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…
Last year we reported that 17 anti-LGBTQ bills were defeated in Oklahoma thanks to the hard work of Freedom Oklahoma and the many advocates and allies on the ground working for equality. It was an incredible feat in a very challenging political environment; most of...read more
By Rick Zbur, Equality California This week, we wrapped up the second convening of Fair Share for Equality, our annual forum of California state and local elected officials, LGBT and civil rights leaders and social service agencies, aimed at addressing the daunting...read more
Equality Federation’s Legislative Action Center (LAC) is a proactive state legislative tracking and assistance program that will serve Federation partners, coalition members, and movement leadership and staff. The LAC has 3 objectives. First, to hold our ground on...read more
Equality Federation recognizes Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) for their incredible accomplishments, including the passage of over 100 pieces of legislation that advanced LGBTQ equality. For 25 years the ESPA team was at the forefront of the movement, often achieving...read more
Equality Federation member organizations know how to be successful. Ask any state leader the recipe to winning, and somewhere in their response will be the importance of working with partners. In ways large and small, strategic partnerships are the life-blood of LGBTQ...read more
The accomplishments of Equality Federation members each year is a testament to the dedication of the staff and boards that do the work of winning equality in their communities. The median number of employees for staffed organizations is three, but larger...read more