In New York, great strides have been made in protecting the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community, like the legalization of same-sex marriage. However, if you ask any of the thousands of transgender New Yorkers, they will tell you that they still face severe discrimination and bullying in their workplaces, and even threats of violence in their communities.
Authorities in Mississippi said Thursday they had charged a man with the death of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, described by a national organization as one of the first viable openly gay office-seekers in the state.
Students at the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world are making history by becoming the first evangelical graduate theological school to create an official LGBT student organization. They are now hosting an LGBT film festival featuring several GLAAD-nominated films.
I spent that Saturday afternoon in 2008 grilling hamburgers at my church’s Pride picnic. Then I met my partner for a celebratory margarita or two at the Monster. As it started to rain, we headed across Christopher Street for the downtown subway.
Whatever his prospects for winning the coming mayoral election in his hometown of Clarksdale, Miss., Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. So word spread fast when his SUV was involved in a wreck this week, and he was nowhere to be found.
Today is the deadline for submitting amicus (friend of the court) briefs in the Supreme Court case challenging California’s Proposition 8, and a new poll suggests California is more ready than ever to embrace marriage equality.
The controversy over a transgender student at South Panola High School continues and this time, students are protesting. About 30 to 40 students at the school say they were not allowed inside Wednesday because they were wearing gym shorts and sweatpants.
City leaders made history last month with the announcement of a plan to expand Healthy SF coverage to transgender individuals. But while the decision was monumental, it did not mark the end of the battle for inclusive health care.