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Will Michigan voters vote on the nondiscrimination bill to protect LGBTQ people in the 2022 ballot?

Michigan’s LGBTQ residents are in limbo. The Michigan board of canvassers has yet to certify a petition for the November ballot that would expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQ protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Thursday, 23 July 2020 02:02

LGBTQ Rights In North Carolina

North Carolina is a state that has made some big changes in recent years. In 2012, they enacted House Bill 2 which was widely known as "the bathroom bill" because it restricted trans people from using public bathrooms according to their gender identity. Now, North Carolina is making progress towards more equality for LGBTQ people.

Thursday, 23 July 2020 01:28

LGBTQ Rights In Arkansas

The LGBTQ community in Arkansas has been fighting a long battle for their rights. We have faced many challenges and barriers to overcome, but we are not giving up. This page highlights the progress made as well as the new challenges.

Friday, 17 July 2020 19:13

LGBTQ Rights In California

California has been a trendsetter in the LGBTQ rights movement. Some of the most progressive policies for LGBTQ individuals can be found in California and there are some pretty cool things happening right now that you should know about.

California law now prohibits five more states in its state-funded travel ban.

California will ban taxpayer-funded travel to five more states that have recently passed measures seen as discriminatory against LGBTQ Americans, Assemblyman Evan Low announced.

Supreme court LGBTQ discrimination.

The Supreme Court of the United States announced it will not hear an appeal from a Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for same-sex weddings. The decision means the case is closed.

The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in favor of LGBTQ rights.

Chantale Wong appointed as U.S. Ambassador.

President Biden appoints the first LGBTQ person of color in history to serve as a U.S. ambassador, and she is also the first lesbian ever nominated for that position!

SCOTUS' decision on trans student's rights Gavin Grimm.

On Monday, trans student Gavin Grimm won his fight against discrimination again after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal that challenged his case. This decision is an important victory for trans rights as over 30 states have introduced anti-trans bills.

President Biden designated the Pulse nightclub as National Memorial.

The Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida is where 49 LGBTQ people were killed by a lone terrorist in 2016. As the nation celebrated Pride month, President Biden ordered that the nightclub be turned into a national memorial.

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