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ACLU takes legal action defending rights of Maryland transgender students

BALTIMORE, Md. — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion today to defend a Maryland school board’s policies that prevent discrimination, harassment, and stigmatization of transgender and gender nonconforming students in the school system. The policies ensure that transgender students can, among other things, use school facilities in accordance with their gender identity. A […]

HRC files FOIA request for Trump administration letter to Russian foreign minister on anti-LGBTQ Chechen attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of State for all records regarding a letter that Secretary Tillerson reportedly sent earlier this summer to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressing the violence against LGBTQ people in Chechnya. “The very fact that […]

ACLU of Montana challenges anti-LGBTQ I-183 as unconstitutional

HELENA, Mont. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana announced a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of the anti-LGBTQ I-183. The ballot initiative seeks to prevent transgender and gender-nonconforming Montanans from using public facilities that correspond with their gender identity by restricting access to public facilities in public spaces, such as libraries, parks, and schools. I-183 would […]

Today is #SpiritDay: Take a stand against bullying

Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports […]

Two in five LGBT workers feel bullied at work, according to recent survey

CHICAGO and ATLANTA — As people across the country wear purple in support of GLAAD’s Spirit Day, which is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, new research indicates that LGBT workers are facing bullying in an area that should be a safe place – their workplace. Two in five […]

Anti-LGBTQ hate fliers posted on campus of Cleveland State University

This past Monday violent anti-LGBTQ fliers encouraging LGBTQ students to commit suicide were hung up on the main campus of Cleveland State University on the same day they were slated to open an LGBTQ resource center for students. According to ABC News5 in Cleveland, the flier depicts an illustration of a man with a rope tied […]

Sen. Kamala Harris presses OPM director nominee on diversity and protecting federal LGBTQ employees from discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris pressed the nominee for director of Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Dr. Jeff Pon, Wednesday on diversity, inclusion and protecting LGBTQ federal employees from discrimination during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. Sen. Harris highlighted the need for OPM to make aggressive efforts to […]

George Michael – ‘Fantasy’ ft. Nile Rodgers available now (VIDEO)

George Michael – “Fantasy” (Official Video) ft. Nile Rodgers premiered Wednesday, taken from Listen Without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged. The reissue of the late George Michael’s iconic album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 will be released Oct. 20. George Michael: Freedom will air this Saturday Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. A remastered version of George’s […]

HRC endorses Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor of Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced it has endorsed Democratic candidate Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor of Virginia. With an estimated 185,366 LGBTQ eligible voters and hundreds of thousands more allied voters in the commonwealth, HRC has also endorsed Ralph Northam for governor and Mark Herring for attorney general. “Justin Fairfax is the […]

Scholarships available for LGBTQ students

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support […]

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