Equality Florida partners with Contigo Fund to expand Safe Schools Project

Marco Antonio Quiroga

ORLANDO, Fla. – Equality Florida today announced their partnership with the Contigo Fund, an initiative of Our Fund Foundation. In August of last year, Equality Florida launched its new Safe & Health Schools Project just two months after the horrific shooting at Pulse Nightclub, seeking to end LGBTQ bias where it begins, in schools. In […]

California lawmakers push state to divest from companies building Trump’s border wall


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), and Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) announced legislation requiring the state’s pension funds to divest from companies involved in the construction of the president’s wall along the United States-Mexico border.  The announcement follows the request for proposals for border wall prototypes issued Friday by […]

Activist group says automated advertising responsible for funding hate on massive scale

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 1,500 companies worldwide have confirmed they have pulled their advertising dollars from Breitbart, the international media outlet infamous for its hate speech, false reporting and support of white nationalism. The global Breitbart boycott is organized by international activist group Sleeping Giants, which says the problem isn’t advertisers, but automated “programmatic advertising” platforms online. […]

Kentucky governor signs anti-LGBTQ SB 17 into law

Matt Bevin | Photo: Gage Skidmore

Today, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed SB 17 into law, a measure that allows student groups at colleges, universities, and high schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students. SB 17 undermines inclusive “all comers” policies at public colleges, universities, and now high schools, by allowing student organizations to discriminate against students under the guise of religion. […]

National Health Organizations: Trump’s budget request will hamper US response to HIV and STDs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 16, President Trump released the administration’s initial budget request, which severely cuts funding to agencies responsible for protecting the public health and responding to infectious diseases, including HIV. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces an 18% cut to funding. Congress must support HIV and STD programs by rejecting […]

Alabama advances bill allowing anti-LGBTQ discrimination by adoption and foster placing agencies

Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Friday, the Alabama House of Representatives advanced the discriminatory H.B. 24 to the Alabama Senate with a 60-14 vote. The bill, deceptively titled the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” would enshrine taxpayer-funded discrimination into Alabama law by allowing state-funded and licensed adoption and foster care agencies to reject prospective LGBTQ adoptive or […]

Two Atkins bills advance in the Senate

Toni Atkins

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—This week, two bills authored by Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) cleared key policy committees and moved on to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. Tuesday, SB 214 passed through the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on an 8-1 vote. The bill strengthens the capacity of the San Diego River Conservancy to  […]

House LGBT Caucus condemns recent increase in anti-LGBT violence


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has condemned the recent increase in anti-LGBT attacks across the country, from community centers to the recent attack on a Member of Congress’s Pride flag. Within the first three months of 2017, there have been four attacks on LGBT community centers: Equality Florida’s office in Orlando, Garden […]

EQCA sends letter urging senators to oppose Gorsuch nomination

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As confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch get underway, Equality California has sent a letter to members of the United States Senate urging them to oppose his confirmation. In the letter, Equality California refutes Trump Administration claims that Gorsuch is a moderate in tune with mainstream American views. In fact, Gorsuch’s legal […]

Texas Senate advances anti-transgender SB 6

Texas Senate

AUSTIN, Texas — Today, the Texas Senate advanced SB 6 — titled the “Privacy Protection Act” — a bill expressly intended to discriminate against and block facility access for transgender Texans. The full Senate voted to advance the legislation by a vote of 21-10. The bill would overturn non-discrimination ordinances currently providing critical protections in […]

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