Tag Archives: Human Rights Campaign

Trump won’t rescind LGBT executive order; activists still worry

Most LGBT activists reacted with concern that President Trump's reassuring “words” not to rescind a pro-LGBT executive order may not match up to his troubling “actions” of nominating people who are hostile to LGBT to key federal positions.

LGBT Guide to Watching Election Night Unfold

When might the U.S. know whether it has elected its first woman president? When might the country know which party will take control of the U.S. Senate? Will the LGBT community pick up a new seat in Congress? Will Republican

US Senate: 57 percent chance of new majority

Election data guru Nate Silver calculates there's a 57 percent chance Democrats might win the majority in the U.S. Senate November 8. LGBT issues are playing in several of the key states that would decide such a victory.

VP debate: Stark silence on LGBT issues

Given Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence's recent very public struggle to defend a new Indiana anti-gay law, many expected the issue would come up in Tuesday's vice presidential debate. It didn't. And Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine made

Democratic convention: ‘A home for ourselves’

The Democratic National Convention had its controversies this week, including a few boos for Barney Frank, but LGBT delegates and audiences saw a much friendlier atmosphere for their issues and concerns than at the Republican National Convention.

House Republicans show ‘thirst to discriminate’ against LGBT community

House Republicans defeated an Energy and Water bill they support in order to stop a pro-LGBT amendment from final passage last week. Insiders say many Republicans seemed determined to undermine protections put in place for LGBT people under the Obama

Senate clears gay man to become Secretary of the Army

The U.S. Senate Tuesday confirmed Eric Fanning as Secretary of the Army, making him the first openly gay person to head up a branch of the military.

Obama admin rolls out major policies to stop discrimination on gender identity, important step on sexual orientation

Three federal agencies announced policies last week to help alleviate discrimination based on gender identity and, to a smaller extent, on sexual orientation.

Sanders, Cruz prevail in Wisconsin; Log Cabin ponders convention options

A high turnout of Republicans gave Ted Cruz a boost in Wisconsin but also secured a 10-year stint on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for a judicial candidate who had referred to gays as "degenerates" and the feminist movement as being

Clinton has 71 percent of delegates she needs; some gay Republicans feeling ‘lost’

As Clinton campaign grows closer to delegate count it needs for the nomination, some LGBT groups are focusing on a stop-Trump effort, while some gay Republicans even consider voting for Clinton.