Analyzing a New Proposed Rule Allowing Discrimination in HHS-Funded Programs and Services

There is a proposed Health and Human Services rule change that is still taking public comments  until Dec. 19.  If put in place, it will set aside nondiscrimination provisions for race, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, or religion. You can read more about the proposal here:http:// http://www.lgbtmap.org/file/2019-HHS-Proposed-Rule-Analysis.pdf You can comment here:https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=HHS-OS-2019-0014-0001

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Pride Around the World

The New York Times reports, in pictures, a look at pride celebrations around the world. Click the photo below for a look at the first-ever celebration in North Macedonia, Mexico City celebrates being the first Latin American city to legalize gay marriage, and a protest in Singapore, among other festivities around the world. And in […]

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Perspective on LA Pride

While other cities around the world are celebrating Pride with special emphasis on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, LA pride is billing this year’s celebration as, “…a free block party of entertainment, vendors, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, rides, attractions, beer gardens and more…,” with no mention of Stonewall in any of the publicity material. This op-ed […]

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LGBTQIA+ World News

China’s not planning to allow same-sex marriage; Gay sex is still illegal in Kenya; LGBT community services are funded by an Orthodox mayor in Jerusalem. China signals won’t follow Taiwan in allowing same-sex marriage Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for activists Jerusalem to approve budget for LGBT nonprofit despite Orthodox […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

Acquatics Competition brings international LGBTQ+ athletes to New York City to join historic WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebration The 25th International LGBTQ+ Aquatics (IGLA) Championships will bring 1500 swimmers to New York City in June 2019.  The event will coincide with the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, marking the global impact of New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer […]

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LGBTQIA+ US News

‘Lavender Scare’ bill seeks to address midcentury employee terminations for sexual orientation discrimination Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill that would call for a “review all employee terminations that occurred after January 1, 1950, to determine who was wrongfully terminated owing to their sexual orientation, whether real or perceived.” Called the  Lavender Offense Victim Exoneration Act, or […]

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