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UN Human Rights Office Unveils Global Standards for Business to Tackle Discrimination Against LGBTI People

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Thursday launched an unprecedented set of global standards to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people. Addressing an audience of business leaders, activists and journalists at Microsoft’s New York City headquarters, Zeid called on the private(…)

ILGA-Europe Launches Appeal to Help the LGBTI Movement in Azerbaijan

ILGA-Europe have launched an urgent appeal to help organizations on the ground support victims of the crisis in Azerbaijan, where members of the LGBTI community are being targeted by police raids. Members of the LGBTI community in Baku are being actively targeted by police raids, with those detained being assaulted, forcibly medically examined, fined or(…)

New GLBT History Museum Exhibition Explores the Legacy of a Queer Journal

A new multimedia exhibition opening Oct. 6 at the GLBT History Museum explores the story of OUT/LOOK, a groundbreaking national queer quarterly published in San Francisco from 1988 to 1992. Embracing gender and racial diversity and bridging academic and community perspectives, the magazine developed an avid readership. The show and its associated programs, publication and website(…)

GLAD and NCLR Join in EQCA Lawsuit Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Equality California announced today that the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), the LGBT legal organizations leading the fight against the Trump Administration’s transgender military ban, have joined as co-counsel in its lawsuit challenging the ban, Stockman v. Trump. Equality California is a plaintiff in the suit together with seven individual plaintiffs who(…)

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(…)

GLAAD Launches Countdown to Spirit Day

GLAAD today launched the official countdown to Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world accelerating acceptance of LGBTQ youth. Spirit Day, taking place Oct. 19, inspires millions of people around the world to wear purple or ‘go purple’ online in a unified stand against bullying and to show their support(…)

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(…)