Alaskans Together for Equality
Louisiana Trans Advocates
Louisiana Trans Advocates strengthens and supports transgender and allied communities across the state through social support, education, empowerment, and advocacy in order to promote self-determination of gender identity and gender expression for everyone.
Forum for Equality
MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
Equality New York
Garden State Equality
Equality New Mexico
Equality New Mexico works for a fair and inclusive New Mexico, educating to change hearts and minds, advocating for those treated unfairly, helping to empower communities and individuals, and convening for collective impact. Our work is centered upon and led by people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ).
Equality North Carolina
Equality Ohio was founded in 2005 by a group of 65 dedicated LGBT activists and allies from all corners of Ohio after voters passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting same sex marriage and civil unions. In its first five years, Equality Ohio worked tirelessly to change the hearts and minds of Ohioans about the LGBT community and our civil rights.
Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon will ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.
South Carolina Equality
South Carolina Equality Coalition was established in 2002 as a statewide non-partisan coalition of local and state social, religious and political GLBT organizations and allies with a mission to secure civil and human rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians.
Equality South Dakota
Equality South Dakota is a statewide advocacy organization developed by people across South Dakota who are dedicated to achieving equality for all people with respect to their sexual orientation and gender identity. Our membership includes thousands of supporters from not only this state but across the nation.
Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition
Tennessee Equality Project
Founded in 2004, the Tennessee Equality began fighting the marriage discrimination amendment working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly. The same legislative session brought a host of other discriminatory bills such as attempts to ban adoption by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
Transgender Education Network of Texas
The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) is an organization dedicated to furthering the gender diverse equity in the State of Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legal, legislative and corporate education.
Equal Rights Washington
Using the lessons learned from the challenges and triumphs of the past, ERW will lead in the social and legal growth of the LGBTQ community including ending forced conversion practices against kids and teens; bolstering transgender healthcare access; building understanding around the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality; and combating bullying in our schools.
Fairness West Virginia
Fairness West Virginia (Fairness) is the statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to fair treatment and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender West Virginians. Our mission is to ensure LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community. We represent the diversity of Appalachia and our membership is open to everyone who believes in fundamental fairness.
Wyoming Equality seeks to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a Networking System, and an Advocacy System for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues.
the latest from our state-based partners…
update 06/14/17 Governor Abbott has called for a special session to continue pushing for an anti-transgender bathroom ban. Chuck Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Equality Texas “On the heels of the recently-concluded 85th Legislative ‘Session of Oppression,’ during...read more
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...read more
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...read more
South Dakota Gives License to Discriminate to Adoption Agencies Equality Federation and Equality South Dakota condemn South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for signing into law a discriminatory religious exemption bill that would prevent children in need of homes a...read more
In case you missed it, 2016 was a year for the record books. Well over 200 pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation kept Equality Federation and our state partners busy in state capitals across the country. That’s the bad news. The good news? We had a kill rate of over...read more
Equality Federation regrets to report that several organizations, including two Federation member groups, have been targeted by acts of vandalism. Someone smashed a window of Equality Florida’s Orlando office in late February. On March 4th, Garden State Equality (NJ)...read more