New organization name

On March 21, 2000, The Four Corners Gay and Lesbian Alliance was officially incorporated, and over the last 15 years, our community has grown and expanded. It  was with this is mind that the Board of Directors felt the name of the organization should better reflect our entire community.

After a community vote on the three names suggested by the Board of Directors, we are excited to announce the new name for our organization:
Four Corners Alliance for Diversity

In the coming weeks, we will be writing a new Mission Statement that better reflects the many concerns and needs of our members and the role of the organization in the communities in which we live.

Please make sure to bookmark our new website at www.4CAllianceforDiversity.org.

AND, with the new name, we are in need of a new logo and are excited to announce a logo contest. So, get those creative juices flowing and help develop a new look to take the organization into the next 15 years. The deadline for new logo concepts is April 1, 2015; all designs may be emailed to 4calliancefordiversity@gmail.com

Many thanks to all of you who help to make our community the very colorful and vibrant one that it is.

 

Wave Of Anti-LGBT Bills in 2015 State Legislative Sessions

HRC is working to counter a wave of anti-LGBT bills that have been filed by state legislators across the country. More than 85 bills have been filed in 26 state legislatures. 

There are currently four major types of anti-LGBT bills being filed in state legislatures.  These bills would:

1. Allow individuals, businesses, universities, adoption agencies, and others to use religion to challenge or opt out of laws, including state and local laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations;

2. Prohibit cities and towns from protecting LGBT people from discrimination;

3. Criminalize transgender people for using appropriate restrooms; and

4. Explicitly protect therapists who engage in harmful “conversion therapy”.

The diversity of the legislation is unprecedented and a record number of bills have been introduced.

Together, these bills undermine, and even cripple, fundamental protections and basic dignity for LGBT Americans and other minority groups. 

To learn more about the bills and the states where they have been introduced, check out the map below or click here.

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Source: HRC Blog, “Wave Of Anti-LGBT Bills in 2015 State Legislative Sessions,” March 18, 2015 by Hayley Miller, Digital Media Associate