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Trump’s National Security Pick Outed Gay Brother Dying of AIDS

  One of Donald Trump’s latest picks for his administration outed her gay brother to her parents before he died of AIDS in 1995, refusing to see him in his dying days and blaming his condition on paternal abuse her family said never happened. On Friday, President-elect Trump announced he has selected as his deputy national security adviser Kathleen Troia(…)

Same-sex Couples Appeal North Carolina’s Religious Objections Law

Three couples have asked an appeals court to revive their challenge to a North Carolina law allowing magistrates with religious objections to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. The appeal filed Monday with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond says a federal district court erred by dismissing their challenge in September. The lower court(…)

Auction to Raise Funds for Stonewall Inn National Monument: Madonna, Cher, Anderson Cooper, George Clooney, Others Donate

June 24, President Obama designated Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America’s National Park System. Stonewall is the first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights in America. In support of this historic designation, Pride Live Nation has partnered with Charitybuzz and some of the biggest names in(…)

New Report Shows Most Americans Believe Discrimination is a Serious Problem

According to the Public Affairs Council, strong majorities of Americans are concerned about all forms of discrimination — whether it’s based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender, disability, religion, or age. A new survey shows that the problem of racial discrimination is considered the most serious discrimination challenge the country faces, followed by gender(…)

HRC Release New Ad Featuring Hillary Clinton’s Commitment to LGBTQ Equality

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a new video ad featuring Hillary Clinton’s historic commitment to fighting for full LGBTQ equality. “Time and again Hillary Clinton has demonstrated through her words and actions that she is committed to fighting for full LGBTQ equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “All of the progress we’ve achieved is at stake(…)

The Religious Right’s Pro-Trump Anti-transgender Hypocrisy

  When it comes to letting transgender people simply using the restroom, religious conservatives are quick to warn that any accommodations pose a massive threat to women’s “safety and privacy.” But after newly discovered tapes of the Republican nominee for president bragging about sexually assaulting women were published last week, many of those same conservatives(…)