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Positively Trans: Assesses Needs & Realities of Transgender People Living with HIV/AIDS

Positively Trans: Assesses Needs & Realities of Transgender People Living with HIV/AIDS

OAKLAND, Calif.—Today, Transgender Law Center launched the Positively Trans (T+) survey, a first-of-its-kind community-led needs assessment to examine the legal and policy landscape as experienced by transgender women, men, and gender non-conforming people living with HIV/AIDS across the country. “As transgender people living with HIV/AIDS, we are capable of forming our own network, telling our […]

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020

Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order releasing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, detailing principles and priorities to guide our collective national work to address HIV in the United States over the next five years. In 2010, the President launched the nation’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has changed the way the American people […]

The Next Major LGBT Civil Rights Battle Is Now In Houston

The Next Major LGBT Civil Rights Battle Is Now In Houston

Conservatives are telling the story; controlling the media; right-wing fear mongering in effect Upcoming Ballot Referendum Could Set The Tone For Media Coverage Of Non-Discrimination Fights Houston looks set to become ground zero for the country’s next major LGBT civil rights battle. How national and local media cover that fight could help determine how the rest of the country thinks about the next stage of the struggle for full LGBT […]

Virginia Federal Court Signals That Transgender Student’s Restroom Access Case is Likely to Proceed

Virginia Federal Court Signals That Transgender Student’s Restroom Access Case is Likely to Proceed

NORFOLK, Va.—A federal court in Virginia today heard arguments in the case of a transgender male student at Gloucester High School who seeks to use communal restrooms that match his gender identity. The case challenges a discriminatory policy that segregates transgender students from their peers and requires them to use “alternative private” restroom facilities. G.G. […]

Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Leaders

Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Leaders

By: The Seattle Lesbian— The Boy Scouts of America ended their ban on gay leaders Monday and the move is effective immediately. “Today, the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board ratified a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. The resolution is effective immediately. Of those present and […]

Engaging Parents Project Reaches Out to Parents of LGBT Youth Of Color

Engaging Parents Project Reaches Out to Parents of LGBT Youth Of Color

By: Fenway Health— When a child comes out to a parent, it can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Parents may feel torn between their love for their child and their belief systems, and children may feel misunderstood and alone. To find ways to better support all families, The Fenway Institute is launching the Our Health […]

What We’re Looking for Over the Next Five Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

What We’re Looking for Over the Next Five Years of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By: Sean Cahill* One of my proudest moments in 25 years of LGBT and HIV/AIDS activism came in July, 2010, when I joined other HIV/AIDS activists and policymakers at the White House for President Obama’s announcement that he was launching a National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). From 2007 through 2010, I worked closely with many of […]

Federal Equality Act Would Protect LGBTs from Discrimination

Federal Equality Act Would Protect LGBTs from Discrimination

Equality Federation Hails Historic Legislation to Ensure All Americans Are Free From Unfair Discrimination CHARLOTTE, NC—Today the Equality Act was introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in the U.S. Senate and Representative Cicilline (D-RI) in the U.S. House of Representatives, including co-sponsors Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) […]