HRC releases new video featuring Dreamer and sexual assault survivor

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a new video featuring Yuridia, a 22-year-old queer DACA recipient and sexual violence survivor. It was only after she received DACA that she was able to report her abuser to the police. HRC has repeatedly called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act now to […]

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 […]

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 and LGBT rights groups call out Trump’s creation of new HHS division

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division today, demonstrating the administration’s commitment to laws that license discrimination against women, LGBT people, and others. The broad language could open the door for health care institutions and providers to refuse to treat women seeking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women’s March San Diego is hosting a march volunteer event tonight!

Women’s March San Diego, Inc. is hosting a march volunteer event tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. March volunteers will learn more about what they will be doing as a volunteer on the day of the event. They will also be […]

Thousands of LGBTQ activists, allies to attend Creating Change Conference in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference is celebrating its 30th year and takes place Wednesday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. The Creating Change Conference is the foremost political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement, convening over 3,500 […]

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 […]

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