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Hillary Clinton formally receives Democratic presidential nomination

Hillary

Hillary Clinton was formally named the Democratic nominee for president at her party’s convention in Philadelphia Tuesday, making her the first woman ever to top a major party’s ticket for the White House. The former senator and secretary of state locked up the necessary delegates to become the nominee in early June,  but it wasn’t […]

LGBTQ advocates respond to 2016 Democratic Party platform

Russel Roybal

WASHINGTON D.C.,— Last night the Democratic National Convention ratified one of the most pro-LGBTQ and progressive platforms in its history. In response, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund’s Deputy Executive Director Russell Roybal released the following statement: “The Democratic Party’s 2016 platform builds on the pro-LGBTQ and progressive legacy of President Barack Obama. It’s […]

Marc Benioff to be honored at GLAAD Gala San Francisco

Marc Benioff | Photo: TechCrunch

SAN FRANCISCO – GLAAD today announced that it will honor Salesforce Chairman & CEO Marc Benioff at GLAAD Gala San Francisco at City View at Metreon Sept. 8. Benioff will receive the Ric Weiland Award, which honors innovators who advance LGBT equality and acceptance through tech and new media. The award is named after Ric […]

Aids Walk/Run San Diego: Team Leader workshop dates announced

Aids Walk San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Teams are forming – and fundraising – for the 27th annual AIDS Walk/Run San Diego. The event will take place  Saturday, Sept. 24. Teams play a crucial role in the success of AIDS Walk, and last year helped raise approximately 70 percent of the event’s total. “AIDS Walk teams not only make […]

Watch: Michelle Obama delivers blockbuster speech at DNC

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama delivered a blockbuster of a speech yesterday at the Democratic National Convention. The crowd went wild as Obama said, “This election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives.” “Every word we utter, every action we take, we know they […]

Business leaders and executives unite to endorse Hillary Clinton through ‘Entrepreneurs for Hillary’

Entrepreneurs for Hillary

NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the 2016 presidential race transitions to the general election, Entrepreneurs for Hillary, a national group of volunteers committed to mobilizing entrepreneurs and their networks in support of Hillary for America, has secured endorsements from more than a dozen industry-leading entrepreneurs. On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, these […]

Installation of the New York City AIDS Memorial begins

Installation has begun on the New York City AIDS Memorial, located at the intersection of West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village.

NEW YORK — Construction of the New York City AIDS Memorial is now underway at the recently named New York City AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle, located at the intersection of West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village.  The Memorial organization expects final completion by early November, in advance of a public […]

Landmark LGBT celebration to be thrown at 2016 DNC by NGLCC

NGLCC

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, in partnership with the DNC LGBT Caucus, announced Monday a landmark celebration in honor of the historic Democratic nominee for President of the United States and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of […]

LGBTQ Task Force calls for stronger gun laws following Fort Myers, Fla. nightclub shooting

Club Blu

Early this morning, two teenagers were murdered outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida during a shooting incident that left at least 14 others wounded. The attack on Club Blu took place as family members picked up club patrons from an event intended for young people between the ages of 12-17. “Six weeks after the […]

LGBT community building long term political power with record number of viable candidates

Victory War Room

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.– As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, LGBT elected officials and leaders are viewing this election cycle as a unique opportunity to advance equality by supporting LGBT candidates nationwide. US Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA), former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills […]

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