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Progress in D.C., Procrastination in New Jersey

NBC News reports that the District of Columbia City Council has voted 11-2 in favor of marriage equality. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the State Legislature is backing off of earlier indications that they would pass a marriage equality bill before the end of the year.

Restore Equality 2010 Marches on Despite Decision by Courage Campaign

"Harvey Milk didn’t wait for research. He hit the streets year after year. We honor his memory by gathering signatures now so our rights can be restored in 2010 not at some later time when it might be an easier struggle.”

Newsweek: Desperately Seeking Freedom

Newsweek has just published a new story on the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seeking asylum in the United States, and highlights an Immigration Equality client and the organization’s work to assist LGBT asylum seekers.

Special World AIDS Day Event with President Bill Clinton

On Tuesday, December 1, The Clinton Foundation and the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will host a World AIDS day event featuring President Clinton. Clinton will discuss the current AIDS crisis and the progress both organizations have made in the fight against AIDS.

Further Guidance on End of HIV Ban

Until January 4, 2010, USCIS won’t deny applications based solely on HIV; after that date there will be no need for waivers and HIV will not be part of the medical exam, and there will not be refunds for waiver fees already paid.

Coming Together as ONE Launches on Eve of World AIDS Day 2009

As individuals, communities and organizations across the globe get ready to mark World AIDS Day 2009, ONE is launching "Coming Together as ONE" -- a new PSA campaign designed to mobilize young people to get involved in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.

Political Cartoonist Earl Storm Hosts HRC Fundraiser

Quack City and Earl Storm will host a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign and a Book-Signing of his newly published collection of works from the popular internet political cartoon featuring Buckminster Duck.