The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) has been stalled for nearly a year while opponents have sought to overturn the act. However, a judge has ruled the petition opposing HERO invalid, allowing protections for LGBT Houstonians to take effect.
Despite the negative response from the Dublin City Council, the equality mural towering the streets of Dublin sheds light on Ireland's referendum on marriage equality and stresses the importance of love, friendship, and support for others.
GLAAD is adding its voice to the growing chorus asking Irish citizens to vote yes for marriage equality. With a new video, posted to the Irish marriage equality web site, www.votewithus.org, GLAAD's president and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, urged a yes vote for marriage equality on May 22.
The Department of Justice released a statement in support of Ashley Diamond, a transgender inmate in Georgia. The statement says that Ms. Diamond and all other trans prisoners deserve access to medically necessary gender-affirming care.