After GLAAD exposes his anti-LGBTQ history, Trump nominee Mark Green comes out for LGBTQ equality in the U.S. Army

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Yesterday Mark Green, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Army, took to Facebook to address the anti-transgender statements he made in a radio interview last year. In fact, Mark Green’s response was an about-face statement as he voiced his support for LGBTQ equality in the U.S. Army. “4) I believe that every American has […]

Alabama House passes discriminatory Adoption Bill HB24

Alabama Legislature

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Heart of Dixie has grown colder today. This afternoon, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB24, deceptively named the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act, on a 87-0 vote with 6 abstaining. The bill now heads to Governor Kay Ivey’s desk. HB24 would create a broad license to discriminate in the […]

Judge blocks Trump executive order punishing sanctuary cities

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Today, United States District Judge William H. Orrick III blocked President Trump’s executive order against sanctuary cities. Trump’s order was challenged by the city and county of San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara, California, two of the jurisdictions under presidential fire for limiting their cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reports The […]

HRC announces fellowships for 10 young nonprofit leaders working to end HIV in America

Fellowship Program

WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced the selection of ten outstanding, young leaders for the second year of its fellowship program focused on elevating the work of young people on the front lines of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The HRC Foundation’s HIV 360° Fellowship Program, made possible with the generous […]

San Diego Unified’s Board of Education to consider endorsing proposed Senate Bill 30

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SAN DIEGO — Tuesday, April 25, the San Diego Unified School District’s board members will consider endorsing California State Sen. Ricardo Lara’s proposed Senate Bill 30 which would prohibit the state from awarding or renewing a public contract with any person who provides goods or services to the Federal Government for construction of a wall, […]

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

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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

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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 […]

New figures show 10 percent increase in the City of San Diego’s homeless population

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Thursday, San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three), who serves as vice chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, joined Task Force Chair and Supervisor Ron Roberts, and RTHF Executive Director Delores Diaz to announce the results of the 2017 Point-in-Time Count of the region’s homeless population. They were […]

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

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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 […]

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