Category: Human Rights

GLAA testifies for Panic Defense Prohibition Act
Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington Testimony on Bill 23-409, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2019, and Bill 23-435, Tony Hunter and Bella Evangelista [...]
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Tennessee honors Nathan Bedford Forrest
I posted the following thoughts this morning to Facebook: I repost the magisterial remarks of Ta-Nehisi Coates from the hearing on H.R.40 last month because he observed, among other things, [...]
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Thoughts for a refugee friend escaping to freedom
Thoughts for a gay refugee friend who left Nairobi today for resettlement in Canada: By now, my dear, you will have crossed western Africa on your flight to North America. [...]
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11 groups fault Mendelson’s failure to heed calls to increase funds for LGBTQ affairs
May 31, 2019 Dear Chairman Mendelson, We appreciate the Council’s efforts in securing additional funding for the Office of Human Rights for fy2020. Based on our conversations with OHR, this [...]
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Action alert: urge Mendelson to add funds to Human Rights and LGBTQ Affairs
DC residents, Please call or email D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and urge him to add more funding for the Office of Human Rights and the Office of LGBTQ Affairs. [...]
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LGBTQ orgs urge increased funding for Human Rights and LGBTQ Affairs
The following group letter was sent today: 4/30/19 Dear Chairman Mendelson and Councilmember Todd: The undersigned LGBTQ organizations urge the DC Council to increase funding for the Office of Human [...]
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GLAA memorial tribute to Ashanti Carmon and Mary Klein
Memorial Tribute Presented by Richard J. Rosendall GLAA 48th anniversary reception Lost Society April 18, 2019 Ashanti Carmon was a 27-year-old trans woman who was murdered early on March 30 [...]
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March 29 Is #DecrimNow Call-in Day!
The National Center for Lesbian Rights tweets: @NCLRights In DC, many Black trans current and former sex workers are arrested after being entrapped and profiled by officers, and many cops [...]
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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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