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Lambda Legal launches national billboard campaign: “Religious Freedom Is No Excuse for Discrimination”

NEW YORK — In the wake of efforts to weaponize the First Amendment in order to cloak discrimination in the mantle of freedom of religion, Lambda Legal on Monday launched a national billboard campaign “No Excuse” underscoring that “religious freedom is no excuse for discrimination.” The first set of billboards were unveiled today at high-traffic…

Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference updates name

Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference

LANSING, Mich. — On Monday, the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, America’s largest and oldest conference for queer and trans+ college students, changed its name and took the next step in intentionally recognizing and centering the needs of asexual students in its collective work. The program’s new name is the Midwest Bisexual…

Women’s March Chicago announces details about expanded March to the Polls

CHICAGO — Women’s March Chicago (WMC) announced last month that its upcoming March to the Polls 10.13.18 will include new features designed to expand the reach and depth of its previous marches. “The stakes are sky-high this November,” said WMC board president Jessica Scheller, during a press conference outside Grant Park, where the march/rally will…

Combination HIV antibody infusions safely maintain viral suppression in select individuals

WASHINGTON — A small group of people living with HIV sensitive to two potent anti-HIV broadly neutralizing antibodies (link is external) (bNAbs) — 3BNC117 and 10-1074 — tolerated multiple infusions of the antibodies and suppressed HIV for more than 15 weeks after stopping antiretroviral therapy (ART). The new findings, from a pilot clinical trial supported…

Chicago healthcare collaborative announces first community grant

Chicago — West Side United (WSU), a new healthcare collaborative focusing on revitalizing Chicago’s West Side communities, announced that Enlace Chicago (Enlace) is the recipient of its first community health grant.  The award, totaling $125,000 out of a committed $1 million dollars in seed funding, allows Enlace to maximize healthcare opportunities by hiring eight to…

Lambda Legal urges senators to oppose Kavanaugh after third accuser

WASHINGTON — Sharon McGowan, Lambda Legal Chief Strategy Officer and Legal Director, issued the following statement: “We salute the courage of Julie Swetnick, who has now become the third woman to subject herself to public scrutiny and ridicule because Senate Republicans and the White House refuse to take allegations of sexual assault seriously.  With each…