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Out Magazine reveals annual OUT100 portfolio

NEW YORK — OUT today revealed its 22nd annual OUT100 portfolio. The annual list honors the year’s 100 most compelling LGBTQ individuals across entertainment, sports, politics, media and the arts, highlighting their impact and accomplishments.  For 2016, the OUT100 cover stars include Entertainer of the Year Ellen DeGeneres, Artist of Year Tom Ford, Legend Tracey […]

HRC and Equality NC release new ad in North Carolina: ‘Lennie & Pearl for Roy Cooper’ (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC released a new digital ad in North Carolina: Lennie & Pearl for Roy Cooper. The ad features Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin, a North Carolina couple who have been together for a half century, as they talk about their support for Roy Cooper in the North […]

Latino Victory Project launch Early Vote Day Nov. 1

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Latino Victory Project, Sierra Club Political Committee, America Federation of Teachers, APALA, VL Action, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, For our Future, NextGen Climate, America’s Voice, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, LPAC, and the NRDC Action Fund are launching an early vote day of action Nov. 1‬. […]

New report details marijuana’s potential in the fight against the opioid epidemic

A new report released today details how increasing legal access to marijuana could be a potent weapon in the fight — saving lives and millions of dollars in health care and treatment costs. Cannabis: A Promising Option for the Opioid Crisis, released today by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), reviews recent research showing significant […]

Auction to raise funds for Stonewall Inn National Monument: Madonna, Cher, Anderson Cooper, George Clooney, others donate

June 24, President Obama designated Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s National Park System. Stonewall is the first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights in America. In support of this historic designation, Pride Live Nation has partnered with Charitybuzz and some of the biggest names in […]

HRC revokes endorsement of Sen. Mark Kirk following racists comments

WASHINGTON — Saturday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced it is revoking the endorsement of Sen. Mark Kirk, following his comment about Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth’s heritage. HRC has also endorsed Duckworth for Senate and is contributing the maximum to her campaign. ABC 7 Chicago reported that during a debate Thursday, Kirk made a comment about Duckworth’s heritage. […]

NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle nears completion

NEW YORK — Supporters of the New York City AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle celebrated the monument’s imminent completion at a reception last evening hosted by the Memorial’s Board of Directors and Barneys New York.  The Memorial, located at the intersection of ‪West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village, is the first significant public […]

Supreme Court will hear ACLU case about school policy forcing transgender students to use separate restrooms

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Friday announced it will review a decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that found that federal anti-discrimination law protects the right of teenage boy who is transgender, to use the men’s restrooms at his Virginia high school. The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Virginia brought the […]

Remembering when Evangelicals tried to exorcise gays with ‘Hell Houses’

In the words of the lesbian poet and scholar Judy Grahn, Halloween is “the great gay holiday.” And this weekend of lavish costumed theatricality will attract everyone, but especially lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer revelers. Back in the day, Halloween – the night before All Hallows Day (All Saints Day) –  was linked to […]

HRC and Equality NC launch new anti-HB 2 ad (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC launched a new digital campaign ad slamming North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory for putting discrimination ahead of the state’s jobs and economy. The new ad focuses on the economic damage caused by McCrory’s stubborn refusal to fix the mess he created by signing the discriminatory HB2 into […]

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