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

Senate GOP tax bill is an attack on low income and LGBTQ Americans

his tax bill aims to eliminate the individual mandate, a key component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will cause 13 million low income Americans to lose healthcare, and its 1.5 trillion dollar price tag could trigger massive spending cuts to programs like Medicaid, which is the largest federal funder of HIV care and treatment.

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Montana State Senate is targeting the trans community during special session with SB 10

Senate Bill 10 would undo rules that would allow Montanans to change gender markers on their birth certificates without discriminatory hurdles

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Australia Votes YES!

In a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history, Australians cast their postal survey ballots in favor of marriage equality
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How you can join the fight against anti-trans policies from 2017 for #TransWeek

Learn more about anti-trans policies fights in 2017 and what you can do help counter this cruel and dangerous agenda.

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Tip Sheet: How to cover "religious exemptions" court cases, federal guidance, and legislation

This is not about ‘religious freedom’ or ‘religious liberty' -- the accurate term is ‘religious exemptions’

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Senate judiciary advances another anti-LGBTQ judicial nomination through committee

Gregory G. Katsas worked with the Trump administration on both the trans military ban and the reversal of the Title IX guidance to protect trans students

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Ed Gillespie’s extensive anti-LGBTQ record foreshadows his agenda leading into Tuesday VA governor’s race

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today called on all media outlets covering the Virginia Governor race to report on Gillespie’s anti-LGBTQ record leading into next Tuesday’s election.

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Senate passes resolution condemning Anti-LGBTQ violence in Chechnya while White House stays silent

President Trump has failed to condemn or investigate reports of anti-LGBTQ state violence in Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Egypt, or Indonesia

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