GLAAD: 45 unconscionable attacks against the LGBTQ community by the 45th president of the United States

NEW YORK – Friday, GLAAD released research on 45 instances where President Trump has selectivity targeted the LGBTQ community during his first year in office. Throughout the year, the Trump administration has issued constant attacks on the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community through the creation of one of the most anti-LGBTQ cabinets in recent […]

Washington State Senate votes to protect LGBTQ youth from practice of conversion therapy

The Washington State Senate has passed Senate Bill (SB) 5722 — legislation to protect LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” “No child should ever be subjected to the dangerous and barbaric practice of conversion therapy. It amounts to nothing more than child abuse,” said HRC National Field […]

Jazz Jennings to be among special guests at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ youth safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) announced LGBTQ advocates and allies who will be special guests and speakers at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. They include HRC Youth Ambassador and author of I Am Jazz Jazz Jennings; Raikes […]

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Trump-Pence anti-LGBTQ nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve 23 nominees to the executive and judicial branch. Four anti-LGBTQ nominees were advanced: Eric Dreiband to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department; Kyle Duncan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Matthew Kacsmaryk to the U.S. District […]

Civil rights icon John Lewis to be UC San Diego commencement speaker

SAN DIEGO, Calif. —The University of California San Diego announced Thursday that Rep. John Lewis, often called “one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” will offer the keynote address at the invitation-only UC San Diego All Campus Commencement June 16, 2018. UC San Diego, recognized as one of the top […]

HRC calls for tapes in historic California ‘Prop 8’ marriage equality trial to be unsealed

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the following statement after a federal judge denied a request from KQED to unseal the full record, including videotapes, of the historic California ‘Prop 8’ marriage equality trial. The judge has ruled that the tapes will be release in 2020. “It’s shocking that anyone would oppose […]

Trump administration openly promotes healthcare discrimination toward transgender patients

The Trump administration has created a new Health and Human Services Office for Human Rights department for the sole purpose of shielding healthcare workers who refuse to treat transgender patients, LGBTQ people, those living with HIV and AIDS, or those in need of abortion services in cases where they claim moral or religious objections to doing […]

The 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology: Aggressively recruit diverse staff

SAN FRANCISCO —Research into the 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology, announced today by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE, reveals that tech companies struggling to create an inclusive workplace should foster an environment where each employee can be their own authentic self, regardless of their age, gender, race, or what they do within the organization. […]

EJAF awards almost $1.6 million to programs advancing the health and human rights of people affected by HIV/AIDS

NEW YORK — The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a leader in the global effort to end AIDS, today announced nearly $1.6 million in grants awarded in December 2017 to 26 organizations addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in critical and innovative ways. This final grant cycle brings EJAF’s total investments for 2017 to almost $9.5 million, […]

Lambda Legal calls for new hearings for Trump nominee for top Justice Department civil rights post

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Wednesday, Lambda Legal urged Republican members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to reconsider their support for Eric S. Dreiband, nominated to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. Lambda Legal is also calling for new hearings for Mr. Dreiband following the announcement that […]

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