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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...

Centerpoint: Wait, What Are My Rights Again?

With more pending landmark federal legislation than we could have imagined, our collective heads are spinning just trying to keep up with it all. So here’s a quick and dirty update on the state of our civil rights in 2009.

Non-profit Profile : DIG

Malnutrition in HIV/AIDS patients is a problem that can be addressed in a very real, cost effective, and time efficient way. DIG installs micro-gardens in hospitals, outpatient facilities, and orphanages, ensuring a steady supply of quality vegetables to their kitchens.

TANTRUMS & TIARAS: Battle of the Bar Queens

TANTRUM & TIARAS is a daringly outrageous beauty pageant you have to see to believe. Where else will you get a chance to see a bunch of 'queens' with LITTLE to NO experience in drag, attempting to strut on stage in their highest stilettos without falling over?

Federal Assistant Attorney General Wants to Fight LGBT Discrimination

In a stark departure from old Bush policies, Tom Perez, the federal assistant attorney general that runs the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, said Wednesday he will seek to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pending legislation in Congress, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Preventions Act, federal prosecutors will be able to prosecute hate crimes against LGBT Americans.