Oklahoma State Legislature Lines Up Eight Anti-LGBTQ Bills

A barrage of anti-LGBTQ bills are being pushed in the Oklahoma state legislature by anti-equality activists. With state lawmakers set to convene Feb. 6th for the 2017 legislative session, at least eight bills attacking LGBTQ Oklahomans and their families are already in the docket for consideration — the most of any state in the nation.(…)

HRC Opposes the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced its opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. “Never in the history of our movement have we had more at stake as a community, or as a country,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Since the moment he(…)

ACLU Update on Anti-LGBT Legislation Across America

LGBT people in America face discrimination in their daily lives.  A majority of states allow discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.  While there are more states every day that strive to pass laws to protect their citizens from discrimination, many legislatures sponsor bills that invoke religion, pre-empt local protections, and target transgender people to(…)

HRC Previews Anti-LGBTQ Action Anticipated in Statehouses During 2017

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a new report previewing battles against anti-LGBTQ state legislation expected in the year ahead. With at least 40 anti-LGBTQ bills in 16 states introduced so far, HRC anticipates that, as in 2016, anti-equality activists will push for legislation giving a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people under the guise of religion;(…)

LGBTQ Students: Point Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to apply for Point’s multiyear scholarship. Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT January(…)