AFT president calls on Sessions, State AGs to take increased action to combat hate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has sent letters to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and 50 state attorneys general urging a “new level” of action to combat hatred, bigotry and white supremacy following the weekend’s terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Va., and to safeguard the civil liberties of the American people […]

‘Billion Dollar Roundtable’ now includes LGBT, disability and veteran-owned businesses in corporate supply chains

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and the USBLN (US Business Leadership Network), the disability inclusion business resource, have announced that The Billion Dollar Roundtable has voted to expand their criteria of diverse businesses counted toward a corporation’s billion dollar supply chain […]

Civil and Human Rights Coalition calls for Confederate statues to be removed from U.S. capitol

WASHINGTON—Today The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights called for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. “As a nation, we must learn from our past. We need not idolize figures who sought to divide our country and advanced racism,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil […]

Steve Bannon leaves the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The New York Times reported today that Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist is leaving the White House. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. “We are grateful […]

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights condemns Trump’s transgender military ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ condemned President Trump’s proposed transgender military ban. In their condemnation, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights stated, “The President’s mere announcement of a ban on transgender military service harms all Americans by sending a message that fosters and encourages prejudice, inconsistent with our core national […]

HRC conference supporting LGBTQ youth to be held in Orlando

WASHINGTON —  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), will hold its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference Feb. 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Toyota will again be a presenting sponsor. In its fifth year, this premier event of […]

Camp No Counselors celebrates LGBTQ History Month with first LGBTQ & Friends Weekend

LOS ANGELES, Calif., – Camp No Counselors is adding yet another fun filled weekend at their Los Angeles location this Fall. In honor of LGBTQ History Month, Camp No Counselors is celebrating their first ever LGBTQ & Friends adult sleep away camp.  The all-inclusive, weekend-long experience will commence Columbus Day weekend (October 6-9) with tickets […]

‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ stars celebrate eight Emmy nominations in West Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Calif.– The stars of VH1’s hit reality-competition series Rupaul’s Drag Race celebrated the show’s historic eight Emmy nominations with an exclusive Q&A at Micky’s West Hollywood last night.  Judge Michelle  Visage and former contestants Raven, Eureka and Delta talked about the art and craft of drag in a packed room overlooking Santa Monica […]

Logo and the ACLU Partner for the premiere of Logo Documentary Films’ ‘Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer In Rural America’

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Emmy Award-Winning Logo Documentary Films and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today announced a partnership to promote the broadcast premiere of Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America.  The documentary, which follows Moises Serrano, an undocumented immigrant and gay man born in Mexico and raised in North Carolina, fighting for […]

Survey finds over half of American adults would support their teenager’s request to transition to another gender

CHICAGO — In a sign of growing acceptance for transgender children, a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association finds 53% of American adults would support their teenage child’s request to transition to another gender. Early intervention and family support are shown to improve mental, physical and emotional outcomes […]

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