Tag: Human Rights Campaign

2017 Was the Deadliest Year for Transgender Community: Report

With four weeks left in the year, 2017 will be remembered by the LGBTQ community as the deadliest year for transgender people in the United States. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), at least 25 transgender people have had their lives cut short due to transphobia against people who…

Transgender Protection Rescinded by President Trump

In one of the most divisive actions to date the Trump administration yesterday reversed an Obama-era policy protecting the rights of transgender students, opening the door to discrimination and bullying against young transgender people. Last May former President Barack Obama issued guidance to public schools that stated they should let…

'Religious Freedom' Order Could Legalize Discrimination

President Donald Trump has given women, along with the LGBT community and its advocates, another reason to doubt his commitment to protecting equal rights. A leaked draft of a “religious freedom” executive order, obtained by The Nation, would legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs “without suffering adverse treatment from the…

SCOTUS Nominee Raises Concerns in LGBT Community

President Donald Trump on Monday fulfilled his campaign promise to nominate a conservative judge to replace the late Judge Antonin Scalia in the United State Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch “is universally respected for his integrity, fairness, and decency,” the White House said in a statement. “And he understands the…

Are Gay People Next LGBT Groups Suspicious of Trump Administration

President Donald Trump has “set a low bar” for equal rights in the LGBT community, according to activists. Over the weekend, rumors circulated that the White House planned to reverse former President Barack Obama’s order that provided some protections for LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace, The New York…