SDGMC ask Padres to reinstate fired DJ

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The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) released a statement today applauding the Padres for their response to the controversy that occurred over the weekend. They also asked the Padres to reinstate the DJ who was fired over the incident. The SDGMC statement follows: As a community outreach organization dedicated to bringing positive change to […]

Anti-transgender flyer distributed by KKK in Alabama neighborhood

Dothan Ala.

Anti-transgender flyers being circulated in a Dothan, Ala., neighborhood appear to have been distributed by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan as a recruiting tool. The Dothan Police Department notified the FBI, as the flyer’s message could promote hate crimes against the transgender community. “What you’re dealing with is potentially implications of […]

Padres fire contractor responsible for Gay Men’s Chorus fiasco

Petco Park

The San Diego Padres have fired the contractor who was at the center of the National Anthem blunder Saturday at Petco Park when The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus were supposed to sing. They also said that they had taken disciplinary action against the employee who was responsible for the incident. The Sunday night statement […]

‘Out at the Park’ becomes ‘Nightmare at Petco Park’

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SAN DIEGO — Last night’s annual ‘Out at the Park’ event turned into ‘Nightmare at Petco Park’ as the San Diego Gay Man’s Chorus took to the field to sing the National Anthem. Instead of their voices, fans of the Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers heard a recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem, […]

23 civil rights groups voice support for transgender Title IX guidance from DoJ and DoE

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23 civil rights groups have signed a letter in support of the recently released Title IX guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice. The letter, which was signed by groups like GLSEN, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens, MALDEF, HRC and many more, […]

HRC, Equality NC and NCTE urge Charlotte leaders to reject any deal rolling back protections

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WASHINGTON – Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Equality North Carolina and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) sent a letter to Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and the seven City Council members who voted to advance city-wide LGBT non-discrimination protections on February 22, 2016. The letter comes amid reports of a possible deal on HB2 that could […]

Oklahoma lawmakers introduce measure attacking transgender youth

Oklahoma State Capitol

A new anti-transgender bill has been introduced in the Oklahoma State Legislature. The proposal would force schools to make accommodations for students who purport to have religious objections to sharing a sex-segregated space with transgender students. Going a step further, the legislation also strangely states that allowing students with religious objections to use a single-user […]

House anti-LGBTQ amendment to Defense Budget Bill ‘designed to destroy people’s livelihoods’

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WASHINGTON, DC—The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is describing yesterday’s passage of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act — that would strip non-discrimination protections from the millions of employees of federal contractors— as “designed to destroy people’s livelihoods.” “It’s an absolute disgrace that the House Majority Leadership would push this outrageous amendment […]

‘Bathroom Bills’ divide America

Bathroom Bills

NEW YORK — The news in recent months has been filled with coverage of new laws being proposed and/or passed in many American states in an attempt to preserve religious rights or individuals’ safety at the possible expense of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. When asked about their familiarity with some of these laws, most […]

More than 1,000 San Diegans come out to celebrate legacy of Harvey Milk

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Today, more than 1,000 San Diegans turned out to the San Diego Bayfront Hilton Hotel to celebrate San Diego’s eighth annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. Milk became one of the nation’s first openly gay elected officials when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He was assassinated just 11 months […]

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