Supreme Court to take up case about cake shop refusing service to same-sex couple

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today announced it will review a decision from the Colorado Court of Appeals that found that a cake shop discriminated against a same-sex couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. In 2012, Colorado residents David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a wedding cake. Mullins and […]

Defense Department may delay new recruitment policy allowing transgender people to enter the military

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AP has reported that the Pentagon may delay implementation of the final piece of a policy put into place by the Obama administration that allows qualified transgender people to serve in the Armed Forces. While transgender service members serve openly today thanks to a change implemented last year under the previous administration, […]

Point Foundation announce 2017 scholarship recipients

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization’s history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community […]

Veteran of the Year was deported from the country he served

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) announced today she is honoring deported U.S. Army veteran Hector Barajas Varela of Tijuana as Assembly District 80’s Veteran of the Year. Barajas, who could not attend the annual ceremony at the State Capitol because of his deportation, is the Director and Founder of […]

‘Resistance’ activists to take lead in NYC LGBTQ Pride March

NEW YORK — Inspired by the defiant spirit from which NYC Pride was born, 18 diverse LGBT community organizations will march together at the front of this year’s NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 25. The allied “Resistance” was formed in response to the attacks on the LGBTQ community by the Trump Administration, a complicit […]

Lambda Legal announces new hire for Washington, DC legal team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Lambda Legal announced the hiring of Sasha Buchert, who will join the organization’s Washington, DC office as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining Lambda, Buchert was a staff attorney and policy counsel at the Transgender Law Center. Buchert is the second hire for Lambda Legal in the nation’s capital, and will […]

Lambda Legal announces DC office, ambitious campaign to thwart Trump attacks on LGBT rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Lambda Legal officially announced the opening of its first-ever Washington office at an annual event hosted at the Newseum, and previewed ambitious plans for its soon-to- launch $100 million campaign effort to oppose and derail escalating attempts by the Trump Administration to unravel LGBT rights. The Washington office is being led […]

Sec. Tillerson admits no concerns have been raised with Russians over Chechen atrocities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) blasted disturbing revelations made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a hearing held by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. When asked by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) about atrocities committed against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, Sec. Tillerson admitted that he has not raised the issue at […]

San Diego Democrats for Equality and Log Cabin Republicans San Diego issue joint statement condemning Virginia park shooting

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The San Diego Democrats for Equality (SDDE) have joined with the Log Cabin Republicans San Diego (LCRSD) to issue a joint statement condemning today’s shooting in a Virginia park. Around 7 a.m. today a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing for a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, […]

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Partner address hate speech at California High School

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”), represented by Jones Day, recently requested permission from the court to file an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief in the Northern District of California in the case of Shen et al.  v. Albany Unified School District et al.   The National Women’s Law […]

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