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ACLU Advocates for HIV+ Air Force Vet Denied Baggage Screening Job

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 4:18pm
Today the ACLU filed an appeal to the decision by the Transportation Security Administration’s to disqualify Air Force Veteran Michael Lamarre from qualifying for a baggage screening job because he has HIV.

Local and State Government Workers Need Protection Too

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 3:22pm

See the full discrimination laws map here.

If you’ve ever laid awake at night worrying that you might lose your job because you’re LGBT, rest assured your fear is real.

Only 21 states have employment non-discrimination…

ACLU LGBT Project Director Matt Coles on Why Tell 3 Matters

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 5:50pm
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A few weeks ago at the ACLU LGBT Project’s annual attorney reception and fundraiser, director Matt Coles talked about how…

Happy Flag Day!

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 11:55am

In honor of National Flag Day this Sunday, I took a few minutes to interview Gilbert Baker, the creator of a flag that is very important to the LGBT community — the rainbow pride flag.

Hoping to create a hopeful symbol to celebrate the…

Young, Queer and Reflecting on Organizing Around Marriage

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 1:13pm

I was in San Francisco last week when the California Supreme Court announced its decision upholding Prop 8 and I took the opportunity to interview some of my friends in the LGBT community about their thoughts on the efforts to organize for marriage.


Taking Action on Act 1 in Arkansas

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 1:23pm

Stand Up, Fight Back, and Share Your Story

As you’ve probably heard, Election Day in Arkansas this year brought some sad news. Act 1, which bans unmarried couples from serving as foster parents or adopting children, passed.


Revelry, Robbed

By Anna Mumford, LGBT Project at 6:26pm

From an email Anna Mumford, Program Strategist for the ACLU LGBT Project, sent to friends and family earlier this week.

After seeing anti-gay initiatives win the popular vote in Florida, Arkansas, Arizona and California, I haven't…

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