Local and Regional News
LGBT New Yorkers held a 'Take Back the Night' rally in response to a string of anti-LGBT attacks that have occurred in the last two weeks. The rally, organized by Queer Rising, brought together a diverse range of LGBT and allied people to advocate for LGBT safety.
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting released a non-committal statement about the new proposed policy of dropping the ban on gay scouts, but retaining it for gay scout leaders.
Across the United States, millions of seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage in graduation ceremonies. This time can bittersweet for transgender students. Two instances of transgender students, in different parts of the country, have reminded us that schools can often fail to support transgender students and treat them with respect.
State Senator Donna Campbell's bill states that no marriage license can be obtained with a document that lacks a photo - which includes many legal documents indicating that one is transgender. This bill seems intended to stop transgender people from marrying their opposite-sex partners.
Many places of worship have a coffee hour, or fellowship, or just people hanging out after the services to chat with one another. This is your time to share your belief that the Scouts should be open to all.
A transgender girl in Rhode Island has inspired her family to create TransFamily New England, a free and confidential group for family members of transgender, gender variant, or intersex people.