WHAT IS DEFENSE
Defense is the last line of protection for the LGBTQ+ individuals and can often be the most critical. As discrimination against the queer community continues in areas such as employment, name changes, legal filings, fair housing, and more, there needs to be an equal push to fight back and bring equality to the table. We will be that last line of defense.
Your livelihood is one of the most important facets of life, providing you and your family the opportunity to for success and advancement. We specialize in LGBTQ+ discriminatory prevention legislation and best practices for when you experience workplace issues. We work with local employers to find positions and companies that LGBTQ+ accepting and affirming.
With an organization of this size and scope, the funding is fundamental to our success. We work to apply for a variety of grants open to eligible non-profits such as ours that focus on social support, educational opportunities, business development, and anti-discrimination efforts that benefit our local community.
Your home is your castle. Whether it's finding the perfect home in an accepting area or finding a rental process free of discriminatory practices, we use a combination of Fair Housing practices, LGBTQ+ best practices, and general knowledge to inform and educate local public officials and housing markets specialists on how to protect you.
Now more than ever, our community has to wade through a bevy of legal challenges from name and gender changes to navigating marriage laws while safeguarding against discriminatory practices. We work with a network of legal experts on helping you understand your legal rights, best practices for various legal services, and connecting individuals to pro bono providers.
Both the progression and regression of our legal rights start and stop in the legislative arena. While Equality Loudoun does not affiliate or align itself with a political party, we do work to understand and educate those elected officials working to impact the LGBTQ+ community. We bring awareness to legislative concerns, changes to existing rights and laws, and advocate for improvements.