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Join Immigration Equality This Wednesday on The Campesina Network

Immigration Equality’s Pamela Denzer will be a guest on Punto de Vista, on the Campesina Radio Network, this Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. Pamela will join the program’s hosts to discuss the recent announcement regarding the end of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban.

Stonewall Democrats Hire a New Executive Director

After a thorough and comprehensive search, the Board of Directors of National Stonewall Democrats has hired Michael Mitchell to lead the organization as Executive Director.

Ending Employment Discrimination in America

Familiar political distortions and myths continue being spread, notably by adversaries painting the LGBT community as rich elites. They twist reality to explain that we are rewarded more with privilege than burdened by discrimination. They argue again that ENDA is another way to seek preferential and undeserved special treatment under federal law.

Kathleen Sebelius on Repeal of the HIV Travel Ban

Kathleen Sebelius (pictured), Secretary of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement yesterday regarding repeal of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban. The official rule change, which will go into effect at the beginning of 2010, was published in Monday’s federal register.

Hunger at Home Gears Up for 2nd Annual Charity Gala

Feeling charitable or just looking for an excuse to wear your best evening attire? Tickets are still available and Hunger at Homes is also still in need of sponsors, auction items, volunteers and donors.

Repeal of the HIV Ban: What Does It Mean?

In the wake of today’s announcement that the administration has approved final repeal of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban, we know that many people have questions about what repeal means, how it works, when it goes into effect and how specific cases may be impacted by these new developments.

Anti-LGBT Parents Calling Schools to Cancel Harvey Milk Day

Randy Thomasson’s anti-LGBT extremist group SaveCalifornia.com is losing it over Harvey Milk Day. In an attempt to hijack curricula and force their own agenda through our public schools, they are urging their followers to call local schools and school boards and demanding they erase Harvey Milk Day from the school calendar.

Obama To Announce End of HIV Travel & Immigration Ban

Immigration Equality has confirmed that President Obama will announce the end of the HIV Travel and Immigration Ban later this morning, in conjunction with his renewal of the Ryan White Act. President Obama’s announcement will coincide with publication of a rule change in the federal register which, following a 60 day waiting period, will signal the official end of the ban.

November 1ST- 8TH is the Week of Initiative!

Equality Across America has called for a Week of Initiative (WOI), Nov. 1-8, 2009. The aim of the WOI is for each local chapter to take whatever kind of action that week that would amount to a step forward toward developing a cohesive team of grassroots activists and new leaders.

Notes from The Center: Quarter Program Reviews

As we complete the annual independent audit from last fiscal year and the review the reports for the beginning quarter of this year, some of the overall facts are startling...