Local and Regional News
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News that originates from and/or specifically impacts a local community, city, state, or region
Illinois Rep. Naomi Jakobsson was caring for her son, Garret, who was extremely ill when the marriage equality bill came to a vote. She rushed in and out of the Illinois Capitol to cast her vote. Sorrowfully Rep. Jakobsson's son Garret has passed away at the age of 46.
Governor elect Terry McAuliffe assured Virginians he will live up to his campaign promises, one of which was to sign an Executive Order protecting all state employees, including LGBT employees, from employment discrimination.
Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit www.glaad.org.
The European Court of Justice voted to give political asylum to LGBT people who are being persecuted and jailed for violating anti-LGBT laws in African countries.
A couple in New Jersey is suing Governor Chris Christie over his signing of a bill that bans so-called conversion therapy, claiming it is an unconstitutional intervention by the state in how they raise their son.
The White House issued a statement by President Obama, moments after the Employment Non-Discrimination passed the US Senate on a strong bipartisan basis.
Today, the United Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Now onto the house!
Increased transgender protections will likely capture media attention, especially with California's School Success and Opportunity Act, or AB1266, getting national coverage.