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AsylumConnect and One Degree join Forces to Take First Online Resource Database for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

AsylumConnect, a fiscally sponsored nonprofit helping LGBTQ asylum seekers find verified human needs resources, and One Degree, a technology-driven nonprofit that helps low-income families access resources to achieve social and economic mobility, today announced a partnership to build a national version of the AsylumConnect catalog. The AsylumConnect catalog, currently available on web and mobile devices(…)

Groundswell Fund Honored with 2017 NCRP Impact Award for ‘Smashing Silos’

The Groundswell Fund, largest funder of the reproductive justice movement in the United States and the nation’s primary movement engaging women of color, low-income women, and LGBT people as grassroots activists, won the first-ever “Smashing Silos Award” from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) 2017 IMPACT Awards. The public foundation was specifically honored for(…)

Trump’s Ban Harming Transgender Troops; U.S. Military, Lambda Legal; OutServe-SLDN Tell Court

Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN Thursday asked a federal court to halt immediately all steps taken to implement the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender individuals from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. “Before the President’s vicious attack on transgender Americans, transgender service members had been serving openly and proudly in every branch of(…)

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) uses this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services.(…)

Lambda Legal and 50 Other LGBT Organizations Oppose Eric Dreiband’s Nomination to Lead DOJ’S Civil Rights Division

Eric Dreiband Lambda Legal and 46 other national, state, and local LGBT groups from across the country strongly opposed the confirmation of Eric S. Dreiband to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Dept. of Justice, citing his “overwhelmingly anti-civil rights record” and his efforts to “diminish the rights(…)

Out & Equal Announces Recipients of Inaugural Global Fellowship Program

After a competitive application process featuring applicants from more than 20 countries on five continents, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates has announced its inaugural cohort of Global Fellows: Levis Nderitu, Sullivan Reed Society, Kenya; Suresh Ramdas, HP Inc., India; and Kaspars Zalitis, Association Open Centre, Latvia. “Each and every one of our Global Fellows is(…)