Arizona's power base for LGBTQ+ civic and political equality.
Our vision is an Arizona where LGBTQ+ people are included in and lead the social, economic, and civic systems of our state, counties, cities, and communities. Learn More
Equality Arizona works at every level of government, from the municipal to the federal, to insure and safeguard the rights of LGBTQ+ communities in Arizona. Since 2021, we’ve won inclusive non-discrimination ordinances in Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tolleson, and have launched the Equality and Fairness for All Americans Coalition, a bipartisan effort to pass landmark federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ Americans. In the state legislature, we bring community voices into the policymaking process to challenge anti-LGBTQ+ bills and champion equal rights.
Your vote has power. Over 4% of Arizona residents identify as LGBTQ+, and our elections are decided often by only a fraction of a percent. The nonpartisan Equality Arizona Foundation registers thousands of new voters every election and works to safeguard the rights of Arizona voters with programs like the Trans Voter Protection Hotline. Equality Arizona and the Equality Arizona PAC work to ensure that LGBTQ+ communities in Arizona are represented on the ballot by passionate, informed, and viable candidates committed to LGBTQ+ equality.
Change doesn’t just happen at the capitol or in city council meetings, it happens in community. It starts with people, coming together to listen, to learn, and to look past their differences to a shared tomorrow. Since 1992, Equality Arizona has been fighting to build the civic and political power of LGBTQ+ communities all across our state, and in 30 years working alongside leaders and advocates from a vast diversity of experiences and perspectives, this has always been our heart.
Our defining vision is for LGBTQ+ Arizonans to be fully involved and included in the social, economic, and civil mechanisms of our society. Stay informed and engaged with all of our work in policy, elections, and community on any of our platforms, and join us as a donor or volunteer today to help build the political power of Arizona’s LGBTQ+ communities.