Atticus Circle educates and mobilizes straight people to advance equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) partners, parents, and their children.
Atticus Circle provides information about the rights of parents and partners denied on the basis of sexual orientation. We seek to create cultural and attitudinal change by helping people understand the unique challenges and discrimination same gender couples and their families face, and by encouraging acceptance of all families and partnerships.
Atticus Circle conducts research, publishes materials, and works with businesses and policy institutions to develop ideas and policies that foster equal rights for same gender partners and their families. We then harness the power of our supporters to affect change at the local, state, and national level.
Anne S. Wynne founded Atticus Circle, named after Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, in 2004 in response to eleven states voting to add discrimination into their state constitutions. Read more.
To give straight allies a safe place to organize action for LGBT family rights
To show all Americans that LGBT family rights are not just a “gay issue,” but one that effects us all
To bring to the attention of all Americans the rights that LGBT families are being deprived of
Atticus Circle is led by a strong and passionate staff and board of directors. Click here to learn about them.
Atticus Circle is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and donations are fully tax-deductible as prescribed by law.
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