Historic court victory against Trump could help fight HIV stigma everywhere

In a recent op-ed for The Advocate, attorney and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal Scott Schoettes celebrated a January victory in which in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a decision that people living with HIV can safely serve in the U.S. Air Force. Schoettes wrote of the significance of this victory and his…

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LGBTQ mentions quietly axed from Trumps discrimination guidelines

By Tim Fitzsimons With just over a year left in President Donald Trump’s first term, another late-breaking news item barely made waves: The Interior Department — which manages the majority of the federal government’s public lands — deleted “sexual orientation” from its anti-discrimination guidelines, as HuffPost first reported last week. The removal was just the…

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The Impact of Trump’s Discriminatory Policies on LGBTQ+ Americans

On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking along with a “Notice of Nonenforcement” which states the agency will not enforce nondiscrimination protections put in place by the Obama administration in December 2016. These protections were enacted to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people would not experience…

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Trump Admin to Allow LGBTQ Discrimination in Adoption

The Trump administration kicked off National Adoption Month by attacking LGBTQ families. The Department of Health and Human Services announced a new rule Friday that would allow adoption agencies and other programs that receive HHS grants to reject same-sex couples and rainbow families on the basis of religious freedom, reports the Washington Blade. Other programs that…

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Trump Calls Rupaul For President?

Donald Trump continues his attempts to sow distrust in the impeachment inquiry — or “Witch Hunt Hoax,” as he most recently termed it, after the bipartisan backlash to his use of “lynching.” The president took to Twitter Wednesday morning to defend his call with the Ukranian president, in which, according to a whistleblower report and…

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