Tennessee Woman and Lambda Legal Sue In Response to Foster Agency Denial

Representing a woman in the neighboring state of Tennessee, Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AUSCS) and the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with several HHS officials and programs on behalf of Kelly Easter, from East Nashville.…

Anti-LGBTQ Televangelist Pat Robertson Steps Down From Role as TV Host

For much of the last half of the 20th century and into the beginning of the 21st, televangelist Pat Robertson has never made any secret about his feelings towards the LGBTQ community. Via his so-called Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and the platform of his daily television series “The 700 Club,” he has verbally attacked gays,…

Legal Battle Rages as West Virginia Attempts to Exclude Trans Individuals from Healthcare

A motion seeking to add another two additional plaintiffs to a federal class-action lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s blanket exclusion of health care coverage for transgender people by Medicaid and state employee health plans was filed September 23 by representatives of Lambda Legal. If granted, Shauntae Anderson, who is a Medicaid participant, and Leanne James, a public employee…

$2 Mil in Grants Aimed at LGBTQ and Allied Restaurants

America’s vulnerable LGBTQ-owned restaurants and bars serving food will find a vital lifeline this fall stemming from the partnership formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Grubhub. These small business owners have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with loss of jobs and income over the past two years.…

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