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

GLAAD calls attention to Trump’s inaction on global anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses as he takes the stage at the world economic forum in Davos

Trump continues to ignore the growing epidemic of anti-LGBTQ violence and discrimination while fueling hate with his own vitriolic rhetoric.

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Senate confirms unqualified candidate for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom with their approval of Sam Brownback

Brownback is an avid proponent of religious exemptions who has displayed a fundamental misunderstanding of religious freedom

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45 unconscionable attacks against the LGBTQ community by the 45th President of the United States

Trump’s efforts to attack and erase the LGBTQ community during his first year in office have been harmful and far-ranging.

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Trump administration openly promotes healthcare discrimination towards transgender patients

New Health and Human Services department will grant religious and moral exemptions to healthcare providers who refuse to serve LGBTQ patients and other vulnerable communities

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Convicted criminal Joe Arpaio has a documented record of inmate abuses, unjustified arrests, and racial profiling

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following background information on former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio in response to reports he is running for U.S. Senate in Arizona.

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GLAAD denounces the renomination of Sam Brownback for ambassador of international religious freedom

As an avid proponent of religious exemptions with a history targeting vulnerable communities, Gov. Sam Brownback is STILL unfit for State Department post.

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Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Mississippi anti-LGBTQ law

HB 1523 allows individuals, businesses, and religious-affiliated organizations to openly discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community

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Trump continues to target LGBTQ communities and sabotage the ACA by signing the GOP tax bill into law

This bill includes a repeal of the individual mandate, a key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is expected cause 13 million Americans to lose their insurance coverage.

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