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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Finding Hope in the Resistance: 20 Years of Winning Equality

As printed on Huffington Post. "With Equality Federation celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year marks two decades of state equality groups coming together to strategize, share, and learn from each other. We believe that we are stronger and better together, and...

Meet Transgender Veterans Who Are Speaking Out

Equality Federation's member organizations have volunteers, staff, and board members who are transgender veterans. Here are a few of their reactions to Trump's plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Joanne Carroll is the President of Equality...

Transgender Americans Under Attack

Transgender Americans Under Attack Discriminatory Federal & State Legislation Targets Transgender People As Texas prepares to enter a special legislative session to consider a growing number of discriminatory bills targeting transgender people and their families,...

Transgender Americans Under Attack: Take Action Now!

This is personal. As the son, grandson, and brother of veterans, I am horrified that some service members and their dependents could be denied life saving health care simply because they are transgender. Right now, the House of Representatives is considering a...

State-Based LGBTQ Advocates Will Convene to Build Power of Movement

Nearly 200 state-based leaders will gather in Alexandria, Virginia for Equality Federation’s Leadership Conference Leaders of state-based equality organizations—from Equality California to Equality Maine—and key national partners, will convene at Equality Federation’s...

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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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