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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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.
Student athletes are stepping up to the plate, so to speak, to take a stand for LGBT equality. Recently, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., became the first Athlete Ally Ambassador School in the Northwest Conference.
A Silver Spring, Maryland, Gay-Straight Alliance group named Allies 4 Equality has launched a campaign to show support for LGBT youth.
Last month, the Columbia University Press published "The Lives of Transgender People," a book outlining the findings of a comprehensive survey on gender, development, and identity among transgender individuals in the United States.
Yesterday, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) released Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Latino/a Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, revealing that transgender Latino/a people face poverty, unemployment, homelessness, discrimination and violence at significantly higher rates than both the overall transgender population and the general population.
Today, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of Vandy Beth Glenn, who was fired in 2007 from her job as a legislative editor at the General Assembly in Georgia after disclosing that she is transgender and intended to come out in the workplace.
Colorlines.com, a daily news site on racial justice issues, has asked transgender women of color living in D.C. to tell their own stories.
On November 17, Chicago’s LGBT community lost a beloved leader when Lois Bates passed away at age 41, following a lon
A newly formed grassroots group, Transgender Advocates of the Capital Region, will push for civil rights and social equality for transgender people.
Every morning on my way to grab a coffee, I turn on my local Phoenix, Ariz., radio station, Mix 96.9, for some good music, a bit of news and some conversation from the a.m. hosts.
Two transgender women video game designers explain the cathartic experience of creating games that represented their own identities and interests, after years of playing ones that catered primarily to straight, white men.
As 2012 came to a close, Sao Paolo joined the jurisdictions that allow same-sex marriage. The joy this news elicited is absolutely warranted. However, it may cover up the fact that equal marriage rights do not mean the end to hostility against those who aren't straight.
When Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger passed away, Marty Edwards said a co-worker at First National Bank of Granbury asked who Ledger was. “He was some faggot in a gay cowboy movie,” a senior loan officer answered. “Who cares if he died.”
The Turkish government submitted a new draft regulation for the Turkish Armed Forces that retains the article ‘unnatural intercourse’ which has been used to stigmatize and punish LGBT people.
When it comes to gay issues, the world has changed since Chuck Hagel served in the Senate.
A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay."