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House LGBT Caucus denounces hearing on ‘License to Discriminate’ legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s decision to hold a hearing on H.R. 2802, which would give a government ‘license to discriminate’ to businesses and non-profits to discriminate against LGBT people.  The Committee’s decision to hold a hearing on this anti-LGBT legislation comes in the […]

City of Texarkana, Ark. repeals non-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBTQ people

The city of Texarkana, Ark. has voted to repeal its non-discrimination ordinance, taking the city backwards and rolling back the rights of its LGBTQ citizens. The ordinance, which had passed the Texarkana Board of Directors by a unanimous vote early this year with broad-based support from citizens and the business community, was targeted by an […]

NC lawmakers double down with ‘HB 2.0’ legislation

The leadership of the North Carolina House of Representatives has proposed  legislation that doubles down on the state’s anti-LGBTQ law passed in March, known as HB2. The new proposal would continue some of the most vile aspects of the HB2, including the provision that has made it illegal for transgender people to access certain restrooms […]

Drunk driving prevention bill approved by Senate Committee

SAN DIEGO – Legislation by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to require all restaurant and bar employees who sell or serve alcoholic beverages to undergo Responsible Beverage Service training was approved on a 10-0 vote by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee today. Assembly Bill 2121 will make responsible beverage training mandatory statewide for anyone serving alcoholic beverages. […]

Sports Illustrated reveals multi-platform special featuring Caitlyn Jenner’s 1976 decathlon gold (VIDEO)

NEW YORK— Sports Illustrated today released a multi-platform, 40th anniversary retrospective of Caitlyn Jenner’s 1976 Gold Medal-winning decathlon performance at the Montreal Olympic Games. The SI special includes the premiere of the SI Films exclusive, “Jenner: 40 Years After Gold,” the publication of SI Senior Writer Tim Layden’s in-depth profile and the reveal of Jenner […]

National Park Foundation to help raise $2m to support America’s newest National Park: Stonewall National Monument

WASHINGTON – The National Park Foundation has announced that it will work with local and national organizations and the community to raise the approximately $2 million needed to launch the Stonewall National Monument. This fundraising effort will be part of the Foundation’s $350 million Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks and the support will provide […]

Coalition supporting an LGBT-friendly Texas surpasses 1,000 members

HOUSTON— BHP Billiton, one of the world’s largest natural resources companies, today becomes the 1,000th Texas economic stakeholder to sign a pledge stating that Texas must be welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as an economic imperative. BHP Billiton’s petroleum unit, a major upstream oil and gas producer, is headquartered in Houston. “BHP […]

Equality Forum sends letter to Trump seeking his position on the Equality Act

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Equality Forum 2016 released a letter sent to the Donald Trump campaign requesting the candidate’s position on the Equality Act. The Trump campaign was requested to respond by Monday, June 27. In the letter, Malcolm Lazin, Equality Forum’s Executive Director, wrote: “On November 8th, voters will elect the 45th President of the […]

Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other community leaders to celebrate opening of new substance abuse treatment facility in Hillcrest 6/29

Updated 6/28/16 Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former Mayor Jerry Sanders, City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, District 3 Councilman Elect Chris Ward and City Commissioner Susan Jester will gather June 29 to officially open BLVD Treatment Centers’ new Hillcrest location. BLVD Treatment Centers’ CEO Stampp Corbin and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lauren Costine will also be present at […]

Stephen Colbert tells RuPaul: ‘I did drag once’ (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert had quite a surprise for his Late Show guest RuPaul last week. As the interview progressed Colbert confessed that he too had dressed in drag, and proceeded to pull out a picture of himself as “Raven”. Watch above as Colbert reveals all to RuPaul.

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