Testimony

2015

  • GLAA supports continuing education requirement for LGBTQ cultural competency in healthcare 10/28/15
  • DOH Director Nesbitt supports cultural competency bill with changes 10/28/15
  • GLAA Secretary Cruz testifies on domestic partnership termination bill 10/08/15
  • DOH Director Nesbitt testifies on domestic partnership termination bill 10/08/15
  • GLAA testifies for Death with Dignity Act 07/10/15
  • Rev. Cedric Harmon testifies for Death with Dignity Act 07/10/15
  • 2014

  • GLAA: racial disparities in police stops must end 10/27/14
  • GLAA supports requiring civil rights law background for OHR director, repeal of Armstrong Amendment 09/29/14
  • Summersgill testifies on human rights bill 09/29/14
  • OHR Director Palacio testifies on human rights amendments 09/29/14
  • GLAA testifies for repeal of Prostitution Free Zones 07/09/14
  • GLAA testifies for marriage dissolution equality amendment 07/09/14
  • GLAA supports amending, passing Police Monitoring Enhancement Amendment Act 07/02/14
  • News Release: GLAA and Allies Confront Defenders of Junk Medicine 06/27/14
  • TWO Slams Quack Therapist Christopher Doyle For SPLC Hit Piece In The Christian Post 02/19/13
  • GLAA testifies: protect minors from dangerous, discredited conversion therapy 06/27/14
  • GLAA repeats call to repeal Prostitution Free Zones 04/03/14
  • GLAA submits testimony on Office of Police Complaints 03/10/14
  • 2013

  • RosendallSummersgill support ending 3-day waiting period for marriage licenses 12/19/13
  • RosendallSummersgill support Domestic Partnership Termination Amendment Act 12/19/13
  • GLAA supports prohibiting conversion therapy for minors 12/16/13
  • Summersgill: eliminate qualifying conditions for medical mj, use doctors’ judgment 10/21/13
  • GLAA to Councilmembers: Do not postpone election of DC AG 8/2/13
  • GLAA praises passage of birth certificate, marriage officiant bills 07/10/13
  • GLAA supports legalization and regulation of surrogacy parenting agreements 06/20/13
  • GLAA to Council: Please defend expanded list of marriage officiants 06/19/13
  • GLAA supports birth certificate bill with changes 05/16/13
  • Rosendall testifies on Marriage Officiant Amendment Act 03/14/13
  • Summersgill testifies on Marriage Officiant Amendment Act 03/14/13
  • 2012

  • GLAA supports Human Rights for Ex-Offenders Amendment Act 10/15/12
  • GLAA endorses Brian Watson for Interagency Council on Homelessness 07/09/12
  • GLAA testifies on police response to hate crimes 06/29/12
  • GLAA endorses Budd, Beninda, other nominees to Human Rights Commission 05/23/12
  • GLAA testifies for Judicial Declaration of Parentage Amendment Act 02/09/12
  • GLAA urges passage of anti-bullying bill 02/08/12
  • DC Trans Coalition opposes PFZ Legislation 01/24/12
  • D.C. Attorney General’s office raises constitutional concerns on PFZ bill 01/24/12
  • ACLU opposes Prostitution Free Zone Amendment Act 01/24/12
  • GLAA opposes Prostitution Free Zone Amendment Act 01/24/12
  • 2011

  • Rosendall calls for anti-bullying bill with teeth 05/02/11
  • GLAA defends Office of Police Complaints budget 04/22/11
  • ACLU on OPC FY 2012 budget 04/22/11
  • GLAA endorses anti-bullying bill with changes 04/20/11
  • Eure opposes budget cut for Office of Police Complaints 04/08/11
  • 2010

  • ACLU comments on anti-bullying bills 12/06/10
  • Rosendall testifies on anti-bullying bills 11/29/10
  • Summersgill testifies on anti-bullying bills 11/29/10
  • GLSEN testifies on anti-bullying bills 11/29/10
  • Support Letter for Harassment and Intimidation Prevention Act of 2010, B18-1057 11/29/10
  • GLAA supports revisions to disorderly conduct statutes 11/17/10
  • Summersgill testifies on Marriage Officiant Amendment Act 10/14/10
  • Summersgill: Repeal panic-driven HIV testing law 09/27/10
  • GLAA submits comments on LGB Health Report 07/27/10
  • GLAA supports medical marijuana bill 02/22/10
  • Flowers opposes latest initiative 02/16/10
  • Mendelson opposes latest initiative 02/16/10
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  • Nickles opposes “One Man One Woman” initiative 02/09/10
  • Additional testimony on marriage referendum 01/28/10
  • Rosendall testifies against marriage referendum 01/27/10
  • City responds to latest referendum 01/22/10
  • 2009

  • Summersgill: mandatory HIV testing bill “seriously flawed” 07/01/09
  • GLAA opposes budget cut for Office of Police Complaints 04/06/09
  • ACLU/NCA opposes budget cut for Office of Police Complaints 04/02/09
  • Eure opposes budget cut for Office of Police Complaints 04/01/09
  • Summersgill testifies on HIV testing amendment 03/18/09
  • Summersgill slams Nickles on DP parentage bill 02/20/09
  • GLAA rebukes Nickles, urges markup of DP parentage bill 02/20/09
  • Summersgill testifies on Safe Families bill 02/11/09
  • Transgender activists comment on proposed Corrections policy 01/15/09
  • 2008

  • GLAA makes case against Nickles as D.C. Attorney General 10/17/08
  • Polikoff responds to OAG, HHS on parentage bill 10/07/08
  • HHS, prompted by Nickles, comments on D.C. Parentage bill 10/03/08
  • Dept. of Corrections denies complaint of anti-trans discrimination 10/03/08
  • OAG response on Domestic Partnership bill 09/03/08
  • Washington Lawyers’ Committee on transgender rulemaking 08/11/08
  • Cheh urges withdrawal of transgender rulemaking 08/07/08
  • PFLAG Metro DC opposes transgender rulemaking 08/07/08
  • Summersgill critiques transgender rulemaking 08/06/08
  • DC Trans Coalition strongly opposes proposed rulemaking 08/01/08
  • PFLAG National opposes proposed rulemaking 08/01/08
  • ACLU-NCA urges withdrawal of proposed rulemaking 08/01/08
  • Task Force refutes planned rollback of D.C. trans protections 07/31/08
  • Evans urges OHR to reconsider transgender rulemaking 07/29/08
  • HRC opposes rollback of D.C. transgender protections 07/28/08
  • Summersgill backs Polikoff critique of OAG letter 07/25/08
  • Polikoff refutes Office of Attorney General on parentage bill 07/24/08
  • Schwartz urges Fenty to withdraw transgender rulemaking 07/23/08
  • GLAA objects to proposed rollback of transgender protections 07/21/08
  • GLAA rebukes Office of Attorney General on parentage bill 07/11/08
  • Polikoff testifies on parentage bill 07/11/08
  • Zavos testifies on parentage bill 07/11/08
  • Summersgill testifies on parentage bill 07/11/08
  • GLAA raises concerns about MPD Neighborhood Safety Zone initiative 06/06/08
  • GLAA urges passage of Safe Marriage Amendment Act without amendments 05/29/08
  • Rosendall discusses CA marriage victory, implications for D.C. 05/15/08
  • Chief Lanier clears up ‘misunderstanding’ on club relocation 04/01/08
  • GLAA Alert: MPD opposes relocation of Ziegfeld’s/Secrets 03/31/08
  • GLAA Endorses Bill for Service of Process on MPD Officers 03/10/08
  • ACLU/NCA Supports Bill for Service of Process on MPD Officers 03/03/08
  • Summersgill: pre-marital blood test outdated 02/14/08
  • 2007

  • GLAA supports Lanier on police liaison units 11/30/07
  • GLAA testifies on DCPS Health Standards 11/27/07
  • GLAA Supports ENDA (H.R. 3685) and Baldwin Amendment 10/21/07
  • GLAA aids effort to expand Nationals non-discrimination policy 10/21/07
  • Summersgill testifies on Domestic Partnership Amendments Act 10/19/07
  • Polikoff testifies on Domestic Partnership Amendments Act 10/19/07
  • GLAA endorses Domestic Partnership Amendments Act 10/19/07
  • NAACP task force criticizes Lanier for comments on De Onté Rawlings shooting 10/10/07
  • Barney Frank: ‘sensible and real progress’ 10/09/07
  • NAACP task force writes Chief Lanier on new MPD command team 10/01/07
  • GLAA joins over 100 LGBT organizations opposing sexual-orientation-only nondiscrimination legislation 10/01/07
  • GLAA Action Alert: support transgender-inclusive ENDA 09/30/07
  • National LGBT Organizations Stand for Inclusive ENDA 09/27/07
  • GLAA comments on draft Health Learning Standards 08/02/07
  • GLAA Urges District to settle Kenda Kirby case promptly 08/01/07
  • Polikoff testifies for GLAA, urges strengthening of Paid Sick and Safe Days Act 07/09/07
  • Summersgill charts completion of domestic partnership project 06/29/07
  • GLAA endorses two domestic partner-related bills 06/29/07
  • GLAA urges support for Graham’s club relocation bill 05/06/07
  • GLAA joins ACLU/NCA in opposing criminalization of underage drinking 04/26/07
  • GLAA supports proposed budget for Office of Police Complaints 04/25/07
  • GLAA endorses Rubin for Fire/EMS Chief 04/25/07
  • ACLU/NCA testifies against criminalization of underage drinking 04/18/07
  • Howell testifies on FY08 budget for Office of Human Rights 04/18/07
  • Velasquez testifies on FY08 budget for Office of Human Rights 04/18/07
  • OHR benchmark analysis on probable cause in discrimination allegations 04/18/07
  • GLAA declines to endorse Lanier as police chief 03/16/07
  • GLAA testifies on Office of Human Rights 03/02/07
  • Velasquez testifies for Office of Human Rights 03/02/07
  • GLAA endorses Betty Ann Kane for Public Service Commission 02/21/07
  • GLAA endorses HPV Vaccination and Reporting Act 02/09/07
  • GLAA testifies on Velasquez nomination for Office of Human Rights 02/09/07
  • Velasquez testifies on his nomination for Office of Human Rights 02/09/07
  • 2006

  • GLAA endorses Domestic Partnerships Joint Filing Act 11/02/06
  • GLAA raises First Amendment concerns on rulemaking for transgender protections 07/10/06
  • ACLU submits comments on rulemaking for transgender protections 07/10/06
  • ACLU writes to Attorney General Spagnoletti on rulemaking for transgender protections 07/10/06
  • GLAA endorses two domestic partnership bills 06/15/06
  • GLAA raises transgender rights in testimony on Homeless Shelter bill 06/06/06
  • ACLU echoes GLAA’s First Amendment concerns on draft rulemaking for transgender protections 05/11/06
  • GLAA raises First Amendment concerns on draft rulemaking for transgender protections 05/10/06
  • GLAA urges restoration of cuts in Office of Police Complaints budget for FY 2007 04/19/06
  • GLAA submits statement on OHR FY 2007 budget 04/10/06
  • Saunders testifies on OHR Budget 04/03/06
  • GLAA urges budget for Fire/EMS training on respect for transgendered citizens 03/30/06
  • GLAA testifies on OHR, addresses transphobia at fire/police depts. 03/03/06
  • GLAA submits testimony on Graham bill for relocation of clubs displaced by ballpark 01/31/06
  • 2005

  • GLAA urges Council to oppose ill-advised Office of GLBT Affairs Act 10/31/05
  • GLAA endorses transgender protections in Human Rights Act 10/17/05
  • Office of Human Rights endorses transgender protections 10/17/05
  • GLAA endorses DP health care benefits tax exemption bill 09/28/05
  • GLAA testifies in favor of anti-smoking legislation 09/22/05
  • GLAA follows up on Omnibus Public Safety Act 08/23/05
  • GLAA supports bill on surrogate decision-making 08/08/05
  • GLAA endorses Walt Whitman Way Designation Act 07/12/05
  • GLAA endorses Domestic Partnership health insurance bills 07/07/05
  • GLAA opposes Office of GLBT Affairs Act 07/07/05
  • GLAA testifies on obscene video games act 06/15/05
  • GLAA testifies in favor of smokefree workplace legislation 06/14/05
  • GLAA submits extended testimony on unique identifier amendment 06/13/05
  • GLAA testifies on Criminal Code Reform Commission Establishment Act 05/31/05
  • GLAA testifies on Criminal Code Modernization Amendment Act 05/31/05
  • GLAA testifies on Omnibus Public Safety Act 05/31/05
  • GLAA testifies on HIV surveillance 05/26/05
  • ACLU endorses Domestic Partnership enhancement bill 05/16/05
  • GLAA Testifies on Domestic Partnership enhancement bill 05/12/05
  • GLAA statement on Office of Human Rights budget 04/11/05
  • Saunders testifies on Office of Human Rights budget 04/06/05
  • GLAA submits testimony on HIV/AIDS Administration 03/17/05
  • GLAA submits testimony on Office of Human Rights 03/04/05
  • Saunders testifies for Office of Human Rights 02/25/05
  • 2004

  • GLAA supports Patterson Demonstration bill and ACLU-endorsed amendments 11/15/04
  • GLAA endorses Human Rights Marital Status Clarification Amendment Act 10/25/04
  • Saunders testifies on Human Rights Marital Status Clarification Amendment Act 10/20/04
  • Comments on DOH Rulemaking Ignored 08/05/04
  • GLAA follows up on fiscal impact of marriages and domestic partnerships 07/15/04
  • GLAA testifies on genetic information bill 07/07/04
  • GLAA urges inclusion of domestic partners in bill on surrogate decision-making 06/21/04
  • GLAA writes Patterson on fiscal impact of domestic partnerships 06/10/04
  • GLAA testifies for two bills amending domestic partners law 05/20/04
  • GLAA testifies on budget for Office of Human Rights 04/05/04
  • Saunders testifies on budget for Office of Human Rights 04/05/04
  • GLAA seeks inclusion of domestic partners in foster parents rulemaking 04/05/04
  • Eure testifies on budget for Office of Citizen Complaint Review 03/30/04
  • GLAA urges equal treatment for domestic partners in program for workers with HIV 03/17/04
  • GLAA submits testimony on Office of Human Rights 02/23/04
  • Dorsey testifies for Commission on Human Rights 02/20/04
  • Saunders testifies for Office of Human Rights 02/20/04
  • 2003

  • GLAA endorses deed recordation tax bill for tax equity, suggests improvements 12/10/03
  • Summersgill testifies on proposed ABC regs, urges removal of Section 905 11/19/03
  • Saunders endorsed by GLAA, confirmed by Council as OHR Director 10/17/03
  • GLAA endorses Saunders as Director of Office of Human Rights 06/24/03
  • GLAA cites progress, supports new contract for Chief Ramsey 06/23/03
  • GLAA testifies on Office of Human Rights budget 04/11/03
  • Wilburn testifies on OHR Budget 04/11/03
  • GLAA sees progress, challenges at Office of Human Rights 03/08/03
  • Wilburn testifies for Office of Human Rights 03/08/03
  • GLAA testifies on police accountability, training 02/24/03
  • GLAA opposes abstinence-only education grant 02/17/03
  • 2002

  • Summersgill exposes silly and unnecessary proposed ABC regs 12/18/02
  • Kameny urges repeal of the Common Law 12/05/02
  • GLAA endorses Health-Care Decisions Amendment Act 12/05/02
  • GLAA testifies for HIV Unique Identifier System Amendment Act 12/02/02
  • GLAA follows up on compliance with Mayor’s Order 2000-131 10/21/02
  • GLAA to Council: Oppose creation of an Office of GLBT Affairs 09/10/02
  • GLAA details government non-compliance with Executive Order on Human Rights Act 07/12/02
  • OHR testifies on compliance with EO 2000-131 07/12/02
  • GLAA endorses Acosta for Human Rights Commission, opposes Mobley 06/26/02
  • GLAA demands DP regs be corrected to recognize couples already registered 05/10/02
  • Howell testifies on Office of Human Rights FY 2003 Budget 04/19/02
  • GLAA comments on proposed Domestic Partnership rulemaking 04/15/02
  • GLAA slams mismanagement, lack of oversight at D.C. Dept. of Health 03/06/02
  • GLAA testifies on DC Office of Human Rights 03/01/02
  • GLAA submits testimony on Metropolitan Police Department 02/26/02
  • GLAA criticizes Fire/EMS Department policies 02/15/02
  • GLAA testifies on proposed school harassment regulations 02/06/02
  • 2001

  • GLAA calls for clarification of Human Rights Act to include harassment 12/03/01
  • ACLU/NCA testifies on anti-harassment bill 12/03/01
  • Text of GLAA/ACLU Proposed Substitute for Bill 14-132 11/27/01
  • GLAA Testifies on Proposal for Elected Attorney General for DC 10/17/01
  • Summersgill testifies at School Board on youth issues 07/16/01
  • GLAA testimony: Corporation Counsel has conflict of interest 06/14/01
  • GLAA Testimony on offensive email transmissions within the MPD 04/24/01
  • GLAA testifies on FY 2002 budget for Office of Human Rights 04/09/01
  • GLAA Testifies on Office of Human Rights 02/28/01
  • GLAA testifies on HIV surveillance for DOH oversight hearing 02/26/01
  • GLAA testifies on Corporation Counsel 02/16/01
  • 2000

  • Summersgill testifies on Few’s nomination for Fire Chief 09/27/00
  • GLAA endorses Charles Holman as OHR Director 05/22/00
  • Summersgill testifies in favor of Marinol reclassification 05/10/00
  • GLAA defends medical marijuana, opposes felony status for possession 05/10/00
  • GLAA urges full funding to implement school anti-harassment policy 04/07/00
  • GLAA calls for adequate CCRB funding, criticizes city budget planning 03/30/00
  • Testimony for FY 2001 Budget Hearings on the Department of Health 03/24/00
  • GLAA testifies on Office of Human Rights 02/25/00
  • GLAA testifies on D.C. Corporation Counsel 02/24/00
  • GLAA Submits Testimony on Fire/EMS for Oversight Hearing 02/22/00
  • Malek Calls for Action on Student Harassment Policy 02/09/00
  • Summersgill reviews Corporation Counsel homophobia at Rigsby nomination hearing 01/06/00
  • 1999

  • GLAA Testifies for School Policy on Student Harassment 11/16/99
  • GLAA Endorses Sainte-Andress for CCRB 11/08/99
  • Howell Testifies on D.C. Megan’s Law Bill 10/14/99
  • GLAA supports reconfirmation of Peter Schott for Commission on Human Rights 09/23/99
  • GLAA responds to proposed HMO regulations 07/14/99
  • Howell writes Brazil on MPD moonlighting hearing 07/13/99
  • GLAA Testifies on Sex Offenders Registration Legislation 06/29/99
  • Kameny defends nude dancing establishments 06/01/99
  • GLAA calls for more serious budget for Office of Human Rights 04/08/99
  • GLAA testifies on FY 2000 AIDS budget 04/01/99
  • GLAA demands local funding for CCRB 03/29/99
  • GLAA testifies on police and corrections 03/03/99
  • Howell testifies against mandatory HIV names reporting 02/23/99
  • GLAA calls for independent, cabinet-level Office of Human Rights 02/22/99
  • GLAA focuses on Tyra Hunter case at oversight hearing 02/09/99
  • 1998

  • Kameny, Rosendall testify on MPD Management Reform Act 11/20/98
  • GLAA/Stein testimony on Agency for HIV/AIDS 06/18/98
  • GLAA statement on “Chardonnay Lady” bill 06/01/98
  • GLAA follows up with Evans on CCRB legislation 03/26/98
  • GLAA urges Brazil to defend video stores from DCRA attacks 03/20/98
  • GLAA writes Evans on Civilian Complaint Review legislation 03/12/98
  • Howell testifies on Office of Human Rights 03/04/98
  • Coudriet testifies on D.C. AIDS spending 02/25/98
  • Schmid testifies on HIV/AIDS issues 02/25/98
  • GLAA testifies on Civilian Complaint Review Board 02/24/98
  • GLAA testifies against regulatory abuse 02/10/98
  • Sojourner presents research on DC governance 01/29/98
  • 1997

  • Police concerns raised at Judiciary hearing 12/12/97
  • GLAA addresses Truth In Sentencing Commission 12/9/97
  • GLAA demands accountability from police 10/10/97
  • GLAA calls for independent civilian police review 9/19/97
  • GLAA defends medical marijuana 5/7/97
  • Howell testifies on OHR budget for FY 1998 4/7/97
  • GLAA testifies on mandatory mediation 3/25/97
  • GLAA testifies on ABC Board, slams Soulsby “Hit List” 3/18/97
  • Daniels testifies on Condom Availability in Prisons 3/10/97
  • Rosendall, Howell testify on regulatory abuses 3/3/97
  • GLAA testifies on human rights enforcement 2/27/97
  • Coudriet testifies on HIV/AIDS concerns 2/19/97
  • Rosendall testifies at Police oversight hearing 2/12/97
  • 1996

  • GLAA testifies on Draper nomination 11/25/96
  • GLAA testifies against ABC Board actions 9/18/96
  • GLAA testifies on “The Human Rights Amendment Act of 1995” 4/24/96
  • 1995

  • GLAA testifies on Jumper nomination 9/28/95
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