Grantees Equal Action

Los Angeles, CA
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Equal Action is an anti-racist, multigenerational organization that mobilizes the LGBTQ community to join the fight for social justice. Equal Action was created in 2008 when its founders recognized that, although youth and people of color were active in the anti-Prop 8 actions of the time, they were not in positions of leadership nor were their concerns being prioritized within a largely well-to-do, white, cisgendered, male-dominated, adult-centered gay rights movement. In March of 2009, Equal Action held LA’s first queer high school youth march, named “Youth Today: Walking for Equality” by its team of 15 youth organizers, most of whom identified as queer and/or of color. 350 youth, adult allies, and community partners marched through the streets of Chinatown and ended with a rally at LA City Hall, calling for an end to bullying, homophobia, homelessness, and suicide