DOJ releases new training video for law enforcement on interacting with transgender community

DOJ Trans

The Department Justice’s (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) have released a new training video for law enforcement which provides information, tools and techniques to help ensure that interactions with members of the transgender community are respectful, professional and safe for all involved. The training uses three non-emergency and non-crisis situations to discuss ways for police […]

George Takei donates ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ puppet to Japanese American National Museum

George Takei and Hosato, the puppet he voiced in the fantastical epic adventure Kubo and the Two Strings

In a special ceremony Thursday, Aug. 25, iconic actor and human rights activist George Takei presented the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) the “Hosato” puppet, the character he voiced in the film Kubo and the Two Strings. The puppet will be included in a retrospective on his life and career that the museum will exhibit […]

Federal judge blocks UNC from enforcing discriminatory provision of anti-LGBTQ HB2 law

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A federal judge has suspended enforcement of one of the discriminatory provisions of North Carolina’s HB2 law until plaintiffs have an opportunity to fully make their case in court. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder blocked the University of North Carolina (UNC) from enforcing the provision which prevents transgender people from using restrooms and other facilities […]

Colton Haynes to receive HRC Visibility Award at tonight’s HRC Seattle Gala

Colton Haynes

WASHINGTON — Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that Colton Haynes will be honored with the HRC Visibility Award at the 17th Annual HRC Seattle Gala and Auction. The event which is set to take place tonight at the Seattle Sheraton, raises crucial funds in the fight for full LGBTQ equality. “Colton Haynes has inspired countless LGBTQ […]

HRC: Trump’s courting of hate movement dangerous to LGBTQ people

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the following statement ahead of Hillary Clinton’s speech addressing Donald Trump’s campaign of prejudice, paranoia and bigotry. “Donald Trump has built an entire campaign based on division, fear and undermining equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Trump has threatened to undo crucial […]

Presidential Proclamation — Women’s Equality Day, 2016

President Barack Obama

Today, Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day. A day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Below is a proclamation by President Barack Obama for Women’s Equality Day 2016. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Nearly one […]

ESPN to air feature on 9/11 hero Mark Bingham’s legacy

Mark Bingham

This Sunday, the SC Featured segment on ESPN’s SportsCenter will profile 9/11 hero Mark Bingham. Bingham was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, Sept. 11 2001 and one of the heroes who stopped the plane from reaching its intended target, the U.S. Capitol building. Bingham was one of 33 passengers and seven crew members […]

LGBT media outlet target of hate crime (VIDEO)

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A New England LGBT Newspaper and Media Outlet has been the target of a hate crime. A newspaper box belonging to The Rainbow Times was blown up by a group of people around 1.20 a.m. Tuesday. Seven people were captured on surveillance video placing an unknown device inside the newspaper box , reports CBS Boston. […]

Logo reveals ‘Finding Prince Charming’ cast (VIDEO)

Finding Prince Charming

NEW YORK, NY – Logo today announced that its brand new reality dating competition series, Finding Prince Charming, will premiere Thursday, Sept. 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with a special 90-minute episode immediately following an all-new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and will simulcast on VH1. The first of its kind journey to […]

New nonpartisan poll shows LGBTQ equality is a winning message

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A new national poll shows Americans are strongly rejecting laws like North Carolina’s HB2, which targeted transgender people and wrote discrimination into state law. The national survey released by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute found that only 35 percent support such laws, while 64 percent of Americans oppose them. What’s more, only 30 percent […]

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