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National Journalists Associations Launch LGBTQ Guide for Spanish-language Media

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 y(…)

Death Certificates Ordered In Gay Marriages

 Gay marriage has been a hot topic in and out of courtrooms for the past several years. Another issue is being fixed to help those who lost loved ones before the epic court ruling. Florida widows and widowers whose spouses died before the U.S. Supreme Court declared state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional can have(…)

Kentucky Governor Signs Anti-LGBTQ SB 17 into Law

  Matt Bevin | Photo: Gage Skidmore Today, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed SB 17 into law, a measure that allows student groups at colleges, universities, and high schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students. SB 17 undermines inclusive “all comers” policies at public colleges, universities, and now high schools, by allowing student organizations to discriminate(…)

ACLU Seeks Documents from Trump Administration on Plans for Permitting Discrimination Against Women, LGBT Community

The American Civil Liberties Union has today demanded documents from four federal agencies concerning a potential executive order that would sanction religiously motivated discrimination against LGBT people, members of minority faiths, women, and people seeking reproductive health care. “The American people deserve to know whether this administration plans to protect the rights of all Americans(…)

The Southern REACH Initiative Awards $1.4 Million in Funding to 23 Organizations in the Deep South

Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, 23 organizations in nine Deep South states heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS will receive critical support to fight the HIV epidemic by addressing the disparities and social injustices that fuel the epidemic. By adopting an intersectional approach, Southern REACH grantees will advance the rights, health and dignity of(…)

Vermont Leads States in LGBT Identification

Vermont tops a new ranking of states by the portion of adults in 2015 and 2016 who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) at 5.3%. Massachusetts (4.9%), California (4.9%), Oregon (4.9%) and Nevada (4.8%) round out the top five. The District of Columbia’s 8.6% LGBT exceeds that of any of the states.(…)

Donald Trump Signs Police Enforcement Executive Orders Which Threatens LGBT Comunity

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he had signed three executive orders that stand  to significantly increase the criminalization and incarceration of some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations by broadening law enforcement agencies’ powers. “Trump’s executive orders that expand the discretionary power of police enforcement are a clear attack on freedom, justice and equality.(…)