Equality Fellows
Leadership Development Program
Equality Fellows Leadership Development Program

The Equality Fellows Program is a Leadership Development program aimed at providing individuals with the issue education and skills necessary to confidently exercise their individual power in support of LGBTQ rights in Texas. Participants in this six-session program will complete various training modules including:

  • What is Civic Engagement
  • Demystifying the Texas Lege
  • A recap of the 2021 Legislative Sessions
  • Deep Dive into Transgender Issues
  • Understanding Power
  • Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution
  • Self-Care for Advocates and more…

The Fellows program is designed to meet you where you are in your advocacy journey. Whether you have engaged in advocacy before or a complete novice, this program will prepare you to champion meaningful change in Texas during the legislative session and uplift critical issues your community is facing.


  • Application process open to all Texas LGBTQ+ and ally residents who are 18+
  • Should have a strong desire to see full lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans 
  • 35 participants will be selected

Key dates

Equality Fellows must commit to 6 web-based modules beginning on October 9, 2021, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The remaining modules will take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month through March 2022.

Applications will open Monday, August 16 and close Friday, September 24 and 5pm.  Selected participants will be notified on or before October 1, 2021.



Congratulation to our inaugural 2020 Equality Fellows cohort!