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Historic Election Night Victories Make 2017 the Year of the Trans Candidate

Transgender candidates across the nation won historic races Tuesday night – including Danica Roem, who will become the first openly trans person to win and serve in a state legislature. Four trans candidates won their state and local elections, with one more possible as results trickle in, almost doubling the number of trans elected officials(…)

Transgender Military Ban Fight: Plaintiffs Hit Back in Stockman v. Trump

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed a response today in the Equality California case Stockman v. Trump challenging Trump’s transgender military ban in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Today’s court filing is the first in Stockman since Judge Kollar-Kotelly’s ruling last week in NCLR and GLAD’s(…)

Federal Agency Boots LGBT From EEOC Policy

HRC has learned that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has removed sexual orientation and gender identity from their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statement. Under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Executive Orders signed by Presidents Clinton and Obama, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination is prohibited in federal employment. Earlier this year, the(…)