Community demands state leaders hold SANDAG to strict emission reduction standards with SB 375

SAN DIEGO, Calif – Yesterday, Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), an organization fighting for environmental justice in the San Diego/Tijuana region, urged the California Air Resources Board to hold San Diego’s public agency leading regional transportation planning, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), accountable to strict pollution-reduction standards under SB 375 implementation. Community members traveled […]

HRC: Puerto Rico Gov. Rossello must veto anti-LGBTQ bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) called on Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to veto a bill passed by the Senate on Sunday that could allow anyone who claims a religious exemption the right to discriminate  against the Commonwealth’s LGBTQ community and visitors. “This legislation would allow a dangerous license to discriminate, […]

Bermuda Parliament votes to repeal marriage equality

BERMUDA — The Bermuda Parliament has passed legislation repealing marriage equality. If the measure becomes law, the British overseas territory will become the first territory in the world to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. The Bermuda Tourism Authority has warned of severe consequences if the measure becomes law. “If Governor Rankin signs this […]

Anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee will not be confirmed following months of opposition from HRC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) claimed victory as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that Jeff Mateer, a radical anti-LGBTQ judicial nominee, would not be confirmed for a seat on the federal bench. Since the day the Trump-Pence administration announced their intent to nominate Mateer to a lifetime judicial appointment, […]

$1.35 million in Liberation Fund grants to boost grassroots organizing led by women of color and transgender people of color

Groundswell has announced $1,350,000 in grants for 30 organizations in its inaugural round of grantmaking through the Liberation Fund, a joint project of Groundswell Fund (a 501c3) and Groundswell Action Fund (a 501c4). Grantees were recommended for funding by 15 leading women of color movement leaders who serve as advisors to the Liberation Fund, including […]

Lambda Legal to Senate: Indecent, extremist, anti-LGBT nominees have no place on the federal bench

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the confirmation of unqualified Leonard Steven Grasz to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit last night, the United States Senate is preparing to put two more of Donald Trump’s extreme, anti-LGBT judicial nominees on the federal bench this week, beginning with of Don Willett to the Fifth Circuit […]

Alabama elects Doug Jones to US Senate

Voters in Alabama have elected Doug Jones, making him the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state in 25 years. Jones defeated Roy Moore, the bigoted anti-LGBTQ politician twice ousted from the Alabama Supreme Court for ethics violations and recently accused of serially preying on teen girls. The Associated Press called […]

Trump-Pence’s anti-LGBTQ nominee confirmed for lifetime judicial appointment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate voted today to confirm Leonard Steven Grasz to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Grasz was confirmed with a vote of 50-48. LGBT and civil rights groups were quick to denounce the confirmation. “We are deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans have voted to confirm […]

Court rejects Trump’s attempt to delay trans military enlistment

The Federal District Court in D.C. has rejected the Trump Administration’s request for a partial stay in the case Doe V. Trump, a challenge to Trump policy brought forward by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). The stay would have allowed the Trump administration to delay accepting […]

The Edie Windsor SAGE Center dedicated in New York City

NEW YORK — SAGE, the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, has officially renamed its Midtown senior center — the first LGBT senior center in the country — The Edie Windsor SAGE Center, in honor of its beloved hero. Friends and supporters gathered last night at SAGE National […]

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