Equality Loudoun is a grassroots organization fighting to promote, protect and defend LGBTQ+ equality in Loudoun County. 


Equality Loudoun envisions an inclusive community where LGBTQ+ people are fully embraced and can live safely and openly.


President - Vacant

Vice President - Chris Candice Tuck

Treasurer - Catie Cotes

Secretary - Erin Shaw

Member-At-Large - Nicholas Gothard


Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Loudoun County Public School Board

Town of Leesburg

PFLAG Loudoun

Loudoun-Fairfax Equality Alliance

And so many more!


Equality Loudoun is an incorporated legal entity that is in the process of achieving non-profit status. 

About Equality Loudoun


We have been working since 2003 to make Loudoun County, Virginia a welcoming place for all its residents - gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight. We think that all families are important and deserve security, all children have the right to a safe and supportive educational environment, and all members of the community are entitled to respectful and equal representation by our elected officials.

Our goal is a Loudoun community free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. By participating in civic life, building relationships with business, religious, and community leaders, and living our lives with integrity, we can create a community with respect for all.

Whether you are only interested in local social events, are looking for opportunities to participate in education and advocacy, or just want to stay informed about LGBT issues in our local community, Equality Loudoun has a way to stay connected and involved that is right for you.

We are nonpartisan, 100% volunteer and grassroots driven. Please consider becoming a member, and sustaining our ongoing work building a Loudoun community that includes ALL of us.

What we do:

  • Networking through social events

  • Nonpartisan voter information

  • Visibility through civic participation

  • Partnership with Equality Virginia and other regional LGBT organizations

  • Building relationships with local businesses and faith communities

  • Legislative updates and education

  • Information about the opponents of equality in Loudoun and beyond

  • Advocacy with elected officials

  • Outreach and education in the community