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New analysis shows potentially significant health care premium increases if federal policies change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new analysis shows the dramatic consequences facing Californians if federal policies are changed from the current structure and there is no longer direct federal funding of cost-sharing reduction (CSR) reimbursements and the individual shared responsibility payment is not enforced when a consumer chooses not to purchase coverage. The analysis found that […]

Texas students speak out against anti-LGBTQ state bills with ‘Students Against Hate’ rallies

NEW YORK – This week, GLAAD teamed up with Texas college students for “Student Against Hate” rallies across the state where they protested the close to 25 anti-LGBTQ bills, including HB 2899 — a bill that would void non-discrimination protections for transgender Texans, currently up for debate in the Texas Capitol in Austin. In cities […]

Aaron Hernandez’s Hail Mary Pass with ‘John 3:16’

Former Patriot tight-end Aaron Hernandez’s suicide leaves us with more questions than answers. Many wonder what were Hernandez’s last dying words expressed in the three handwritten notes to loved ones left next to a Bible in his cell. CBS Boston reports he conveyed “I love you and please don’t cry.” That message anyone can wrap their mind […]

Lawmakers redouble efforts to pass anti-harassment legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017 would require institutions of higher education to […]

Equitas Health awarded CDC grant to expand health services for transgender and gender non-conforming youth

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Equitas Health is among seven community-based organizations in the U.S. awarded funding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement comprehensive HIV prevention programs focused on young transgender and gender non-confirming people of color. Equitas Health’s grant award totaled $1.9 million over five years to launch this program. These new HIV […]

President Trump’s first 100 days: A ‘harmful’ agenda ‘designed to destroy lives and roll back progress’

Today marks President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Since becoming President of the United States Jan. 20, President Trump has put forth a slew of Executive Orders and made both domestic and foreign affairs decisions that have been met with pushback. Many of these policy decisions have a direct impact on LGBTIQ people […]

GLAAD: President Trump starts erasing LGBTQ Americans in first 100 days (VIDEO)

From erasing any mentions of LGBTQ Americans from government Web sites to deleting LGBTQ people from the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, Donald Trump and his administration have proven  that they are no friends of LGBTQ Americans and in fact are trying to remove us from the fabric of this nation. But as the Trump Administration […]

America’s 2017 ‘Best-of-the-Best’ corporations for inclusion named by NGLCC

WASHINGTON — The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in collaboration with its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), has named the second annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities. “The Best-of-the-Best designation is the top […]

Healthy California Act wins support from Senate Health Committee in push for universal healthcare

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This week California took a major step toward universal health coverage when the Senate Health Committee approved the Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562). The final vote is pending but a majority of members approved. Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) have proposed to cover all California […]

HRC launches timeline of Trump’s unprecedented attacks on LGBTQ community (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) launched a Web site — HRC.org/Trump — chronicling the Trump Administration’s unprecedented attacks against the LGBTQ community. The timeline, which will continue to be updated, spotlights efforts to undermine the LGBTQ community from rescinding guidelines protecting transgender students, to appointing Jeff Sessions to the nation’s highest law […]

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