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GLSEN Calls on iHeartMedia CEO to Speak Out Against Sean Hannity's Anti-LGBT Comments

GLSEN Calls on iHeartMedia CEO to Speak Out Against Sean Hannity’s Anti-LGBT Comments

NEW YORK, NY– GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) today called on iHeartMedia CEO Robert Pittman to speak out against comments made earlier this week on its radio properties by Sean Hannity. The full contents of the letter sent by GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard are below. September 19, 2014 Robert Pittman CEO, iHeartMedia, Inc. […]

New CDC Campaign Encourages All Living with HIV to Start & Stay on Treatment

New CDC Campaign Encourages All Living with HIV to Start & Stay on Treatment

HIV Treatment Works highlights benefits for those with HIV and their partners HIV Treatment Works, a communication campaign focused exclusively on encouraging treatment and care for people living with HIV was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The campaign is the first of its kind by CDC and aims to get […]

Ugandan Gay Activist Granted Asylum in United States

Ugandan Gay Activist Granted Asylum in United States

BOSTON, Mass.—John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere, a prominent Ugandan gay activist for over 17 years, has been recommended for asylum in the United States, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced today. In a letter dated September 11, 2014, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services informed Wambere that his application was recommended for approval, pending a […]

Federal Appeals Court Upholds New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

Federal Appeals Court Upholds New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

Court Rejects Anti-LGBT Groups’ Constitutional Challenges to Law TRENTON, NJ—Today, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously upheld a 2013 New Jersey law prohibiting licensed therapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender expression or identity of patients under 18 years old. The Court held that […]

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Congratulates Maura Healey on Historic Win in Mass. Attorney General Primary

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund Congratulates Maura Healey on Historic Win in Mass. Attorney General Primary

WASHINGTON—Today the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation’s largest resource for openly LGBT individuals in politics, congratulated Maura Healey on her victory in the Democratic primary election for Massachusetts Attorney General. If elected in November, Healey will become the first openly LGBT attorney general in the United States. “All of us at Victory are […]

Study: Diverse Group of Patients Willing to Answer Q's about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Healthcare Settings

Study: Diverse Group of Patients Willing to Answer Q’s about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Healthcare Settings

BOSTON, Mass.―A study conducted by researchers from The Fenway Institute and the Center for American Progress and published yesterday in PLOS ONE Journal finds that a diverse group of patients are willing to answer questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings, and that they understand the importance of answering questions about sexual orientation and […]

 LGBTQ Undocumented Community Demanding Immediate Release of Transwoman Raped in ICE Custody

LGBTQ Undocumented Community Demanding Immediate Release of Transwoman Raped in ICE Custody

PHOENIX, Az.—Trans and Queer Undocumented Immigrants from the Arcoiris Liberation Team and the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (AZQUIP) came together along with community leaders to hold an unprecedented action at the Kyrsten Sinema’s Phoenix district office. They are demanding that Kyrsten Sinema and the LGBT Equality Caucus come out in public support of the […]

Men’s Styled Clothing Line for Women and Trans men “pops up” in Boston

Men’s Styled Clothing Line for Women and Trans men “pops up” in Boston

By: Lauren Walleser/TRT Assistant Editor— BOSTON, Mass.—California-based clothing company Saint Harridan, who specialize in making men’s styled suits and dress shirts for women and transgender men, recently spent some time in Boston, giving locals the opportunity to try on and purchase fashion from their line at two pop-up shops around town. “Necessity is the mother […]