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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Grit & Grits: Winning Equality in the South!

The cornerstone of our Southern Leaders program is our Southern Leadership Summit, an annual gathering that brings together advocates from the region for two days of intensive workshops and discussion. Challenging legislative sessions in all the Southern states gave...

Mass Outrage Over North Carolina’s Sweeping Anti-LGBTQ Law

On March 23, the North Carolina General Assembly held a special session to rush through—in less than 12 hours—legislation attacking the LGBTQ community. House Bill 2 abolished all local nondiscrimination laws that go beyond state law, leaving LGBTQ people unprotected...

KY Senate Unanimously Approves One Marriage License Form

KY Senate Unanimously Approves One Marriage License Form Senate Bill 216 Set for Governor Bevin's Signature On Friday, April 1st the Kentucky Senate unanimously approved a single marriage license form, a move in stark contrast to a divisive vote on the same issue...

Mississippi Governor: Veto Outrageous Anti-LGBT Bill!

One of the most extreme, sweeping anti-LGBT bills in the country, HB 1523, is making its way through the Mississippi legislature and will reach Governor Phil Bryant’s desk within days. It would allow discrimination by individuals, religiously-affiliated organizations...

VICTORY: Georgia Governor Says NO to Discrimination!

BREAKING (STAY TUNED FOR MORE): Equality Federation extends our deepest thanks to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for vetoing the discriminatory, anti-LGBT religious exemption bill (HB 757) that had passed through the legislature. In a press statement Governor Deal said,...

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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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