With so many political organizations working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, it's sometimes difficult to understand the difference between them. Here's a brief description of the organizations that have a political focus:
Equality Utah is comprised of three organizations sharing a single vision and mission. Our vision is "A fair and just Utah" and our mission is "To secure equal rights and protections for LGBT Utahns and their families." Equality Utah leads efforts for LGBT civil rights at the state and local levels through a range of strategies including lobbying, sponsoring legislation, and building coalitions.
» For more information, explore our website.
The Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, providing a national voice on GLBT issues. HRC effectively lobbies Congress on federal issues, mobilizes grassroots action in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress, and increases public understanding through innovative education and communication strategies.
» For more information, visit The Human Rights Campaign website.
Log Cabin Republicans
Log Cabin Republicans is the nation's leading voice for fairness, inclusion, and tolerance in the GOP. Loyal Republicans, they believe in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. All Americans have the right to liberty, freedom, and equality, and without allies in the Republican Party, the push for equality will take decades longer.
» For more information visit www.utah.logcabin.org.
The National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
» For more information, visit National Center for Transgender Equality.
Utah Stonewall Democrats
Utah Stonewall Democrats serve as the official gay and lesbian caucus of the Utah Democratic Party. They function as an outreach group between the GLBT Community of Utah and the Utah State Democratic Party. They endorse candidates who embrace our issues and help choose candidates at the State and County Conventions.
» For more information, visit the Utah Stonewall Democrats website.
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is the nation's largest LGBT political action committee and the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government. Since 1991, the Victory Fund and its national donor network have helped hundreds of openly LGBT candidates win election to local, state and federal offices.
» For more information, visit the Victory Fund website.
Equality Federation is the national alliance of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations. The Federation works to achieve equality for lgbt people in every state and territory by building strong and sustainable statewide organizations in a state-based movement.
» For more information, visit the Equality Federation website.