About the Coalition

We are an intersectional community of activists with a common goal of opposing hate in all its forms.

Our differences are what make us unique, and they are also what bring us together. Hate against one of us affects all of us, and it will take all of us to stop it. 

This is the core principle behind the Greater Than Hate Coalition, which was founded in 2023 by eight of the country’s leading human rights and equality organizations.

“The fight to thwart efforts to codify discrimination into law requires the inclusion and strength of members of all historically marginalized communities as civil rights activists and influencers.” Derrick Johnson

With the collective force of this diverse, intersectional community, we are calling out and pushing back against hateful legislation, policies, and rhetoric that are causing direct harm to LGBTQ+ and transgender people, people of color, women, people with disabilities, children, and teachers.

Because an injustice to one of us is an injustice to all of us.

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The threats we face

Hate takes many forms — it can look like an anti-transgender bill, a banned book, or an attack on essential health care. We witness it every day – when our justice system disproportionately targets people of color, and when politicians try to undermine our  right to vote. 

In Congress and in statehouses across the country, extremist lawmakers are working hard to legislate hate.  

Don’t believe us? Just look at the numbers:

So far this year, extremist lawmakers have introduced 150+ restrictive voting bills, 435+ anti-LGBTQ+ bills — 185 of which specifically target transgender people, and abortion bans in 37 states across the country. And they’re just getting started.

These hateful pieces of legislation aren’t just political fodder, they’re causing direct harm to our communities. Incidents of violence against LGBTQ+ people tripled from 2021 to 2022, and hate crimes targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have surged every year since the pandemic began.

It’s time to take our power back. With your help, this intersectional community of pro-equality advocates is taking action by: 

  • Organizing pro-equality protests and demonstrations
  • Calling out local, state, and federal lawmakers on their hateful ideologies
  • Advocating for legislation and policies that make our country safer and more equal for everyone
  • Creating safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, people of color, and women to discuss their struggles and embrace a loving community

At this moment, we all have a choice – we can either surrender to this rise in hate or we can join together and push back. The future of our country is on the line.

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