HRC issues pre-SOTU statement on Trump-Pence administration’s anti-LGBTQ agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued the following statement ahead of Donald Trump’s State of the Union (SOTU) address, following the past year of the Trump-Pence administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people: On Tuesday evening, Donald Trump is expected to address the nation before a joint session of Congress following a year […]

GLAAD calls attention to Trump’s inaction on global anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses

NEW YORK – GLAAD Friday condemned Trump for his inaction on anti-LGBTQ state violence in Egypt, Chechnya, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Azerbaijan as he takes the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “As Trump addresses a room of global changemakers, his unconscionable inaction on the growing epidemic of anti-LGBTQ violence  around the world […]

Rep. Peters fights Trump cuts to 340B drug pricing program

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for the McKinley-Thompson bill (H.R. 4392), which would reverse a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule instituted by the Trump Administration that cuts payments to the 340B Drug Pricing Program by $1.6 billion. The bill would also protect Congress’ authority to set Medicare payment […]

ConnXus partners with National LGBT Chamber of Commerce to increase inclusive procurement efforts

MASON, Ohio — ConnXus has announced its corporate partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), accelerating the supplier management company’s mission to open inclusive procurement opportunities to diverse businesses. NGLCC is the nation’s exclusive certifying body for LGBT owned and operated businesses. LGBT business owners make up a significant part of the American […]

Thousands of local and national queer and trans activists to descend on Trump Hotel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Werk for Peace and the National LGBTQ Task Force will hold a massive demonstration outside the Trump Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW  Saturday, Jan. 27 at 12:45 p.m. to spotlight consent. The dancers will be clad in rainbow paraphernalia, dance to empowering beats, and will be sure to leave behind bucketfuls […]

LGBT workers in the US lead global LGBT community in retirement readiness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A new study released today finds that LGBT workers in the U.S. are outperforming LGBT workers in eight other countries with regard to retirement readiness. This first-of-its-kind study, LGBT: Retirement Preparations Amid Social Progress, is a collaboration between Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) and nonprofits Transamerica Center for Retirement […]

Starbucks responds to Baristas, extends parental leave benefits

Today, Starbucks became the latest company to offer extended paid parental leave to hourly employees. This is a direct result of advocacy by baristas over the last year and comes on the heels of Walmart’s announcement to offer fully equal parental leave benefits to all full-time employees. In response to the Starbucks announcement, Paid Leave […]

SAGE to present Dr. Imani Woody with Advocacy Award for Excellence on Aging Issues

NEW YORK, N.Y. — SAGE, the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, will present Dr. Imani Woody the SAGE Advocacy Award for Excellence on Aging Issues at this week’s Creating Change Conference headed by the National LGBTQ Task Force in Washington, D.C. “We are honored to present our […]

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to speak at the 2018 HRC Greater NY Gala

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will speak and Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winner Audra McDonald will be honored at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in New York City. HRC also announced that Diageo will receive the organization’s Corporate Equality Award. “Senator Gillibrand is on the […]

National LGBTQ Task Force: Roe celebrates its 45th anniversary during one of the darkest years for reproductive rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For 45 years, Roe v. Wade has kept abortion legal in the U.S. — but it hasn’t kept politicians from pushing abortion out of reach for poor women, young folks, transgender and gender non-binary people, and communities of color. The National LGBTQ Task Force rises up to realize the promise of Roe, […]

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