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Despite Senate divisions, now is a golden opportunity to pass the Equality Act

Now is the time — and this is the Congress — to do everything we can to ensure LGBTQ people are protected no matter what zip code they call home. Our window of opportunity may be short, and it may not reopen for years to come.

November 23, 2021
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Equality Federation and HRC Release Annual Municipal Equality Index Ratings

In 20 states across the country, 74 cities earned over 85 points despite hailing from a state without non-discrimination statutes that explicitly protect sexual orientation and gender identity, which is up from five municipalities in 2012.

November 18, 2021
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The Federation Welcomes Our Newest State Partner: Arkansas Black Gay Men’s Forum

We are excited to announce the addition of our newest state partner to the Equality Federation: Arkansas Black Gay Men’s Forum!

October 28, 2021
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REPORT: Groundbreaking Analysis of Hate Crime Laws

With a rise in hate violence across the country, a new report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and 16 leading civil rights organizations provides a groundbreaking analysis of state and federal hate crime laws.

July 28, 2021

Press Releases

REPORT: A Call to Action: LGBTQ+ Youth Need Inclusive Sex Education

A Call to Action: LGBTQ+ Youth Need Inclusive Sex Education details the urgent need for LGBTQ+-inclusive sex education programs and supports. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth – particularly those who are at the intersection of multiple marginalized communities – need to be able to learn in settings that are inclusive of their experiences and that give them the necessary tools to stay safe and healthy.

May 25, 2021
New team members

It’s an exciting time at Equality Federation. I am honored to announce two new staff members have started this week to enhance and expand our advocacy work. Corinne Green has joined as our Policy & Legislative Strategist, and Mike Webb has joined as our Policy Engagement Strategist. Learn a little below about Corinne & Mike, as well as the way our growing advocacy department will operate.

April 28, 2021
Latest Attack on LGBTQ Community Goes After Transgender Youth

With every state now in legislative session, we can officially say this is the worst session for transgender youth in recent memory. What started last year but was quickly halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down or pausing many 2020 legislative sessions has come back with a vengeance in 2021.

March 25, 2021
Equality Federation Statement on the Atlanta-area Attacks

“As a queer AAPI person, I want to acknowledge that this has been a particularly difficult week for those of us who hold these identities. For those members of the community that are suffering this week, I see you, and I stand with you,”

March 18, 2021
On Eve of Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, National Leaders Rally In Support of the Equality Act

Unprecedented Support for the Equality Act Comes from Civil Rights Leaders, Women’s Advocates, Business and Corporate Leaders, Educators, Faith Leaders, Medical Community, and Millions of Americans

March 16, 2021
Progress on Gay Adoption

As the head of Equality Federation, which works to ensure that L.G.B.T.Q. people can thrive and provide for their families, I see firsthand how discrimination causes harm. And as an adopted person, I am forever grateful that my adoption agency’s top priority was finding me a home with loving parents, rather than turning people away based on religious beliefs.

March 9, 2021
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