“True community is based upon equality, mutuality, and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.”   

– NOW Co-Founder Dr. Pauli Murray

  • NOW has joined and led numerous marches supporting LGBTQIA+ rights for decades, including 1978’s Gay Freedom Day march and 2009’s National Equality March. Hundreds of thousands of marchers demanded that LGBTQIA+ people be able to serve openly in the military. 
  • NOW was a leader in opposing efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as between only a man and a woman.  In the mid-2000s, NOW launched a campaign of advocacy and litigation supporting full marriage equality before the general election. 
  • NOW PAC regularly conducts voter education and get–out–the–vote efforts across the country to ensure that leaders who support LGBTQIA+ rights get elected to office.