GLAAD: President Trump starts erasing LGBTQ Americans in first 100 days (VIDEO)

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From erasing any mentions of LGBTQ Americans from government Web sites to deleting LGBTQ people from the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, Donald Trump and his administration have proven  that they are no friends of LGBTQ Americans and in fact are trying to remove us from the fabric of this nation. But as the Trump Administration […]

ACLU releases report on Trump’s 100 days

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WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today released a report on the civil rights and civil liberties record of the first 100 days of the Trump administration. These include the unconstitutional Muslim ban, the failed Affordable Care Act repeal, and the repeated attacks on LGBT rights. The organization also published a day-by-day accounting of the […]

Adidas partners with World Outgames Miami 2017 to celebrate diversity and inclusion in sports

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PORTLAND, Ore. / MIAMI,  – adidas today announced a collaborative partnership with World OutGames Miami 2017, a 10-day, multi-sport human rights and cultural event from May 26 to June 4, 2017. Making its U.S. debut, the highly-anticipated event will welcome LGBTQI athletes from more than 40 countries – many where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. […]

HRC announces fellowships for 10 young nonprofit leaders working to end HIV in America

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the selection of ten outstanding, young leaders for the second year of its fellowship program focused on elevating the work of young people on the front lines of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The HRC Foundation’s HIV 360° Fellowship Program, made possible with the generous […]

Report: Nearly all 50 states are failing transgender, gender-expansive and gender-nonconforming youth

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NEW YORK – A new report published today, Safe Havens:  Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care, offers the first comprehensive analysis of the troubling lack of explicit laws and policies in most states to protect transgender, gender expansive and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth in the child […]

Mark Green uses Bible verse to call transgender people ‘Evil’

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NEW YORK – Tennessee State Sen. and Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green has once said transgender Americans have a “disease.” But now, GLAAD has exposed audio of Mark Green using a Bible verse as a source to call transgender people an “evil” that must be “crushed.” “The Trump Administration must have been desperate to fill […]

Delores Jacobs to resign as CEO of The Center

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Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. SAN DIEGO — The board of directors of the San Diego LGBT Community Center and The Center’s CEO Dr. Delores Jacobs have announced, in back-to-back statements posted on Facebook, that she will not seek […]

NCAA to award championship events to North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The NCAA announced today that they will be returning championship events to sites in North Carolina for the first time since the state passed sweeping anti-LGBT legislation in 2016. The original law, HB 2, was replaced last month by a new law, HB 142, which continues to discriminate against transgender people. HB […]

Pressure grows at The Center after trans cop endures anti-police slur during empowerment event

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Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A whirlwind of controversy is swirling around The San Diego LGBT Community Center following Friday’s Transgender Day of Empowerment at which the bestowing of an award on San Diego Police […]

Rep. Lee, members demand immediate removal of Steve Bannon from White House staff

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the removal of Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, Members of Congress led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee called for the immediate removal of Steve Bannon, a white supremacist, from the White House staff. “Steve Bannon is a radical right wing extremist, whose embrace of white supremacist ideology presents a direct […]

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