On July 8, over a hundred high-level faith leaders from diverse religious traditions signed and sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to minimize religious exemptions in his upcoming executive order protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”
Two transgender women in West Virginia were denied their right to take their ID picture as their authentic selves. On two separate occasions the women were ordered to "take off their wigs and makeup" before being allowed to take an updated license photo.
Ebony has released a list of 10 rising stars in the Black LGBT community, and GLAAD followers will recognize several names on the list. GLAAD's own Senior Strategist, Tiq Milan was included on this year's list for his advocacy for transgender people, people of color, and youth.
Utah's Attorney General, Sean Reyes, has announced his office will appeal the 10th Circuit Court’s decision last month upholding marriage equality to the U.S. Supreme Court. That circuit decision found that any state ban on marriage equality violated the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples to equal protection and due process. It was the first circuit ruling against marriage bans.