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We Stand with Gavin & All Transgender Students!

Update: The Supreme Court has, disappointingly, declined to hear the case. It is important to note, however, their decision to send the case back to the federal appeals court doesn't change the legal protections that transgender students have under Title IX or the...

Welcome Our New Policy Fellow, Maryse Pearce!

This legislative session, we’ve hired a Policy Fellow to analyze the impact of proposed policies related to the LGBTQ community in all 50 states at the state legislative level. After a wide search with numerous qualified applicants, this week we welcomed Maryse Pearce...

Victory! South Dakota Anti-Transgender Bill (SB115) Withdrawn

In late January, South Dakota's SB115, was withdrawn from the senate. The bill, which would have banned transgender students from fully participating in school programs and using the facilities that matched the gender they live every day, was pulled by its sponsor...

Victory! Jacksonville Florida Passes Human Rights Ordinance

Equality Federation joins Equality Florida in applauding the Jacksonville, FL City Council for banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender expression. via Equality Florida:  After years of hard work and advocacy from the local LGBTQ residents,...

Victory! Puzder OUT.

Our pressure worked. Earlier today we held a press conference with Pride At Work and Wyoming Equality to raise concerns over Andrew Puzder’s lack of qualifications to be Labor Secretary. And now he’s out. We were able to make the difference by leveraging our base of...

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