New political group forms to campaign against anti-LGBTQ candidates

New political group forms to campaign against anti-LGBTQ candidates

This post was originally published on this siteSeveral elected LGBTQ officeholders and veteran Democratic operatives have joined forces to form Agenda PAC, a national organization that will work to preserve

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Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency in the US – an epidemiologist explains what this means

Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency in the US – an epidemiologist explains what this means

This post was originally published on this site After news broke that the U.S. declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency, friends and family started asking me, an infectious disease epidemiologist, if monkeypox is about to begin causing widespread death and chaos. I assured them that the Aug. 4,...

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Post Politics Now: House poised to pass bill providing same-sex marriage protections

Post Politics Now: House poised to pass bill providing same-sex marriage protections

This post was originally published on this siteThe move is part of an ongoing effort to showcase the party’s commitment to other rights that could be at risk after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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Taxpayers Pay the Price for DeSantis’ War on Disney

Taxpayers Pay the Price for DeSantis’ War on Disney

This post was originally published on this site  Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican governor, has declared a regulatory war on one of the state’s biggest employers. But it’s taxpayers who may ultimately pay the price. In March, DeSantis signed into law H.B. 1577, which described itself as “an act relating to...

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Ron DeSantis’ ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law goes into effect today as schools scramble to avoid parental lawsuits

Ron DeSantis’ ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law goes into effect today as schools scramble to avoid parental lawsuits

This post was originally published on this site Even before Republicans in Florida passed Governor Ron DeSantis‘ “Don’t Say Gay” bill some defenders of the anti-LGBTQ legislation insisted it applied only to kindergarten through third grade, and that anyone who opposed the bill – as the governor’s official spokesperson charged...

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Exclusive: Most LGBTQ Americans face discrimination amid wave of anti-LGBTQ bills, study says

Exclusive: Most LGBTQ Americans face discrimination amid wave of anti-LGBTQ bills, study says

This post was originally published on this siteSeven in ten LGBTQ Americans reported personally experiencing discrimination, according to GLAAD’s annual Accelerating Acceptance study, out now.     

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Biden signs proclamation on LGBTQI Pride Month – warns of ‘onslaught of dangerous anti-LGBTQI+ legislation’

Biden signs proclamation on LGBTQI Pride Month – warns of ‘onslaught of dangerous anti-LGBTQI+ legislation’

This post was originally published on this site President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a proclamation commemorating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month. The President warns the civil rights of LGBTQI+ Americans “are under relentless attack.” “Members of the LGBTQI+ community — especially people of color and...

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Louisiana’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill dies in committee

Louisiana’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill dies in committee

This post was originally published on this site Legislation that would have barred discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in Louisiana’s K-12 schools, a version of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill approved in Florida, was killed Tuesday in committee. In a 4-7 vote, every Democrat on the House Education...

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