The votes have been counted and marriage equality is now the law of the land in Ireland. After historically high voter turnout, Irish voters approved a nation-wide referendum that added the following language to the constitution: "marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex."
On Friday, Ireland will become the first country to hold a nation-wide referendum for marriage equality. Ireland isn't the first country to have marriage equality, but many will be watching to see what happens when the question goes before the voters.
More than 60 congressional members, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a Congressional resolution in support of the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is coming up fast on June 17, and a new video by the Free and Equal Campaign by the United Nations has encouraged us to look at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people in the face and learn about what they are doing with their lives.
A 7-year-old transgender girl from Kansas shared her story in a video posted to the New York Times. The Jackson family is deeply accepting of Avery and works as advocates for the transgender community.