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World AIDS Day 2016: A Recollection

— Earl Fowlkes. Jr, President/CEO I normally do not join in the chorus of organizations and leaders acknowledging World AIDS Day not because I don’t care but rather because I don’t have anything different to add to the dialogue. This year is different for me as I recently found a thank you note written from […]

Statement on Orlando shootings

It is with great sadness that we join the families, friends and communities to mourn the lives of those who were murdered in the “act of terror” at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. early this past Sunday. Unfortunately, LGBT individuals bare the brunt of victimization when it comes to hate crimes in America today according […]

CBE encourages support and passage of the Equality Act of 2015

Covering eight major areas of federal discrimination law the Equality Act of 2015 will provide protect LGBT people in public accommodations, public education, employment, housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections, and credit. These protections will be made possible by amending the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity among […]

CBE offical statement on marriage equality

Supreme Court extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide Friday, June 26, 2015 Washington – Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling which declared same-sex marriage is a Constitutional Right throughout the entire United States. This landmark ruling brings to close a very important chapter towards full equality for LGBT Americans. No […]

CBE recieves death threat following Charleston massacre

Moments after the Charleston massacre the CBE received a death threat. The investigation into this criminal act is being conducted as a joint effort with Washington Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”) and other local law enforcement resources. No injuries were reported. Earl D. Fowlkes Jr., CBE president made the following statement: “Moments after the cowardly act […]