Transgender South Dakotans have met with the Governor
The Center for Equality is grateful to have met with Governor Daugaard this afternoon, Tuesday the 23rd of February. In a small conference room in the Capital, transgender people and family shared their personal stories with the Governor and explained how House Bill 1008 will negatively affect their lives if it becomes law. “I believe › Read more
The Ruthless and Endless Attacks on the LGBT Community
Article reposed from Argus Leader March 20, 2015 by Thomas Christiansen The purpose of our Legislature is to pass laws to make South Dakota a better, safer, healthier place to live. However, some have made it their goal to use the legislative process to place roadblocks in the path of the LGBT community and then › Read more
Advocates For Transgender Rights Oppose House Bill
Article reposted from Keloland News January 15, 2015, 10:05 PM by Brady Mallory SIOUX FALLS, SD -Advocates for transgender rights say a bill in the South Dakota legislature is a piece of discrimination. House Bill 1195 would void the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s transgender policy, which went into effect in June. On Tuesday, › Read more
The Center for Equality: Planning The Future, Changing The Present For LGBT Community
Article reposted from Keloland News January 15, 2015, 10:05 PM by Brady Mallory 2015 is already a banner year for gay and lesbian couples waiting to tie the knot in South Dakota. Just this week, a federal judge ruled against South Dakota’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. Josh Jaton’s friends gave him quite the surprise. While › Read more
Press Release: Sioux Falls Pride
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2014 Sioux Falls Pride is a celebration of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) equality and acceptance. This year marks the sixth annual Sioux Falls Pride Festival. When and where: Saturday June 21st, 2014 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM McKennan Park in Sioux Falls, SD Additional information: FREE Admission Food Vendors › Read more
The New Center for Equality
Welcome! While we are excited about our new website, we are even more excited about other recent changes taking effect at The Center. You may not have heard of us before, or perhaps you have, but weren’t sure about what we did. We are about to change all that. In order for The Center to › Read more
Facing the Fear of Same-Sex Marriage
There has been much discussion about marriage equality in light of the lawsuit filed in South Dakota and, most recently, the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear five same-sex marriage cases. The debate raises the question, why are some people so opposed to marriage equality? The definition of marriage is one of the most prevailing › Read more