The “Equality March for Unity & Pride” on June 11, with events in DC and across the US, will mobilize the diverse LGBTQ people and allies to peacefully and clearly address concerns about the current political landscapes and how it is contributing to the persecution and discrimination of LGBTQ individuals.
There are five ways you can get involved in the Equality March this weekend:
- Join our contingent at the DC Equality March Sunday Morning: Click here to join us in DC June 11 at 9am; you’ll receive a t-shirt and posters.
- Join our Queer Resistance Bootcamp on Sunday afternoon co-facilitated by our Policy Director Meghan Maury: Click here for the Facebook Event page for the Bootcamp!
- Join a solidarity event in your city: Click here to find an event in your area.
- Join online: Please follow hashtags #EqualityMarch and #HonorThemWithAction on social media
- Download our Remember Pulse #HonorThemWithAction poster: English-language PDF here or Spanish-language PDF here.
As we join millions of others who are grieving the tragic shooting in Orlando, we are asking you, as part of the LGBTQ community, to join us in sending a message of love and healing to those victims still fighting for their lives, and for all the families who’ve been affected by this shooting.
We’ve created an online book of condolences that we’re asking you to sign. Our condolence book, which will close by July 17, will be presented to the Mayor of Orlando.
As we mourn, we must remain undeterred in our work to bring freedom, justice and equality to all marginalized communities. We must stand together as an LGBTQ movement, and as a movement dedicated to liberation for all.
Please sign our book so we can all stand together, united in love, against hate and violence. Together we can live proudly and unafraid as our whole selves.Learn More
On April 5, by signing HB 1523, Governor Phil Bryant legalized discrimination against LGBTQ people in Mississippi — and he manipulated faith and cherished constitutional rights to justify this reprehensible action.
The state’s new law discriminates against LGBTQ people in a number of different contexts by giving individuals, religious associations and private entities the right to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to “shut the door” on anyone they choose–who might also include unmarried people raising children, unmarried people having sex, and others. This could lead to discrimination at the workplace, at schools, in health care settings, and in public spaces such as stores, hotels or eateries.
Mississippi has the highest proportion of same-sex couples raising children in our nation at 26%. It has one of the highest percentages of Black same sex couples. And Mississippi has the highest number of poor people in the country — many of whom are LGBTQ. These folks already face discrimination and racism. With this law they are going to face more. This is what makes Bryant’s action so despicable. Make no mistake it was knowingly designed to have the biggest negative impact on the most vulnerable.Learn More
Filing your taxes can be a complicated and intimidating process.
For many LGBTQ people, the process is made even more unapproachable because tax software and tax preparation companies seldom have a clear understanding of the credits, deductions, and other issues that are most relevant for members of our community.Learn More
Bayard Rustin was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, who was an openly gay man and an LGBTQ activist. In 2013, Rustin was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In awarding the medal, the President said, “For decades, this great leader, often at Dr. King’s side, was denied his rightful place in history because he was openly gay.”Learn More
Since it’s start in 2001, the Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Justice Project has been a leader in addressing the needs of the trans* (transgender and gender noncomforming people) community through the expansion of rights in the legislative and policy arenas.Learn More