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Pennsylvania Statebuckscountycouriertimes.com

Toomey’s support for Equality Act would benefit PA women

Women in the United States still lack federal protections from harassment and discrimination. It shouldn’t be this way. And LGBTQ women are even more at risk for discrimination in housing, employment, credit and public accommodation. In Pennsylvania, we’ve been waiting a long time for the legislature to pass a state-level...
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Florida Statefloridapolitics.com

Florida business leaders lobby for Equality Act

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and several Tampa sports franchises are among prominent signatories. More than 20 Florida businesses signed onto a letter calling for Congress to pass the Equality Act. Industry leaders, including a significant number in the tech and hospitality sector, say Florida’s economy stands to gain...
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Florida Statekhn.org

Florida, DC and Georgia Lead US In New HIV Infections

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Florida is the state with the most new cases of HIV from 2015-2019, but the District of Columbia and Georgia have a higher infection rate. Child marriages, covid relief fund spending, food access and more are also in the news.
Indiana Statereadthereporter.com

Over 100 Hoosier business leaders urging Congress to pass the Equality Act

More than 100 Indiana businesses released a letter Thursday urging Congress to pass the Equality Act – federal legislation that would modernize and improve the nation’s civil rights laws by including explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people. The coalition includes small businesses and large companies across Indiana. “Indiana is the...
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Teen Vogue

A Day in the Life of Three Transgender Athletes: What it Takes to Be Elite

Across the country, transgender athletes are under fire. Legislators have introduced a flurry of bills attempting to ban trans athletes from participating on teams that match their gender identity — and a handful of states have passed these bills into law. On the heels of pride month, and just before the Olympics, Teen Vogue and them. partnered up to take a look at what it really means to be a trans athlete.
Nebraska StateOmaha.com

Midlands Voices: Safeguarding LGBTQ rights can boost Nebraska's economy

Nebraska is losing its competitive edge. That’s my respectfully blunt assessment. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the nation are reevaluating where they will be headquartered. At the same time, a large segment of the national workforce is re-evaluating where they want to live. We have an opportunity to make Nebraska a top contender for both, but we’re holding ourselves back from economic growth. A lack of comprehensive nondiscrimination protections has made it harder for our company, and others like it, to recruit talent.
Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh Post-Gazette

Other Voices: The time for LGBTQ equality is now

I don’t always agree with Sen. Pat Toomey, but as a Pennsylvania faith leader I am hoping we can find common ground on ensuring fairness and equality for all Americans. For decades, Congress has kicked the can down the road on protecting the LGBTQ community from discrimination — but with both parties now offering proposals to get that job done, 2021 could finally be the year. I am looking to Sen. Toomey to work with his Democratic colleague Sen. Bob Casey to help hammer out the details of this crucial legislation.
San Francisco, CAjweekly.com

‘Prognosis’: S.F. documentarian turns camera on herself as she battles cancer

During her Oscar-winning career, documentary filmmaker Debra Chasnoff explored topics that were deeply personal to her. In “Choosing Children” (1984), she profiled same-sex couples raising children together. With “It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in School” (1996), she promoted teaching young children about gay people. And through several more films over the last two decades, Chasnoff worked to raise the public’s awareness about the lives and struggles of LGBTQ Americans like her and many of her closest friends.