Resisting & Winning

Winning equality for LGBTQ people and our families is hard work and can be isolating, especially under Trump and the wave of local attacks. More collaboration and more skills in the movement leads to more winning. We fight back harder, stronger and more strategically together. Join Equality Federation with a donation today so that the leaders in your state are fully equipped to win!

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Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. From Equality Florida to Freedom Oklahoma to Basic Rights Oregon, we amplify the power of the state-based LGBTQ movement.

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Why We Oppose Trump’s Agenda of Walls & Deportations

Equality Federation stands in solidarity with immigrants, refugees, and their families today as the Trump Administration launches an attack on millions of people’s freedoms and civil liberties. The President’s executive order to increase deportations, defund sanctuary...

Anti-Transgender Bathroom Ban Laws Shot Down

Early Wins for LGBTQ Equality at the Beginning of Legislative Sessions Proposed anti-transgender bathroom ban laws were shot down today in Indiana and Virginia, and the House Speaker in Texas said a similar proposal was not a high priority and warned that it could be...

CONSENSUS! 71% of New Mexicans Support Banning Conversion Therapy

Equality New Mexico Organizes Supporters at State Capitol Supporting Prohibition of Conversion Therapy Prohibition Legislation Supported by 71 Percent of New Mexicans Polled Santa Fe, NM – January 19, 2017 – Joined by supporters at the State Capitol today, Equality...

Rick Perry: Trump’s Most Terrifying Choice Yet?

Donald Trump has chosen Governor Rick Perry of Texas to be Secretary of Energy, and many are calling this his most dangerous choice yet. Gov. Perry has made it clear that he was unaware of what the job of Secretary of Energy entailed, including overseeing the nation's...

Stop Trump’s Extremist Nominees

Equality Federation is standing strong against any nominee put forth by the Trump Administration who wants to roll-back nondiscrimination protections and enshrine discrimination into law. People of all faiths, races, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender...

Victory! Chelsea Manning Will Be Free in May!

  Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director of Equality Federation: Equality Federation applauds President Obama’s decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning. She has served more time in prison than any whistleblower in United States history, and, like many...

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In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we’ve published a special annual report this year: The Strength of Our Resistance. Hear the stories from our movement leaders across the nation who are working to win equality in every community. Learn about our efforts to end conversion therapy, pass nondiscrimination protections, and empower our members to reach the right voters, at the right time, with the right message! Check out the special online version of this exciting report>

The Most Significant LGBTQ Equality Case of Our Time?

Equality Federation joined an amicus brief filed by Lambda Legal in what is shaping up to be one of the most significant LGBTQ equality cases of our time, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Don’t be fooled by the name or the right-wing’s arguments; This case is not just about cakes or one small business, it is about whether laws against discrimination can continue to be enforced without sweeping exemptions.

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