If you missed our meeting last week, we had Michael Evans of the Fresno Democratic Party give us a presentation on what we can expect and what need to do for the upcoming Presidential Election next year. Here’s his presentation:
Join the Fresno Grizzlies for Pride Night on Thursday, July 25!
Proceeds from this special ticket package will benefit Fresno Rainbow Pride, and only tickets that are purchased online will raise money for Fresno Rainbow Pride 2020. Players will wear on-field theme jerseys which will be auctioned off to benefit Common Space, who does some amazing work in the local LGBTQ+ community. We will also have some wonderful pregame and in-game entertainment and spotlights on members of our community who are on the forefront of diversity and inclusion in the central valley, including but not limited to a performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Ray Quenga and first pitches by prominent members of the local government and business community who are members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community here in Fresno.
Special Tickets benefiting Fresno Rainbow Pride: https://groupmatics.events/event/fresnopride
President Trump will stop at nothing to ensure that LGBTQ rights and protections are systematically dismantled under his administration. His latest attack is so extreme that it would roll back nondiscrimination protections against transgender people who seek lifesaving medical care.
The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a proposal to
redefine the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination protections to exclude
“gender identity.” 1
The proposed rule would give health care providers a license to discriminate
against transgender people.
We need to show that
there is massive public opposition to this rule. If you sign
now, we will include your signature in our public comment to the Department of
Health and Human Services.
The ACA’s Health Care Rights Law guarantees full, equal access to medical
care and insurance coverage regardless of race, color, national origin, gender
identity, sex, age or disability. The inclusion of gender identity as a
protected class under the ACA’s Health Care Rights Law was a historic Obama-era
law that protects over 3 million people across the country from discrimination
and ensures quality health care to all. The proposed HHS rule would redefine
anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sex to exclude “gender
The proposed rule would:
Allow health care professionals and insurance providers
to deny transition-related care, including gender reassignment surgery, to
transgender people. 3
Grant a license to discriminate and allow health care
providers to deny general health care on the basis of religious beliefs.4
Roll back protections for people with Limited English
Proficiency and people with disabilities who rely on the Health Care Rights
Law for support navigating the health care system. 5
Allow health care providers to deny abortion care and
Eliminate protections for people living with HIV/AIDS
from being denied care or charged exorbitant prices for lifesaving
This proposed rule
was introduced only one week after the House of Representatives passed the
Equality Act to extend civil rights protections to the LGBTQ community and ban
discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
This proposed rule is only one of many attacks Trump is waging against the
LGBTQ community. Trump is dismantling protections in housing, work and health
care. We must fight back against this proposed rule and continue to fight to
ensure that the LGBTQ community has full, equal civil rights protections.
Alongside our partner Transgender Law Center, we are mobilizing hundreds of
thousands of people to make their voices heard to the Department of Housing and
Human Services. Your name will be included in a comment that will be read and
summarized by the federal government. Can you add your name today?
Tell the Department
of Health and Human Services: Everyone deserves full, equal access to
lifesaving medical care. Preserve anti-discrimination laws that protect
transgender people in healthcare. Click the link below to add your name.