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sally field sam greisman human rights campaign equality act

Actress Sally Field has teamed up with her gay son Sam Greisman to lobby for legislation that would provide protections LGBTIQ people from discrimination across the US. The pair appear as part of a star-studded new Human Rights Campaign video series backing the Equality Act, a bill that is currently before the US Congress that …

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Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump will announce a plan to end HIV transmissions in the country by 2030 in his upcoming State of the Union address, according to reports. Four sources told Politico that Trump will outline a ten-year strategy, focusing on communities with higher cases of HIV infections for the first five years and continue …

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Stock photo of two work colleagues with notepad, pen and laptops working

Just over half of LGBTIQ workers say they are comfortable being out at work, according to a new study by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Forty-six percent of the LGBTIQ workers say they are closeted at work, compared to 50 percent in 2008. In the HRC’s survey of 1,615 workers who were both gay and …

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Adam Rippon Human Rights

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon has delivered a powerful speech about coming out and self-acceptance after receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award. In February, Rippon became the first openly gay athlete to compete for the United States at a Winter Olympics and helped his US team win a bronze medal in the team figure …

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Gay heartthrob Colton Haynes will be honoured with the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award for being a role model to young LGBTIQ people. The award is given by the group to celebrities who use their high profiles to benefit the LGBTIQ community, and the Teen Wolf and Arrow actor will get the gong at the …

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Attorney General Yvette D'Ath

The Queensland government is under pressure to follow Victoria and the ACT’s lead on new laws removing legal barriers for transgender and intersex people who want to affirm their sex on their birth certificates. Earlier this month, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced legislation that will allow Victorian transgender or intersex people to be able to …

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Cher Donald Trump Composite

Cher has responded to Donald Trump’s pledge to “protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology” at last month’s Republican National Convention. The singer’s response? “Oh come on!” she told MSNBC this week. “He says those letters [LGBTQ] like a child that is just learning the alphabet. And then …

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