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Our Mission

The Gulf Coast Equality Council is a nonprofit organization comprised of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies whose purpose is to bring the Mississippi Gulf Coast community together with resources in an effort to foster and encourage equality while celebrating our diversity.




Our Vision

The vision of The Gulf Coast Equality Council is to open a community center for the LGBTQ+ community that will provide outreach and services to LGBTQ+ people, allies, families, and friends. The center will also be used to educate the general public and the LGBTQ+ community about needs, issues, and various aspects of our culture.  This is a current project we are working on. 




Gulf Coast Equality Festival

The Gulf Coast Equality Council will produce a LGBTQ+ equality event yearly in the month of October that inspires, educates, commemorates, and celebrates our community and our allies.  This event is “Gulf Coast Equality Fest.”




About Our Nonprofit

Gulf Coast Equality Council is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  EIN: 82-4328463.  


Our Motto

"Unifying Our Community, Celebrating Our Diversity"






Gulf Coast Equality Council was established

on August 14, 2016 in Gulfport, Mississippi.