Federation Members

our state-based equality movement partners

Equality MA



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. 

Equality California



Equality California is California’s premier statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization focused on creating a fair and just society.

Alaskans Together for Equality

ATE Alaskans Together for Equality’s mission is to advance civil equality for all Alaskans through grassroots organizing and advocacy, with a primary focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Alaskans.



Equality Alabama

Equality Alabama Logo FINAL_1 The mission of Equality Alabama [501(c)3] is to advance full equality and civil rights for all the people of Alabama through education, advocacy and actions as appropriate under the provisions for nonprofit organizations.



Equality Arizona

arizona Equality Arizona works to achieve and maintain equal, legal rights and protections for the LGBTQ community in Arizona.



One Colorado

OneColorado One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and our families.



Equality Florida

florida Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, Equality Florida is changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.



Georgia Equality

GEhighresLogo Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and our allies throughout the state.



Equality Hawai'i

hawaii Equality Hawaii Foundation nurtures opportunities for education and discussion on issues facing the LGBT community and creates projects to empower LGBT people and their allies.



Equality Illinois

COLOR_EQIL_logo[1] Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.



Fairness Campaign

fairnesscampaign The Fairness Campaign Education Fund’s mission is to initiate and develop projects that broaden community awareness and understanding of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.



Louisiana Trans Advocates

LTA_0 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

FFEForum for Equality is Louisiana’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government.



Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

mtpc The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending oppression and discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.



Equality Maryland

equality-maryland Equality Maryland Foundation works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity through outreach, education, research, community organizing, training and coalition building.



Equality Maine

EqualityMaine works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, community organizing, education, and collaboration.

Equality Michigan

Equality Michigan works to achieve full equality and respect for all people in Michigan regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

OutFront Minnesota

OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.


PROMO is Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.

Equality North Carolina


Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians.

Garden State Equality

Garden State Equality is New Jersey’s statewide advocacy and education organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

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).

New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy

NYAGRA was founded to advocate for freedom of gender identity and expression for all. Our founding meeting took place on 30 June 1998, and our concern was to secure the full inclusion of all transsexual, transgendered, and gender variant people in discrimination and hate crimes law at the state and local level in New York. We first approached the Empire State Pride Agenda in November 1998, and from those discussions, a campaign for a local transgender rights bill was conceived. NYAGRA convened the first meeting of the legislative work group in October 1999, which included representatives from NYAGRA and the Pride Agenda as well as the six original primary sponsors of the bill (Int. No. 754, later re-introduced as Int. No. 24). The legislative work group, coordinated by Pauline Park, led the successful campaign for passage of the bill, NYAGRA’s greatest legislative success to date.

Equality Ohio

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.

Trans Ohio

Since 2005, TransOhio has been advocating, providing workshops, events and education to the Ohio GLBTQI and ally community.

Freedom Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, freedom means freedom for everyone. Join our campaign to win equality for all LGBT Oklahomans:

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.

Equality Pennsylvania

Equality Pennsylvania is the commonwealth’s leading organization advancing equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians.

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

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition is an organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of transgender related legislation at the Federal, State, and local levels.

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.

Equality Texas

We envision a Texas where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of our fellow Texans and in all areas of the law.

Equality Utah

Our Mission: To secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families. Our Vision: A fair and just Utah.

Equality Virginia

Founded in 1989 as Virginians for Justice, Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians (LGBT).

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.

Fair Wisconsin

Fair Wisconsin envisions a fair, safe, and inclusive society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are treated with dignity and respect.

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

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.



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.


the latest from our state-based partners…

Beyoncé Slays HB2

Queen Bey has spoken! Beyoncé has posted a message on her blog informing fans about the dangerous anti-LGBTQ law, HB2, and encouraging concert goers to support the work of Equality Federation member Equality North Carolina: “North Carolina has been drawing the... read more

TN Gov. Signs Anti-LGBTQ Therapist Bill Into Law

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed discriminatory legislation that allows counselors and therapists to refuse treatment based on their religious objections or personal beliefs.  The American Counseling Association has  called the legislation an “unprecedented... read more

South Carolina Senator Introduces Sweeping Anti-LGBTQ Bill

South Carolina Senator Lee Bright has introduced a sweeping anti-LGBTQ bill that has some similarities to the law recently passed in North Carolina, which is drawing the outrage of hundreds of corporations and small businesses alongside community and faith leaders.... read more
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