Monthly Archives: January 2016

36 LGBTQ Organizations Call on President Obama to Stop the Raids, Provide Immediate Relief to Immigrants

LGBT Groups say Stop the RAIDS

On January 14th, 36 national and local organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people sent a letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security calling for an immediate end to the Administration’s heavy-handed and immoral immigration raids , which have sparked a new wave of terror in immigrant communities across the country. The groups also called on […]

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Homeless LGBT Youth in the District of Columbia

Homeless LGBT Youth in the District of Columbia

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser released the results of the 2015 Homeless Youth Census at a press conference held at Casa Ruby on Wednesday, January 13th.  The Census is now required to be conducted every five years due to the passage of The LGBTQ Homeless Youth Reform Act; legislation introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh and Mayor Muriel Bowser (when she served on […]

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One Wheaton: Wedding at Cana

Wedding at Cana

Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois, has been in the press quite a bit lately due to the controversy surrounding Larycia Hawkins.  Hawkins came under fire when she wore a hijab to express solidarity with Muslim Women.  Wheaton officials insist that it is not the hijab at issue, but rather statements made in solidarity with Muslims.   Now, the the first black female […]

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Guides for Newly Insured LGBT Persons and PLWHA

The Pozitively Healthy coalition and the National Coalition for LGBT Health have produced personal guides for newly-insured individuals living with HIV and LGBT individuals, respectively. The “Get Enrolled. Get Engaged. Get Empowered.” guides provide information on navigating the enrollment process , engaging with providers and pharmacists, and empowering yourself in finding specialty care and maximizing benefits. The guides are available […]

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Protecting LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Protecting LGBTI Asylum Seekers

IOM and UNHCR have released a comprehensive training package on the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless persons. The need to ensure that the rights of LGBTI people are respected has recently received increased attention and support from UN agencies, States, and the broader humanitarian and human rights community. […]

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