The United States plays home to about 10 million LGBTQ voters who are awaiting the 2020 presidential election.
The Human Rights Campaign released a report Tuesday concluding that LGBTQ Americans are “largely invisible” to public officials tasked with ensuring health, safety and wellbeing services due to local and national failure in collecting comprehensive data on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The September 12 Democratic debate is over, but the discourse about what was and was not discussed is still front-and-center. Former Vice-President Joe Biden has gotten most of the post-debate flak for his suggestion that Black parents can’t raise their children without intervention from the state.
LA police probe transgender women bar removal as hate crime
The Fresno Bee reported Los Angeles police are investigating the aggressive removal of a group of transgender women from a bar as a possible hate crime.
Department spokesman Officer Jay Chaves said Aug. 26 a complaint was filed with police and that the matter is “in the hands of detectives.”
Printer who nixed gay pride shirt goes to Ky. Supreme Court
The Washington Post reported Kentucky print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court that he shouldn’t be compelled to promote messages that go against his religious beliefs.
A newly-launched national initiative is calling on corporations that receive top equality ratings from the Human Rights Campaign to stop financially supporting anti-LGBTQ members of Congress.
Zero for Zeros Campaign, which launched in June, uses public information from the Federal Election Commission to track political contributions from corporate PACs of companies assigned a perfect rating by the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, which evaluates the impact of big business’ policies and procedures on the LGBTQ community. The scorecard analyzes organizations based on factors including “organizational competency in LGBT inclusion,” public commitment and equal benefits.