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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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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...

Equality Alabama Welcomes New Leadership

Equality Federation extends a big welcome to the new leader of Equality Alabama. Alex Smith kicked off Pride Month as the new leader of Equality Alabama A note from  from Alex Smith "For the LGBTQ community, today marks the beginning of Pride Month – a month dedicated...

Honoring Them With Action: One Year After Pulse

This week marked one year since the tragedy at Pulse night club claimed the lives of 49, mostly Latinx, LGBTQ young people. As we continue to mourn and celebrate their lives, we commit to honoring them with action. Equality Florida's #HonorThemWithAction hashtag...

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...

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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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