On International Women’s Day UNAIDS is urging countries to stop 1 million women and girls from becoming infected with HIV every year

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GENEVA— Today, on International Women’s Day UNAIDS has released a new report which shows that there is an urgent need to scale up HIV prevention and treatment services for women and girls. The report, When women lead, change happens, shows that globally in 2015, there were 18.6 million women and girls living with HIV, 1 […]

AIDS United Public Policy Committee: Conclusive evidence shows virally suppressed individuals cannot spread HIV

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a statement released today, the AIDS United Public Policy Committee—the largest and longest-running national coalition of community-based HIV/AIDS organizations—strongly affirmed the conclusive evidence proving that people living with HIV who have achieved a sustained, undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. This evidence-based declaration reinforces AIDS United’s programmatic, policy […]

U.S. Supreme Court remands and vacates Gavin Grimm case

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced it will not hear the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board this term. Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy, filed suit against the school board alleging it violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by denying him use of the boy’s […]

Yelp to identify businesses with gender neutral restrooms

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Yelp, the crowd-sourced review Website and app, announced today a new feature that will allow people to discover which businesses offer gender neutral restrooms for customers. Rachel Williams, head of Diversity and Inclusion for Yelp announced the new feature on the official Yelp Blog. “Today we’ve begun rolling out a new business attribute that helps […]

House LGBT Caucus announces re-launch of Transgender Equality Task Force, names Kennedy chair

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it is re-launching the Transgender Equality Task Force.  This task force was first launched during the 114th Congress, and was the first such task force created by the Caucus.  The Transgender Equality Task Force will be chaired by Vice Chair Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04). […]

EJAF Academy Awards Viewing Party raises record-breaking $7 million to help end HIV/AIDS

Recording artist Elton John (L) and David Furnish attend the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party at The City of West Hollywood Park Feb. 26 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for EJAF)

LOS ANGELES — The 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish raised a record-breaking $7 million for the global effort to end AIDS. The gala, which took place Sunday, Feb. 26, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, was generously sponsored by BVLGARI, Neuro […]

Equality California announces 2017 Legislative Package

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SACRAMENTO — Equality California (EQCA) today announced the initial 10 sponsored bills of its 2017 legislative package. Rick Zbur, EQCA executive director introduced The package saying, “The LGBT community faces significant challenges in Washington and across the country with attempts to roll back LGBT civil rights along with programs that LGBT people depend on, such […]

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 […]

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