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!

Winning equality in communities we call home...

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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Has Your State Banned Anti-Gay Conversion “Therapy” Yet?

Last week, Governor Cuomo of New York announced regulations that will ban public and private healthcare insurers from covering so-called gay conversion therapy and prohibit state mental health facilities from conducting the controversial practice on minors. This is...

Shameful: Florida Senators Stall LGBTQ Equality [video]

Equality Florida made historic progress by achieving a committee hearing on The Florida Competitive Workforce Act (HB 45/SB 120). It was the first time a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill had such a hearing in Florida. At the time, Nadine Smith, Executive Director...

Breaking: Victory for LGBTQ Virginians!

Two anti-LGBTQ bills were defeated on February 9th in Virginia thanks to the hard work of Federation member Equality Virginia and many advocates on the ground who bravely shared their stories and asked their legislators to stand for fairness. From Equality Virginia: ...

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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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