Welcome, Caiti!

CREEC is very excited to introduce our new paralegal, Caiti Hall. Caiti graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Politics and Global Development Studies. As an undergrad she focused her studies on Human Rights and became interested in issues of accessibility and discrimination while studying American Sign Language. She tells us she is is excited to be working for an organization tackling these issues directly (while also enabling her love of dogs by having furry friends in the office). When not in the office, Caiti can be found meandering the halls of art galleries or wandering on hiking trails. We’re very glad Caiti has joined us!  ...

Lauren Fontana Named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

CREEC Staff Attorney Lauren Fontana was selected as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2016 by the National LGBT Bar Association. The awardees will be recognized at a ceremony on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the 2016 Lavender Law Conference. Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality. Big congrats to Lauren on this well-deserved...

LGBTQ Groups Call for Unity in the Wake of Orlando Shooting

From the Arcus Foundation: Collective resolve across national, racial and political lines will be required to turn the tide against anti-LGBTQ violence. We the undersigned organizations working on the front lines of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) movement share in the profound grief for those who were killed and many more who were wounded during Latin Night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Their lives were lost or forever altered in this devastating act of violence targeting LGBTQ people. Our hearts go out to all the family and friends touched by this horrific act. We know their lives will never be the same again. This national tragedy happened against the backdrop of anti-LGBTQ legislation sweeping this country and we must not forget that in this time of grief. Unity and organized response in the face of hatred is what we owe the fallen and the grieving. Collective resolve across national, racial and political lines will be required to turn the tide against anti-LGBTQ violence. Our response to this horrific act, committed by one individual, will have deep impact on Muslim communities in this country and around the world. We as an intersectional movement cannot allow anti-Muslim sentiment to be the focal point as it distracts from the larger issue, which is the epidemic of violence that LGBTQ people, including those in the Muslim community, are facing in this country. The animus and violence toward LGBTQ people is not news to our community. It is our history, and it is our reality. In 1973, 32 LGBTQ people died in an arson fire at an LGBTQ Upstairs Lounge...
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