Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Luis Arreaga, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Special Representative of the U.S. Secretary of State to the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
The US business owner posted a scathing anti-gay rant on Facebook stressing that homosexuals were not allowed in his vehicle repair shop – but people carrying guns get a discount.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence — who frequently refers to himself as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order” — believed that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) would mobilize his conservative base.
The Age Of Adaline is coming to theaters this month! And we now have an inside look at two scenes from the film, starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) reiterates its support for lifting the ban on open transgender military service after Shane Ortega, a transgender Army Sergeant, shared his compelling story in the Washington Post last week. Sgt. Ortega is an Army helicopter crew chief who serves in the the 25th Infantry Division at Wheeler Airfield in Oahu, Hawaii.
Couple Raises Close to $35,000 in Support of Sunny Hills Services Program for Gay and Transgender Youth
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) commends the White House for speaking out against so-called conversion therapy for LGBT minors. Conversion therapy is a widely discredited practice that attempts to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Late yesterday the Obama Administration made its opinion known in response to a White House “We the People” petition calling for a ban on the practice. The petition, signed by more than 120,000 people, came in response to the tragic loss of a transgender teen from Ohio named Leelah Alcorn who died by suicide in late December. The petition says that prior to her death Leelah’s parents “forced her to attend conversion therapy, pulled her out of school and isolated her in an attempt to change her gender identity.”
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) strongly commends a ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which found that the Army discriminated against a transgender civilian employee when it required her to use a single-user restroom at work and reprimanded her for using the women’s restroom when the single-user restroom was unavailable. The EEOC concluded that Tamara Lusardi, a Software Quality Assurance Specialist in the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center in Huntsville, Alabama, “was subjected to disparate treatment on the basis of sex” in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to news that a Houston petition drive aimed at removing protections for transgender people in the city had failed. Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced late yesterday that the group spearheading the petition, Houstonians For Family Values, had failed to collect the 20,000 signatures needed to amend Houston’s city charter. The group was seeking amend the city charter to remove existing nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance and in a 2012 Executive Order banning workplace discrimination against city workers.
lgbtSr, the website devoted to highlighting issues of interest to LGBTQ people over-50, today marks its four-year anniversary. The online space offers its audience a unique space to view a host of current trends and topics through the lens of middle-age and beyond.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) denounces a petition drive in Houston aimed at removing current protections for transgender people and banning future protections. The petition, spearheaded byHoustonians For Family Values, seeks to amend Houston’s city charter to remove existing nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance and in a 2012 Executive Order banning workplace discrimination against city workers.