Category: Human Rights

GLAA Announces 2019 Distinguished Service Awards
GLAA of Washington, DC, is pleased to announce its 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipients. GLAA presents awards to local individuals and organizations that have served the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and [...]
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GLAA calls for additional funding, staff for Office of Human Rights
Testimony of Tyrone Hanley On behalf of GLAA Before the Committee on Government Affairs Brandon Todd, Chairman Council of the District of Columbia February 28, 2019 Room 120 John A. [...]
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GLAA responds to Chief Newsham on DC Riot Statute
The following statement is by GLAA President Bobbi Strang: The July 16, 2018 comments by Chief Newsham of the MPD regarding the DC Riot Statute and the failed felony prosecutions [...]
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GLAA Supports Bill 22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017
BEFORE THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION  Testimony of GLAA on B22-0594 – Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017 GLAA is pleased to submit [...]
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The FBI’s lie about ‘black identity extremism’
To the FBI with its despicable fabrication of “Black identity extremism” as a terrorist threat, I offer this song that debuted seventeen years ago. The white singer, responding to the [...]
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GLAA Calls on the District of Columbia to Revise its Riot Statute
GLAA Calls on the District of Columbia to Revise its Riot Statute August 2017 Following the inauguration protest on January 20, 2017, 192 individuals are being prosecuted for felony rioting [...]
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Charlottesville
Charles Bethea of The New Yorker writes “Witness to Terrorism in Charlottesville,” in which he quotes an eyewitness account by counter-protester Kristin Adolfson: I was ten feet away, so I [...]
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Statement against Reinstating a US Military Ban on Transgender People
President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military is a deplorable, shameful assault on the military and LGBTQ communities. More than 15,500 [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Racial bias and the murder of Philando Castile
O.U.T.R.A.G.E. Without the assumption of black criminality, Philando Castile, a school worker beloved by students, would still be alive. Without dozens of pretextual police stops, the risk of tragedy would [...]
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