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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.

 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 the California law 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.

The state of 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.

Trio of LGBTQ bills introduced in Kentucky.

In response to recent anti-LGBTQ legislation across the country, Kentucky State Rep. Lisa Willner has introduced a trio of bills aimed at boosting the rights of LGBTQ people.

Jessica Stern was appointed as U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons by President Joe Biden.

President Joe Biden has announced Jessica Stern as the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons. Stern has dedicated her life to human rights activism, both internationally and domestically, so she’ll have plenty of experience working within this new position.

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