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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This fall Elmhurst became the first institute of higher education to include an admissions question about sexual orientation and gender identity, launching them into the public eye. The college has only good things to say after its first round of admissions with the new question.
In a segment on this week's Need to Know, the PBS news broadcast examines the epidemic of homelessness that LGBT youth experience and shares the stories of LGBT adults opening their homes and families to LGBT youth.
In the face of an anti-transgender boycott, the Girl Scouts continue to speak out in support of inclusive and welcoming policies for all girls. GLAAD calls on the media to address transgender children and issues of gender identity responsibly.
On Tuesday, the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice voted 5-1 to continue including specific language which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in rules governing residential facilities. This marks the third time in a year and a half that the Board has reaffirmed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, protections that have been in existence since 2005.
This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.
Are you an out gay student athlete? Would you consider taking part in a documentary about coming out in professional sports?
Non-profit digital media organization, Cuéntame has released the first videos of campaign called “An Honest Conversation” that focuses exclusively on LGBT issues in the Latino community
La organización mediática en línea, Cuéntame, ha publicado los primeros videos de la campaña “An Honest Conversation” que se centra exclusivamente en los temas LGBT en la comunidad latina.
When it was announced that as pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would be taking the name Francis, after the reformer Francis of Assisi, many briefly got their hopes up before being informed that while he might address corruption in the Vatican, Pope Francis probably won't be reversing any of the church's controversial positions on social issues.
If you've seen Kiss Cam, you know this trick: After a series of shots of men sitting next to women, Kiss Cam will sometimes frame a pair of players of the opposing team on the bench. Dave Uible, who is gay, saw this gag and didn't think it was funny.
Less than a decade ago, almost six in ten Americans said gay marriage should be illegal. Today that same six in ten believe it should be legal.
For Mark Uhron, it was his clients' financial entanglements that led to a change of heart on gay marriage.
Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas says he opposed the Violence Against Women Act because it contained protections for transgender individuals.
In a powerful 1978 speech celebrating the defeat of California’s Proposition 6, banning gays from teaching in the public schools, Harvey Milk, the openly gay member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, urged other gay men and lesbians to come out.
Local elected officials, gay rights and immigration officials joined forces Monday to urge Congress to include gay couples under any federal immigration reform laws.
Political scientist Charles Murray has never backed away from controversy, but usually his opponents have been liberals.