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About Us

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) is a statewide political advocacy organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Washington State. ERW has successfully advocated for marriage equality, the Anderson Murray Anti-Discrimination law, the creation and further expansion of the domestic partnership registry protections, and the passage of the Healthy Youth Act. ERW works to organize the movement for equality, educate the public, and influence policy makers. ERW is currently advocating in the areas of healthcare, education, employment,  housing and immigration.

Mission Statement

Equal Rights Washington (ERW) works to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Washingtonians.

Team Members

Read profiles of the individuals that manage ERW’s advocacy and outreach efforts.

Board of Directors

Meet ERW’s diverse Board of Directors who provide strategic oversight of ERW’s efforts and define ERW’s mission and purpose.

Education Fund

ERW’s sister organization, Equal Rights Washington Education Fund, educates Washingtonians about issues of equality and helps coordinate the efforts of LGBT and allied organizations across the state.

Allied Organizations and Sponsoring Partners

ERW is grateful for several organizations, companies, and partner organizations who’s support over the years has helped to secure equality in Washington State.

Religious Coalition for Equality

Issues of religion and faith are a vital part of the dialogue around marriage equality. ERW is committed to educating the public about these issues. The Religious Coalition for Equality (RCE) is an important partner in this arena.

Contact Us

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