Hillary Clinton names Tim Kaine as her running mate

Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton has selected Sen.Tim Kaine (D-VA) — who has a solid commitment to LGBTQ equality — as her running mate. Secretary Clinton’s selection of Tim Kaine contrasts starkly with Donald Trump’s running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, who has one of the most anti-LGBTQ records of any vice presidential candidate. Clinton and Kaine are set […]

Equality Forum to present Nancy Pelosi with 21st annual International Role Model Award

Nancy Pelosi

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Today, the Equality Forum, the nation’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit, announced that it will present the 21st Annual International Role Model Award to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), for her strong support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The 21st Annual International […]

NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte

Adam Silver

In response to North Carolina’s discriminatory HB2 legislation, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced today that the 2017 All-Star Game would be moved from Charlotte, N.C. This marks the first time in US history that a professional sporting event was moved in response to anti-LGBT legislation. The Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, better known as […]

New poll shows Latinos’ overall unfavorable view of Trump and the Republican party

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Latino Victory Fund, Latino Decisions, and Fusion released the results of a poll conducted on Tuesday night to assesses Latinos’ attitudes toward the Republican nominee and the Republican Party during the Republican National Convention. The polls, which will be conducted on a nightly basis during the convention week, highlight Latinos’ sentiments and attitudes towards Trump, […]

Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR announce inaugural LGBT fund recipients

Singer Elton John speaks during a benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York

DURBAN, South Africa – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are today announcing the first two recipients of The LGBT Fund. The inaugural recipients are the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (The Alliance) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF).  These partners will administer small […]

HRC and Walgreens join forces to ensure respectful treatment of LGBTQ patients


WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with Walgreens, released a resource guide that helps pharmacists better understand the needs of LGBTQ customers and patients. The guide, which is being distributed by the pharmacy giant to more than 70,000 health care professionals across the country, provides pharmacists and pharmacy staff with […]

LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund: The Republican Party’s 2016 platform is designed to destroy LGBTQ lives, families and futures

RNC 2016 1

As the Republican National Convention kick off in Cleveland today, the RNC is likely to ratify what has been described as the most anti-LGBTQ platform in its history. The platform, which has shocked some of the GOP’s most ardent supporters, endorses so-called conversion therapy, calls for the banning same sex marriage, rejects LGBTQ families and […]

Pence it is! Trump set to name anti-LGBTQ Indiana governor as running mate

Pence Trump

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate. IndyStar has confirmed that Trump plans to announce Pence as his selection for vice president at a press conference that will be held Friday. In Pence, Trump has added a social conservative who GOP strategists say will reassure […]

EJAF founder Elton John and Prince Harry to host special session at 2016 International AIDS Conference

Elton John Prince Harry

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the International AIDS Conference (IAC) today announced that Sir Elton John and Prince Harry of Wales will host a youth-focused special session at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The session will address the HIV epidemic among adolescents with a particular […]

Cleveland unanimously repeals anti-trans bathroom ordinance

Cleveland City Hall

The members of the Cleveland City Council have unanimously approved anti-discrimination legislation protecting the right of transgender people to use restrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity. While city law prohibited anti-transgender discrimination in employment and public accommodations, due to exemptions in the 2009 legislation, transgender people have continued to face legal discrimination […]

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