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Bermuda Parliament votes to repeal marriage equality

BERMUDA — The Bermuda Parliament has passed legislation repealing marriage equality. If the measure becomes law, the British overseas territory will become the first territory in the world to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Bermuda Tourism Authority has warned of severe consequences if the measure becomes law. “If Governor Rankin signs this […]

Anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee will not be confirmed following months of opposition from HRC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) claimed victory as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that Jeff Mateer, a radical anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee, would not be confirmed for a seat on the federal bench. Since the day the Trump-Pence administration announced their intent to nominate Mateer to a lifetime judicial appointment, […]

VH1’s ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Season Three to premiere Jan. 25

New York, N.Y. – After a three-time Emmy Award-winning season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” left fans shook and grasping for their masks, fan-favorite queens from previous seasons will battle it out for their second chance at the crown on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.” The new season will return with an explosive 90-minute premiere on […]

$1.35 million in Liberation Fund grants to boost grassroots organizing led by women of color and transgender people of color

Groundswell has announced $1,350,000 in grants for 30 organizations in its inaugural round of grantmaking through the Liberation Fund, a joint project of Groundswell Fund (a 501c3) and Groundswell Action Fund (a 501c4). Grantees were recommended for funding by 15 leading women of color movement leaders who serve as advisors to the Liberation Fund, including […]

Out at the Fair creators selected for top award in fair industry

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Western Fairs Association (WFA), a trade organization serving the fair industry in the western United States and Canada, has selected WZ Productions, LLC (WZP) as the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Barham Award, created in remembrance of Hot Dog on a Stick Founder Dave Barham, to recognize innovation, quality, and leadership […]

San Diego Unified School Board elects Kevin Beiser as new board president and Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne as vice president

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education elected new officers at its annual organizational meeting Tuesday. Kevin Beiser, from District B, was selected as president; and Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, from District E, was elected as vice president. Beiser takes on his new role after serving as board vice president. […]

Lambda Legal to Senate: Indecent, extremist, anti-LGBT nominees have no place on the federal bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the confirmation of unqualified Leonard Steven Grasz to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit last night, the United States Senate is preparing to put two more of Donald Trump’s extreme, anti-LGBT judicial nominees on the federal bench this week, beginning with of Don Willett to the Fifth Circuit […]

HRC to honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE conference on LGBTQ youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) has  announced that it will honor transgender advocate Gavin Grimm with an Upstander Award at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education Association and the American Counseling […]

LGBT rights groups mourn the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Ed Lee,  the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, died early Tuesday after a heart attack. Lee was 65. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Mayor Lee was a tireless advocate for LGBTQ equality who worked to make San Francisco a stronger, more […]

Alabama elects Doug Jones to US Senate

Voters in Alabama have elected Doug Jones, making him the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state in 25 years. Jones defeated Roy Moore, the bigoted anti-LGBTQ politician twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court for ethics violations and recently accused of serially preying on teen girls. The Associated Press called […]

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