
In 1997, a few LGBTQ movement leaders, including our current executive director, Rebecca Isaacs, came together at the Highlander Center in Tennessee. Sitting in a circle of rocking chairs in the room where Rosa Parks was trained in civil disobedience, they envisioned coming together as a state-based movement to form the “Federation of Statewide LGBT Political Organizations.” From that loose network, an organization grew. Keep reading>

The Current Political Landscape

A 2017 Legislative Roundup
Equality Federation’s Legislative Action Center tracks every piece of LGBTQ-focused legislation in all 50 states, allowing us to deploy critical resources to our state partners at every step of the legislative process. This year we tracked over 350 bills… Keep reading>



Local Wins, National Impact

Equality Federation members scored key municipal policy wins this year. While we often focus on statewide wins, these city and county victories are critical components of the fight for equality in the communities we call home. Keep reading>

Banning Conversion Therapy Once & For All!

This year was the most successful ever in the fight against so-called “conversion therapy.” Equality Federation supported legislation in 20 states to protect youth from the harmful, unscientific, disproven practice of sexual orientation and gender identity conversion efforts. Keep reading>


More Than Just A Conference

Equality Federation’s conferences, convenings, and trainings provide an extraordinary opportunity for member organizations to learn from and support each other. Keep reading>


Our Funders & Financials

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Gilead Sciences
Gill Foundation
NEO Philanthropy
Tides Foundation

$50,000 – $99,999
Arcus Foundation
Weston F. Milliken
Henry Van Ameringen

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Commitment to Racial Justice

Equality Federation is committed to promoting racial justice and equity in all facets of our work. When we began our racial justice initiative in 2014, we decided that it was not enough to have a stand-alone program or project. Instead, we began to weave racial justice into every existing program and event, and to make it part of the program design process for all of our new work. Keep reading>



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