LGBTQ Rights

Vanita Gupta Delivers Keynote Remarks at the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Commemorative Breakfast

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

DENVER – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, today delivered the keynote remarks at the Matthew Shepard Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Commemorative Breakfast. Her prepared remarks follow below: Thank you for your kind words and for your leadership of the amazing Matthew Shepard Foundation.  It is a privilege to … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

Lambda Legal, Joined By Several National Civil Rights Organizations, Delivers First Resistance “Pre-buttal” To Trump’s State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

You can download the full audio of today’s call here. WASHINGTON – Today, Lambda Legal, delivered a resistance “pre-buttal” hours ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union Address. Lambda Legal’s Sharon McGowan, was joined on a media call by other resistance leaders including Todd Cox at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Kaylie … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Blasts Latest Trump Administration Move to Censor Truth and Science

Saturday, December 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Shin Inouye, director of communications and media relations of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement regarding the news that the Center for Disease Control has banned the use of certain words including transgender, evidence-based, and diversity: “President Trump and his administration have launched the latest salvo in their … Read More

Categories: Diversity, LGBTQ Rights, Press Releases

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Withdrawal of Mateer, Decries Confirmation of Willett

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement after the White House indicated the nomination of Jeffrey Mateer to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas will not be moving forward, while at the same time, the Senate voted, on a … Read More

Categories: Judiciary, LGBTQ Rights, Nominations, Press Releases

New Paper Sounds the Alarm on Trump Administration Attacks on Federal Data and Civil Rights

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – The federal government’s collection, reporting, and protection of accurate, comprehensive data is central to implementing, monitoring, and evaluating civil rights laws and policies. But the Trump administration is taking steps that undermine all of these pillars of data collection. In response to this growing threat, today, The Leadership Conference Education Fund issued a paper, … Read More