What’s at Stake: LGBTQ Civil Rights

When it comes to LGBTQ rights, President Trump says one thing but does another. The National Center for Transgender Equality cites at least 69 anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ actions since Trump took office.

Questions for 2020 Candidates:
* Do you support or oppose a constitutional amendment to outlaw same–sex marriage?
* Do you support including LGBTQ citizens in laws that prohibit workplace and housing discrimination? Have you, or would you, co–sponsor the Equality Act to do that?
* Do you support President Trump’s rollbacks of transgender rights in the military, health care, and access to homeless shelters?

What’s at Stake for LGBTQ Americans in 2020

There is still much work to be done to ensure that LGBTQ Americans can live safe, happy lives and receive equal protection in all areas of life. As the 2020 election draws nearer, now is the time to pay attention to the precarious position that our rights are in. Here’s what’s at stake for the LGBTQ community in 2020.

Being Black. Being a Lesbian.

As Pride Month comes to a close, a member of the Black community and the LGBTQ+ community reflects on celebration and mourning.

“Celebration of the victory of the Supreme Court win for my LGBTQ+ community is quieted by the deep pain of my Black community in continuing to mourn the killing of our brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, fathers and mothers at the hands of police; by receiving less equitable healthcare as we fight a global pandemic; by demanding clean water in Flint, Michigan; by continued discrimination in housing and employment; by the refusal of some to even allow us to birdwatch, jog, barbecue or simply exist without having the police called on us.”