Family Equality Council Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day on which we mourn and remember transgender people who lost their lives this year. This
Family Equality Council Applauds President Obama’s signing of the FY 2010 Defense Authorization bill, which includes hate crimes protections for LGBT people
“I applaud the President and all of Congress for passing this historic bill into law. I also thank Judy Shepard, Matthew Shepard’s mother, for her
President Obama to Sign FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act into Law
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate ReleaseOctober 27, 2009**MEDIA ADVISORY** President Obama to Sign FY 2010 National Defense Authorization Act into
Congress Passes Federal LGBT Hate Crimes Protections!
Family Equality Council applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the conference report for the FY 2010 Defense Authorization bill, which includes critical hate crimes protections
Transgender Equality Lobby Day
Last Tuesday, April 7, the entire Boston staff of Family Equality Council lobbied at the Massachusetts Statehouse in support of House No. 1728, a bill
Ending Gender Identity/Expression Discrimination in Massachusetts…Soon!
Great news coming out of Massachusetts this week. Reps. Sciortino and Rushing and Sen. Downing re-introduced “An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes,”
Help End Gender-Based Discrimination in MA
In 2009 Bay Staters have an opportunity to ensure equality for all people in Massachusetts. To date, Massachusetts still lacks protections against gender identity/expression discrimination.
Lessons from Huckabee: Framing the Debate
A few days ago, Mike Huckabee (former Governor of Arkansas, GOP presidential contender, and Evangelical Christian) was a guest on “On Point,” an NPR show
A Parent’s View of Matthew Shepard
This week I was honored to write a guest post for the National Youth Advocacy Coalition‘s blog about the 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death.
Matthew Shepard: 10 years later.
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. It’s hard to believe it has been ten years since the brutal, hate-motivated
Does equality include the right to create a family?
As we all know, it’s presidential season, a time of big TV ads, long debates, town halls in some states and yard signs in others.