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NCAA says future Final Four host cities must have LGBT inclusive non-discrimination laws


The NCAA has announced that it will not host any future events – from Final Four championships to education conferences – in cities without LGBT inclusive non-discrimination laws. In the announcement the NCAA said, “The board’s decision reaffirms the NCAA commitment to operate championships and events that promote an inclusive atmosphere in which student-athletes participate, coaches and administrators lead and fans engage. “The Association considers the […]

House Armed Services Committee votes to strip away LGBT non-discrimination protections


WASHINGTON – Today the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment during the markup of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Sponsored by anti-LGBT Representative Steve Russell (R-OK), the amendment would dismantle President Obama’s executive order prohibiting discrimination in federal contracting based on sexual orientation or gender identity, under the guise of religious liberty. […]

Front Runners & Walkers San Diego announce date of their PRIDE 5k Run and Walk

Front Runners

Front Runners & Walkers San Diego today announced the date of their annual PRIDE 5k Run and Walk.  This event will be held  Saturday, July 16 with a start time of 9:30 a.m.  This is a 5k race and walk held on a USAT&F Sanctioned and Certified course sponsored by Front Runners & Walkers San […]

After the murder of LGBT journalist and friend in Bangladesh, National Press Club urges justice


WASHINGTON — National Press Club leaders expressed outrage Tuesday about the murder of two people, including a journalist, in Bangladesh. Xulhaz Mannan, editor of Roopbaan, an LGBT magazine, and Tanay Mojumdar, a friend of Mannan’s, were hacked to death in Mannan’s apartment in the capital, Dhaka, on April 25, according to news reports. Ansar al-Islam, an Al Queda […]

Blachford-Cooper Fund at the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation donates $75,000 to The Old Globe


SAN DIEGO – The Old Globe received a $75,000 donation from the Blachford-Cooper Fund at the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. The Old Globe, located in Balboa Park, is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for more than 80 years. “The Old Globe’s annual […]

GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation release new HIV and AIDS PSA (VIDEO)


NEW YORK, NY – GLAAD today announced the release of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) in partnership with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). The PSA, produced by award-winning Martian Entertainment and airing exclusively on national LGBT cable channel Logo, was created to inspire, inform, and reignite the passion needed to beat the HIV and […]

Oxford, Ala. City Council unanimously approves anti-transgender ordinance


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, the Oxford, Ala. City Council unanimously approved an anti-transgender ordinance that prevents transgender residents and visitors from using public restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity, and imposes a $500 fine or six months in jail on violators. This anti-transgender law is unprecedented in its establishment of criminal penalties […]

Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX and Krewella to headline LA Pride Music Festival

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June 10-12 in West Hollywood, LA PRIDE Music Festival & Parade 2016 will set the stage for a fresh lineup that is as diverse as the massive festival crowds expected to attend. The now three-day ticketed music festival features a carefully crafted assortment of Electronic, Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B and Latin artists, all performing on one […]

Trans woman settles human rights case with City of Hamilton


HAMILTON, Ont. – The City of Hamilton reached an agreement to settle a human rights application involving a trans woman who was denied access to the women’s washroom at the MacNab Bus Terminal in Hamilton by a City employee. The trans woman was provided access to the family washroom. The City of Hamilton recognizes the […]

Equality California announces 2016 legislative package


SACRAMENTO — Equality California Monday announced seven bills comprising its 2016 legislative package. “Each of our sponsored bills advances a key portion of the mission we unveiled in 2014,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California. “Laws surrounding HIV transmission continue to stigmatize people living with HIV and must be modernized.  LGBT people are targets […]

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