Texas on verge of passing extreme anti-LGBTQ laws

Over the weekend a group of Texas legislators pushed through two discriminatory efforts that, if signed by the governor, could impact the economy of the state and cause harm to LGBTQ people and their families. In a cynical move, because anti-LGBTQ discrimination is widely unpopular, politicians took action last Sunday night, when they thought fewer […]

Equality NC and HRC respond to NBA’s decision returning 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte

RALEIGH, N.C. — Today, Equality NC and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) responded to the NBA’s decision to bring back the All-Star Game to Charlotte in 2019. The NBA had previously moved their 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte in response to HB2, the deeply discriminatory law that put LGBTQ North Carolinians in harm’s way and […]

Taiwan Constitutional Court rules in favor of marriage equality

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman, violate the Constitution paving the way for it to be the first in Asia to achieve marriage equality. In a case brought by a veteran LGBTQ activist with support from authorities in the capital city of Taipei, the court […]

GLAAD: Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget puts LGBTQ lives in danger

NEW YORK – GLAAD have responded after President Donald Trump released the administration’s 2018 fiscal year budget, which highlights their key objectives and priorities in the upcoming fiscal year. The budget includes proposed slashes to programs and departments critical to the LGBTQ community, including Medicaid, Planned Parenthood, and the Center of Disease Control’s HIV and […]

US Sens. Harris, Carper question Census Bureau on removal of ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’ from 2020 Census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to United States Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson requesting more information on the Census Bureau’s processes it uses to include subjects fairly and accurately in the 2020 […]

LGBT Task Force: ‘Trump’s budget is a vicious attack on the vulnerable’

President  Donald Trump’s first budget proposal has called for trillions of dollars in cuts on many safety net and other domestic programs that focus on everything from the environment and education to student loans and scientific research, whilst upping the spend on defense, border security and infrastructure. In a statement, Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task […]

HRC launches groundbreaking LGBT workplace inclusion survey in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced that its HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program is undertaking a groundbreaking new survey of Mexican businesses’ LGBT inclusive policies and practices. Continuing their long record of support for equality, major employers Citibanamex, Accenture, Google, Kellogg and Mastercard have already committed to participate […]

Black AIDS Institute announces ’30 Days Of HIV’ campaign leading up to National HIV Testing Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif.– Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the U.S.’s only national think tank focused on HIV impact in Black communities, has announced “30 Days Of HIV” a national, digital, community campaign to raise awareness, educate and mobilize Black communities around the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in Black communities across America. Launching on May 27 through National HIV […]

The Orlando Ribbon Project bringing together the world to mark one year since Pulse tragedy

ORLANDO, Fla. — What began as a simple roll of rainbow ribbon and a box of pins has grown into an international movement to never forget the victims of the worst mass shooting in the country’s history, the tragedy at the Pulse Nightclub June 12, 2016. As the one year mark of the Pulse shooting […]

National study looks at tobacco advertising and susceptibility to use tobacco among youth

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Among 12- to 17-year-olds who have never used tobacco products, nearly half were considered receptive to tobacco marketing if they were able to recall or liked at least one advertisement, report a coalition of behavioral scientists in a new national study. Receptivity to tobacco ads is associated with an increased susceptibility […]

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