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 […]

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 […]

Trump to address anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation this evening

President Trump at is scheduled to speak this evening at the annual meeting of the anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation. This speech comes less than one week after Trump became the first sitting president to appear the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, a gathering of some of the most extreme and fringe anti-LGBTQ activists in the […]

Treasurer Chiang keeps sanctions in place against Wells Fargo

MENTO, Calif. – State Treasurer John Chiang announced today that he has decided to extend into a second year California’s financial sanctions against Wells Fargo & Company. The sanctions include the suspension of investments by the Treasurer’s Office in Wells Fargo securities; suspension of the use of the bank as a broker-dealer for purchase of investments, […]

Trump pushes for ‘religious exceptions’ at hate group summit

Friday, Donald Trump became the first sitting president to attend and and speak at the Values Voter Summit, an ultra-conservative, anti-LGBTQ event. Addressing the crowd Trump said he wants to end “attacks on Judeo-Christian values.” He quoted President George Washington in saying that “religion and morality are indispensable” in American politics. “It is our faith […]

Trump attacks Affordable Care Act with executive order

Today, President Trump continued his attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by signing a new executive order which undermines state regulations and ACA protections. Trump’s new executive order could open loopholes that draw younger and healthier people to bare-bones plans, destabilizing the marketplace, inflating costs for ACA participants and undermining protections for people with […]

76 major companies sign brief supporting lesbian worker in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced a “friend of the court” brief signed by 76 major U.S. companies supporting Jameka Evans, Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, in her efforts to ask the Supreme Court of the United States to hear her case. Evans was was harassed in the workplace and fired […]

EJAF announces bold new funding initiatives to combat HIV epidemics in the U.S. and in Eastern Europe/Central Asia

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced new funding initiatives to increase advocacy and service delivery for people living with and at-risk for HIV and hepatitis C. In the U.S., EJAF will be launching a new funding initiative to address HIV in Black gay men and transgender individuals, building on […]

Celebrities stand with LGBTQ students at Point Foundation Gala

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – More than 450 guests and a bevy of celebrities filled the Beverly Hilton Hotel to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students at Point Honors Los Angeles. Point Foundation (Point), the evening’s beneficiary, is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. The gala evening also included […]

Trump-Pence administration unleashes sweeping anti-LGBTQ ‘License to Discriminate Guidance’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance today, which invites taxpayer funded federal agencies, government employees, and government contractors to legally discriminate as long as they cite a religious belief as the reason for doing it. This guidance follows the anti-LGBTQ executive order signed by President Trump – which could ultimately […]

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