The Center for Equality: Planning The Future, Changing The Present For LGBT Community
Article reposted from Keloland News January 15, 2015, 10:05 PM by Brady Mallory 2015 is already a banner year for gay and lesbian couples waiting to tie the knot in South Dakota. Just this week, a federal judge ruled against South Dakota’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. Josh Jaton’s friends gave him quite the surprise. While › Read more
Use of Slur at Yankton Taco John’s Highlights the Need for Workplace Protections
Tyler Brandt just wanted some money for the summer. But what started as a summer job turned into a hostile work environment culminating in his resignation on Tuesday, June 24th. According to Brandt, his manager called him into the office at the Yankton area Taco John’s during his shift on Monday night and handed him › Read more
Announcing Sioux Falls Pride 2017 Sponsors
Wells Fargo Continues Support as Main Event Sponsor Sioux Falls, S.D. – June 1 marks the beginning of Pride Month across the globe celebrating LGBTQ equality. In the spirit of this day, Sioux Falls Pride is proud to announce this year’s sponsors of the pride festival, to be held on June 17, noon-6pm at Terrace › Read more
Press Release: Sioux Falls Pride
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2014 Sioux Falls Pride is a celebration of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) equality and acceptance. This year marks the sixth annual Sioux Falls Pride Festival. When and where: Saturday June 21st, 2014 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM McKennan Park in Sioux Falls, SD Additional information: FREE Admission Food Vendors › Read more
The New Center for Equality
Welcome! While we are excited about our new website, we are even more excited about other recent changes taking effect at The Center. You may not have heard of us before, or perhaps you have, but weren’t sure about what we did. We are about to change all that. In order for The Center to › Read more
UPDATE from PFLAG Sioux Falls – for Month Of MAY!!
UPDATE from PFLAG Sioux Falls – for Month Of MAY!! ***THERE WILL BE NO PFLAG IN MAY. IT CAME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT MAY 12TH IS MOTHER’S DAY, AND THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND IS GRADUATION FOR MANY. PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO. WE PLAN › Read more
CWA Passes Support of Transgender Inclusive Healthcare
Pride at Work is proud to announce that CWA unanimously passed a resolution at their April 2013 Convention supporting our campaign to end transgender exclusions in healthcare coverage! There was great excitement coming out of our LGBT Labor Leadership Training that happened last week; CWA members took that with them to their convention and got › Read more
Facing the Fear of Same-Sex Marriage
There has been much discussion about marriage equality in light of the lawsuit filed in South Dakota and, most recently, the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear five same-sex marriage cases. The debate raises the question, why are some people so opposed to marriage equality? The definition of marriage is one of the most prevailing › Read more
LGBT Health Awareness Week
Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on LGBT Health Awareness Week Shortly after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, President Obama asked me to identify steps we could take at the Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. As we mark the beginning › Read more