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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – The Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus praised the introduction of the historic Equality Act, the first comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination bill to be introduced in Congress. The Equality Caucus Co-Chairs issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the Equality Act:
Apr 8, 2015 Domestic News

Last week, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that the Army illegally discriminated against a transgender civilian employee. When Tamara Lusardi was working for the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in Huntsville, Alabama, she was forced to only use a single-use restroom.

Feb 19, 2015 Domestic News

Moving forward on LGBT rights. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


Feb 10, 2015 International News

The American LGBT community has increasingly begun to contribute to the success of LGBT rights worldwide. However, the contributions go both ways. Countries in some other parts of the world have adopted gay equality laws much earlier than the United States, and some of that progress has contributed to the success of the LGBT movement in the United States. Here are 11 ways that advances in LGBT rights elsewhere have helped the American gay movement.

1. Canada helped bring marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Feb 9, 2015 Page


The Civil Rights Task Force focuses on protecting the civil rights of LGBT people, specifically with regard to issues of hate crimes, discrimination, and equal protections under the law.

Feb 9, 2015 Page


The Employment Task Force focuses on achieving federal non-discrimination employment policies based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Feb 1, 2015 International News

Embrace of a lesbian couple

Report suggests that the UK economy could save £678m a year if businesses better implement 'diversity and inclusion' policies


Jan 30, 2015 Domestic News

HOUSTON -- Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, has changed its U.S. employment policies to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as now required by federal law.

Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said Friday the company's board approved the policy change at a meeting on Wednesday and noted that the oil company "always updates its policies to comply with the laws where we work."

Jan 27, 2015 In The News

Steny Hoyer

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is urging members to put LGBT protections into their own office policies.


Jan 22, 2015 Domestic News

Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor from TV show Transparent

President Obama gave transgender Americans a notable mention in the SOTU. But lack of data is holding back policy that could help.