Our Unwavering Dedication to the Transgender Community
Yesterday was International Transgender Day of Visibility. This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. It’s an annual holiday that takes place March 31st, and was founded by Rachel Crandall, trans- activist in 2009. The Center for Equality wants the transgender community to know we will › Read more
Mailing Address Update!
The Center for Equality has transitioned to a remote-only volunteer board of directors. We no longer have a physical space at the Bakery, but gladly accept mail at our new address: P.O. BOX 2403 Sioux Falls, SD 57101 › Read more
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
“Equality IS a South Dakota value.”
“Frustration, disappointment, pain – The three words that our community uses to describe these extreme and discriminatory bills from our legislature. Each new year brings excitement for many South Dakotans. But January looks very different for those in the LGBT community. As the legislative session begins, and the bills introduced make their way to our › 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
Use of Slur at Yankton Taco John’s Highlights the Need for Workplace Protections
Tyler Brandt just wanted some money for the summer. But what started as a summer job turned into a hostile work environment culminating in his resignation on Tuesday, June 24th. According to Brandt, his manager called him into the office at the Yankton area Taco John’s during his shift on Monday night and handed him › Read more
Announcing Sioux Falls Pride 2017 Sponsors
Wells Fargo Continues Support as Main Event Sponsor Sioux Falls, S.D. – June 1 marks the beginning of Pride Month across the globe celebrating LGBTQ equality. In the spirit of this day, Sioux Falls Pride is proud to announce this year’s sponsors of the pride festival, to be held on June 17, noon-6pm at Terrace › Read more