GE launches new program pairing HIV+ youth advocates with Atlanta policymakers

Atlanta, GA, – In response to high and increasing HIV rates among youth in Atlanta, Equality Foundation of Georgia launched  the Youth HIV Policy Advisors Program. This program will match selected elected officials with youth advocates who will serve as their Special Advisors on Youth HIV. Youth will work one-on-one with policymakers to address policy barriers to HIV prevention. Continue reading

History In the Making for Our Freedom to Marry!

This week  on April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court began to hear oral argument in marriage cases out of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Today’s oral argument is a historic moment that caps a collective decades-long movement for the freedom to marry – from families who fought for their marriages, to the legal teams and organizations who have shepherded these cases, to the campaign that has created the climate for success by building a critical mass of states and support. Together, our side’s high-powered attorneys are making a case to the court as compelling as the transformative case we’ve already made in the court of public opinion.

It is time now for the Supreme Court to finish the job on marriage, and get our country on the right side of history. The country is ready. Continue reading

Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for LGBT People of Color

With a broad coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations, MAP – Movement Advancement Project recently released Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for LGBT People of Color, which documents how anti-LGBT laws and systemic failures to protect people from discrimination drive and trap LGBT people of color into a devastating cycle of poverty. The report details the ways in which a wide array of legal failures, combined with the disparities faced by people of color in general, result in higher poverty rates and increased economic insecurity for America’s 3 million LGBT people of color.

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