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Our Mission: Equality Loudoun is a non-profit organization that advocates, educates, defends, and builds community to support LGBTQ+ equality in Loudoun County.

Vision: Equality Loudoun envisions an inclusive community where LGBTQ+ people and other marginalized groups are fully embraced by active allies and can live safely and openly.

Official Members with the...

  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

  • Loudoun County Continuum of Care

  • INOVA Medical Juniper Program

  • NOVA Equality Alliance

  • Gold Seal- GuideStar Non-Profit Network Member

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Who We Are

Since 2003, Equality Loudoun has worked to make Loudoun County, VA a welcoming place for all of it's residents by advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community and helping to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to live, learn, and love. Every family deserves safety and security. Every child deserves a safe and supportive education. Every person deserves a life of dignity, respect, and happiness.

We are a collection of unpaid, grassroots volunteers who have worked tirelessly for over two decades to bring about a vision of equality. Led by a Board of Directors, we work to advance our mission on all fronts by building relationships with businesses, faith allies, service providers, medical professional, teachers, parents, community leaders, and more to create a respectful community for all.

In 2021, Equality Loudoun became an incorporated legal entity and an officially designated 501(c)3 non-profit charity. All contributions are tax-deductible.

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Rallying to Support Transgender Student Rights

What We Do

Founded originally in 2003, the grassroots teams that began it all worked through some of the biggest struggles of the 21st century's fight for equality. As time went on and the region changed, the group responded to challenge after challenge, from marriage equality to trans protections. We fight at every level of our community to help secure acceptance everywhere from classrooms to businesses and more to create a shared community vision for Loudoun County. 

In 2021, a new generation of advocates officially incorporated Equality Loudoun under the mission of building communities of support for LGBTQ+ people; advocating for equal protection in laws and policies; educating our community through trainings in businesses, school staff, parents and caregivers, and more; and defending the rights of LGBTQ+ by providing resources and pursuing legal means to redefine equality protections under the law.

As an official non-profit, we are building a new vision of the future where equality is more than just an idea but a reality for all the residents of Loudoun Country. This story is still being written.

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How to Help

First and foremost, the best way to help is by being a good and contributing member of our community. Whether that is through the support of individuals who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or disabled, or through support of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, or through a life of service focused on government, military, environmental, or other important challenges. 

A community where every person is supported regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, ability, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other discriminatory basis is a community where all thrive.

 

To help support our mission, consider one of the following: 

 

Faith Allies sharing messages of hope and acceptance at the 2021 Loudoun Pride Picnic.