Victory Fund endorses eight LGBTQ candidates; Danica Roem could make history

Danica Roem

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office, endorsed eight candidates in state and local races. Danica Roem, running for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received a spotlight endorsement, and would become the first state legislator to win as an openly transgender […]

Report: Nearly all 50 states are failing transgender, gender-expansive and gender-nonconforming youth

Safe Havens 2

NEW YORK – A new report published today, Safe Havens:  Closing the Gap Between Recommend Practice and Reality for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth in Out-of-Home Care, offers the first comprehensive analysis of the troubling lack of explicit laws and policies in most states to protect transgender, gender expansive and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth in the child […]

HRC launches Web site debunking the junk science of Paul McHugh


WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has launched McHugh Exposed, a Web site that pulls back the curtain on the anti-LGBTQ myths and junk science being peddled by Dr. Paul McHugh, the go-to ‘expert’ for anti-equality extremists. The resource includes a detailed timeline of how McHugh’s hateful and damaging essays have been used […]

Lawmakers highlight disastrous impact Trump’s wall will have on California economy


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) and Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) held a press conference Thursday to highlight the disastrous impact building another wall along the US-Mexico border will have on California’s economy, environment and people. The lawmakers spoke as the California Legislature prepares to debate two bills […]

Eight bills authored by Sen. Atkins advance in the Senate


SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Eight pieces of legislation authored by Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) – shaping policy ranging from environmental protection, veterans issues and human trafficking to healthcare and LGBT and labor rights – advanced in the California Senate this week: SB 214 cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 17 and was sent to the […]

Sen. Toni Atkins to be honored as ‘Legislator of the Year’ by top veterans group

Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of California, have named state Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) “Legislators of the Year” at its annual Legislative Day Reception in Sacramento. “We are proud to recognize these two outstanding legislators,” said VFW, Dept. of California State Adjutant / […]

Mark Green uses Bible verse to call transgender people ‘Evil’

Mark Green

NEW YORK – Tennessee State Sen. and Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green has once said transgender Americans have a “disease.” But now, GLAAD has exposed audio of Mark Green using a Bible verse as a source to call transgender people an “evil” that must be “crushed.” “The Trump Administration must have been desperate to fill […]

Alabama Senate passes anti-LGBTQ bill

Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Tuesday, the Alabama State Senate and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh passed the anti-LGBTQ H.B. 24. HRC Alabama has called upon Gov. Kay Ivey to not sign this bill, which would most harm the children in Alabama’s child welfare system. The bill, deceptively titled the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” would […]

NCAA to award championship events to North Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. — The NCAA announced today that they will be returning championship events to sites in North Carolina for the first time since the state passed sweeping anti-LGBT legislation in 2016. The original law, HB 2, was replaced last month by a new law, HB 142, which continues to discriminate against transgender people. HB […]

California legislators push solutions to housing affordability crisis

David Chiu

SACRAMENTO, Calif., – Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, was today joined by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Assembly colleagues to push for solutions to the housing affordability crisis that threatens California’s economy and makes life difficult for so many of the state’s […]

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