Category Archives: LGBTQ+

LTE: Iowa 4-H Director Fired After Gay, Transgender Inclusion Policy Inflames Conservative Groups

USA Today Article Link https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/03/lgbtq-policy-iowa-4-h-alarms-conservatives-director-fired/900070002/ As reported in the USA Today, the Des Moines Register and several other news outlets — John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas the nationally recognized Iowa 4-H Director and the first Latinx to serve in that post (In any state) in over 120 years was fired last week. His offense was working to include youth of color, immigrants and LGBTQ

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LTE: Stand Against Discrimination

A leaked copy of a Trump Executive Order targeting the LGBTQ community includes language ensuring continued tax-exempt status for religious organizations if they speak out on beliefs opposing gay marriage, extramarital sex, abortion rights and rights for transgender individuals.  Additionally, it would expand the definition of a religious organization to include “closely held for-profit corporations, operated for a religious purpose,

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One Giant Leap Backwards: Why the Fight for Equal Rights is Still Alive

By JJ Jacobs It is really tough to decipher Donald Trump’s actual position on LGBTQ rights in this country. He has opened his bathrooms in Trump Tower to the Trans community, in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he acknowledged the Pulse Nightclub massacre as terrorism directed towards the LGBTQ community, he has vowed to protect the LGBTQ

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