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US: Case Against Rights Of Minnesota Trans Teen Dropped

US: Case Against Rights Of Minnesota Trans Teen Dropped

An organization that filed a federal lawsuit last year, to bar transgender students from using locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, today announced that they have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Minnesota, had intervened in the case on behalf of a transgender girl, identified as Jane […]

US: Trump admin drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

US: Trump admin drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

The Trump administration has dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents on Friday, in response to the state’s decision to undo its “bathroom bill,” according to the Associated Press. The filing represents the first significant movement in a tangle of legal action challenging the state’s nondiscrimination laws since a deal last […]

US: Advancing LGBT Elder Policy and Support Services – The Massachusetts Model

US: Advancing LGBT Elder Policy and Support Services – The Massachusetts Model

In the US, the Massachusetts-based ‘LGBT Aging Project’ has trained elder service providers in affirming and culturally competent care for LGBT older adults, supported development of LGBT-friendly meal programs, and advanced LGBT equality under ag[e]ing policy (Krinsky Lisa and Cahill Sean. LGBT Health. April 2017, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2016.0184. ). Working across sectors, this innovative […]

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

Yesterday (4th April) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC released the following statements in light of the NCAA decision to consider North Carolina for championship games, despite the discrimination against LGBTQ people that remains enshrined in state law. “The NCAA’s decision to backtrack on their vow to protect LGBTQ players, employees and fans […]

US: ACLU Defends Rights Of Transgender Students In Pennsylvania

US: ACLU Defends Rights Of Transgender Students In Pennsylvania

In the US, The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Pennsylvania, have filed a legal motion to defend the Boyertown Area School District’s practice of allowing students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. The motion to intervene in the case was submitted in a federal lawsuit that is seeking […]

Conservative America: Small Cities Stand Up For LGBT Rights

Conservative America: Small Cities Stand Up For LGBT Rights

When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbo[u]rs in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride, writes Letitia Stein of Reuters. The married owners of Edna’s hair salon, in […]

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

US: ACLU Urges Georgia Senate Remove Anti-LGBT Language From Adoption Bill

The ACLU of Georgia has called on members of the Georgia Senate to remove language inserted into House Bill 159 last week that would allow state-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT Georgians. “It’s a sad day when a bill that was supposed to be about helping foster kids gets turned into a vehicle for state-sanctioned […]