by Dan Mahoney | Jul 19, 2017 | HIV, cash bail, LGBTQ
LGBTQ individuals disproportionately interact with the criminal justice system and are often the victims of this cash bail system. LGBTQ people are more likely to be assessed a higher bail than others because they are seen as greater flight risks and more likely to be a danger to the community based on stereotypes and perceptions that LGBTQ people are not connected to families or communities. Read more
by Lauren Gray | Jun 22, 2017 | Senate, HIV, healthcare, LGBTQ
(Washington, DC, June 22, 2017)—Today, Senate Republicans released a “discussion draft” of their healthcare repeal plan. National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell issued the following statement in response: “After unprecedented secrecy during drafting, a small number of senators put forward a plan today to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, including millions of LGBTQ Americans,” said Kate Kendell, executive director at the National Center for Lesbian...
by Lauren Gray | Jun 13, 2017 | HIV, Planned Parenthood, Affordable Care Act, affordable health care act, health
(Washington, DC, June 13, 2017)—Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) delivered a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them not to gut access to healthcare. More than 60 LGBTQ organizations, representing millions of LGBTQ people across the country, signed onto this letter sharing deep concerns for the health of our community. The letter notes that the Congressional Budget Office has projected that repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would result...
by Lauren Gray | Apr 27, 2017 | Affordable Care Act, HIV, LGBT, healthcare, rural, Planned Parenthood
(San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2017)—Despite overwhelming opposition to previous efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, far-right Republicans in Congress have come out with a new plan to gut Affordable Care Act protections, which could be put to a vote on the floor of the House as early as Saturday . National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, Esq. issued the following statement in response: “The latest health care repeal plan is another dangerous attempt to take...
by Dan Mahoney | Sep 30, 2008 | gay Mexico, LGBT Asylum, Gay asylum, HIV, gay immigration, HIV asylum, gay immigrants
Martin is an HIV-positive gay man from Mexico. Martin felt ‘different’ from other boys from a very young age. His father would punish him harshly for “not acting like a boy.” Upon finding out about his son’s homosexuality, Martin’s father beat him, verbally abused him and then kicked him out of the house with no belongings. He was 15 years old. Since then he has had no contact with his family. He moved in with a friend and started working at the age of 16....