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Chad Griffin Announces Departure from Human Rights Campaign

Photo by Steve Dipaola/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9954466c) HRC president Chad Griffin speaks on behalf of HRC-endorsed candidate Carolyn Long, in Vancouver, Washington
Politics National
Chad Griffin, the influential gay rights activist who helped turn the Human Rights Campaign into a powerful political force, announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the organization’s president. ...
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Alyssa Milano to Receive GLAAD’s Inaugural Ariadne Getty Ally Award

Alyssa Milano / Instagram
Entertainment
Milano has raised awareness around ending HIV and AIDS, was a vocal supporter of marriage equality and regularly uses social media to amplify the voices of LGBTQ people. ...
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Lambda Legal is Taking Trump to Court for Kavanaugh Documents

Politics
Lambda Legal and American Oversight filed a lawsuit to compel the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to immediately produce records related to Kavanaugh’s work in the George W. Bush White House. ...
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GLAAD: Senate Judiciary Committee Needs to Hold Kavanaugh Accountable on LGBTQ Rights

Trump (R) announces Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh (L) as his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 09 July 2018. The confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee is expected to face strong opposition from Senate Democrats, as the balance of the court could be altered with long-lasting effect on controversial laws. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
Politics
GLAAD demanded transparency and accountability on LGBTQ rights from Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court seat made vacant by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. ...
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National Call to Action on SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Call Yields 10,000 Activists

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Donald Trump has said he will appoint Supreme Court Justices who will work to overturn Roe v. Wade, and he has said that women who access abortion care should be punished. ...
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Groundbreaking Opinion: Trans Puerto Ricans Have Right to Correct Their Birth Certificates

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The U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued its opinion, as promised in the order earlier in April, that denying accurate birth certificates to transgender people is a violation of their privacy. ...
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Hawaii Appeals Court Rejects Religious Justification for B&B that Refused Room to Lesbian Couple

Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford
National
The Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii this week affirmed a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast that denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Just Published: ‘The People’s Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality’

National
The late Edie Windsor remembers a 2007 briefing in which she was told by an LGBT movement leader that marriage equality would be addressed “a couple years down the line.” The fierce and feisty activist recalls retorting:  “‘I’m 77 years old and I can’t wait!!" ...
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Legal Advocates: Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law is ‘Unfair and Unconstitutional’

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The 11 individuals and the church that are plaintiffs in Barber v. Bryant are a cross-section of Mississippians harmed by HB 1523: clergy, LGBT residents, community leaders and activists. ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms ‘Obergefell’ Requires Placing Married Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

Politics Editorial
Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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