Since 2008, a growing number of transgender Latinas have gathered in Queens every Friday night, discussing challenges unfamiliar to many New Yorkers...Conducted in Spanish, the sessions are aimed at those who have emigrated from Latin American countries where violence toward gay and transgender people is common.
Maine schools must provide a safe environment for all students, including transgender students. Those who have a gender identity different from the sex they were assigned at birth are not being given enough protection, let alone the type of welcoming atmosphere that encourages learning.
The Minneapolis city council on Friday confirmed 25-year veteran officer Janee Harteau as the city's new Chief of Police, and in doing so Harteau becomes the first woman and first openly gay officer to serve as police chief.
Singer Macklemore has responded to the suspension of a Michigan teacher who played his song about marriage equality in her class, saying, "This incident is just one of tens of thousands that have happened across the country where schools have exposed a latent homophobia, preventing safe space for all young people to feel confident in being themselves."
A federal court challenge to Nevada's anti-gay ban on marriage equality has been turned back in U.S. District Court, but advocates vowed Friday to fight on with an argument that a pair of state laws regarding marriage for lesbian and gay couples unconstitutionally make those couples "second-class citizens."
Together for nearly 40 years, a gay couple's legal marriage out-of-state in 2009 isn't acknowledged by the federal government or Michigan, which passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment in 2004 banning marriage equality and whose courts and Legislature have enacted further prohibitions marriage equality.