Washington, DC – Credible news reports state the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other divisions within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been warned by top Trump Administration officials not to use certain words during the upcoming budget proposal process.  These prohibited words include “diversity,” “fetus” and “transgender.” 

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is soliciting applications from interested interns and fellows desiring to learn about and lead in the movement to improve the lives of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and same gender loving (SGL) people. The internship/fellowship program provides a unique opportunity to students, and young and emerging professionals, interested in civil rights and LGBTQ equality to explore the unique intersections between and among these related efforts.

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As the world pauses on World AIDS Day 2017, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) joins the efforts to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and remember those who have died. To honor this day, NBJC’s Director of Public Policy, Isaiah Wilson, has penned a passionate call to action op-ed for Black America to take up the fight to end HIV/AIDS by centering those most impacted in our communities. As a person living with HIV while working to expand the movement of justice for all Black people, including Black LGBTQ and same gender loving people, Isaiah’s words are a sharp reminder of the progress we have made and the work that is still urgently required to end the epidemic within Black people and families. 

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, joins communities across the nation and world to recognize International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) . For over a decade, this solemn day has been dedicated to honoring the lives of people of trans experiences, globally, whose lives have been lost due to anti-trans violence. This year alone, there have been 25 deaths reported of individuals who identified as transgender or gender nonconforming—the majority being transgender women of color—and the year is not over.

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On this Veterans Day, our nation once again pauses to honor those who have served in our military and those currently serving. As the proud son and grandson of former Marines, I am forever inspired by the history and resiliency of Black veterans and servicemembers. For many Black veterans, including my family, the service was a pathway for both professional development and a means to lift their families out of poverty. These American heroes not only served honorably in defense of country, but they confronted and continue to overcome societal ills like racism and bias. This is especially true for Black transgender servicemembers who currently face a hostile Trump Administration that has publicly committed to banning them from openly serving. This in spite of the fact that many U.S. allies already allow open service for transgender people.

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