United We Dream’s Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project launches #NoMoreClosets campaign

United We Dream

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, United We Dream’s QUIP program is launching the #NoMoreClosets campaign, a story collection effort that will highlight the intersection of the immigrant rights and LGBTQ movements. UWD will also release a groundbreaking survey later this year on LGBTQ immigrants to better understand the needs of the community. This first of […]

200 LGBTQ faith leaders to meet in Salt Lake City ahead of hate group’s conference

Faith & Family

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Over 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocates and faith leaders will take part in the Faith & Family LGBTQ Power Summit  Oct. 20-23. Hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the four-day gathering will focus on elevating the voices of LGBTQ faith leaders, addressing attacks by anti-LGBTQ […]

New York Attorney General launches antitrust inquiry into Turing Pharmaceuticals’ distribution practices


WASHINGTON — Today, at the urging of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the New York attorney general has begun investigating whether Turing Pharmaceuticals, which recently imposed an unconscionable 5,000 percent price hike on the life-saving drug Daraprim, may have violated antitrust laws by limiting its distribution. Chad Griffin, President of HRC, the nation’s largest lesbian, […]

Governor signs California New Motor Voter Act

Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO – Saturday Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1461 , also known as the California New Motor Voter Act to automatically register driver’s license and identification applicants at the Department of Motor Vehicles who are eligible to vote. The California New Motor Voter Act will register every voting-eligible resident who applies for or renews a driver’s license […]

Protections for transgender foster youth signed into law

Mark Leno

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Sen. Mark Leno that provides new protections for transgender foster youth in California was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 731 ensures that all foster youth, including those who identify as transgender, are placed in appropriate homes where they feel safe and accepted. It requires caregivers […]

Ending the stigma of HIV starts with changing what we think about each other


“The worst thing you can do to another person is to pretend they don’t exist.”   Oprah Winfrey First, let me start off by saying that the AIDS Walk 2015 was a great experience. It was well managed and the weather was great. With an unofficial theme of “Ending the Stigma” it was a great success. […]

California Coastal Commission bans SeaWorld from breeding whales


The California Coastal Commission, which oversees seaside developments in the state, has barred SeaWorld from breeding whales at the facility, a ruling that could means the 11 orcas now at the park would be the last, reports CBS News. The ruling could mark the beginning of the end for SeaWorld’s killer whale shows, the park’s […]

Business leaders speak out in support of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance


Today, prominent business leaders gathered in Houston, Texas to voice support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), reports HRC’s Mauren McCarty. Key participants included Ed Wulfe,  Chairman and CEO of Wulfe & Co. and Board Member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership; Charles Foster, Chairman of Foster; Gilbert Herrera, former president of […]

Speaker Atkins’ Pacific to Plate Bill signed by Gov. Brown

Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO—Seafood markets will be allowed to operate in the public square just like farmers markets, now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins’ Pacific to Plate Act. AB 226 removes red tape, making it easier for shoppers to purchase local seafood. “The massive growth of farmers markets across the state shows […]

Kevin McCarthy pulls out of speaker’s race

Kevin McCarthy

Today, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pulled out of the race to be speaker of the House. McCarthy announced his withdrawal during a meeting in which the House Republican Conference was scheduled to pick its candidate for speaker, reports The Huffington Post.  The election for the Republican candidate for the next speaker has also been postponed. “If we are […]

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