Austrian Court rules to legalize marriage equality starting in 2019

Austria’s highest court ruled Tuesday to fully legalize marriage equality by 2019 after declaring the law restricting LGBTQ partnership to civil unions discriminatory. With this historic decision, the current restrictions on LGBTQ Austrians will be overturned on December 31, 2018 and marriage equality will be in full effect starting Jan. 1, 2019. “Today, the differentiation […]

GLAAD: Tony Perkins has no place in Masterpiece Cakeshop media coverage without his anti-LGBTQ record on full display

NEW YORK – GLAAD today released research on Tony Perkins who announced he will be holding a rally and speaking to media outside the Supreme Court today during the hearing for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Perkins, who serves as the president of the Family Research Council, which the Southern Poverty Law Center […]

National LGBTQ Task Force: Masterpiece Cakeshop case could roll LGBTQ rights back a half-century

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National LGBTQ Task Force was out at full strength on the steps of the Supreme Court to rally for the court to uphold the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in the lead up to the court hearing oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. […]

Supreme Court hears arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union appeared before the Supreme Court today in oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will have widespread impact on the future of anti-discrimination protection in the United States. The case centers on Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple who […]

Victor Madrigal-Borloz appointed as new UN independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

Today, Victor Madrigal-Borloz was appointed the new United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI). The Human Rights Council formally confirmed his position as the IE SOGI in a plenary. Victor Madrigal-Borloz follows Thai human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn in the position, as Professor […]

Amida Care, NYS AIDS Institute and NYC community organizations publish ‘Hire Me! End AIDS with Jobs’

Amida Care has published a special community publication, “Hire Me! End AIDS with Jobs,” produced in partnership with Alliance for Positive Change, Alpha Workshops Studio School, Cicatelli Associates Inc., Exponents, The Fortune Society, GMHC, Housing Works, The LGBT Center, National Working Positive Coalition, NYS AIDS Institute, NYS Education Department, and Translatina Network. Improved health has allowed […]

The S.M.A.R.T. Program celebrates one-year anniversary

SAN DIEGO — S.M.A.R.T., the innovative program that gets substance abusers off the streets and onto a track for success, celebrates its first anniversary today. The S.M.A.R.T. Program was launched by the San Diego City Attorney’s Office on December 1, 2016, as a compassionate solution to the increase in drug and street crimes that followed […]

City Attorney defeats lawsuit filed by woman injured by car flying off Coronado Bridge

SAN DIEGO — The City Attorney’s Office today defeated a lawsuit filed by a woman who was injured when a distracted, speeding, and intoxicated motorist drove his pick-up truck off the Coronado Bridge and into Chicano Park below. Superior Court Judge Judith F. Hayes dismissed the complaint against the City of San Diego because nothing […]

GLAAD: Senate GOP tax bill is an attack on low income and LGBTQ Americans

NEW YORK – GLAAD today denounced the Senate’s tax bill and exposed how the bill targets low income and LGBTQ Americans. This tax bill aims to eliminate the individual mandate, a key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will cause 13 million low income Americans to lose healthcare, and its 1.5 trillion dollar […]

On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS warns that men are less likely to access HIV treatment and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses

OTTAWA/GENEVA—Today, World AIDS Day, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that men are less likely to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women. The Blind spot shows that globally less than half of men living with HIV are on treatment, compared […]

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