Housing Discrimination LGBTQ Know Your Rights

Housing Discrimination LGBTQ Know Your Rights

Advocacy
Stay Informed: What to Do When Homeowners Discriminate Like all things, society evolves. Many things that were unfairly seen as “taboo” a few decades ago are now perfectly legal and generally accepted. This happened with interracial marriage, and in recent years we’ve seen it extend to the LGBTI community. The Supreme Court has ruled gay marriage legal in all 50 states, but does that mean the discrimination ends? Not always. Unfortunately, there are still blurred legal lines where discrimination and some people's religious beliefs are involved. Fair housing laws can be one of those areas. State Laws Vary Laws vary by state when it comes to protection for housing and the LGBTI+ community. Some states do have laws in place to protect the LGBTI+ community from housing discrimination. In these states,…
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Advocacy, Calendar, Community
In at least 76 countries around the world today, same-sex relationships are illegal, at times involving lifetime imprisonment. In 10 countries the death penalty is possible for same-sex acts. In almost all countries, freedom for people to live out and to express their true gender identities – and to have them rightfully recognized by the state – is harshly limited by transphobic laws and attitudes. But even in progressive countries, violence and discrimination against LGBT people still exist in the form of discriminatory laws, unjust representations in the media, unfair treatment by employers, negative social attitudes, and even in everyday interactions with people we care about, and who care about us.Homophobia and transphobia target all people who don’t conform to majority sexual and gender roles, and they affect the lives…
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Harvey Milk Day 2017

Harvey Milk Day 2017

Advocacy, Calendar, Community
Harvey Milk Day – Celebrated to honor Harvey Milk, assassinated politician, on his birthday, it is celebrated officially in California, Milk’s home state. Join thousands across the globe to honor his memory and celebrate his message of hope. Celebrate Harvey Milk’s life story, message, and legacy in celebrating globally on his birthday to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities. May 22, 2017 Our Equality Movement across the globe will celebrate the life story, message, and legacy of my uncle Harvey Milk. Join thousands across the globe to honor his memory and celebrate his message of hope. We are asking you to celebrate Harvey Milk’s life story, message and legacy in celebrating globally on his birthday to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities. Harvey was a pioneer of the 20th century. His…
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Proyecto Igualdad Undergraduate Intern Lambda Legal

Proyecto Igualdad Undergraduate Intern Lambda Legal

Advocacy, Jobs
Lambda Legal - Los Angeles, CA Proyecto Igualdad extends Lambda Legal's resources and information to Spanish speakers and seeks to engage the many Latino/Hispanic communities. We provide bilingual educational materials, host community events and trainings and offer bilingual legal assistance through our Help Desks around the country. Interns will assist Proyecto Igualdad’s Coordinator in combating all areas of sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV/AIDS discrimination. Lambda Legal provides a pleasant, collegial environment for students interested in law, LGBT issues, civil rights, organizing and/or nonprofit workplaces. Interns must be able to work 16 to 24 hours per week between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Send your application to etablada@lambdalegal.org. Proyecto Igualdad Undergraduate Intern Lambda Legal Gay LGBT Job Board We think it’s important where you spend your money,…
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Idaho Wants to Add the Words

Idaho Wants to Add the Words

Advocacy, Opinion, Politics
On June 26th, 2015 when gay marriage was legalized in the United States I was camping with my good friend Andrea and her wife, Sam. When we found out the news we were elated! Andrea and her wife had just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary a few months before and now their marriage was recognized throughout the entire country. We all texted friends and family, wrote about the news on our Facebook walls, and changed our profile pictures with a rainbow filter. It was such a big moment for us and such a huge moment in history. Unfortunately, one ruling is not all it takes to create equality. There are still many steps to take for the LGBTQ community, but this step was definitely one to be celebrated. Idaho…
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25 Years of AIDS Activism

25 Years of AIDS Activism

Advocacy, Calendar
ACT UP FOUGHT BACK: 25th ANNIVERSARY OF SIXTH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO - AIDS activists review the battle against HIV/AIDS: What was achieved? What was not? A weekend of remembrance and analysis. 25 Years of AIDS Activism [caption id="attachment_28345" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo copyright © Daniel Nicoletta; all rights reserved.[/caption]   San Francisco — The weekend of June 19–21, 2015, will bring an exceptional gathering of veterans of AIDS activism to San Francisco to mark the 25th anniversary of the Sixth International AIDS Conference, which took place in the city at the end of June 1990. A series of events open to the public will commemorate, debate and dissect how AIDS activism changed the agenda of the conference and shaped broader responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic: June 19: What’s Your Damage? An…
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Day of Silence 2015

Advocacy, Calendar, Youth
Day of Silence - GLSENs Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Day of Silence 2015 History Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach. Organizing for Day of Silence Organizing a Day of Silence (DOS) activity or event…
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International Transgender Day of Visibility TDoV

Advocacy, Calendar
International Transgender Day of Visibility - TDoV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day to be empowered and get the recognition we deserve! International Transgender Day of Visibility TDoV [caption id="attachment_26630" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: Trans Student Educational Resources[/caption] When is TDoV? TDoV is on March 31st every year! Where is TDoV? Everywhere! We encourage you to create panels, talk to friends, and spread knowledge about the trans community no matter where you are! You can also join our Facebook event and use hashtag #tdov…
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Mariela Castro Espín Meets with San Francisco LGBT Community

Mariela Castro Espín Meets with San Francisco LGBT Community

Advocacy
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Mariela Castro addressing the Latin America plenary of the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights in Montreal, 28 July 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"][/caption] A Conversation with Mariela Castro: Same–Sex Marriage, HIV/AIDS, and LGBT Rights in Cuba SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 18, 2012 – LGBT human rights activist, Mariela Castro Espín, daughter of current President Raul Castro and the niece of former President Fidel Castro, will meet with activists, leaders and other members of the San Francisco LGBT community at the San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Castro will be interviewed on stage by Emmy award–winning host and a producer for CBS 5 TV’s Eye on The Bay, Liam Mayclem, with an opportunity for audience…
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GLSEN’s Day of Silence

GLSEN’s Day of Silence

Advocacy, Calendar
Students from across the country and the world will be joining forces on April 20, 2012 for the 26th annual Day of Silence. What started as an activity by a few dedicated college students in 1996, this day has become the largest student-led day of action in the nation! The Day of Silence (DOS) is the largest student lead day of action in the nation; it’s so large that its reach has also gone international to countries such as Russia and Singapore. Because of such attention and traffic during this important day GLSEN has have worked hard and is proud to announce the launch of our freshly updated Day of Silence website! Now DOS participants should find our user-friendly site more accessible. Through feedback from the community, GLSEN heard that…
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