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Registration Underway for World OutGames Miami

Registration is well underway with sports enthusiasts from more than 40 countries ready to compete during World OutGames Miami 2017, a 10-day event that will bring to life 30 sports and 400 events across the areas of Sport, Culture and Human Rights.  Making its U.S. debut, the Games will welcome thousands of athletes, participants, spectators(…)

ACLU Seeks Documents from Trump Administration on Plans for Permitting Discrimination Against Women, LGBT Community

The American Civil Liberties Union has today demanded documents from four federal agencies concerning a potential executive order that would sanction religiously motivated discrimination against LGBT people, members of minority faiths, women, and people seeking reproductive health care. “The American people deserve to know whether this administration plans to protect the rights of all Americans(…)

House LGBT Caucus Announces Re-launch of Transgender Equality Task Force

The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced today that it is re-launching the Transgender Equality Task Force.  This task force was first launched during the 114th Congress, and was the first such task force created by the Caucus.  The Transgender Equality Task Force will be chaired by Vice Chair Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA-04). The members of(…)

Public Health Experts Affirm Virally Suppressed People Living With HIV Do Not Transmit the Virus

Today, NASTAD (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors), a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world, published a new statement affirming that durably virally suppressed people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) do not sexually transmit the virus.(…)

ATIXA Reissues Position Statement on Title IX, Gender Equity, and Gender Expression

Recent developments have prompted Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) to revise and reissue its position statement on the protections of transgender and transitioning people under Title IX. The arguments for inclusion remain largely unchanged, however the history of the issue has been edited to reflect changes in the current political winds. This ATIXA position statement(…)

HRC Rleases 2017 Buying Guide for Equality-minded Shoppers

From Airbnb to Audi, companies used their advertising airtime during the 2017 Super Bowl to embrace the values of inclusion and equality. And those values are increasingly shared by consumers looking to spend their dollars to make a statement for equality, writes Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign. To help direct consumers to companies(…)

New Study Reveals Health, Aging Experiences of LGBT Older Adults Across Nation

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work have released new findings this month on the health and aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in the U.S. Approximately 2.7 million adults age 50 and older self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. This number is expected(…)

The Southern REACH Initiative Awards $1.4 Million in Funding to 23 Organizations in the Deep South

Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, 23 organizations in nine Deep South states heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS will receive critical support to fight the HIV epidemic by addressing the disparities and social injustices that fuel the epidemic. By adopting an intersectional approach, Southern REACH grantees will advance the rights, health and dignity of(…)

Vermont Leads States in LGBT Identification

Vermont tops a new ranking of states by the portion of adults in 2015 and 2016 who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) at 5.3%. Massachusetts (4.9%), California (4.9%), Oregon (4.9%) and Nevada (4.8%) round out the top five. The District of Columbia’s 8.6% LGBT exceeds that of any of the states.(…)