Bill to modernize discriminatory HIV criminalization laws passes first major hurdle

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SAN FRANCISCO – A bill that would modernize California’s laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV today cleared its first major legislative hurdle. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved Senate Bill (SB) 239 by a vote of 5-2. The bill is authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Asm. Todd Gloria (D-San […]

Human Rights Campaign files FOIA with Trump administration over elimination of LGBTQ data

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Commerce for communications related to the Trump Administration’s exclusion of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” recommendations regarding data collection in the American Community Survey. Materials produced from this request will help determine how this shameful […]

HRC calls on pro-equality senators to vote ‘No’ and filibuster Neil Gorsuch

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) continued their historic opposition to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court by calling on every pro-equality member of the U.S. Senate to vote “no” and filibuster his nomination. “Last week, Neil Gorsuch refused to answer basic questions regarding his alarming history of opposing […]

Twitter partners with GLAAD to live stream Red Carpet at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards

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SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter and GLAAD announced today that they will partner to live stream the GLAAD Media Awards red carpet on April 1 (5:30 – 7pm PST) in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and May 6 (5:30 – 7pm EST) in NYC at the Hilton Midtown. The pre-show will be available globally for […]

Trump administration omits LGBTQ people from 2020 Census and American Community Survey

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Trump Administration submitted to Congress a report of the list of categories of data it plans to collect for the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey (ACS). In this morning’s version of the Administration’s report, while it conspicuously excluded lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) people on the list of “planned […]

White House proposes cuts to AIDS assistance worldwide of $300 million

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Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, reports Bloomberg. Most of the proposed reductions at NIH would come from research grants, with $50 million specifically taken from a program meant to support biomedical research. PEPFAR, the worldwide initiative to help people with […]

Major child welfare organizations urge Georgia lawmakers to reject anti-LGBTQ amendment to adoption bill

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released an open letter from major child welfare organizations — including the Child Welfare League of America, The Donaldson Adoption Institute, FosterClub, North American Council on Adoptable Children, and Voice for Adoption — urging Georgia lawmakers to reject a discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ amendment to an adoption-related bill, HB 159, currently […]

SDHDF ‘improperly used monies from restricted funds,’ forensic financial review reveals

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SAN DIEGO — Friday, The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) released parts of the “forensic” financial review undertaken of the Foundation by an independent certified public accountant. The review was conducted at the behest of members of the organization’s board of directors and its Finance Committee, who were concerned about “irregularities” and possibly missing […]

National journalists associations launch LGBTQ guide for Spanish-language media

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WASHINGTON, D.C.,—The National LGBTQ Task Force, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) have launched a Spanish-language stylebook for journalists reporting on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. First published by NLGJA and NAHJ in 2005, “El Manual de Estilo Sobre la Comunidad Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual […]

GLAAD stands with Texas A&M Student Body President-Elect Bobby Brooks

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NEW YORK – GLAAD today announced support for Texas A&M University student Bobby Brooks, the first openly LGBTQ person to be elected student body president for the university, following a scathing op-ed written by Secretary Rick Perry and published in the Houston Chronicle in which Perry called Brooks’ election a “mockery” and said “this quest […]

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