Changes implemented in the way transgender offenders are accommodated in Canada’s federal prison system

OTTAWA — An important collaboration spanning several years between the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), and Prisoners’ Legal Services (PLS) has resulted in changes to the way transgender offenders are accommodated in Canada’s federal prison system. These changes come in the wake of Parliament’s recent change to the Canadian […]

Civil and LGBT rights advocacy groups react to Trump’s first SOTU address

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a lengthy speech which lasted 1 hour 20 minutes. Civil and LGBT rights advocacy groups reacted with disappointment at Trump’s speech criticizing heavily contested topics which were at the forefront of Trump’s speech including immigration, tax reform, and religious freedom. Trump […]

UC San Diego launches new bike-share program

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — UC San Diego has launched a new bike-share program, which could revolutionize how faculty, students and staff get around campus. The initiative is a collaboration between UC San Diego and Spin, a leading bike-share company that offers a fleet of orange-colored smart-bikes. Each bike is equipped with a GPS tracking device that […]

Sen. Atkins introduces bill to remove arbitrary cap on treatment time for breast cancer and cervical cancer

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) on Monday introduced SB 945, legislation that seeks to remove arbitrary caps in the state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) for low-income, uninsured or underinsured patients. Currently, the BCCTP caps treatment for breast cancer at 18 months and treatment for cervical cancer at 24 months, regardless of […]

New data released on attitudes toward transgender people

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November 7th, 2017 and included the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, […]

Minneapolis to host first-ever NFL-sponsored LGBT party during Super Bowl week

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Esera Tuaolo is hosting the first ever NFL-supported Inclusion Party during Super Bowl week in Minneapolis to foster diversity and inclusion—especially LGBT inclusion—in the National Football League (“NFL”).   Through the popularity of the world’s largest professional sporting event, organizers hope the party will promote equality and acceptance in all professional sporting disciplines, and in society as a whole. The […]

New poll reveals overwhelming majority of millennials support DACA and pathways to citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Given the current debate taking place in Congress over immigration, GenForward at the University of Chicago released a timely survey today with recent data on millennials’ views on immigration in the United States. Millennials across race and ethnicity groups overwhelmingly agree that undocumented individuals who currently meet DACA eligibility should be granted […]

LGBTQ community well-represented on stage and among the winners at the Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City and several artists delivered powerful statements about sexual harassment, immigration, and the overall state of America. Throughout the night, the LGBTQ community was well-represented on stage and among the winners, writes Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media. […]

Human Rights Watch Film Festival to picture a better world Feb. 1-4

What do you do when your brother with a mental illness gets shot 14 times by police, or when your husband ignores a domestic violence restraining order? How much power do you have over another’s life as a juror, and how much power does your government have over you? Independent filmmakers explore these moral questions […]

HRC issues pre-SOTU statement on Trump-Pence administration’s anti-LGBTQ agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued the following statement ahead of Donald Trump’s State of the Union (SOTU) address, following the past year of the Trump-Pence administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people: On Tuesday evening, Donald Trump is expected to address the nation before a joint session of Congress following a year […]

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