From: The Honorable Michael M. Honda
Sent By:

Date: 9/28/2016

Supported by: Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, LGBT Technology Partnership and Institute & 49 Other Groups (Listed Below)
Deadline to Cosponsor: Tonight at 7pm

Dear Colleague:

As we approach LGBT History Month, I invite you to become an original cosponsor of
the Don’t Block LGBT Act, a bill that will ensure LGBTQ resources are not blocked at public schools and libraries. Under current law, public schools and public libraries that receive subsidies for internet service through the e-Rate program
are required to filter online content so that it blocks (1) obscene content, (2) child pornography, and (3) content harmful to minors. Unfortunately, each content filter is determined by school district, library district or individual school and library, which
can block useful LGBT resources that are not sexually explicit in any way.

The Internet is often a resource to the LGBT community—to help cope with discrimination, isolation and stigma, and to seek anti-bullying and health advice. This bill will ensure the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) protects useful LGBT content from
being blocked in our public schools and libraries. The ACLU has previously litigated cases to remove anti-LGBT web filtering.

Please contact Robert Lucas (; 5-2631) in my office if you would like to cosponsor this bill or have any questions. The deadline to cosponsor is at 7pm tonight, possibly later depending on the bill.


Mike Honda
Member of Congress
Read the Bill Text Here

Current List of Supporters
CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers
Center on Halsted
Central Illinois Pride Health Center
All Under One Roof LGBT Advocates of Southeastern Idaho
Phoenix Pride
LGBT Center of Raleigh
LGBT Center of Central PA
LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
Guilford Green Foundation
Pride Center of WNY
1n10, Inc
Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Inc.
the Montrose Center
RAD Remedy
Women In Network
Rockland County Pride Center
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Hudson Pride
ALSO Youth, Inc
Resource Center
The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection
The Pride Center at Equality Park
Lost N Found
Spencer Pride, Inc.
The Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada
The DC Center for the LGBT Community
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc.
San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center
G III Associates
Great Falls LGBTQ+ Center
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Community Alliance & Action Network
Focus on Awareness and Information Resources of New York (FAIRNY)
The Pride Center of New Jersey
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
SMYAL (Supporting & Mentoring Youth Advocates & Leaders)
The Phillip Rush Center
Open Door Health Center of IL
Prism Youth Initiative
PRISM-Q LGBT & Allies Resource Center
Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc