Two in five LGBT workers feel bullied at work, according to recent survey

CHICAGO and ATLANTA — As people across the country wear purple in support of GLAAD’s Spirit Day, which is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, new research indicates that LGBT workers are facing bullying in an area that should be a safe place – their workplace. Two in five […]

Anti-LGBTQ hate fliers posted on campus of Cleveland State University

This past Monday violent anti-LGBTQ fliers encouraging LGBTQ students to commit suicide were hung up on the main campus of Cleveland State University on the same day they were slated to open an LGBTQ resource center for students. According to ABC News5 in Cleveland, the flier depicts an illustration of a man with a rope tied […]

Sen. Kamala Harris presses OPM director nominee on diversity and protecting federal LGBTQ employees from discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris pressed the nominee for director of Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Dr. Jeff Pon, Wednesday on diversity, inclusion and protecting LGBTQ federal employees from discrimination during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. Sen. Harris highlighted the need for OPM to make aggressive efforts to […]

George Michael – ‘Fantasy’ ft. Nile Rodgers available now (VIDEO)

George Michael – “Fantasy” (Official Video) ft. Nile Rodgers premiered Wednesday, taken from Listen Without Prejudice/MTV Unplugged. The reissue of the late George Michael’s iconic album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 will be released Oct. 20. George Michael: Freedom will air this Saturday Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. A remastered version of George’s […]

Scholarships available for LGBTQ students

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support […]

Prop. 8 plaintiffs talk marriage with n/naka chefs (VIDEO)

This LGBT History Month, marriage equality champions Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court Case that struck down Prop. 8 in California, sat down with newlyweds Niki and Carole Nakayama, owners of n/naka and known for Chef’s Table, to discuss their relationship and how Paul and Jeff’s story paved the way […]

Civil and Human Rights Coalition raises serious concerns about Attorney General Sessions’ job performance on eve of oversight hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the eve of the oversight hearing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, raising serious concerns about the Justice Department’s record on issues that are critically important to the civil and human rights community. The hearing marks […]

Joe Biden endorses historic trans candidate Danica Roem in Virginia House of Delegates race

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Danica Roem in her run for the Virginia House of Delegates, a new milestone in her historic effort to oust anti-LGBTQ incumbent “Bigot Bob” Marshall. Danica’s race has garnered national attention for its symbolism – a trans woman running against the self-described “chief homophobe” of […]

NYC expands paid leave policy to include ‘Safe Time’ and ‘Chosen Family’

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tuesday, the New York City Council passed a law that expands the protections of their paid sick days law to include safe time.  The law means workers who face domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking can take paid time off to care for themselves and loved ones. Additionally, under […]

Equality California’s 2017 legislative wrap-up: Seven sponsored bills signed by governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— With his signature on Sunday of Senate Bill (SB) 179, authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), and SB 310 (Atkins), California Governor Jerry Brown has signed seven Equality California-sponsored bills, ending the 2017 legislative session and bringing the total number of resolutions and bills successfully sponsored […]

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