LGBTQIA+ US News

By K. Van Abel Senate Bill To Require Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data By 2030 Census Democratic senators have introduced a bill which would require questions about household members gender identity and sexual orientation to be asked in the 2030 Census and as early as the 2020 American Community Survey. A ‘Rainbow Wave’? 2018 Has […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

by J. Shoemaker LGBT Adults in US Less likely to have jobs, health insurance According to a long-term study with around 10,000 participants, sexual minorities may be twice as likely to be unemployed, equally as unlikely to be insured. LGBT Parents face bias in US adoption process Proposed amendment would allow child welfare providers to […]

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LGBTQIA Legislative News Roundup

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By Jeremy Selvidge 11th Circuit Rules Title VII Does Not Prohibit Anti-Gay Discrimination Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that employer discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is not prohibited by Title VII. In Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, the court cited precedent in dismissing Jameka Evans’s claim […]

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LGBTQIA Legislative News Roundup

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By Jeremy Selvidge On Wednesday, Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General of the United States. His confirmation has prompted statements of concern from leading LGBTQ+ activists, including HRC’s Chad Griffin and Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, who claim that Sessions’ record of opposition to LGBTQ+ protections and civil […]

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LGBTQIA Legislative News Roundup

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By Jeremy Selvidge A new California law that went into effect on January 1 prohibits state agencies from requiring travel to states that have enacted anti-LGBT legislation. The measure, introduced last year by Assembly member Evan Low, passed last fall. Under the new law, non-essential taxpayer-funded travel to four states—Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kansas—is […]

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Deleting all Mention of LGBT, Climate Change from Whitehouse.gov

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By Thomas Maxheimer TechCrunch, The Washington Post, and The Advocate, among other news outlets, report that moments after being inaugurated, the LGBT, climate change, and other sections of the Whitehouse.gov website disappeared.  Many felt this could be a sign of hostility toward the LGBT community, especially given the history of gay opposition of VP Mike […]

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LGBTQIA Legislative News Roundup

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By Jeremy Selvidge On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the forty-fifth president of the United States. As a candidate, Trump pledged to sign the “First Amendment Freedom Act,” a bill originally introduced in 2015 that would allow discrimination based on the “moral conviction that marriage is… the union of one man and one […]

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