Posts by Nicholas Coppola

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues to press Congress to pass ENDA

April 15, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook is keeping the pressure on Congress to pass The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). In November 2013 Cook wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal urging for the passage of ENDA.

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April 15, 2014

Mississippi businesses take a stand against new anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Act

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed The Religious Freedom Act, the dangerous law allowing LGBT discrimination, on April 3. Mississippi businesses are now standing on the side of equality by displaying LGBT-affirming signs in their windows.

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March 25, 2014

Obama appoints first gay African-American to head the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

President Obama has appointed Douglas M. Brooks as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, the first openly gay African-American appointed to the position.

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March 19, 2014

Iowa begins process to soften HIV transmission law

On February 27th the Iowa State Senate unanimously voted to dramatically soften Iowa’s HIV transmission law.

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March 19, 2014

U.S. sends scientists to educate Ugandan President about LGBT people

The U.S. State Department hosted a forum this past Tuesday which was moderated by BuzzFeed. During the forum Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. will be sending "experts" to Uganda to meet with the country's president to discuss the country's anti-LGBT law.

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March 18, 2014

Gay teen possibly deported to Ethiopia: "Back in his country, it will be like death"

Immigration officials in Boston are threatening to deport a 19 year old gay student back to his home country of Ethiopia, a nation where LGBT relationships are illegal.

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March 18, 2014

Oregon AG changes title of 'license to discriminate' bill to reflect what it really is

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is coming out against a ballot measure that would legally protect individuals and businesses who refuse to provide commercial services to LGBT weddings if they have religious objections.

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March 17, 2014

First case of HIV transmission between two women confirmed

Federal health officials confirmed the first case of HIV transmission between a lesbian couple.

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