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Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today denounced the Trump Administration’s revocation of the landmark U.S. Departments of Education and Justice joint guidance confirming that Title IX’s sex nondiscrimination provisions applied to transgender students.
Jan 23, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus called on the Senate to reject Rep. Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for creating a new rule prohibiting USAID-funded programs from discriminating against the LGBT community in their services.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded the Department of Defense’s decision to reverse its ban on transgender people from serving in the armed forces.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today thanked the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a groundbreaking final rule ensuring that transgender people have equal access to health care all across the United States.
Sep 26, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus applauded Secretary of Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro for the new rule protecting transgender people seeking access to emergency shelters.
May 13, 2016 Press Release
The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today thanked the Obama Administration and the U.S. Department of Education for issuing groundbreaking guidance ensuring transgender students have equal access to sex-segregated facilities.
Apr 8, 2015 Domestic News

Last week, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that the Army illegally discriminated against a transgender civilian employee. When Tamara Lusardi was working for the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in Huntsville, Alabama, she was forced to only use a single-use restroom.

Feb 10, 2015 International News

The American LGBT community has increasingly begun to contribute to the success of LGBT rights worldwide. However, the contributions go both ways. Countries in some other parts of the world have adopted gay equality laws much earlier than the United States, and some of that progress has contributed to the success of the LGBT movement in the United States. Here are 11 ways that advances in LGBT rights elsewhere have helped the American gay movement.

1. Canada helped bring marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Feb 9, 2015 Page

Purpose

The Criminal Justice Task Force directs the Caucus’ engagement on issues for LGBT individuals within the criminal justice system. This includes communication with the Department of Justice and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ensure safe and humane ways to detain or house transgender people in accordance with their gender identity.