LGBTQ Rights

Spotlight on Humphrey Honoree: Joe Solmonese

Friday, May 6, 2011

On May 12, the civil and human rights community will honor Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Joe Solmonese with its highest honor, the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award, for his work fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Since he became president of HRC in 2005, Solmonese has helped build … Read More

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act Is Re-Introduced in Congress

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

UPDATE: ENDA was introduced in the Senate on April 14, 2011. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, was re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today by Rep. Barney Frank, D. Mass. ENDA has been a major priority for the civil and … Read More

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Senate Passes ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Saturday, December 18, 2010

UPDATE: President Obama signed the repeal law on December 22.   The Senate today passed legislation to repeal the discriminatory “don’t ask don’t tell” law banning gay and lesbian servicemembers from serving openly in the U.S. military. “Today’s victory is a tremendous one for a nation that once denied women and African Americans the opportunity … Read More

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Senate to Vote on DREAM Act and ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sen. Harry Reid, D. Nev., has scheduled votes on the DREAM Act, which would provide undocumented immigrant youth whose parents brought them to the U.S. with a path to citizenship if they pursue higher education or serve in the military, and a bill to repeal “don’t ask don’t tell,” the current law requiring lesbian and … Read More

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Government Officials Contribute to Online Video Campaign for LGBT Youth

Friday, December 10, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D. Calif., Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius have recently contributed short online videos to the “It Gets Better Project,” offering their unique words of support to LGBT youth. The video project was started by columnist … Read More

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