CAN Newsletters

Tuesday August 14th, 2018 

 

  Tuesday August 14th, 2018

 

2018 LGBT Community Centers Survey Report::  Every two years, Movement Advancement Project and CenterLink complete a survey of LGBT community centers across the United States.  This year, 218 community centers were asked to participate.  We are excited to share the 2018 LGBT Community Center Survey Report.  Especially notable is the extent to which centers engage in advocacy.  93% of LGBT community centers participate in educational outreach and advocacy to influence…

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Tuesday July 31st, 2018 

 

 

Center Action Newsletter:  Tuesday July 31st, 2018

 

LGBTQ Adoption: Last week, 39 Senate Democrats slammed a House Republican proposal passed earlier this month that would allow taxpayer funded adoption and child welfare agencies to refuse to provide services to children and parents on the basis of religion, LGBTQ status, or family structure.  In a letter to Senate appropriators, the senators urged them not to include this dangerous proposal in the upcoming appropriations bill.  Allowing child

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Tuesday July 17th, 2018 

 

Center Action Newsletter: Tuesday 17th, 2018

Midterms Countdown:  There are just 111 days until midterm elections.  Data  proves that elected  officials  respond  to voters' policy  preferences  and  award  a  greater chunk  of  public  resources  to  the  people  who  show  up at  the  polls.  When you cast your ballot, you're exercising your constitutional right, raising your voice, AND supporting  your  local LGBTQ  community  center. Our #PromoteTheVote page and toolkit have everything you need…

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Tuesday June 19th, 2018 

CenterLink CEO Lora Tucker Educating Our Military:  On Monday, June 4, CenterLink CEO Lora Tucker was the distinguished speaker at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in Fort Bliss, TX. Planned by the LGBTQ committee at the Academy in observance of Pride month and attended by over 900 military personnel, the event began with a history of the Stonewall Riots and Gay Pride.  Lora had the opportunity to share personal stories of serving during "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell". She also emphasized the…

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Tuesday June 5th, 2018 

National Foster Care Month: May was National Foster Care Month, and we want to share a touching adoption story with you. The Nabozny family from Minnesota are a perfect example of why fighting discrimination against LGBTQ parents and kids in foster care and adoption is so critical. If Jamie and Bo had lived in a state with a license to discriminate law, they could have been prevented from forming their family simply because they are a same-sex couple. Watch their video here then ask your Members of Congress

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Thursday May 17th, 2018 

SNAP:  The U.S. House of Representatives will soon be voting on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) (the Farm bill), which calls for cutting SNAP benefits and restricting eligibility for the program by imposing time limits and expanding work requirements. These potential cuts will gravely impact those affected by food insecurity, including members of the LGBTQ community.  The Williams Institute found that more than 1 in 4 LGBT adults (27%) – approximately 2.2 million people – experienced a time in…

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Thursday April 19th, 2018 

LGBT Community Survey:  CenterLink invites you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBTQ perspective. There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc. Click here to start the survey:  

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Thursday April 5th, 2018 

 

Centers in Action:  The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcomed U.S. Senator Bob Casey of PA to their building last week, where they had an in-depth discussion about LGBTQ health issues and priorities.  Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center creates a vibrant LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley through exciting LGBT arts & culture programs, leading-edge LGBT health programs, daily LGBT youth programs, critical supportive services and an informative Training Institute.

2020 Census:  The 2020…

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Thursday March 22nd, 2018 

Last Chance:  Submit your comment to HHS before the March 27th deadline by clicking here.  This is your last call to join over 70,000 other people in telling the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a person should never have to worry about being denied health care based on who they are.  This isn't about politics. It's about saving lives. Under the new HHS rule, it’s not just doctors who would be allowed to discriminate against patients — nurses, receptionists, ambulance drivers, therapists…

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Thursday March 8th, 2018 

Religious Refusals: As many of you know, in January 2018 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR), issued a proposed rule on Religious and Moral Convictions that would allow HHS to insert a religious and moral exemption into all of their health programs. In other words, healthcare providers could deny care to LGBTQ people, which would be particularly harmful for transgender people, women, people of color, people living with HIV and many of us who live at…

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