Posts by MJ Okma, Associate Director of News & Rapid Response

GLAAD refutes Trump's roadmap to implement his discriminatory transgender military ban

The Trump Administration continues to promote misinformation and stigma to attack U.S. service members, veterans, and the transgender community as a whole. 
 

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Trump White House to host anti-LGBTQ hate group at today's youth outreach event

Today's event will include a panel on free speech with Tyson Langhofer, a lawyer for the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-LGBTQ hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, followed by President Trump being interviewed by anti-LGBTQ activist Charlie Kirk, and another panel moderated by Trump’s anti-LGBTQ Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp.

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Tennessee lawmakers advance bill that emboldens school districts to discriminate against transgender youth

HB 2620 aims to require the TN Attorney General to defend schools that choose to discriminate against transgender students and staff.

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Alliance Defending Freedom wants to take down conversion therapy bans by arguing "religious freedom"

ADF argues that protecting LGBTQ youth by labeling the practice of conversion therapy as fraudulent is a violation of free speech and religious freedom.

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Secretary Betsy DeVos continues to promote discrimination against transgender students

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today condemned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for dodging accountability when asked vital questions today about the confirmed policy of the Department of Education to no longer investigate or take action on discrimination cases involving transgender students banned from restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender.

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Oklahoma Senate passes bill targeting LGBTQ families and youth

Oklahoma SB 1140 would allow adoption and foster care agencies turn away qualified LGBTQ couples.

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Ellen DeGeneres and celebrities keep the pressure on Bermuda as repeal of marriage equality moves forward

Following the island’s repeal of marriage equality Ellen DeGeneres, Tegan and Sara, Patricia Arquette, and more are all speaking out and calling for action.

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