James Corden sends 297 copies of ‘Philadelphia’ to President Trump (VIDEO)

Last night, James Corden (host of The Late Late Show with James Corden) addressed on his show the recent news of six people resigning from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS. After explaining how upsetting this news was to him, and the fact it was reported that President Trump “doesn’t care” about HIV […]

Veteran of the Year was deported from the country he served

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) announced today she is honoring deported U.S. Army veteran Hector Barajas Varela of Tijuana as Assembly District 80’s Veteran of the Year. Barajas, who could not attend the annual ceremony at the State Capitol because of his deportation, is the Director and Founder of […]

Lambda Legal announces new hire for Washington, DC legal team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Lambda Legal announced the hiring of Sasha Buchert, who will join the organization’s Washington, DC office as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining Lambda, Buchert was a staff attorney and policy counsel at the Transgender Law Center. Buchert is the second hire for Lambda Legal in the nation’s capital, and will […]

National AIDS Memorial honors Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for three decades of courageous leadership in the fight against HIV and AIDS

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — San Francisco’s Congresswoman, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined hundreds of volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial for a community volunteer workday to commemorate her 30 years in Congress.  Since her first days in Washington D.C., she has been a leader, champion and hero on the issue of HIV/AIDS and her […]

New study shows transgender actors effective in teaching new doctors to provide respectful care

NEW YORK— By acting out scenarios commonly seen in the clinic, real-life transgender actors can help residents learn to provide more sensitive care to people with a different gender identity than the one they were assigned at birth. This is the main finding of a study published online June 15 in the Journal of Graduate […]

U.S. Department of Commerce excludes sexual orientation and gender identity in their 2017 Equal Employment Opportunity statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Commerce has excluded sexual orientation and gender identity in their 2017 Equal Employment Opportunity statement. Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross emailed a statement to department employees outlining the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, which read: “The Department of Commerce does not tolerate behavior, harassment, discrimination or prejudice based on […]

Texas governor signs discrimination into law

AUSTIN, Texas — Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 3859 into law  — a patently discriminatory bill which allows child welfare organizations, including adoption and foster care agencies, to turn away qualified Texans seeking to care for a child in need, including LGBTQ couples, interfaith couples, single parents, married couples in which one prospective […]

Lambda Legal announces DC office, ambitious campaign to thwart Trump attacks on LGBT rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Lambda Legal officially announced the opening of its first-ever Washington office at an annual event hosted at the Newseum, and previewed ambitious plans for its soon-to- launch $100 million campaign effort to oppose and derail escalating attempts by the Trump Administration to unravel LGBT rights. The Washington office is being led […]

Sec. Tillerson admits no concerns have been raised with Russians over Chechen atrocities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) blasted disturbing revelations made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a hearing held by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. When asked by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) about atrocities committed against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya, Sec. Tillerson admitted that he has not raised the issue at […]

San Diego Democrats for Equality and Log Cabin Republicans San Diego issue joint statement condemning Virginia park shooting

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The San Diego Democrats for Equality (SDDE) have joined with the Log Cabin Republicans San Diego (LCRSD) to issue a joint statement condemning today’s shooting in a Virginia park. Around 7 a.m. today a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing for a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, […]

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