CBO: 22 million more Americans will lose their health care

The bipartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its report for the revised Senate Bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and estimates that 22 million more Americans will be without health insurance by 2026: CBO and JCT estimate that in 2018, 15 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current […]

Today is National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and everyone is encouraged to “know your status.” The White House put out a statement recognizing this moment, stressing the importance of routine testing. The statement read in part: Today, there are 1.1 million people living with HIV in America, 15 percent of whom do not yet know their […]

Germany to double contributions to UNAIDS

GENEVA —The Government of Germany has announced that it will double its funding to UNAIDS in 2017-2018, to €5 million per year. Germany made the announcement at the 40th Meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, being held in Geneva, Switzerland. “With Germany, we have a common goal of ending AIDS and a shared commitment […]

Lawmakers resolution marks ‘LGBT Equality Day’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) reintroduced their resolution to designate June 26, as “LGBT Equality Day,” honoring the anniversary of three significant victories won at the U.S. Supreme Court for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. “America should celebrate the progress we have made to pass […]

HRC: Two years after Obergefell, it’s time for the Equality Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, on the two-year anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has called on Congress and the Trump administration to finally enact the Equality Act and establish full federal equality for millions of LGBTQ people. Today also marks the anniversaries of three other important […]

Supreme Court to take up case about cake shop refusing service to same-sex couple

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today announced it will review a decision from the Colorado Court of Appeals that found that a cake shop discriminated against a same-sex couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. In 2012, Colorado residents David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a wedding cake. Mullins and […]

Trump-Pence endorse agenda of anti-LGBTQ organization

WASHINGTON, DC — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and GLAAD has condemned the Trump Administration for celebrating an organization dedicated to undermining LGBTQ people and families. Friday, Vice President Mike Pence — who has his own long and extensive record opposing LGBTQ equality — spoke on behalf of the Trump administration at an anniversary celebration of […]

Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ushers in broad discrimination against LGBTQ people in Mississippi

NEW YORK – The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decided Thursday to lift an injunction on HB 1523, granting Mississippians the ability to use so-called “religious exemptions” to deny LGBTQ people employment, housing, adoption rights, marriage licenses, and even services at a local business. “LGBTQ people in Mississippi learned that they could be wrongly […]

National HIV- and STD-focused organizations reject ‘inhumane’ Senate health care bill

Friday, AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Council of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute join together to reject the inhumane Senate healthcare bill, which will decimate Medicaid, change private insurance reforms that protect people living with or at risk of HIV and/or STDs, and undermines public health infrastructure. “The Senate health care bill will […]

Defense Department may delay new recruitment policy allowing transgender people to enter the military

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AP has reported that the Pentagon may delay implementation of the final piece of a policy put into place by the Obama administration that allows qualified transgender people to serve in the Armed Forces. While transgender service members serve openly today thanks to a change implemented last year under the previous administration, […]

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