Pride Month is Time for Celebration and Action

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Every June, Pride Month represents a period of celebration for the diverse LGBTQIA+ communities throughout America, as well as a time to listen, learn, reflect and acknowledge the continued efforts to advance equality.  NOW stands with the LGBTQIA+ community, who struggle with oppressive laws that deny them employment protections, health care equity, public accommodation, Read more …

NOW Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility. Today we remind the world that trans women are women, trans girls are girls, and that non-binary and gender-nonconforming people are valid in their stated identities. We celebrate the accomplishments of trans people across the globe and particularly thank the trans community for their contributions to the feminist movement.   Trans people are denied basic civil rights and face increasing legislative challenges to their constitutionally-guaranteed rights from Read more …

Pass The Equality Act NOW

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  This week’s anticipated vote on the Equality Act brings the federal government one step closer to codifying something that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe is long overdue.  Discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people in employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs and jury service must be against the law. Until all of us Read more …

The Return of Feminist Champions to the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was fueled by the commitment and resolve of millions of feminists who voted in record numbers.  Our vote is our voice—and we used it in this election to make history.  After four long years, we will finally put feminist champions back in the White House. Vice President–Elect Kamala Harris “stands on the shoulders” of the giants who came before her to make history Read more …