The rash of new “religious exemption” laws passed by state legislatures around the United States represent a thinly-veiled assault against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In the absence of robust nondiscrimination protections, these laws function as a license to discriminate rather than a good faith attempt to protect religious liberty and should be repealed.
Monday, the Biden Foundation announced the formation of two Advisory Councils that will support its work to end violence against women and advance LGBTQ equality.
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a federal lawsuit against Sam’s East, Inc. and Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. on behalf of a transgender woman who faced workplace discrimination at a Sam’s Club store in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Sam’s Club is a membership-only retail warehouse chain owned by Sam’s East, Inc., a subsidiary of Walmart.
A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is deeply troubled by a recent report that the Trump Administration provided guidelines to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), banning the use of seven words in budget requests. Those words are “transgender," "vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “fetus,” “evidence-based,” and “science-based.”
Romania decriminalised homosexuality in 2001. Today it is witnessing a backlash against LGBTQ rights, supported by U.S Christian conservatives.
OutRight Action International kicks off the Global Week of Advocacy, where dozens of LGBTIQ activists from 29 countries from every region of the world has come to participate in the organisation’s 6th annual United Nations (UN) Week of Advocacy. From December 4 to 8, human rights defenders meet with government representatives and UN officials.
A report has emerged that Donald Trump once joked that his Vice President, Mike Pence, wants to "hang all" gay people.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund condemns in the strongest possible terms the memo issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions today, deceptively titled “Federal Law Protections For Religious Liberty.”
The Trump administration has come under fire for joining with Iraq and Saudi Arabia on voting against a UN resolution condemning the death penalty for gay sex.