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

GLAAD: It is unconscionable for lawmakers to leave DC for the holidays without passing the Dream Act

Approximately 122 immigrant youth lose their DACA protections and become vulnerable to deportation every day Congress delays action

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Treasury Department announces the addition of anti-LGBTQ Chechen leader to Magnitsky list

Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadryov, who is believed to be behind the anti-LGBTQ atrocities in Chechnya, now has his U.S. assets frozen and is barred from entry into the country

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GLAAD responds to house passing GOP tax bill that targets low-income and LGBTQ communities

In its final form, the tax bill will personally benefit Trump and wealthy Americans while targeting low-income and LGBTQ people by eliminating the individual mandate, triggering massive cuts to Medicaid.

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The repeal of net neutrality is an attack on the LGBTQ community

The fight for net neutrality does not stop at the FCC, it is time for Congress to step up and listen to advocates who are leading the fight to preserve this lifeline. 

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Court rejects Trump’s attempt to delay trans military enlistment

Judge rejects the Trump Administration’s attempt to delay accepting transgender recruits, keeping the January 1, 2018 start date in effect

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TAKE ACTION: Megyn Kelly Failed the LGBTQ Community and Viewers with Masterpiece Cakeshop Segment this morning

This morning, Megyn Kelly brought the anti-LGBTQ messaging of Fox News to cable by giving a platform to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated anti-LGBTQ hate group, Alliance Defending Freedom, with no air-time given to LGBTQ and ally voices. GLAAD is calling on producers and Kelly to provide time on the program for the LGBTQ community and allies to respond. 

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Jeff Sessions joins anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation in a closed door meeting

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice argued alongside the Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, to undermine LGBTQ non-discrimination protections

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