Tomorrow, South Carolina SB 1203 will head to hearing within the state senate. This bill comes following similar discriminatory bills being passed in North Carolina and Mississippi, among others.
GLAAD and the Tennessee Equality Project gathered in Nashville with Actor and musician Chris Carmack, singer-songwriter and producer Desmond Child, and Tennessee-based LGBT advocates to call on the country music industry to take a stand against discriminatory bills currently pending in Tennessee, which threaten the rights and safety of LGBT people.
Yesterday, the Georgia House passed House Bill 757, which has added further anti-LGBT amendments to Gergia's "license to discriminate" bill. The bill will now go to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. Despite major resistance from Georgians, businesses, and celebreties with ties in Georgia, the House quickly introduced and voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill.
The number of LGBT activists, celebrities, clergy, and companies that have condemned FADA has been growing in the past few weeks with voices such as Delta, Virgin Group, and even the Governor of Georgia uniting in the fight against this harmful anti-LGBT bill.
GLAAD has signed on to a letter addressed to Georgia government leaders to protest the proposed "First Amendment Defense Act," or FADA, that would legalize discrimination against LGBT people and have negative effects on the state's commerce.
This report is the first government-run resume testing project in the nation to study discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming job applicants.
GLAAD today responded to news that the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which once protected millions of Houstonians from discrimination, was repealed through a voter referendum.
If the facts are laid out so clearly, why does Mick Huckabee and Fox News ignore them?
Two transgender women in West Virginia were denied their right to take their ID picture as their authentic selves. On two separate occasions the women were ordered to "take off their wigs and makeup" before being allowed to take an updated license photo.