NEA reacts to Trump’s plan to roll back protections of transgender students

Lily Eskelsen García

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is planning to release a new plan to rescind federal guidance to protect transgender students from discrimination. The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, reiterated its pledge to double-down on protecting the civil rights of our LGBTQ students and members. Withdrawing the guidance does not change the law. As most […]

More than 1,000 parents of transgender children condemn Trump admin decision on trans students

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WASHINGTON — Today, as reports surface that the Trump Administration plans to revoke guidance protecting transgender students nationwide, more than 1,000 parents of transgender children have now signed onto a letter to President Trump calling on him to preserve these vital protections and fully enforce federal civil rights laws. The letter, signed by parents from […]

Pride and Prejudice Summit: A global 24-hour event exploring LGBT diversity and inclusion as a business priority

Pride and Prejudice

NEW YORK — March 23, The Economist Events will host its second-annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, particularly by focusing on the economic and business costs of […]

ACLU release latest Anti-LGBT Legislative Roundup

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The ACLU have just released their latest Anti-LGBT Legislative Roundup which spotlights key anti-LGBT legislation to watch and informs of efforts aimed at restricting the rights of LGBT people. You can find all of the bills at www.aclu.org/LGBTbills. A few noteworthy bills are highlighted below: “State legislatures are at it again, targeting LGBT people and […]

Trump administration set to rescind trans student protections

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Today, the Trump administration is set to rescind Obama-era guidance to schools barring discrimination against transgender students and ensuring they have access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity, reports The Washington Blade. “This is the first day of the president’s second month in office and he is now fully coming after LGBT people,” […]

San Diego small business owners to attend crowdfunded Town Hall on health care; Rep. Issa refuses to attend

Darrell Issa

Today, San Diego small business owners will attend the crowdfunded and community organized Emergency Town Hall on Healthcare for the 49th Congressional District to express their deep concerns about Congressman Darrell Issa’s proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Issa has refused to attend the event, so a cardboard cutout of the congressman will […]

Virginia legislature sends anti-LGBTQ ‘License to Discriminate’ bill to governor

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RICHMOND, Va. — Tuesday, the Virginia House of Representatives voted 54 to 38 to pass House Bill (HB) 2025 —  legislation seeking to give taxpayer-funded agencies and service providers a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people under the guise of religion. The dangerous anti-LGBTQ proposal now heads to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has promised to veto the […]

EQCA condemns backdoor effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In response to last week’s vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to overturn an Obama-era rule prohibiting states from denying federal family planning funding to Planned Parenthood or other organizations because they also offer abortion care, Equality California is asking all members of the LGBT community and allies to sign […]

HRC Foundation announces 2017 Class of HRC Youth Ambassadors

HRC Youth Ambassadors

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Youth Well-Being Project has announced the 2017 class of HRC Youth Ambassadors: Weston Alexander, Roddy Biggs, Daniella Carter, Javier Cifuentes Monzón, Alex Cooper, Tyler Eilts, Adriana Ibanez, Jazz Jennings, Justin Jones, Brendan Jordan, Zachary Mallory, Lucas Segal, Paolo Veloso, Val Weisler and Tyler Yun. As youth ambassadors, these LGBTQ advocates […]

NBA warns Texas lawmakers anti-LGBTQ bills could affect All-Star Game bids

NBA All Star Game

The National Basketball Association, has warned Texas lawmakers that any legislative attack on LGBTQ people would factor into a decision as to where big-ticket games, such as the All-Star Game, would be played. The NBA joins the NFL in issuing a warning to lawmakers in Texas, after the National Football League cautioned last week that […]

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