Equality Arizona


Advocate for LGBTQ Equality

Equality Arizona exists first and foremost to advocate for the full social, economic, and political inclusion of LGBTQ people in society throughout the state of Arizona. Our advocacy work is directed toward federal, state and local lawmakers, public administrators, the media, and the general public. Issues critical to the full inclusion of LGBTQ people include: fair and equitable access to work, education, housing, public accommodation, health care, safety, social networks, and families.

EQAZ collaborates with policy watchdogs and our allies within Congress, the legislature, and city councils to alert us to any potential bills that impact the LGBTQ community. In fact, EQAZ has successfully fought against discriminatory bills, defeating them year after year.

To influence public policy, we work within three main communities to achieve the following:

  • Provide a voice for the LGBTQ community within State and Municipal governments, as well as school boards across Arizona.
  • Educate LGBTQ community members about the civic process and how power is distributed at every level of government.
  • Engage LGBTQ community members in the civic process at every level of government to work together to achieve full inclusion under the law.

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