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Louisiana Gov. Legalizes Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

Louisiana Gov. Legalizes Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

  Jindal’s executive action calls for broad discriminatIon against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people WASHINGTON, DC—Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order that opens the door to unprecedented discrimination against LGBTQ people under the guise of “religious freedom.” “We are outraged by Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive action designed to legalize broad […]

NCLR Applauds Introduction of Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act by Congressman Lieu

NCLR Applauds Introduction of Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act by Congressman Lieu

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauds U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu’s introduction of the Therapeutic Fraud Act, the first nationwide bill that would protect LGBT people from the dangers of conversion therapy. Lieu announced the bill this morning at a press conference attended by survivors of conversion therapy, members of the mental […]

Greenacres, Florida Enacts LGBT-Inclusive Civil Rights Ordinance

Greenacres, Florida Enacts LGBT-Inclusive Civil Rights Ordinance

GREENACRES, Fla.—At this evening’s meeting, the Greenacres  City Council members unanimously voted to enact a civil rights ordinance establishing, as matter of public policy, that the city opposes discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, pregnancy, familial status or age. The ordinance was proposed […]

Antigone Rising to Perform At GLAAD's Inaugural in Nashville

Antigone Rising to Perform At GLAAD’s Inaugural in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—On June 12, 2015, Antigone Rising along with other artists and celebrities from across the country will come together to support LGBT acceptance at the inaugural Concert for Love and Acceptance, presented by Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning artist Ty Herndon and GLAAD, at City Winery in Nashville, Tenn. The first-of-its-kind country music event, which will take place […]

High Court Marriage Equality Plaintiff Joins National 50th LGBT Anniversary Celebration

High Court Marriage Equality Plaintiff Joins National 50th LGBT Anniversary Celebration

PHILADELPHIA, Penn.—James Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the soon to be decided Supreme Court same-sex marriage equality case, Obergefell v. Hodges, will attend the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration. He will receive the “Frank Kameny Award.” Obergefell’s is the title case of the four consolidated marriage equality appeals heard before the Supreme Court in late April and […]

Rainbow Train: New CD for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming Children

Rainbow Train: New CD for Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming Children

PHILADELPHIA, Penn.—Chana Rothman, a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter, music educator, and mother of two today announced the release of “Rainbow Train,”  a ground-breaking CD that invites every child to envision, step into, and co-create a world free of gender barriers. “We live in a world where, despite progress, we still see rigid gender roles and stereotypes […]

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from Boston LGBTQ and HIV Organizations

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from Boston LGBTQ and HIV Organizations

BOSTON, Mass.—The Boston area LGBTQ and allied organizations listed below stand together in solidarity with people across the nation—in Baltimore, here in Boston, and elsewhere—who raise their voices to challenge systemic inequity and violence, which continue to degrade and cut short too many Black lives in America. LGBTQ people form a vastly diverse community that […]

Alabama Needs You Now, More Than Ever

Alabama Needs You Now, More Than Ever

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A recent press release from Equality Alabama urged voters to vote for equality. The Freedom of Religion in Marriage Protection Act, House Bill 56, will likely come up for a vote next Wednesday, May 13, in the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee. There was a public hearing on the bill Wednesday in that same committee. HB56 instills discrimination into […]