At Southwest Airlines, our love of People and community is our most powerful fuel. That is why we partner with a diverse group of organizations that share our values. One of those great organizations is Equality California.
Over the last 21 years Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, has been a formidable force on the front lines of the fight for equality for all Californians. From addressing marriage equality and health disparities to working with the California Legislature to pass the strongest statewide civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ people in the country, Equality California has and continues to work toward full, lived equality for all.
Through its tailored programs, Equality California does the work necessary to ensure equality in all communities.
For more than two decades, Equality California and Equality California Institute (the nonprofit education arm of Equality California) has successfully sponsored and passed laws that protect California’s LGBTQ+ students. The organization’s Safe and Supportive Schools Program is tasked with improving school climate for LGBTQ+ students, protecting them from bullying, harassment, and discrimination. Through their work, all students will benefit from this more safe, inclusive, and supportive environment.
Outside the classroom, Equality California Institute has trained more than 2,400 healthcare providers across California, Nevada, and Arizona, empowering them to provide culturally competent quality care to LGBTQ+ patients. Through Equality California Institute, various coalitions were created to tackle issues important to the LGBTQ+ community including combatting educating people on why the 2020 Census is critical for LGBTQ+ people and shedding light on the mental health disparities within the community.
Our partnership and travel support has enabled Equality California to be nimble and responsive to the needs of the diverse LGBTQ+ community, whether they be in Sacramento, Nevada, Washington D.C., or beyond.
Thank you, Equality California, for being a Leader in the fight for full, lived equality for LGBTQ+ people and the diverse communities to which they belong. We are proud for the 12 years we have worked with such a community-minded organization and look forward to our continued partnership in years to come.