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Federal Assistant Attorney General Wants to Fight LGBT Discrimination

In a stark departure from old Bush policies, Tom Perez, the federal assistant attorney general that runs the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, said Wednesday he will seek to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pending legislation in Congress, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Preventions Act, federal prosecutors will be able to prosecute hate crimes against LGBT Americans.

Diversity Visa Lottery 2011 - Now Accepting Applications

It’s that time of year again. Each year the U.S. Department of State runs a “lottery” through which citizens of countries that are considered under-represented in the U.S. immigration system can apply through a lottery for an immigrant visa (”green card.”)

Inclusive Immigration Reform Tops Poll of LGBT Priorities

Earlier this week, we asked Immigration Equality supporters to weigh in, at Pam’s House Blend, on which issue you thought should be top priority for President Obama as he prepares to address the community this weekend at the Human Rights Campaign annual dinner.

This morning, we have proof that your voice matters.

Ahead of National March, Activists Speak Out for Binational Families

As tens of thousands of advocates, activists and allies begin arriving in Washington for this weekend’s National Equality March, there are an increasing number of calls for elected leaders to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender binational families.

Ahead of National March, Activists Speak Out for Binational Families

As tens of thousands of advocates, activists and allies begin arriving in Washington for this weekend’s National Equality March, there are an increasing number of calls for elected leaders to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender binational families.

Queer at State

Ben Cartwright reflects on SDSU's supportive environment for the LGBTQ community, a change from when he started at the university in 1998.