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US: AG Sessions Becomes Tongue-Tied on License to Discriminate

US: AG Sessions Becomes Tongue-Tied on License to Discriminate

Yesterday (18th) the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, failed to answer questions about recent attacks on the LGBTQ community coming from the Department of Justice (DOJ). During a DOJ oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, several Senators addressed recent policies and memos issued by the DOJ including the sweeping “license to discriminate” order. Sessions […]

Listen: Prime – Satellite

Listen: Prime – Satellite

This Monday morning, we bring you another great track from Prime, whom we featured in our July monthly edition of EILE Magazine. This multi-ethnic pop singer-songwriter is truly a citizen of the world, who was raised in New York City, and this is reflected in his music, which is an unusual mix of energetic beats, […]

US: Birmingham Becomes First City in Alabama to Pass LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

US: Birmingham Becomes First City in Alabama to Pass LGBTQ-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance

In Alabama, Birmingham City Council has passed city-wide non-discrimination protections, that include sexual orientation and gender identity, in housing, public accommodations and employment. This ordinance is the culmination of more than ten years of work from local LGBTQ grassroots organizers, and a pro-equality coalition including Equality Alabama and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). “Today, the […]

US: LGBT Rights Groups Alarmed As Trump-Pence Rescinds Title IX Protections

US: LGBT Rights Groups Alarmed As Trump-Pence Rescinds Title IX Protections

US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has announced the Trump-Pence administration’s decision that they will be rescinding Title IX guidance. This guidance relates to schools’ obligations to address sexual harassment, including sexual violence/assault, which disproportionately affects LGBT students, and has alarmed LGBT rights groups in America.

US: ACLU Statement On Bill Against Trump’s Transgender Ban

US: ACLU Statement On Bill Against Trump’s Transgender Ban

The US Senate introduced a bipartisan bill on September 15th that would protect transgender service members by preventing the Department of Defense from removing currently-serving members of the armed forces based solely on their gender identity. The bill would block President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The legislation was introduced by […]

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

US: LGBT Rights Group Remembers Edith Windsor

On Tuesday (12th) the American gay rights group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) responded to the tragic news that Edith ‘Edie’ Windsor has passed away at the age of 88. “Edie Windsor is a hero and civil rights icon who pushed our country closer to the promise of a more perfect union” said HRC President […]

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

US: Trump-Pence Admin Urges Supreme Court to Provide License to Discriminate In Baker Case

 The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), have released the following statement on the Trump-Pence Administration’s amicus brief, in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a baker who in 2012 refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and who is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) an anti-gay organisation […]