Another Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0

IAAB v. Trump Team Praises Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0 Washington, DC – Early this morning, Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued a ruling in Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) v. Trump, blocking the Trump administration from implementing Muslim Ban 3.0, which was scheduled to go … More Another Ruling Blocking Muslim Ban 3.0

TLDEF Files Brief Supporting Transgender Servicemembers’ Challenge to Trump Military Ban

TLDEF Files Brief in Support of Transgender Servicemembers Challenging Trump Administration’s Military Ban New York, NY- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has filed an amicus or “friend of the court” brief with the United States federal court in Washington, D.C. in support of transgender troops who are challenging the ban on open transgender military service. Last July, … More TLDEF Files Brief Supporting Transgender Servicemembers’ Challenge to Trump Military Ban

Trumps Third Attempt at Muslim Travel Ban Fails with Federal Court Block

A federal judge has  blocked Trump’s Third faulty Executive Order from being implemented.  Today’s ruling in Hawaii v. Trump. This is likely to be appealed. Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii decision means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers from six of the eight countries that officials said were either unable or … More Trumps Third Attempt at Muslim Travel Ban Fails with Federal Court Block

Information on Marin County Wildfire Relief Coordination

Marin Exhibit Hall Center shelter remains open; donations still not needed San Rafael, CA (2:45 PM)–  The Marin County Office of Emergency Services and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continue to operate a temporary shelter for North Bay wildfire evacuees at Marin Center Exhibit Hall at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. … More Information on Marin County Wildfire Relief Coordination

Congressman Huffman Annual Political Fundraiser will be Fire Victim Fund Relief

Our Congressman Jared Huffman was set to have his annual political fundraiser this week- and has so kindly turned it into a fundraiser for Fire Victims – THANK you!  Statement: “This is no time for politics or political fundraising. It is a time to help our neighbors in need, and that’s what we’ve decided to … More Congressman Huffman Annual Political Fundraiser will be Fire Victim Fund Relief

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Sending Emergency Medical Team to Aid in Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

New York, NY- Callen-Lorde Community Health Center announced that it is sending an emergency medical response team to provide medical relief to Puerto Rico as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort. The team is comprised of Spanish-speaking medical providers and nurses with experience in emergency response, and will be … More Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Sending Emergency Medical Team to Aid in Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico

North Bay Fire Storm – Information for Marin, Sonoma, Napa

SEE MOST RECENT UPDATES AT END OF POSTRe PETS SEE BELOW. Updated Tuesday 10th:  Searching for loved one got to SafeandWell.org.  What a family needs after a fire: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/list-things-family-needs-after-house-fire-41747.html  UPDATED ALERT at 3.00 PM Mon 9th Oct: Queen of the Valley hospital in Napa is trying to reach all on call physicians and nurses. Due to the … More North Bay Fire Storm – Information for Marin, Sonoma, Napa

Senators Introduce Legislation to Close Gun Loopholes

After 59 people are slaughtered and 515 injured, at a Country Music festival in Las Vegas, by a mentally ill or sane (if that is even possible) killer, calling immediate attention to the Republican failure to legislate gun control, despite earlier horrific massacres, and calling for urgent gun control measures, is indeed appropriately political. However … More Senators Introduce Legislation to Close Gun Loopholes

Preliminary Injunction Sought to Prevent Muslim Ban 3.0 from Going into Full Effect

Today, the plaintiffs in Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) v. Trump filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to block President Trump from fully implementing his latest attempt to ban nationals from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. IAAB v. Trump, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, … More Preliminary Injunction Sought to Prevent Muslim Ban 3.0 from Going into Full Effect

Suing Trump Administration for Failing to Provide Information on Muslim Ban Waiver Process

Melanie Nathan, African HRC  No Information on Eligibility or Application Process for Case-by-Case Waivers Has Ever Been Published  Washington, DC – Last night, Muslim Advocates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Southern Poverty Law Center filed Muslim Advocates v. Department of Homeland Security to compel the Trump Administration to release critically important details on … More Suing Trump Administration for Failing to Provide Information on Muslim Ban Waiver Process

TLDEF Condemns Action by AG Sessions to Rescind Workplace Protections for Transgender Americans

New York, NY- Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund today denounces the Trump Administration’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to roll back a federal policy recognizing trans protections. The policy, announced in a 2014 Department of Justice memo during the Obama Administration, recognized that transgender employees are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights … More TLDEF Condemns Action by AG Sessions to Rescind Workplace Protections for Transgender Americans

San Francisco Women’s Speaker Series

From The Ground to The Sky: Bay Area Women’s Activists  – A Conversation By Women’s Building Please support Women’s Building Advocacy Program and their awesome work by attending this event or passing this information along or  making a donation if you cannot! DESCRIPTION Our Women Speakers Series highlights dynamic women who have made important contributions to women’s human … More San Francisco Women’s Speaker Series

Two Days Before Arbitrary DACA Renewal Deadline, Tens of Thousands of Dreamers May Be Left Unprotected

October 05 is #DACA Renewal Deadline – Trump Administration should extend arbitrary deadline and Congress should move Dream Act forward with renewed urgency=Washington, DC – With just two days remaining before we reach the October 5th DACA renewal deadline affecting more than 150,000 DACA recipients, the Trump Administration seems insistent on keeping the new and artificial … More Two Days Before Arbitrary DACA Renewal Deadline, Tens of Thousands of Dreamers May Be Left Unprotected

Multiple LGBT Cases on SCOTUS Docket as New Term Begins 

Freedom for All Americans releases new online hub tracking LGBTQ nondiscrimination litigation   WASHINGTON – Today marks the first day that the U.S. Supreme Court is sitting for oral argument in the 2017-2018 session. As the court returns to work, Masterpiece Cakeshop looms as one of the landmark cases for the term. But the Court could … More Multiple LGBT Cases on SCOTUS Docket as New Term Begins 

Dreamers and Allies Speak Out in Purple and Red States Across America

Washington, DC – Across the country, DACA recipients and a broad range of their allies are urging Congress to act quickly to legalize America’s Dreamers. This is happening not only in traditionally Democratic states, but in purple and red states as well, and is quantified in a range of recent polling. Below, we highlight some … More Dreamers and Allies Speak Out in Purple and Red States Across America

FOX News Poll Overwhelming Support for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers & Undocumented Immigrants

With Trump Disapproval ratings in the HUGE range! Washington, DC  –  A new FOX News poll is the latest in a swell of recent national polls to find overwhelming support from Americans, including Republicans, for Congress passing legislation that puts Dreamers on a path to citizenship.  Some key takeaways: 57% disapprove of the job President … More FOX News Poll Overwhelming Support for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers & Undocumented Immigrants

Response to Marriott’s Defense Hosting Largest Anti-Muslim Hate Convention

Muslim Advocates Responds to Marriott’s Defense of Hosting Nation’s Largest Anti-Muslim Hate Convention – Group Urges Marriott to Follow Lead of Airbnb, Sofitel, the Willard Hotel, Paypal, Google, GoDaddy and Others Declining to be a Platform for Hate Groups Washington, DC – Yesterday, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson defended his hotel chain’s decision to host the … More Response to Marriott’s Defense Hosting Largest Anti-Muslim Hate Convention

An Unsual Attack on a Fellow Jew – After All these Are days of Awe!

“Listen to me you impotent bald fuckwit.,” she noted in her private Facebook message – to one of the loveliest men I am privileged to know. A father, a husband, a citizen, an activist and a well respected professional in his realm of work. Meet the messenger, the purveyor of the insult, one Revital Zarur, … More An Unsual Attack on a Fellow Jew – After All these Are days of Awe!

Ugandan MPs Attacked in Parliament as Veil of Democracy Lifts to Reflect Dictatorship

Security Forces Attack Opposition Members in Parliament: Controversy has loomed these past weeks in Uganda, as Museveni Parliamentary Member loyalists, obviously at the behest of the President,  have sought to strip the Ugandan Constitution of Article 102 (b) which bars people who are above 75 years from running for the presidency. President Yoweri Museveni, who … More Ugandan MPs Attacked in Parliament as Veil of Democracy Lifts to Reflect Dictatorship

DOJ and EEOC Rare Opposition in Gay Discrimination Case at 2nd Circuit 

Tuesday: DOJ and EEOC to Oppose Each Other in Gay Discrimination Case at 2nd Circuit  – The en banc 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider longstanding legal precedent concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, while the federal government is a house divided NEW YORK CITY – This week, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in NYC will hear … More DOJ and EEOC Rare Opposition in Gay Discrimination Case at 2nd Circuit 

Trump Extends Muslim Ban under guise of adding non Muslim Countries

The Trump administration announced new restrictions on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of the preexisting travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination. Chad, North Korea and Venezuela were added to the expiring and now reinvoked list. In announcing the new rules, officials said they are meant to be … More Trump Extends Muslim Ban under guise of adding non Muslim Countries

Outing Lies on Social Media – Keep Your Guard Up When Approached by Strangers

I can fill a book with instances like this. I writing to this for the sake of creating awareness. I realized at the outset this person was a fake and I led him down a path to prove it. Here is the exchange on Twitter:- Meet Mr. Donald Murphy from San Diego: Here is the … More Outing Lies on Social Media – Keep Your Guard Up When Approached by Strangers

Trumps Muslim Ban To Be Renewed to 10 Countries

We are receiving reports that the Trump administration will institute travel restrictions for approximately ten countries by Sunday, when the travel ban for six majority Muslim countries is set to expire. These reports come as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in the Muslim and refugee ban case in a few weeks. This travel ban is … More Trumps Muslim Ban To Be Renewed to 10 Countries

Transgender Military Couple Serve in Stark Contrast to Trump

Transgender Military Couple Serve in Stark Contrast to Trump: Tacitly speaking to his inability to serve as Commander in Chief without uttering one word to that effect! Just by virtue of who they are and what they have done, this transgender military couple, Logan and Laila Ireland, slam the United States President and Commander in … More Transgender Military Couple Serve in Stark Contrast to Trump

A Sad Day for the United States in the United Nations

Trump’s Terrifying United Nations Speech September 19, 2017 Statement by Melanie Nathan, Executive Director of African Human Rights Coalition on the speech delivered by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to the United Nations General Assembly, today: “For a President of a major world power to use the world’s peace-making platform to threaten war … More A Sad Day for the United States in the United Nations

Zanzibar Arrests 20 LGBTI People at HIV/AIDS Education Workshop

Police in Zanzibar are reporting that 20 people have been arrested in the Tanzania semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar in an anti-homosexuality raid. The 12 women and eight men were picked up in a hotel where they were receiving training about HIV/Aids education programs. Earlier this year, authorities banned private health clinics from providing HIV/Aids services, … More Zanzibar Arrests 20 LGBTI People at HIV/AIDS Education Workshop

Ugandan LGBTI Refugees Under UNHCR to Walk Out with Nowhere to Go

There is a large group of Ugandan LGBTI refugees who are in Kakuma Camp, in Kenya. These refugees have been fleeing Uganda’s anti-homosexuality climate, which was heightened by the passage of the now defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014, otherwise known as “The Kill the Gays Bill. ” Some have been there for several years in … More Ugandan LGBTI Refugees Under UNHCR to Walk Out with Nowhere to Go

National Black Justice Coalition Names Executive Director

Washington, DC— The leadership of the National Black Justice Coalition announced today that David J. Johns has assumed the role of Executive Director as of September 1, 2017. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer … More National Black Justice Coalition Names Executive Director