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 […]

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, […]

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Unicef Ball (VIDEO)

Hillary UNICEF

Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball yesterday in New York. Clinton presented the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award to Katy Perry, bringing the singer to tears. Clinton said, “We need champions like Katy” when introducing Perry. Perry was a staunch supporter of Clinton during the presidential race. Celebrating its twelfth year, […]

Latino Victory Project: Trump HHS pick poses major risk to Latinos


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Donald Trump announced ultra-conservative Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as his pick for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Today, Cristóbal J. Alex president of Latino Victory Project criticized the appointment saying Rep. Price would pose a severe risk to Latinos across the country. “Rep. Tom Price repeatedly voted […]

NC Gov. Pat McCrory still refusing to concede despite being nearly 10,000 votes behind Roy Cooper

Pat McCrory

North Carolina Gov.Pat McCrory has launched an all-out effort to throw the integrity of the election into question by lodging baseless voter protests in more than half of the state’s 100 counties. Last night, the Republican-controlled State Board of Elections issued an order requiring dismissal of all 52 of those protests. The latest vote tallies show McCrory nearly […]

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