LGBTQ Task Force calls for stronger gun laws following Fort Myers, Fla. nightclub shooting

Club Blu

Early this morning, two teenagers were murdered outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida during a shooting incident that left at least 14 others wounded. The attack on Club Blu took place as family members picked up club patrons from an event intended for young people between the ages of 12-17. “Six weeks after the […]

LGBT community building long term political power with record number of viable candidates

Victory War Room

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.– As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, LGBT elected officials and leaders are viewing this election cycle as a unique opportunity to advance equality by supporting LGBT candidates nationwide. US Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA), former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills […]

New study finds LGBTQ students feel safer at schools with gay-straight alliances (VIDEO)

GSA Research

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Vanderbilt University study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of personal safety compared to students in schools without GSAs. The new report is a meta-analysis of 15 independent studies […]

The Advocate endorses Hillary Clinton for president

The Advocate Clinton

Today, The Advocate announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president of the United States in a new cover story. This is only the second time in the publication’s near 50-year history that it has made an endorsement in the Presidential election. The first came in 2012 during President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election. In […]

Leaders of LGBT Caucus to host first openly transgender speaker at a National Convention


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The leaders of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus will host the first ever openly transgender speaker at a major party convention next week in Philadelphia, Pa.  The Caucus leaders have invited transgender activist Sarah McBride to speak during the portion of the Democratic convention program planned by the LGBT Members of Congress. […]

On anniversary of Equality Act introduction, HRC announces support of more than 80 major companies

Equality Act

WASHINGTON — Friday, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that Adobe Systems Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Alcoa Inc., Automatic Data Processing Inc., Bank of America Corp., Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Cargill Inc., Chevron Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Darden Restaurants Inc., Delhaize America Inc., […]

Poll released measuring Latinos’ attitudes during the last night of the Republican National Convention

Latino Victory Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Latino Victory Fund, Latino Decisions and Fusion released the results of a poll conducted on the last night of the Republican National Convention, Thursday July 21, 2016, after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The poll assessed Latinos’ attitudes towards the Republican nominee and the Republican Party during […]

Hillary Clinton names Tim Kaine as her running mate

Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton has selected Sen.Tim Kaine (D-VA) — who has a solid commitment to LGBTQ equality — as her running mate. Secretary Clinton’s selection of Tim Kaine contrasts starkly with Donald Trump’s running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, who has one of the most anti-LGBTQ records of any vice presidential candidate. Clinton and Kaine are set […]

Equality Forum to present Nancy Pelosi with 21st annual International Role Model Award

Nancy Pelosi

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Today, the Equality Forum, the nation’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit, announced that it will present the 21st Annual International Role Model Award to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), for her strong support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The 21st Annual International […]

HRC: ‘Trump and Pence are now leading the most antiquated, anti-LGBTQ ticket in recent memory’

Mike Pence and Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, DC — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) today released the following statement at the conclusion of the  Republican National Convention, during which the party adopted the most anti-LGBTQ platform in its history and featured a parade of anti-LGBTQ speakers. “Donald Trump and Mike Pence are now leading the most antiquated, anti-LGBTQ ticket in recent memory,” said HRC […]

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