Dance/USA Supports the Equality Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2021

CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull

As a values led organization, Dance/USA works to dismantle institutional and systemic oppression that attacks the dance field’s progress, impedes the creation of work, and negatively impacts dance audiences and communities. We are in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ colleagues who face ongoing threats of bias and discrimination. We affirm our mission to champion an inclusive and equitable dance field. We support transgender, gender non-conforming (GNC), gender queer, and/or two spirit artists. We support the Equality Act.

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.5, the Equality Act. Learn about the content and the status of the bill in today’s advocacy update below. Find additional resources about the Equality Act and other LGBTQ+ resources here:

About Dance/USA
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. 

Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more about Dance/USA at danceusa.org.