Pa. physician general emphasizes the importance of enhancing transgender health care at World AIDS Day Conference

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PITTSBURGH—Speaking at the World AIDS Day Conference, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine emphasized the importance of HIV disease education for health professionals working with transgender individuals. “Helping medical professionals better understand how to prevent and treat HIV disease in the transgender community can be a matter of life and death,” said Dr. Levine. “Today […]

City of San Diego on trial next week in civil rights suit five years after wrongful arrest of man who wore kilt to LGBT Pride

Will Walters | Photo: Vito di Stefano

SAN DIEGO—After five years and myriad motions to delay or dismiss Will Walters’ 14th Amendment discrimination civil rights lawsuit against the City of San Diego, whose Police Department wrongfully arrested him when they applied a tougher, discriminatory standard of enforcement of the city’s nudity ordinance at the 2011 LGBT Pride Festival than the standard of […]

Mayor Garcetti announces investment in economic opportunity for transgender Angelenos

Eric Garcetti

LOS ANGELES — The City of Los Angeles has dedicated $290,000 toward addressing disproportionately high rates of unemployment in the transgender community, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday. Allocated by the Workforce Development Board, the funds will boost employment services that the TransLatin@ Coalition, in partnership with Special Services for Groups, and the Los Angeles LGBT […]

National LGBTQ Task Force’s Jorge Amaro named one of 41 LGBTQ Latino Trailblazers in annual ‘Honor 41 List’

Jorge Amaro

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Jorge Amaro has been named to the annual “Honor 41 List,” which celebrates 41 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Latina/o role models. This year’s list includes a diverse group of distinguished academics, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, community leaders, and non-profit leaders. View a video of all […]

Councilmember Todd Gloria unveils first official gender-neutral restroom in city-owned facility

Todd Gloria

SAN DIEGO – In his final days of service on the City Council, San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria joined Human Relations Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, Transgender Services Coordinator for the San Diego LGBT Center Connor Maddocks and young transgender community activist Lily Rubenstein Thursday to designate the first official gender-neutral restroom inside a City-owned […]

LifeStyles condoms partners with the AHF for World AIDS Day ‘Keep the Promise’ campaign

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ISELIN, N.J. — Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions and the makers of LifeStyles and SKYN Condoms (“SKYN”), has announced the Company’s support of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s “Keep the Promise” campaign, designed to raise awareness for World AIDS Day. Created by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Keep the Promise campaign brings together local and […]

NC Governor-elect Roy Cooper hits crucial 10,000 vote margin; game over for McCrory

Roy Cooper

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality North Carolina hailed Governor-Elect Roy Cooper’s victory — which crossed the crucial 10,000 vote mark Wednesday — and called on Pat McCrory to concede in the North Carolina gubernatorial race immediately. With a stunning 66 percent of North Carolina voters reporting opposition to HB2 in exit polling, it’s […]

GLAAD launches Trump Accountability Project


NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today launched the Trump Accountability Project (TAP). TAP is a resource for journalists, editors, producers, and other news makers reporting on the Trump administration which catalogues the anti-LGBTQ statements and actions of Donald Trump and those in or being considered for his administration. The resource […]

World AIDS Day 2016 — Fact Sheet

World AIDS Day

Today, Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day across the globe, and serves as a way to recommit ourselves to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. Throughout his Administration, President Obama propelled America’s leadership on HIV/AIDS by both developing the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States and expanding our investments in the […]

Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2016

President Barack Obama

Released and signed today by the President is a proclamation regarding World AIDS Day, 2016. Thirty-five years ago the first documented cases of AIDS brought about an era of uncertainty, fear, and discrimination. HIV/AIDS has taken tens of millions of lives — and far too many people with HIV have struggled to get the care, […]

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