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Equality Federation Institute Honored to be Recipient of Major Gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott

Today, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced that she has made a major gift to Equality Federation Institute as part of her pledge to give away a majority of her wealth through the Giving Pledge. Equality Federation received a $2 million gift to support the organization’s work as an advocacy accelerator for the state-based LGBTQ+ movement.

November 14, 2022
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Report: Trans Defense Campaign

This year, in addition to our usual planning, coaching and other legislative support work, Equality Federation launched the Trans Defense Campaign to demonstrate the unified power of the state-based movement to defeat anti-transgender bills and win public support for transgender people. 

August 24, 2022
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Support our Members this Give OUT Day

June 27, 2022
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Equality Federation Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

June 24, 2022

Press Releases

3/9 EqFed's List: Important Legislation to Watch

March 9, 2022
The Trans Defense Campaign

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March 3, 2022
Housing Our Community: LGBTQ+ Friendly Housing Programs

February 7, 2022
Equality Federation Weekly Legislative Update: January 25

A weekly update of legislation moving through the states.

January 25, 2022
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
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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