Who We Are
Forum For Equality is a statewide human’s rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve our goals is through community organization, education, and constructive participation in the political process. Since 1989, Forum has been the most visible organization in the State of Louisiana helping to pass every civil rights advancement for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
Forum’s advocacy and political activism is performed by three different organizations: Forum For Equality Louisiana, Forum For Equality Foundation and Political Action Committee. Forum For Equality Louisiana is devoted to political and civil activities and has established working groups or local chapters in the following cities: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, Alexandria, and Shreveport.
Forum is also a member of the Equality Federation. Equality Federation|Equality Federation Institute is the national membership and support organization for independent state LGBT advocacy organizations.
FFE Foundation does not engage in political activism nor does it engage in lobbying. It advocates for LGBT welfare mainly through education of the public and education of elected officials about the importance of non-discriminative legislation and local non-discriminative executive orders and ordinances. The Political Action Committee endorses of candidates for public office that are equality minded and action orientated.
Forum For Equality Louisiana and Forum For Equality Foundation are independent affiliate organizations with separate federal employer identification numbers and separate purposes, governing documents, bank accounts, financial records and board of directors. Both organizations share a joint website with each organization paying its appropriate share of the cost for maintaining this website under a “cost sharing agreement” approved by the governing boards of both organizations.