Tag: civil rights

Study: LGBTQ adults worry about long-term care

WASHINGTON — When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, according to a new AARP survey. Black and Latino LGBT adults report the greatest concern about…

LGBTQ ordinance challenged by churches in Wisconsin

GREEN BAY — Five churches and a Christian radio station are suing De Pere, Wisc., saying a recently LGBTQ rights ordinance should not apply to them. From Courthouse News Service: The Green Bay suburb was sued Thursday in Brown County Circuit Court by Hope Lutheran Church, Crosspoint Church, Destiny Church, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Christ…

Inclusive curriculum bill Introduced in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD–Students in Illinois would learn about the significant historical events and contributions by LGBTQ people under the Inclusive Curriculum Bill introduced in the Illinois Senate, according to a statement from Equality Illinois. From the statement: The Inclusive Curriculum Bill, SB 3249, was introduced late Thursday and is sponsored by state Sen. Heather Steans of Chicago and state…

Ohio judge rules transgender teen can start hormone therapy

CINCINNATI — A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio has ruled that a transgender teen can start hormone therapy over the objections of their parents. Cincinnati.com reported that visiting Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon issued a ruling Friday granting legal custody to the teen’s grandparents, who according to a prosecutor “accept their grandson for who he…

Kentucky Fairness Rally on Feb. 21

FRANKFORT — A coalition of Kentucky civil rights groups are rallying at the Kentucky capitol to fight for a fairness law and against an anti-transgender bill. From the Facebook event: In Kentucky, LGBTQ people can still be fired from a job, denied a place to live, or kicked out of a restaurant. RALLY with us…

Missouri’s LGBT Lobby Day on Feb. 20

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — PROMO, a statewide LGBTQ rights organization in Missouri, is hosting a lobby day for the community on Tuesday, Feb. 20. From the Facebook event: Please join us for Missouri’s LGBT lobby day, known as PROMO’s annual Equality Day. This marks the 20th year that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been…

Conversion therapy ban introduced in Michigan House

LANSING — A bill submitted this week would ban “conversion therapy” in Michigan if passed. The Detroit Free Press reported that the bill was submitted by State Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor. It would “prohibit mental health professionals from engaging in efforts to change the sexual orientation and gender identity of a minor.” If passed, Michigan would…