Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
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Contrary to the will of the majority of Virginians, state-licensed adoption agencies will soon be able to legally discriminate against prospective adoptive and foster parents on the basis of sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, religion, political belief and family status. Meanwhile, nearly 6,000 Virginia children live in foster care.
Last week, Mayor Daniels of Troy, Michigan, was admonished in the public comment portion of a City Council meeting for her use of an anti-gay slur on Facebook. Comments from Troy resident, Amy, were particularly moving as she spoke about the love she has for her wife, Tina, and their two children.
Homeless for the Holidays is a campaign through the Ali Forney Center giving young people a platform to share their experience being LGBT and homeless.
A Silver Spring, Maryland, Gay-Straight Alliance group named Allies 4 Equality has launched a campaign to show support for LGBT youth.
At Cherry Knoll Elementary school in Traverse City, Michigan, a music teacher decided to remove the word 'gay' from a verse sung in the traditional Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" to stop students from giggling. The principal expressed disappointment with the teacher's decision, saying this was a teachable moment for respect and equal treatment.
In recognition of the important work they do, Trinity Place Shelter is one of seven recipients of this year’s Union Square Awards in the social justice category.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, thousands of LGBT people and their allies rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., as the nation's highest court considered two cases on marriage equality.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department reversed course Friday night after saying earlier that day that it would consider revising Medicare policy to cover medically necessary gender transition surgeries.
A transgender man whose divorce request was rejected by an Arizona judge is expected to comment for the first time Tuesday on the ruling that prevents him from ending his marriage.
As poll after poll shows a growing number of Americans favoring marriage equality, Republican leaders on the national stage have slowly signaled a willingness to moderate their long-held opposition.
The Boy Scouts of America have rejected an application for a scouting troop sponsored by a Utah gay rights organization. After spending four months preparing a proposal to adhere to Scouts’ standards, Utah Pride Center officials said a local representative from the Boy Scouts’ Great Salt Lake Council returned the entire application intact four days later— including the business cards they had given him.
Another Senate Democrat, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, came out today in support of same-sex marriage.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, whose about-face on same-sex marriage recently detonated a storm of pressure for conservatives to state their positions on the issue, has evidently "evolved" on the issue since learning his son was gay, Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., told Phoenix TV station KTVK. "I haven't."
I've known that I was gay since the first grade. But while Latinos are widely known for having close-knit, large extended families, certain issues we just don't talk about. And this was one of them. This week the Supreme Court is hearing two landmark cases on gay rights. It's a perfect time to start the conversation with our families, and I call on all my hermanos y hermanas to lend your voices to a topic that silently resonates with every Latino family in America.