Watch: #TAKEIT: I’M PREP’D

https://youtu.be/w-B5gHZl8_4 Guest post by Tony Hoang, Deputy Director, Equality California Equality California's #TakeIt:I'm PrEP'ed program is a statewide educational campaign to educate the LGBTQ community and healthcare providers on the availability and benefits...

Gov. Brown: Sign the Gender Recognition Act

Equality Federation applauds Transgender Law Center and Federation member Equality California for their leadership on this legislation and calls on Governor Brown to sign it into law. Statement by Mark Snyder, Director of Communications I hope Governor Brown does the...

How to Help After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The hurricanes that have battered the southeast over the past month have left devastation in their wake. Our friends in Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, and beyond have a long road ahead. SC Equality stepped up this weekend by partnering with Equality Florida and...

The Leader of Basic Rights Oregon on How She Resists

Nancy Haque, leader of Basic Rights Oregon, made us laugh, cry, and feel charged up and ready to resist the Trump Administration’s attacks on all our communities. In this FEDTalk, she describes her reaction to the election as a single mom and having an immigrant...

Cruel & Heartless: We Stand Against Trump’s Attacks on Immigrants

President Trump’s announcement that he will end DACA, a program that protects undocumented young people who grew up in America from deportation, is a cruel and heartless attack on 800,000 families. That any young person could be ripped away from their parents,...

Trump Signs Discriminatory Anti-Transgender Military Directive

Today President Trump signed an unnecessary and divisive directive that bans the military from recruiting transgender service members, and bans the Department of Defense from providing necessary medical care for current transgender service members. At press time, it...

Equality Delaware and One Iowa Join Equality Federation!

The state-based movement for LGBTQ equality and justice is broad and diverse. That's why we strive to ensure that our membership reflects the whole country. While we don't actively recruit new member organizations regularly, we do seek out strong partners in the...

Victory! Texas Defeats Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bans

Today we join transgender Texans and their families in celebration because, after many months of courageous storytelling and coalition building, the efforts to pass anti-transgender bathroom ban legislation have FAILED. “This victory for fairness is a testament to the...

Statement on the Violence in Virginia

The violence in Virginia over the weekend of August 12th was a terrible reminder of the racism that is rampant in our country today. The current Administration has emboldened those who wish to divide us. We are heartened, however, by the outpouring of condemnation,...

Finding Hope in the Resistance: 20 Years of Winning Equality

As printed on Huffington Post. "With Equality Federation celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year marks two decades of state equality groups coming together to strategize, share, and learn from each other. We believe that we are stronger and better together, and...

Meet Transgender Veterans Who Are Speaking Out

Equality Federation's member organizations have volunteers, staff, and board members who are transgender veterans. Here are a few of their reactions to Trump's plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Joanne Carroll is the President of Equality...

Transgender Americans Under Attack

Transgender Americans Under Attack Discriminatory Federal & State Legislation Targets Transgender People As Texas prepares to enter a special legislative session to consider a growing number of discriminatory bills targeting transgender people and their families,...

Transgender Americans Under Attack: Take Action Now!

This is personal. As the son, grandson, and brother of veterans, I am horrified that some service members and their dependents could be denied life saving health care simply because they are transgender. Right now, the House of Representatives is considering a...

State-Based LGBTQ Advocates Will Convene to Build Power of Movement

Nearly 200 state-based leaders will gather in Alexandria, Virginia for Equality Federation’s Leadership Conference Leaders of state-based equality organizations—from Equality California to Equality Maine—and key national partners, will convene at Equality Federation’s...

Equality Alabama Welcomes New Leadership

Equality Federation extends a big welcome to the new leader of Equality Alabama. Alex Smith kicked off Pride Month as the new leader of Equality Alabama A note from  from Alex Smith "For the LGBTQ community, today marks the beginning of Pride Month – a month dedicated...

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