Our HIstory and our future.
We’re Queer. And We’ve Always Been Here.
The story of Wyoming Equality (WE) began in 1987 when a group of gay and lesbian Wyomingites in Cheyenne and Laramie planned an annual camping trip called Rendezvous. They sought to create a space where they could be authentic, welcomed, and enjoy the outdoors in their home state.
A year later this group renamed from G&L Group to the United Gays and Lesbians of Wyoming (UGLW). They found an eager community ready to advocate for LGBTQ equality and began distributing quarterly newsletters called United Voice. While no longer handwritten, WE continues to send out this informative and popular newsletter to our members.
In honoring the work of past advocates and a shared love of Wyoming’s vast blue sky and public lands, Wyoming Equality has continued to host Rendezvous. We’re proud to provide a treasured tradition and the largest LGBTQ camping event in the Rocky Mountain region with 500+ attendees every year.
In 2004, UGLW became Wyoming Equality. This renaming better reflected the diversity of WE members, those we serve, and our inclusive work.
In 2013, Wyoming Equality joined the fight for marriage equality.
In 2016, Wyoming Equality opened an office to better serve our community and expanded programming to include a Gay-Straight Alliance Network, helping students form GSAs in schools.
In 2017, Wyoming Equality hosted Cheyenne Pride, sponsored Prides across the state, and sent out a mailer with a logo proudly displayed on the envelope.
In 2018, Wyoming Equality’s Executive Director was elected to the Wyoming State House of Representatives.
Over the years, Wyoming Equality has been at the forefront of LGBTQ and Two Spirit advocacy. We believe no road is too long or windy to stop our work and we invite you to join us by becoming a WE member today.
A Wyoming where the dignity and humanity of all LGBTQ Wyomingites are celebrated and protected in the communities we call home.
Wyoming Equality strives to achieve equity for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and queer Wyomingites by building broad and inclusive communities, shifting the hearts and minds of our neighbors, and achieving policy victories.
Membership in Wyoming Equality is open to any person who seeks to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Wyoming, and must be renewed annually. Members will receive an emailed quarterly newsletter, member discounts, and free personal advertising in United Voice.