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US Census Bureau reverses decision to exclude a question on sexual orientation

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Thursday, the US Census Bureau reversed a previous decision to exclude a question on sexual orientation from the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study. In response to this decision, Rea Carey, executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, issued the following statement: “Make no mistake – public pressure on the Trump […]

HRC makes special cameo in ‘Will & Grace’ premiere

Thursday night, HRC was honored in the return of Will & Grace. The HRC logo, which has become synonymous with the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ Americans, was proudly displayed in Will’s apartment in the latest episode, writes Hayley Miller on the HRC Blog. “HRC members and supporters across the nation gathered to watch […]

The ‘Chelsea Manning Show’ goes on

Selective suppression of free speech has reached a level of violence unsurpassed in our country. In April 2013, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee announced Chelsea, formerly Bradley, Manning as Grand Marshal of city’s 2013 Pride Parade. Manning was in prison awaiting trial for disclosing hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to the […]

HRC calls on Missouri attorney general to oversee investigation into murder of trans teenager

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a letter calling on Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley to oversee the investigation into the brutal murder of Ally Steinfeld. HRC called on the attorney general to take action due to statements by Missouri’s Texas County Sheriff James Sigman and prosecutor Parke Stevens Jr. which suggest […]

Upscale Hong Kong hotel offers medical coverage to same-sex partners of its associates

HONG KONG — Upscale Hong Kong hotel Hotel ICON announced today that it is offering medical insurance coverage to legally recognized same-sex partners of its associates. By offering medical benefits to the married spouses of the same gender, the hotel continues to promote their inclusive and equitable company culture. “At Hotel ICON, we always go […]

UN Human Rights Office unveils global standards for business to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people

GENEVA — United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Tuesday launched an unprecedented set of global standards to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people. Addressing an audience of business leaders, activists and journalists at Microsoft’s New York City headquarters, Zeid called on […]

San Diego Unified School District selected as a 2017 San Diego Food System Alliance EMIE Award Winner for ‘Love Food Not Waste’ program

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  – San Diego Unified School District has been hailed as a leader in food waste reduction by the San Diego Food System Alliance, winning the UnWasted Food Award for the “Love Food Not Waste” pilot program. The program offers an avenue for leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted […]

Review: ‘TranZformed: Finding Peace with Your God-Given Gender’

This is my third column where I’m writing about things ex-transgender. In one column I explored a San Diego church’s mini-conference on transgender people (especially transgender family members), and in another column I reviewed a DVD of a reparative therapist talking about gender dysphoria. In this third column I’m reviewing the documentary TranZformed: Finding Your […]

Bitcoin and real estate

You may have heard the term as it is now floating around in the ether. Bitcoin. What is it? I looked the term up on the Internet and CNN provided the following definition: “Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made […]

The beautiful result of authentic living

There is something deeply inspiring in an act of pure authenticity. My husband coming out as transgender was the purest of such acts. His acknowledgement of his need to live a valid life at all costs began shaping the decisions we would make in the future. There was no more room for inauthentic living in […]

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