Trump’s inaugural words turned into a grim poem

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Donald J. Trump’s inaugural speech may have broken with tradition and to some cast a grim picture of the reality of our country. The Huffington Post reports that Author Randa Jarrar, capturing the grim mood, tweeted a poem she’d written using the Trumpian terms ― supplemented with some common words such as “a” and “my” […]

Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning honors AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack with public service award

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WASHINGTON — Wednesday, at a ceremony in the Pentagon, Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning awarded The American Military Partner Association (AMPA) President Ashley Broadway-Mack the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award. The award was presented in Secretary Fanning’s office just prior to his official farewell ceremony. “Ashley Broadway-Mack is a phenomenal advocate for our nation’s […]

Lambda Legal: ‘We won’t go back in the closet under Trump’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Within minutes of Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, his administration has removed all mention of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from the White House Web site, and selected LGBT-related documents have disappeared from the Department of Labor website.  The Office of National AIDS Policy appears to have been closed, and its web […]

ACLU announces first legal action on Trump

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NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken legal action seeking documents on conflicts of interest and violations of the Constitution and federal law posed by President Trump’s and his family’s business interests. The organization also released a Seven-Point Plan laying out how it intends to challenge other Trump policies and protect the Constitution. The efforts are made possible by the organization’s new Constitution Defense Fund, […]

San Diego’s oldest LGBT organization to celebrate 45 years of service

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In 1972 LGBT San Diegans started meeting to organize a local chapter of the International Imperial Courts of North America.  The Imperial Court System has been described as the “gay Shriners or Elks,” and was founded in 1965 by World War II Veteran Jose Julio Sarria.  A gay icon, who in 1961 became the first […]

HRC statement on the Inauguration of President Donald Trump

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Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president and pledged to be a president for all Americans in his inaugural speech. “We are one nation — and their pain is our pain,” said Trump.”Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and […]

World OutGames Miami seeking global artist submissions for official event poster

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MIAMI – World OutGames Miami 2017, a ten-day multi-sport, human rights and cultural event held from May 27 until June 4, 2017, is inviting artists worldwide from all disciplines to create an original poster image that promotes the spirit of the 2017 Games. This commemorative art design will wholeheartedly embrace the three core pillars of […]

First ever ‘America’s LGBT Economy’ report suggests LGBT businesses add $1.7 trillion to US economy

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WASHINGTON— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has released the first ever snapshot demonstrating the economic and social impact of America’s LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs. The “America’s LGBT Economy” report explores the revenues, types, sizes, and geography of LGBT-owned […]

House LGBT Caucus calls on Senate to reject Tom Price nomination

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today called on the Senate to reject Rep. Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services. “Rep. Price’s nomination would spell disaster for LGBT Americans,” said LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01). “The Affordable Care Act contains critical protections for LGBT Americans which ensure that they do […]

Benjamin O’Keefe: The young social activist is making his mark

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Social activist, writer, public speaker and a host of other possible epithets barely begin to do justice to Benjamin O’Keefe. At 22, this Orlando native is making his ascent at a clip few others will experience in their lifetimes. O’Keefe has already become the youngest senior producer in the history of MoveOn.org and the social […]

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