HRC: Is Mike Pence ‘Working for Women’? (VIDEO)

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As Vice President Mike Pence received a “Working for Women” award from the Independent Women’s Forum, a conservative women’s organization on whose board Kellyanne Conway serves, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video highlighting Pence’s “achievements.” “What would we do without Mike Pence and his tireless efforts to ban women from making decisions about […]

Anti-LGBTIQ hate bus tours the United States

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The so-called FreeSpeechBus, is currently spreading its hateful message through the streets of New York City. The organizers behind the bus include the International Organization for the Family, labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the notoriously anti-LGBTIQ group National Organization for Marriage. The bright orange bus is covered in the […]

20 states could ban dangerous anti-LGBTQ conversion efforts

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Equality Federation is supporting legislation in 20 states to protect youth from the harmful, unscientific, disproven practice of sexual orientation and gender identity conversion efforts that are shockingly still in practice today. “In a sea of anti-LGBTQ legislation and attacks, this is an area where our movement has momentum and broad bipartisan support because this […]

Homeless men murder suspect mentally competent to stand trial

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SAN DIEGO – A judge has determined Jon David Guerrero is mentally competent to stand trial for three bizarre murders of homeless men in Ocean Beach, Mission Bay and downtown. San Diego Superior Court Judge David Danielsen confirmed a psychiatric hospital’s finding that Guerrero is competent and criminal proceedings resumed in his March 20 ruling. […]

Gorsuch hearings open as serious concerns, questions mount about rulings, philosophy, independence

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WASHINGTON, D.C.,  –  Monday, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch offered an opening statement on the first day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, maintaining that throughout his judicial career he treated all who came before him fairly. However, pro-justice and pro-civil rights organizations who have researched Gorsuch’s record point to evidence that Judge Gorsuch […]

Equality Florida partners with Contigo Fund to expand Safe Schools Project

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Equality Florida today announced their partnership with the Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation. In August of last year, Equality Florida launched its new Safe & Health Schools Project just two months after the horrific shooting at Pulse Nightclub, seeking to end LGBTQ bias where it begins, in schools. In […]

Councilmember Ward proposes additional homeless strategies for San Diego

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SAN DIEGO –  San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three) Monday issued a memo outlining a number of approaches and strategies to address San Diego’s ongoing homelessness challenges. The memo, directed to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole, comes following a special City Council meeting specifically to receive […]

California lawmakers push state to divest from companies building Trump’s border wall

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) announced legislation requiring the state’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in the construction of the president’s wall along the United States-Mexico border.  The announcement follows the request for proposals for border wall prototypes issued Friday by […]

Activist group says automated advertising responsible for funding hate on massive scale

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 1,500 companies worldwide have confirmed they have pulled their advertising dollars from Breitbart, the international media outlet infamous for its hate speech, false reporting and support of white nationalism. The global Breitbart boycott is organized by international activist group Sleeping Giants, which says the problem isn’t advertisers, but automated “programmatic advertising” platforms online. […]

Kentucky governor signs anti-LGBTQ SB 17 into law

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Today, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed SB 17 into law, a measure that allows student groups at colleges, universities, and high schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students. SB 17 undermines inclusive “all comers” policies at public colleges, universities, and now high schools, by allowing student organizations to discriminate against students under the guise of religion. […]

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