Washington State Department of Health contracts, 75% of SAN program funding, not awarded for 2016.
We are sad to announce that SAN was not awarded a contract with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to provide HIV care and prevention services. After 31 years of tirelessly serving the community, SAN will be transitioning all medical case management and HIV prevention services to Spokane Regional Health Department (SRHD) for continued care by March 31, 2017, after which time, SRHD will be funded by DOH to maintain these services moving forward. In the Wenatchee, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties these services were awarded to Confluence Health, with the same timeline and transition.
The Senate confirmed Keith Harper as ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Tuesday, making him the first Native American to ever become a U.S. ambassador.
Harper is an attorney who was one of the lawyers behind a landmark class-action lawsuit brought by Native Americans against the federal government. President Barack Obama first nominated him in June 2013.
“I’m pleased that my colleagues have voted to appoint another historic first for Indian Country,” said Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in a statement. “As a longtime advocate for the civil rights of Native Americans, Keith will be a great Ambassador for our country.”
A member of the Cherokee Nation, Harper helped represent around 500,000 Native Americans who brought a class-action suit — Cobell v. Salazar — against the United States in the 1990s over alleged federal mismanagement of revenue from mines and oil wells owned by Native Americans.
Harper’s confirmation was approved by a party-line vote of 52-42 and was hailed by Native American groups as a positive step forward.
“Keith’s confirmation is of great accomplishment for all of Indian Country,” said Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly in a statement.
Pride takes on special meaning in Orlando this weekend. Less than four months after the Pulse massacre, an event normally noteworthy for its revelry and celebration must now also acknowledge the somber and mournful.
Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. Today, Oct. 11, 2016, we mark the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.
28 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.
Coming out – whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied – STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, HRC honors all who have come out as LGBTQ or as a straight ally for equality – that takes bravery, and we commend you.
Every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, and creates new advocates for equality.
So much is at stake for millions of LGBTQ Americans this year. The 2016 election will be critical for protecting the progress we’ve made on equality and continuing to promote pro-LGBTQ legislative priorities.
Flip through or download HRC’s Coming Out as a Straight Supporterto learn about the emotional spectrum that people typically feel after someone comes out to them and find easy ways to learn more and demonstrate your support for LGBTQ people and equality worldwide.
Following up on INBA’s August lunch with INBA and Joel Nania, we’ve partnered with the Small Business Administration to bring you a series of single day business-focused events. Join us on Wednesday, October 19, from 3-5 pm for the first of our SBA partnership events titled SBA 101: Business Planning.
Looking to learn more about how to help your small business? This 2 hour session put on by the Small Business Association will teach you how to map your business for the next 1, 3, or even 5 years. Review the recap from our August lunch to get an idea about what kind of info you can expect to get from this event.