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Pride Foundation Announces Largest Ever Community Grants

Today, Pride Foundation announced $507,000 in grants to 81 organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington—investing vital resources into local organizations working to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families can live fully and safely in their home communities. This year’s award amount is the highest Community Grants(…)

Out New York Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dead At 94

New York gossip columnist Liz Smith, who covered the breakup of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first marriage and helped lead the media’s charge into celebrity news, died on Sunday at her Manhattan home, the New York Times and other media reported. She was 94. The Texas native chronicled the lives of Hollywood and Broadway stars,(…)

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(…)

STOMP Out Bullying Launches Inaugural National #BlockItOutDay Nov.1

Wednesday, Nov. 1, STOMP Out Bullying is asking youth around the world from every corner of the web to block out their bullies, erase negative messages and create a positive, safe digital place for youth everywhere.  The leading anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying organization is also asking youth to encourage and empower their friends to do the(…)