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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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LGBTQ GROUPS CALL FOR UNITY IN THE WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many more who were...

Orlando: What Can I Do?

Andy Garcia, Program Manager Because I work in LGBT rights, people are asking me what they can do in response to Orlando. My response: find a vigil if you need healing or want to show support. If you want to do a bit more, here's what I'll tell you: 1) Think about the...

The Massacre in Orlando

"Our hearts are heavy at this time and we extend our love and condolences to the friends and family of those affected by the horrific tragedy in Orlando. This attack comes during Pride month when LGBTQ people around the world are celebrating the progress we've made...

Watch Pres. Obama Defend Transgender Youth on National Television

space "My answer is that we should deal with this issue the same way we’d want it dealt with if it was our child," Obama said. "And that is to try to create an environment of some dignity and kindness for these kids. And that’s sort of the bottom line." - President...

VICTORY! Mass. House Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Bill

Equality Federation congratulates Massachusetts on the passage of a proactive, transgender-specific public accommodations bill. This bill updates Massachusetts state law to ensure explicit protections for transgender people from discrimination in public places,...

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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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