Texas On Verge of Passing Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Over the weekend a group of Texas legislators pushed through two discriminatory efforts that, if signed by the Governor, could impact the economy of the state and cause harm to LGBTQ people and their families. In a cynical move, because anti-LGBTQ discrimination is...

Victory! Connecticut and Nevada Ban Anti-LGBTQ Conversion Efforts

Equality Federation congratulates our partners and advocates on the ground who have worked tirelessly for these victories in Connecticut and Nevada. This week, we add two more to the list of states that have banned conversion "therapy" for minors. On May 10, 2017,...

Equality Federation Condemns Tennessee Gov. for Signing Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Equality Federation has condemned Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for signing HB 1111/SB 1085, requiring that all words in Tennesee state code be defined as their so-called “natural” or “biological” meanings. “This is a heartless attempt to erase and delegitimize the...

Trump’s Executive Order

Today President Trump signed a troubling and unnecessary executive order (full text below) that directs the Justice Department to draft religious exemptions guidelines that could promote anti-LGBT discrimination, promotes limiting access to contraception, and promotes...

Alabama Governor Signs Discriminatory Adoption Bill HB24 into Law

Governor Kay Ivey has signed the discriminatory bill, deceptively named the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, into law. Alex Smith, Board Chair of Equality Alabama said, “When she was sworn in as governor, Kay Ivey promised her administration would be a...

Majority of Americans & People of Faith Stand Against Discrimination

President Trump is rumored to be planning on signing a religious exemptions executive order on Thursday that would give license to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans and their families. Polling has affirmed that the majority of Americans, including people of faith,...

Equality Act Introduced to Protect Against Discrimination

Equality Federation hails the introduction of the Equality Act which would provide comprehensive federal protections against discrimination for LGBTQ Americans and their families. Led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), 40 senators introduced the Act in the Senate and,...

Ask AL Gov. to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

The Heart of Dixie has grown colder today. This afternoon, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB24, deceptively named the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, on a 87-0 vote with 6 abstaining. The bill now heads to Governor Kay Ivey’s desk. HB24 would...

TODAY! Help Equality Federation win $10,000

Today's the day!  We're currently in third place with momentum on our side.  With a contribution of as little as $10, you can help us win $10,000 in prize money! Did you know that in the last year, Equality Federation has launched a new HIV initiative? We are working...

Tomorrow is a big day for equality.

Friend, Tomorrow is Give OUT Day, a national day of giving to LGBTQ organizations, and Equality Federation could win $10,000 for our work to achieve equality all across the country! Will you chip in to propel us to victory? Click here to make your pledge now. The...

How to Make Your Company LGBTQ Friendly? Look to Lyft

Equality Federation has been proud to partner with Lyft since last year, and a new announcement from the company reinforces why we value them as a business leader in inclusivity. Lyft’s new Gender Inclusion & Affirmation Policy sets a high bar for workplace...

New Mexico Bans Anti-LGBTQ Conversion Efforts

New Mexico Bans Anti-LGBTQ Conversion Efforts Gov. Declines to Sign Other Important Legislation Equality Federation congratulates the hard work of Federation member Equality New Mexico, all of the national partner organizations, and the courageous advocates on the...

Gorsuch Confirmation Raises Concerns of LGBTQ Americans

Today the Senate confirmed Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. He will be sworn into office on Monday. Equality Federation had previously expressed concern about Gorsuch’s record and personal philosophy, and those concerns were only amplified...

Landmark Ruling for Equality

On Tuesday, April 6th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, issued a landmark ruling in a discrimination case brought by Lambda Legal. The court found in their 8-3 ruling on Hively v. Ivy Tech that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits...

North Carolina’s Inadequate HB 2 Update

Equality Federation condemned North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper for signing HB 142, a law that legislators attempted to frame as a repeal of the famously discriminatory HB 2. In fact, the new law keeps in place the most troubling parts of HB 2, including the...

March Forward with Equality Federation: How We Will Win on Bathrooms

July. Scorching heat. Queen Hatcher approached the door of a suburban Atlanta home, knocked, and took a deep breath. She had never in her life done something like this. She steeled her courage by thinking about trans women like her who led the way at Stonewall. The...

March Forward with Equality Federation: Racial Justice

We’re taking the month of March to reintroduce ourselves to you, highlighting efforts you might not have heard about yet. In this political climate, the leadership of people of color is vital. At Equality Federation we believe that a commitment to racial justice...

March Forward with Equality Federation: Legislative Action Center

We can’t sugarcoat it, we are living in some challenging times. But, from these challenges come opportunities for victories in the LGBTQ community. This month, we’d like to reintroduce ourselves. We’ll tell you more about what we’re doing to make lives better for...

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