Your Story Matters

It’s no secret that discrimination is a real problem for LGBTQ people living in West Virginia. That’s because our state lacks explicit protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Unfortunately, not all of our elected officials believe that discrimination still happens. That’s where we need your help. As we advocate for laws to improve the climate for LGBTQ people, your story can help us illustrate how crucial these protections are.

Please consider using the form at the bottom of this page to share your story. Perhaps you’ve been fired from a job because of your gender identity, or maybe you’ve been evicted from an apartment because of your sexual orientation. Big or small, we want to hear your story.

After you submit a story, a staff member may be in touch to discuss ways we can use your story to fight for equality. If you prefer to keep your story private, we will absolutely respect your privacy.