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Roses and Thorns: A Look at the 2017 Legislative Season

As we kick-off Pride month, I’d like to look back on the legislative season and my time as Policy Fellow at Equality Federation, tracking and analyzing bills that impact the LGBTQ community. Here are two of the major highs and lows in trends this legislative season....

Court Rules Transgender Students’ Rights Are Protected

In a case brought by Transgender Law Center, on behalf of high school senior Ash Whitaker,  the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling that transgender students are protected from discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of...

Orlando One Year Later: #HonorThemWithAction

As we mark a year from the Pulse massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people, Equality Federation stands with Equality Florida in their campaign to #HonorThemWithAction. A single gunman killed 49 people, mostly LGBTQ people of color, last Pride Month during Latin...

Texas On Verge of Passing Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Laws

update 06/14/17 Governor Abbott has called for a special session to continue pushing for an anti-transgender bathroom ban. Chuck Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Equality Texas “On the heels of the recently-concluded 85th Legislative ‘Session of Oppression,’ during...

Victory! Connecticut and Nevada Ban Anti-LGBTQ Conversion Efforts

Equality Federation congratulates our partners and advocates on the ground who have worked tirelessly for these victories in Connecticut and Nevada. This week, we add two more to the list of states that have banned conversion "therapy" for minors. On May 10, 2017,...

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