In August of 1987, a small group of gays and lesbians in the Cheyenne/Laramie area got together to plan a camping trip because they were sick of having nothing to do other than go down to Colorado for a little fun. That little get together was the beginning of Rendezvous and the group that would eventually become Wyoming Equality.
A year later, the group, who had previously called themselves the G&L Group, took on the name of United Gays and Lesbians of Wyoming (UGLW). With the new name came the United Voice, their then quarterly newsletter, printed on a single sheet of paper, front and maybe back.
In 2004 United Gays and Lesbians of Wyoming changed its name to Wyoming Equality to better reflect the direction and goals of the orginazation.
The years have been good to Wyoming Equality, its board, and members. The membership has grown to cover the entire state and even outside it. The United Voice almost overflows its eight pages every publication and has over 4,000 subscribers. The popularity of Rendezvous continues to amaze everyone and grows larger each year with over 500+ people attending.
Being the oldest, and currently the most financially stable group in Wyoming, the Wyoming Equality board has taken on the task of not only providing the much enjoyed and needed social activities, but also attempting to give more substance to the state-wide unity & LGBTQ+ Advocacy.
Through a series of meetings with other groups around the state, Wyoming Equality hopes to be able to form a stronger network of information between groups separated by varying distances and elevations. Using the United Voice, this website, and other projects, the board hopes to strengthen the organization and begin to pursue improvement of the LGBTQ+ community and support of our allies on a state-wide level.