USA:- Entire White House HIV/AIDS Council Fired Without Warning

At this point, we’re tempted to ask how long it will be before The Handmaid’s Tale ceases to be a work of fiction.

Without Warning Trump Fires Entire White House HIV/AIDS Council, Scrubs Names From Website Overnight

All sixteen members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) have been fired without warning or explanation, and overnight the White House website, HIV.gov, has been scrubbed of their names.

Source: New Civil Rights Movement

Laverne Cox voices the story of the fight for transgender rights

In a rather stylish video voiced by Laverne Cox, the ACLU and TIME have teamed up to present an animated history of the ongoing fight for transgender rights in the USA.  It’s released at a time when President Trump has announced his ban on transgender people serving in the military and trans rights are facing new threats from state legislatures. Continue reading “Laverne Cox voices the story of the fight for transgender rights”

USA:- National Pride March set for Washington on June 11th

The National Pride March on Washington now looks set to go ahead, on the weekend already set for Capital Pride (8th – 11th June).

It was a spur of the moment idea – and a good one – which Brooklyn resident David Bruinooge floated on Facebook while watching the Women’s March.  The Capital Pride team have worked with Bruinooge to develop the march plans further.  As Queerty reports, “this would mark the first large-scale LGBTQ march on Washington since the National Equality March in 2009”.  Continue reading “USA:- National Pride March set for Washington on June 11th”

USA:- Crackdown on LGBT Rights Could Start Next Week

It’s a sad fact that not a single person appointed to Team Trump’s administration supports equal protection for same-sex couples and due process under the law for LGBTQI people.

So just how quickly could the incoming Republican administration start to undermine the rights  the LGBQTI community has won during the Obama years? Continue reading “USA:- Crackdown on LGBT Rights Could Start Next Week”

Jennifer Holliday won’t sing for Trump

“And I am telling you…I’m not singing” is the clear message coming belatedly from Broadway legend and gay icon Jennifer Holliday (see more at NPR), as she pulled out of performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration following a big backlash from her fanbase on social media, saying her original agreement to take the gig was “a lapse of judgement”.

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