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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!

September 21, 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.

September 21, 2021
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Equality Federation Reacts to Supreme Court Decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

Today, Equality Federation responded to the Supreme Court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case involving a religiously affiliated and taxpayer-funded foster care agency that refused to certify same-sex couples as foster parents in violation of Philadelphia’s nondiscrimination protections.

September 21, 2021
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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.

September 21, 2021

Press Releases

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.

September 21, 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,”

September 21, 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

September 21, 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.

September 21, 2021
150+ Grassroots Organizations Announce Support of Equality Act

Freedom for All Americans, Equality Federation join local and state groups following decades of on-the-ground work to pass federal nondiscrimination legislation for LGBTQ people in virtually every area of life

September 21, 2021
Equality Federation Praises the Reversal of the Ban on Transgender Military Service

Today is a new day for transgender service members. We applaud President Biden and the newly confirmed Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd Austin, for their action today to reverse the discriminatory transgender military ban.

September 21, 2021
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