CAN Newsletters

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 

Center Action Newsletter:  Tuesday February 12th, 2019


LGBTQ Adoption & Foster Care: From a frightening waiver issued to South Carolinalast month to President Trump praising adoption agencies for refusing service to same-sex couplesduring the recent National Prayer Breakfast, essential nondiscrimination protections within the adoption and foster care system are being tested.  Taxpayer-funded faith-based foster care and adoption agencies are turning away qualified foster parents if they don't agree with…

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 

  Center Action Newsletter - Tuesday January 29th, 2019


Trans Military Ban:  On January 22nd, the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to begin implementing its discriminatory ban of military service by transgender people, putting the honorable service of thousands of troops on the line. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled to allow the cases to proceed in the lower courts.  Read CAN's statement here.  Transgender service members are held to the same rigorous standards as every…

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 


A Message from CenterLink's CEO Lora Tucker:

As we move into 2019, I would like to wish everyone Happy New Year! I am so proud of our Center Action Network (CAN) and the work that we have accomplished together. Thanks to your support in 2018, we were able to not only defend hard-won protections but set a course for a pro-active policy agenda. It was a difficult year for LGBTQ equality, and we saw attacks from the Administration every month.  However, we were able to build a strong grassroots/local voice…

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Thank You For A Great Year 


This past year, we worked together to mobilize, advocate for, and educate thousands of members of the LGBTQ community and our allies.  People of all ages, cultures, and religions participated in our #PromoteTheVote campaign, sign-on letters, public comment requests, and webinars.  Here's an overview of how your actions – and the actions of your local LGBTQ center – enabled us to be a loud voice in the fight for equality in 2018.  You rose to the challenge, and we thank you for your dedication and hard…

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 



LGBT Action Link News:  Tuesday November 27th, 2018


Open Enrollment:  Are you looking for health insurance for 2019?  We've got you covered!  To help you understand your options, you can make an appointment with an LGBT-friendly expert who can help you enroll for free.

Don’t forget that most people can find health insurance for under $75/month so check out your options by heading to to see if you qualify for savings.  Don't forget, most states' open enrollment period ends on…

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Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 



Hello everyone,

Midterm elections are just 2 weeks away,  and you're probably getting bombarded with campaign ads and reminders to vote.  I won't give you a lecture about how important voting is, but I do want to remind you that it's one of the most fundamental rights in our democracy.  The consequences of congressional and local races can reverberate for a long time, and this year's elections are particularly vital for preserving LGBTQ rights.  There's a lot at stake on November 6th.  See you at

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Tuesday October 9th, 2018 

October is LGBT History Month, a time dedicated to recognizing important moments in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Encompassing a number of historically important days, this October is set to remind both the LGBT and wider communities of important roles LGBT people have taken in creating the social, legal, and political worlds we live in today.  Check out this list of events...maybe they'll inspire you to get involved at your local community center. -Tanya Witt


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Tuesday September 11th, 2018 


#PromoteTheVote:  There are fewer than 60 days until the midterm elections. If we’re going to elect representatives who stand for equality, we need all hands on deck. Volunteer with a campaign. Make sure your family members are registered to vote. Bring a friend with you to the polls.  This year's midterm elections are particularly vital for preserving LGBTQ rights.  Here's a look at some of the major anti-LGBTQ policies we've battled within the last few years.  #RememberInNovember

SNAP and the LGBTQ

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Tuesday August 28th, 2018 



Support Our Veterans:  Did you know that an estimated 150,000 transgender individuals have served in the U.S. armed forces, or are currently on active duty?  In addition, an estimated 134,000 transgender individuals are military veterans.  Recently the American Medical Association affirmed that there is no valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service.  The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) is asking for comments from the general public about whether to provide medically…

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