Equal Rights Washington Education + Engagement provides public education on issues affecting the LGBTQ community, organizes the continued movement for equality, and facilitates conversations with community leaders and policy makers.
Success isn’t achieved through a giant leap, but a series of steps towards a common goal. For the last fifteen years, Equal Rights Washington (ERW) has been leading efforts to secure a better future for all LGBTQ Washingtonians.
ERW’s wins have included the fight for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections in 2006, domestic partnerships in 2009, marriage equality in 2012, trans healthcare in 2015, and a statewide ban on conversion therapy for minors in 2018.
This year ERW is celebrating the passage of anti-bullying protections for trans and gender diverse youth in schools, and continues to support the implementation of De-Escalate Washington’s Initiative 940 to provide all law enforcement officers with additional tools and skills to better keep all communities safe.
Working together we will build the future we want to see for Washington State, and help pave the way for other states' advancement for justice and equity.