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LGBT-related laws include but are not limited to: government recognition of same-sex relationships, LGBT adoption, sexual orientation and military service, immigration equality, anti-discrimination laws, hate crime laws regarding violence against LGBT people, sodomy laws, anti-lesbianism laws, and higher ages of consent for same-sex activity.

Texas Transgender Bathroom Bill Falters Amid Mounting Opposition

By | August 8th, 2017|LGBT|

AUSTIN, Tex. — With little more than a week left in Texas’ 30-day special legislative session, a barrage of corporate advertising and activism has the potential to sink legislation restricting transgender bathroom use that has been a flash point in the state’s culture wars.

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‘Ask me about my pronouns!’ Genderqueer hairstylist provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth in a mobile salon

By | August 1st, 2017|LGBT|

The young, black transgender woman in hairstylist Madin Lopez’s chair used to hate getting her hair cut. Barbers always questioned her gender identity. They always cut her hair short. She’d always be disappointed.

But on a recent, sweltering afternoon, Lopez put a small plait across 23-year-old Kaityanna Phillips’ forehead. Phillips had been growing her hair

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In One Day, Trump Administration Lands 3 Punches Against Gay Rights

By | July 28th, 2017|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration abruptly waded into the culture wars over gay rights this week, signaling in three separate actions that it will use the powers of the federal government to roll back civil rights for gay and transgender people.

Without being asked, the Justice Department

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Justice Dept. Weighs In Against Protections for Gays in the Workplace

By | July 27th, 2017|Employment & Housing, LGBT|

The Department of Justice has filed court papers arguing that a major federal civil rights law does not protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation in a case now being considered by a New York appeals court.

The department’s decision to file a brief in the case

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Trump-Pence Administration Asserts Civil Rights Laws Won’t Apply to LGBTQ People

By | July 27th, 2017|LGBT|

Today, HRC issued the following statement in response to an amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice arguing that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual people on the basis of sex:

“Attacks against the LGBTQ community at all levels of government continue to pour in from the Trump-Pence Administration,” said Sarah Warbelow,

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Trump Says That Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed in the Military

By | July 26th, 2017|LGBT|

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will not “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory” and could not afford to accommodate them.

Mr. Trump made the surprise declaration in

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Lawsuit says North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ effects still felt

By | July 24th, 2017|LGBT|

Transgender people in North Carolina are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state’s notorious “bathroom bill” earlier this year, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.

The replacement law continues the harms of its predecessor by leaving restroom policies in the

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A Work in Progress

By | July 20th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

WASHINGTON — In a speech to presidents, chancellors and leaders of historically black colleges and universities, a Georgia congressman told them what has already been widely acknowledged — that their institutions historically have been slow to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

The message from Representative Henry Johnson, a Democrat, was not a critical one,

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Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

By | July 14th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

Transgender students once found an ally in the Department of Education, which under the Obama administration robustly investigated alleged violations of their civil rights and argued that federal laws against sex discrimination ensured their access to public school bathrooms and changing

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The 2016 Hate Crime Report from California’s Office of the Attorney General

By | July 11th, 2017|Disability, Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

Hate Crime in California, 2016 reports statistics on hate crimes that occurred in California during 2016. These statistics include the number of hate crime events, hate crime offenses, victims of hate crimes, and suspects of hate crimes. This report also provides statistics from district and elected city attorneys on the number of hate crime cases

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