NC Republican lawmakers’ ‘compromise’ allows no full repeal of HB 2

Asheville, North Carolina, USA - April 2, 2016:  People fly symbolic flags and hold signs protesting North Carolina's HB2 law that restricts the rights of those who are transgender

RALEIGH, N.C. — Last week, Republican lawmakers introduced a so-called “compromise” bill they claim would repeal HB2 and end the NBA and NCAA boycotts of North Carolina. However, HB186 does not at all resemble a full repeal of HB2, which was a clear condition set by the NBA and NCAA for ending the boycott. HB186 […]

Gavin Grimm speaks out on Trump’s attack on transgender rights (VIDEO)

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Today on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Gavin Grimm spoke with Peter Alexander about the Trump administration’s plan to retract the Obama-era order that allowed public school students to use bathrooms that matched their gender identity stating, “right now transgender students are probably feeling alone and they are probably feeling afraid because their government has just […]

Widespread condemnation of Trump’s rescission of Title IX Guidance clarifying protections for transgender students

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The rescission of Title IX guidance, which clarifies protections for transgender students under the law has been broadly condemned by LGBTQ , civil rights groups and others alike. In the past fifteen years, schools, courts, and federal agencies have recognized Title IX’s mandate to ensure equality for transgender students. The department’s action is contrary to […]

NEA reacts to Trump’s plan to roll back protections of transgender students

Lily Eskelsen García

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is planning to release a new plan to rescind federal guidance to protect transgender students from discrimination. The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, reiterated its pledge to double-down on protecting the civil rights of our LGBTQ students and members. Withdrawing the guidance does not change the law. As most […]

Trump administration set to rescind trans student protections

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Today, the Trump administration is set to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity, reports The Washington Blade. “This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people,” […]

San Diego LGBT advocate Billy Kelly to be honored at SDHDF’s 2017 Aston-Brooks Awards Gala, April 29

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) today announced the date for the 3rd Annual Aston-Brooks Gala for Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. This vibrant fundraiser is a black-tie event where guests will enjoy a hosted cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, […]

SDHDF announces completion of ‘forensic’ financial review and reorganization steps

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Back in October 2016 San Diego LGBT Weekly reported that the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) announced that it had hired an independent certified public accountant to conduct a “thorough and careful review” of the organization’s financial matters at the behest of members of the organization’s board of directors and its […]

Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

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Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration for Labor Secretary today. LGBT rights goups, alongside labor groups, women’s groups, and others, had been raising concerns about Puzder’s deeply troubling record of undermining the dignity of his employees and his refusal to answer questions about his commitment to nondiscrimination protections. Pudzer is the first of President Donald Trump’s […]

Parents of trans children condemn DOJ decision on protections for trans students

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WASHINGTON – Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it will no longer challenge a nationwide hold on protections for transgender students, nearly 800 parents of transgender children sent a letter to President Donald Trump condemning the decision and calling on his administration to fully enforce federal civil rights laws. The […]

NC governor announces new proposal to repeal HB 2

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Today, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced a new proposal that would fully repeal the state’s deeply discriminatory HB2 law and introduce additional legislation. After the North Carolina General Assembly failed to follow through on their end of a bargain the Governor brokered in December, this new proposal would fully repeal HB2 while requiring a […]

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