White House Showcases Progress on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: AIDS United's Access to Care Program Highlighted as Delivering Results
Statement from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on the National Days to Act, Fast, and Pray for Immigration Reform
CHEST Research Spotlight: Sexual Behaviors and HIV-risk factors of Gay and Bi Men Who Attend Sex Parties
Attempted Suicide Rate for Multiracial Transgender People Thirty-three Times Higher than General Population
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- Statement from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund on Speaker Boehner's pronouncing immigration reform dead this year.
"Last week, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act was the popular law that Speaker Boehner was against. This week, he's against fair immigration reform; another issue that most people are for. It's time for Mr Boehner to stop making excuses for inaction and to start listening to the American people. It's time for him to allow Congress a vote on fair immigration reform -- for the 11 million undocumented immigrants desperate for a shot at the American Dream, over 250,000 of whom are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender."
Civil Rights Groups Demand Texas School Board Allow Transgender Teen to Appear in Yearbook Wearing a Tuxedo
(Washington, D.C., Nov 7) Today, the Senate, in a 64 to 32 bipartisan vote, approved the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which would bar employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC Vice President of Education and Employment:"Today’s historic vote is a huge victory for workers around the country. No one should be denied a job, harassed or fired simply because of who they are or whom they love. We urge the House to do its job and vote on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. These critical workplace protections are long overdue."
Rep. Jim Moran Calls on House Republican Leaders to Bring Workplace Anti-Discrimination Bill to a Vote
WASHINGTON Nov 7– Below is a statement from Anthony D. Romero, American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director, on the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the U.S. Senate:
"In a year of historic victories for LGBT people, this one ranks near the top. Getting ENDA across the finish line in the Senate after a nearly four-decade long journey is a huge win for all who believe that workers should be judged on the job by their merits, nothing more and nothing less. Under ENDA, workers would no longer have to hide who they are when they go to work in the United States. As this bill continues to move forward, it is critically important to ensure that it, like other landmark civil rights laws, protects as many people as possible from indefensible workplace discrimination."