HRC: Trump’s courting of hate movement dangerous to LGBTQ people

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the following statement ahead of Hillary Clinton’s speech addressing Donald Trump’s campaign of prejudice, paranoia and bigotry. “Donald Trump has built an entire campaign based on division, fear and undermining equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Trump has threatened to undo crucial […]

Presidential Proclamation — Women’s Equality Day, 2016

President Barack Obama

Today, Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day. A day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Below is a proclamation by President Barack Obama for Women’s Equality Day 2016. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Nearly one […]

LGBT media outlet target of hate crime (VIDEO)

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A New England LGBT Newspaper and Media Outlet has been the target of a hate crime. A newspaper box belonging to The Rainbow Times was blown up by a group of people around 1.20 a.m. Tuesday. Seven people were captured on surveillance video placing an unknown device inside the newspaper box , reports CBS Boston. […]

New nonpartisan poll shows LGBTQ equality is a winning message

Survey

A new national poll shows Americans are strongly rejecting laws like North Carolina’s HB2, which targeted transgender people and wrote discrimination into state law. The national survey released by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute found that only 35 percent support such laws, while 64 percent of Americans oppose them. What’s more, only 30 percent […]

California Legislature passes bill to boost student voter registration

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—The California State Assembly Wednesday passed the Student Voting Act on concurrence, sending the bill to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. AB 2455, authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), will increase voter registration and civic engagement among California students by creating an online link between class enrollment […]

DOL issues regulations ensuring federal contractors comply with LGBTQ non-discrimination protections

Thomas Perez

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Among its provisions, the regulations will help to ensure companies contracting with the federal government comply with non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “Federal contracts should deliver value for taxpayers in a way […]

HRC Foundation and Whitman-Walker Health release comprehensive transgender sexual health guide

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WASHINGTON – Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and Whitman-Walker Health, a community health center with special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV-related care, released Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender and gender expansive people and their partners. The guide fills a significant gap in inclusive, publicly-available sexual health […]

California Senate approves resolution urging passage of Federal Equality Act

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—With the nation still mourning the hate-fueled massacre in Orlando, a resolution by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) urging Congress to pass the Equality Act was approved late yesterday by the California State Senate. Despite the 2015 United States Supreme Court ruling in support of marriage equality, no federal law establishes discrimination protections for […]

California Legislature passes ‘All-Gender’ Restroom Bill

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–The California Legislature passed a bill Monday that would establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom access law. Assembly Bill (AB) 1732 was authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, the Transgender Law Center and California National Organization of Women (NOW).  If signed into law, the bill would require single-occupancy […]

Juneau Assembly passes LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Juneau City Hall

JUNEAU, Alaska – Monday night, the Juneau Assembly voted 8 to 1 in favor of a city ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity, along with race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or national origin. Juneau is the second major city in Alaska to […]

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