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HIV+ Transgender New Yorker Speaks Out on the Need for the Equality ActBy Communications Team • October 12, 2021, 2:09 pm "Our leaders in Congress can lead by example. They should act now to pass federal legislation to protect all LGBTQ Americans, in all areas of life — including employment, housing, and public spaces."
Federal anti-discrimination laws should extend to militaryTimes Herald-Record • May 27, 2021, 10:25 am Military Appreciation Month is celebrated every May, which is why it’s a special month for me as a veteran. I served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army for nearly three decades. I dedicated my life to this country and proudly served in Bosnia and Iraq. When I joined the Army, I couldn’t fully be myself as a gay American because of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” or DADT, a notorious policy that barred openly LGBTQ Americans from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces until its repeal in 2011. I had to hide who I was and yet I put my life on the line to protect the freedoms that we all cherish as Americans.
What Republicans Could Learn From My GrandmotherNew York Times • March 20, 2021, 12:56 pm The Equality Act would provide consistent safeguards for L.G.B.T.Q. people, without taking anything away from anyone else.
Thanks, Reps. Katko and Reed, for ‘yes’ vote on LGBTQ equality billsyracuse.com • March 2, 2021, 12:54 pm I am writing to express heartfelt thanks to U.S. Reps. John Katko and Tom Reed for their important votes in support of federal protections for LGBTQ Americans.
It Is Time to Support Nondiscrimination Legislation for LGBTQ PeopleJewish Exponent • February 11, 2021, 12:22 pm President Joe Biden’s inauguration and messages of a new start through unity couldn’t have come at a better time, as Jewish Americans recently observed Tu B’Shevat, when trees come out of dormancy and begin blossoming with new life and fruit.
Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story CollectionBy Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.