Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning honors AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack with public service award

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WASHINGTON — Wednesday, at a ceremony in the Pentagon, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning awarded The American Military Partner Association (AMPA) President Ashley Broadway-Mack the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award. The award was presented in Secretary Fanning’s office just prior to his official farewell ceremony. “Ashley Broadway-Mack is a phenomenal advocate for our nation’s […]

Lambda Legal: ‘We won’t go back in the closet under Trump’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Within minutes of Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, his administration has removed all mention of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from the White House Web site, and selected LGBT-related documents have disappeared from the Department of Labor website.  The Office of National AIDS Policy appears to have been closed, and its web […]

ACLU announces first legal action on Trump

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NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken legal action seeking documents on conflicts of interest and violations of the Constitution and federal law posed by President Trump’s and his family’s business interests. The organization also released a Seven-Point Plan laying out how it intends to challenge other Trump policies and protect the Constitution. The efforts are made possible by the organization’s new Constitution Defense Fund, […]

HRC statement on the Inauguration of President Donald Trump

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Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president and pledged to be a president for all Americans in his inaugural speech. “We are one nation — and their pain is our pain,” said Trump.”Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and […]

First ever ‘America’s LGBT Economy’ report suggests LGBT businesses add $1.7 trillion to US economy

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WASHINGTON— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has released the first ever snapshot demonstrating the economic and social impact of America’s LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs. The “America’s LGBT Economy” report explores the revenues, types, sizes, and geography of LGBT-owned […]

House LGBT Caucus calls on Senate to reject Tom Price nomination

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today called on the Senate to reject Rep. Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services. “Rep. Price’s nomination would spell disaster for LGBT Americans,” said LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01). “The Affordable Care Act contains critical protections for LGBT Americans which ensure that they do […]

New survey of 50,000+ young people reveals troubling post-election spike in bullying

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released the results of a groundbreaking post-election survey of more than 50,000 young people ages 13-18 revealing the deeply damaging fallout the November election has had on youth across the United States. The online survey, believed to be the largest ever of its kind, found that […]

Former Sen. Lucy Killea dead at 94

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Former California lawmaker Lucy Killea has died at the age of 94. Killea was elected to the San Diego City Council from 1978 to 1982, then to the California State Assembly from its 78th district from 1982 to 1989. Killea shocked the political establishment when she left the Democratic Party to become an independent. Her […]

Texas and Wyoming getting ready to pass key anti-LGBT legislation

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In an anti-LGBT legislation update the ACLU has highlighted two states where lawmakers are gearing up to pass anti-LGBT bills. “Legislatures across the country are starting the year aggressively, with 15 states considering nearly 40 anti-LGBT bills in just the first two weeks of January,” said Eunice Rho, ACLU Advocacy & Policy Counsel. “A significant […]

President Obama grants commutation to Chelsea Manning

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced today the commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence for disclosing classified information that raised public awareness regarding the impact of war on innocent civilians. Manning will reportedly be freed in May 2017. Manning, a transgender woman, is in the seventh year of a 35-year sentence and has been forced to serve her sentence in […]

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