FEDERAL LGBTQ+ BUSINESS PROTECTION ACT: The LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act, led by Congressman Ritchie Torres, passed the House in 2021. The law would help ensure that LGBTQ+ business owners have equal access to capital and credit from lenders by requiring financial institutions to collect relevant gender identity and sexual orientation data from business owners. This law would also help ensure that the economic development needs of LGBTQ+ business owners are properly considered and met. This bill will now be introduced in the Senate by Senators Alex Padilla and Kirsten Gillibrand. More than the los angeles blade.
THESE RIGHT-WING GROUPS HAVE HELPED FORM ANTI-TRAN LAWS ACROSS THE NATION: More than the american independent.
LGBTQ+ DEAF YOUTH, MORE ON THE MARGINS, MORE LIKELY TO FEEL DEPRESSED THAN THEIR DEAF PEERS: More than USA today.
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HRC AND THE KENTUCKY EQUITY CAMPAIGN CONGRATULATES THE GOVERNMENT OF KENTUCKY. BESHEAR TO VETO ANTI-TRANSPORT LEGISLATION: mentioned Cathryn Oakley, HRC State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel (@CthrynOklyshe she), “With the well-being of transgender youth hanging in the balance, Governor Beshear has lived up to Kentucky’s values and his slogan ‘Team Kentucky.’ We urge lawmakers to uphold the veto because transgender children, like all children in Kentucky, deserve better than to be treated like political pawns – what they deserve is to be able to have fun with their friends, exercise and learn to be part of a team.” More HRCs.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN CONDEMNS THE ALABAMA SENATE COMMITTEE PASSING DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION ON THE “BATHROOM BILL”: “Anti-LGBTQ+ elected officials across Alabama are continuing their divisive political strategy to harm children who are simply trying to navigate their teenage years,” said Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey, HRC Alabama State Director (@cander01she she). “Transgender youth have a right to an education, and not being able to safely use the toilet at school restricts that right.” More HRCs.
HRC CONDEMNS SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE’S PASSAGE OF ANTI-TRANSGENDER SPORTS BAN: More HRCs.
SENATE COMMITTEE SUPPORTS BILL RESTRICTING BATHROOM ACCESS TO GENDER ASSIGNED AT BIRTH: More than Tuscaloosa News.
SOUTH CAROLINA WANTS TO ALLOW HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO REFUSE CARE BASED ON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS: More than WRBL.
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JERROD CARMICHAEL COMES OUT IN A RIVETED SPECIAL: More than the New York Times.
🛹 OPENLY GAY PRO SKATER BRIAN ANDERSON BREAKS INDUSTRY BARRIERS: More than GAYTIMES.