Organizers of the “DC Dyke March”tried to implement a ban on Jewish Pride flags, claiming they resemble the flag of Israel. In Detroit, neo-Nazis carrying weapons disrupted an LGBTQ Pride march. A gay man in Atlanta was killed in what police are classifying as a hate crime.
Fighting Hate for Good: ADL 2019 National Leadership Summit (NLS)
ADL volunteer leaders from across the country came together to lobby and advocate around countering hate. They learned from and were inspired by subject matter experts, Members of Congress, civil rights activists, journalists and authors during the keynote plenary speeches and panels.
Kentucky Appeals Court Issues Convoluted Decision in Pride Festival T-Shirt Case
A Kentucky Court of Appeals ruling overturned a local human rights commission’s determination that a business violated a county anti-discrimination ordinance when it refused to take an order from an LGBT rights organization for the t-shirts.
In the Tennessee legislature, a stealth bill that would have the same detrimental impact on LGBTQ people as the now notorious North Carolina HB 2 has passed the Senate and is moving forward in the House of Representatives.