Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor


  WINDY CITY TIMES

Lambda Legal: Price would endanger health of LGBTs, people living with HIV
From a press release
2017-01-18

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


New York — As congressional hearings begin on Tom Price's nomination to become Secretary for Health and Human Services, Rachel B. Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest non-profit legal organization working for the rights of LGBT people and everyone living with HIV, released the following statement:

"Senator Tom Price is a dangerous choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is unfit to serve as the guardian of our nation's health and his track record raises serious doubts about his ability to champion policies that promote better health outcomes for all Americans.

"In particular, we are deeply concerned by his vocal opposition to the Affordable Care Act—the most effective piece of legislation in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the history of the epidemic—as well as his harmful opposition to LGBT equality in vote after vote in Congress. There is no doubt in our minds that Senator Price holds alarming views about LGBT people and would drive healthcare policy that hurts the communities we represent. We urge the Senate to reject his appointment."

During his congressional career, Senator Price has consistently taken policy positions and advocated for legislation harmful to LGBT Americans, including:

- Voting for a constitutional amendment to permanently ban marriage for same-sex couples;

- Co-sponsoring the First Amendment Defense Act ( better known as the "Fostering American Discrimination Act" ), which aims to create religious exemptions to all federal laws and policies that protect LGBT people from discrimination;

- Voting against the Employment Nondiscrimination Act and against the Hate Crimes Act

- Opposing Planned Parenthood, which provides essential preventive health services and treatment to 2.7 million women, men and young people annually, including large numbers of low-income LGBT people with no other access to routine wellness care, cancer screening, HIV testing and other culturally competent medical services.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Undocumented LGBTQ+ activists speak on importance of voting
2020-10-23
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

LGBTQAs plan "Get Out The Vote" event for Michigan candidate
2020-10-22
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

Virtual Town Hall on Cook County budget Oct. 23
2020-10-21
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

Lightfoot releases 2021 budget proposal
2020-10-21
...


Gay News

Equality Illinois town hall focuses on 2020 vote
2020-10-19
...


Gay News

NATIONAL Autistic trans guide, trans death, AIDS Quilt, intersex study
2020-10-19
...


Gay News

Diversity report: More than 1,000 LGBTQs running for office
2020-10-19
...


Gay News

LGBT HISTORY: QAnon's 'SaveOurChildren' slogan has long anti-LGBT history
2020-10-17
by Christiana Lilly - ...


Gay News

Jeannie Tanner releases inspirational song, art-inclusive video
2020-10-17
...


Gay News

Major advocacy organizations mailing to highlight candidate Morrison's record
2020-10-16
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

TPAN names Colleen O'Neill as its new CEO
2020-10-15
...


Gay News

Linda Ronstadt, Danny Glover, Beto O' Rourke in 'All Souls to the Polls'
2020-10-14
...


Gay News

Equality Illinois condemns transphobic posts by State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi
2020-10-14
--From a press release - ...


Gay News

'Lives at Stake' virtual panel Oct. 19
2020-10-14
...


Gay News

LGBT issues front and center on Barrett hearing second day
2020-10-14
...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs     
Privacy Policy      Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.