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In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court today struck down the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' or DOMA, a law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing legally married same-sex couples, and rejected an appeal that would have protected California's anti-gay Proposition 8 or Prop. 8, a statewide ban on marriage equality.
Many in the media took this story as a chance to educate audiences about the challenges facing transgender children, but others still have a lot to learn.
Chelsea says Pride isn't just a month to her, it's a state of mind, living every day out with integrity and honesty so she can make a difference for others.
Ty McCarthy is the Religion & Faith correspondent for The Gayly, the South Central USA’s LGBT monthly newspaper and founder of Nazarene Ally, a non-profit advocating for LGBT inclusion in the Church of the Nazarene. This article was first published in The Gayly regional newspaper, June 2013 issue.
This is the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match who they are, and the most comprehensive ruling ever supporting the rights of transgender people to access bathrooms without harassment or discrimination.
While many people are relieved with the announcement of Exodus International closing, many are also skeptical about the possible motives behind the apology and demise of the organization.
Mainstream Islam has a reputation of being rabidly anti-LGBT, but that reputation is being challenged. Gay Muslims around the world are working slowly-but-surely to reach out to other LGBT Muslims looking to reconcile their identity with their faith. Read about two openly gay imams and others who are paving the way for LGBT Muslims in America and overseas.
TV Guide reports the Disney Channel will break new ground early next year with the airing of an episode of Good Luck Charlie which includes a lesbian couple, the network's first out characters in a series.