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Serious charges being prepared for two San Diegans arrested for baring buttocks in Thailand

Travis and Joseph Dasilva, the two San Diegans from Hillcrest arrested in Thailand for taking pictures of their bare buttocks at the Temple of Dawn, are facing more severe charges than first thought. The new charges relate to posting their photos on the internet and taking photos of their naked body parts at a religious […]

Lambda Legal brings together 28 other LGBT organizations to oppose nominations of L. Steven Grasz and Mark Norris to federal bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lambda Legal and 28 other national, state, and local LGBT organizations sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a vote today urging them to oppose the nominations of Leonard Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Mark Norris to the United States […]

HRC: Trump-Pence ‘Tax’ scheme includes dangerous attack on life-saving health care access

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is opposing the latest Trump-Pence “tax” scheme. The bill was drafted in secret without meaningful public input and is being rushed through the Senate this week. Under the guise of this tax bill, some Republican leaders in Congress continue to play politics with people’s lives, using it as a vehicle […]

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights releases report: ‘Working for Inclusion’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released “Working for Inclusion: Time for Congress to Enact Federal Legislation to Address Workplace Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans.” The report, based on testimony and written materials submitted to the Commission, along with extensive social science research and surveys, reflects the reality […]

Civil rights champions call for a decision for equal dignity under law at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 50 organizations joined in declaring their support Wednesday for equal dignity under the law for LGBT Americans. The statement of principle comes days before the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Signatories are comprised of national, state, and local civil rights champions […]

Canada’s human rights watchdog reacts to government’s apology to persecuted LGBTQ2 citizens

OTTAWA – In response to the Canadian government’s apology Tuesday that addresses the historic persecution of members of the LGBTQ2 community, Marie-Claude Landry, chief commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement: “The Canadian Human Rights Commission commends today’s apology to members of the LGBTQ2 communities. This is long overdue for so […]

Retired NBA player Jason Collins recounts ‘coming out’ experience

PHILADELPHIA — Coming out and its impact on the sports industry was a career-defining moment, said Jason Collins, retired NBA Player and the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, at an event on Tuesday. The AARP event, hosted in collaboration with SAGE and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs, brought […]

NASTAD honors World AIDS Day with #FlyAboveHIV campaign

Tuesday, NASTAD, a non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs, revealed the #FlyAboveHIV Campaign as a part of World AIDS Day week. The campaign will encourage people from across the world to send in pictures of them “enjoying life and flying high” to coincide with the theme of “Flying High […]

Two San Diegans arrested in Thailand for allegedly exposing their buttocks at a temple

Two San Diegans have been arrested in Thailand for allegedly posing for pictures showing their naked buttocks at the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). The Bangkok Post reported that the pair, later identified as Travis and Joseph DaSilva, were arrested at Don Mueang airport Tuesday night as they tried to leave the country. Pol Col […]

Hornet joins Undetectable = Untransmittable campaign to fight HIV stigma

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Today, Hornet, the world’s premier gay social network, announced the company will join the international Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign becoming the first gay social network to support the initiative. Hornet, which has a longstanding history of community engagement around gay men’s health, is working to combat HIV stigma by continuing […]

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