Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve.
Help us secure full and lasting equality for every single member of the LGBT community.
In 2016, Equality California Institute, in partnership with the Transgender Law Center, launched and led the nation’s most ambitious campaign to educate Californians about transgender people and the challenges they face. Transform California aimed to accomplish three main objectives: to educate California the public about transgender people; develop relationships, leaders and spokespeople within the transgender community; and research the most effective messaging about transgender people.
Transform California is a statewide campaign to educate Californians about transgender people; develop relationships, leaders, and spokespeople within the transgender community; and research the most effective messaging.
In 2016, Equality California Institute, supported by The California Endowment, successfully expanded its groundbreaking program to reduce LGBTQ health inequalities. Through Health Happens with Equality, we have trained 2,000 healthcare providers at more than 90 clinics and healthcare organizations about the needs of LGBTQ and undocumented people and established health action teams with partner LGBTQ, healthcare and immigration organizations from across the state. We have also convened community town halls in cities across the state focused on LGBTQ healthcare and navigating the changing landscape of access to care under the Trump administration.
Health Happens with Equality focuses on reducing LGBTQ health inequalities by training healthcare providers and community members about the unique needs of LGBTQ and undocumented people.
In 2016, Equality California Institute launched the statewide education campaign, #TakeIt: I’m PrEP’d, to educate the LGBTQ community and healthcare providers on the availability and benefits of pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, the daily pill to prevent HIV, and other forms of HIV treatment and prevention.
Our campaign targets gay and bisexual men and transgender women, especially from communities of color, who are often most at risk for HIV. Equality California is committed to working to end the epidemic by getting to zero – zero transmission, zero HIV-related deaths and zero HIV stigma.
#TakeIt: I'm PrEP'd is a statewide campaign to educate the LGBTQ community on the benefits of PrEP to prevent HIV, and other forms of HIV treatment and prevention.
Equality California Institute leads a collaborative of LGBTQ centers from across the state that conducts outreach, education and enrollment assistance for immigrants seeking administrative relief and citizenship. Equality California Institute also recruited and facilitated immigration law trainings for more than 50 lawyers and legal professionals so that they can provide pro-bono legal assistance.
Equality California Institute leads a collaborative of LGBTQ centers from across the state that conducts outreach, education and enrollment assistance for immigrants seeking administrative relief and citizenship.
Equality California is committed to ending stigma against people living with HIV by educating legislators and mobilizing the LGBTQ community, and those who are disproportionately impacted by HIV. A key priority to replace fear-based, stigmatizing laws that criminalize HIV-status with evidence-based, nondiscriminatory laws that protect public health. Equality California is one of the founding members of Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform, a broad coalition of people living with HIV, community activists, and healthcare and civil rights organizations working to modernize California’s HIV criminal laws.
Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform is a broad collation of people living with HIV, community activists, and healthcare and civil rights organizations working to modernize California's HIV criminal laws.
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