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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
Leadership of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today recommended that Members of Congress vote ‘No’ on final passage of the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The recommendation is based on Section 1094 of NDAA, which undermines protections for LGBT employees of federal contractors and grantees.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded the Department of Defense’s decision to reverse its ban on transgender people from serving in the armed forces.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today congratulated Army Secretary-Designate Eric Fanning on his historic confirmation as the first openly LGBT head of a branch of the armed forces.
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.

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.


Jun 27, 2014 Domestic News

Yesterday, Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced the Military Separation Pay Fairness Act.  This legislation would provide the separation pay that was denied to servicemembers who were discharged under the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy.