Lambda Legal: Senate GOP leaders attempting to jam through anti-civil rights judicial nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C., — This week, under the shadow of a looming government shutdown, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on a slate of 17 of Trump’s judicial nominees, along with a number of other controversial executive branch nominees. Among the group of judicial nominees on the agenda for tomorrow are five men who have spent […]

Eliza Byard joins Gill Foundation board of directors

The Gill Foundation announced today that Eliza Byard has been appointed to the foundation’s board of directors. The Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to secure LGBTQ equality. Eliza Byard is the executive director of GLSEN, where she has been instrumental in creating safer schools for LGBTQ students. Gill Foundation […]

Judge orders Trump administration to keep DACA in place

A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily halted the Trump administration’s attempt to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA protects undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children from deportation and allows them to work legally. The Huffington Post reported that the preliminary injunction on Trump’s cancellation of DACA […]

Largest matching gift in history of The San Diego LGBT Center is realized

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego LGBT Community Center announced today that it has successfully completed its campaign to raise $2 million for Center programs and services. The unprecedented $2 million campaign was unveiled in late October at The Center’s 45th anniversary gala. Generously offered by Ron Bowman and his husband Stan Zukowfsky, the […]

New project makes historic LGBT newspaper available online

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — An initiative to put the full contents of the longest-running continuously published LGBT weekly in the United States online has reached its first milestone with the posting of five years of historic back issues. The GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco has been working for a year to digitize the Bay […]

National LGBTQ Task Force: Trump’s dismissal of the Presidential Council on HIV/AIDS ‘part of an ongoing assault on the LGBTQ community, people of color …’

WASHINGTON, D.C,— The National LGBTQ Task Force has called President Donald Trump’s dismissal of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS an eye-opening reminder that his strategy on HIV is to ignore the problem and ignore the people living with HIV. Dec. 30, months after a half-dozen members resigned from the Presidential […]

Alabama judge rejects Roy Moore’s complaint

Alabama Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick has denied Roy Moore’s attempt to halt the certification of the results from the special election held Dec. 12 for the vacant Senate seat in Alabama. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, however, told CNN’s “New Day” Thursday morning that he will certify Doug Jones as the winner later in […]

Trump signs the GOP Tax Bill into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Donald Trump signed the GOP Tax Bill into law, as LGBT advocacy groups denounced the bill as targeting low income and LGBTQ communities. The legislation was carefully crafted to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other vital health care programs. Republican leadership rushed the partisan bill through both chambers of […]

Appeals Court blocks Trump administration’s attempt to delay enlistment of transgender service members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court has denied the Trump administration’s request to further delay enlistment of new transgender service members in the armed forces. The ruling comes in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case, Stone v. Trump. The trial court prohibited the government from implementing President Trump’s unconstitutional ban on transgender people serving […]

House LGBT Caucus slams Trump administration’s HHS censoring

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus slammed the Trump administration for continuing to censor and erase transgender and allied voices from public discourse at the Department of Health and Human Services, which has reportedly withheld more than 10,000 public comments from a proposal with life and death consequences for the transgender community. “The Trump […]

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