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HRC Responds to Rumored License to Discriminate EO

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a new media report about a rumored #LicenseToDiscriminate order that puts millions of LGBTQ Americans and women at risk of discrimination. Earlier this year, a leaked draft…

2015 Report on Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the U.S. Released Today

NATIONAL—Today the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released its report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2015. The report looks at the experiences of 1,976 survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) who reported to 17 NCAVP member organizations from 14 states across the country,…

U.S Dept. of Defense Lifts Ban on Transgender Military Service

Secretary Ash Carter announced today Transgender Service Members will be able to openly serve their country.  Fair Wisconsin applauds this policy change and Secretary Carter’s leadership on the issue.  Allowing Service Members to serve authentically creates a win-win scenario for Dept. of Defense and its employees.  DOD leaders understand what…

Pocan Applauds Defense Department’s Removal of Transgender Service Ban

Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after Secretary Ash Carter officially announced the Department of Defense’s decision to lift its ban on transgender people from serving in the armed forces. “Following in the footsteps of repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, this is another significant step…

Sex education in schools not inclusive of same-sex relationships, new research finds

Secondary schools in Britain claiming to incorporate sexual diversity into their sex and relationship education (SRE) are in fact upholding heteronormativity, university researchers have found. Researchers at Birmingham City University and Sheffield Hallam University discovered that same-sex practices are being positioned outside of the classroom, potentially leaving young people without…

Sylvia Rivera, first transgender person in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection

Earlier this year, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery installed the portrait of Sylvia Rivera in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibition. Rivera is the first transgendered person in the museum’s collection. A forerunner in the fight against gender identity discrimination, Ray Rivera rechristened himself as Sylvia as a teenager. When cast…

World’s Leading Experts on Transgender Surgery Gather in Boston

(CHICAGO, IL – September 30, 2015) The latest techniques and advances in transgender surgery will the subject of various sessions at this year’s scientific conference, Plastic Surgery: The Meeting, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announced today. The Meeting, which  will be held October 16-20 at the Boston Convention…

NLGJA Announces 2015 Inductees to LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 and the 10th year of our LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame. Please join us in recognizing this year’s inductee: Randy Alfred, Alison Bechdel, Alan Bell, Lou Chibbaro, Jr., Charles Kaiser and Armistead Maupin. Leroy Aarons…

Job Opportunities via Freedom for All Americans

Last Friday we witnessed an incredible victory when the freedom to marry reached all 50 states and SCOTUS declared marriage equality a fundamental right. Though same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry across the country, it is still legal in 28 states to be fired simply for being gay and…

Supreme Court Upholds Freedom to Marry Nationally

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Supreme Court of the United States today issued a sweeping ruling in favor of marriage equality. This decision clarified what has been until now a patchwork of relationship protections in this country – 36 states and Washington, D.C. allowed same-sex couples to marry, while 13 states refused.  Now,…

America’s LGBT 2014 Buying Power Estimated at $884 Billion

Washington, D.C. – June 10, 2015 – The combined buying power of the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adult population for 2014 was estimated at $884 billion, according to an updated analysis by Witeck Communications. Releasing the latest projection, Bob Witeck said, “Buying power estimates help paint one…