Our Mission is to
End Discrimination Based on
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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About Kansas Equality Coalition
We are nonpartisan and include people who are religious and secular as well as straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered. We are from all walks of life and from all parts of the state.
Formally created on Oct. 9, 2005, in a meeting in Emporia, the Equality Coalition is the largest organization in Kansas dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. --> The Kansas Equality Coalition is a non-partisan group of fair-minded people who are determined to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Our mission is to ensure the dignity, safety, and legal equality of all Kansans.
Since its formal creation in the autumn of 2005, the Equality Coalition has organized chapters in Johnson County, Douglas County/Lawrence, Manhattan, Topeka, Wichita, North Central/Salina, and Southwest/Dodge City. Our current membership stands at more than 600 Kansans from all walks of life.
The Equality Coalition has had a successful first year. Among our many accomplishments, we:
Who was involved in the formation of Kansas Equality Coalition?The Equality Coalition was created by many of the people who fought the state constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage and civil unions in Kansas. The moment that ban passed on April 5, 2005, we started work.
What is the Equality Coalition's plan of action?The Equality Coalition is organizing chapters throughout the state, lobbying the Legislature to promote civil rights and block harmful legislation, and leading the campaign to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Become a MemberThe Equality Coalition is a grassroots movement that can't succeed without the support and help of its members. Our meetings are open. We welcome your ideas and your help. We also understand that time can be tight. Doing something as easy as becoming a member, though, can make a huge difference in the life of all LGBT Kansans.
When you join the Equality Coalition, you add your voice to the call for fairness and quality in Kansas, you show politicians that you're another vote for fairness and you give us new strength. Join us today!