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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 the Anderson Murray Anti-Discrimination law, the creation of the domestic partnership registry, the further expansion of domestic partnership protections, and the passage of the Healthy Youth Act. ERW works to organize the movement for equality, educate voters, and influence policy makers. We continue to advocate for the expansion of protections available to committed gay couples and their children while working toward marriage equality. We also work to ensure that healthcare providers meet the needs of an aging LGBT community.

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.

Contact Us

Find out how to reach us.

Career Opportunities

Explore opportunities to join our team.

Allied Organizations and Sponsoring Partners

ERW is grateful for the generous support of several organizations and companies. We also work with many partner organizations to secure equality in Washington State.

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