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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.

A Statement from the Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission and Office of Human Relations Regarding the Shooting in Orlando

By | June 15th, 2016|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

(SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA) The Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission and Office of Human Relations is releasing the following statement to join the Nation and the LGBTQ community in grieving the victims of Orlando’s mass shooting that left 49 dead and 53 injured, and condemning the unspeakable act of hate and intolerance. Harry Adams, Chair

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A Statement from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism

By | June 14th, 2016|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism-California State University, San Bernardino expresses its shock and revulsion at the horrible hate motivated attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We reiterate our unwavering support of our friends and neighbors who are members and supporters of the LGBTQ community. We must come together as

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Today the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations released this statement regarding the recent shooting in Orlando, Florida.

By | June 14th, 2016|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

“The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations expresses our most profound sympathies and condolences to the people, their families, friends and communities, whose lives were so brutally ravaged by the recent violence in Orlando.

“The outrageous act of hate violence in Orlando occurred on “Latin Night” at Pulse, a premiere gay club. Most of the

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Orlando Shootings Stitch Together Gays and Latinos, 2 Cultures Once at Odds

By | June 14th, 2016|Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

ORLANDO, Fla. — One of the survivors of Sunday’s attack at the nightclub Pulse, a man closeted from his family, called his Latin American parents abroad to tell them that a close friend — who was actually his partner — had died in the bar. Their response: “You weren’t in that bar, were you?”

That attitude,

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Spellings Says UNC System Won’t Try to Enforce Controversial Bathroom Law

By | May 31st, 2016|Education, LGBT|

The University of North Carolina system said on Friday that it would not seek to enforce a controversial state law requiring transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender at birth. The Associated Press reported that Margaret Spellings, the system’s president, said in a legal filing that “I have no intent to exercise my authority

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Undercover police sex stings targeting gay men endure, despite fierce criticism

By | May 27th, 2016|LGBT, Police & Community|

Sitting in cars along the edge of the park, four Long Beach police officers waited for the right time to pounce.

The innocuous signal that spurred them to action came when they saw a middle-aged man close his laptop and head toward a public restroom known in the area as a place where men have sex

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An Idaho town grapples with an ugly mix — high school football, racism and rape

By | May 26th, 2016|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, LGBT|

It began with racist taunts and pranks, escalated to physical harassment and ended, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Idaho, in a horrific act of rape by three white high school football players against their mentally disabled, African American teammate.

 

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

By | May 26th, 2016|LGBT|

AUSTIN, Tex. — The Obama administration on Wednesday faced the first major court challenge to its guidance about the civil rights of transgender students in public schools, as officials from 11 states filed a lawsuit testing both the scope of federal anti-discrimination law and the government’s sweeping interpretation of it.

Read more in The New

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How California protects transgender students

By | May 18th, 2016|Education, LGBT|

Last week, the Obama administration told schools they need to allow transgender students to experience every aspect of school as the gender they express.

T — we used her first initial to maintain her privacy — is a third-grade student in Los Angeles Unified School District​ who we wrote about Monday.

T began using the girls

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