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Author Lesléa Newman is coming to New York City to read from her new novel-in-verse, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard."
Nicholas Coppola, the Catholic man stripped of all volunteer duties after he married his husband, has launched a Change.org petition, inviting Cardinal Timothy Dolan to dinner and conversation about the relationship between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and LGBT people.
After a transgender teenager was ordered to a suspension by her Nova Scotia high school for using the women's restroom, the school board has dropped the punishment and is changing its policy to meet the needs of all students.
Yesterday, the news broke that Roger Gorley was arrested while trying to remain at the bedside of his partner, Allen, in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Their story calls much-needed attention to the unequal treatment of gay and lesbian couples, even when they have put legal safeguards in place.
A Missouri man was arrested because he stayed by his partner's bedside in the hospital. The hospital refused to recognize Roger as a part of Allen's family, put him handcuffs, and escorted him out of the building. Roger is now unable to see his partner at all, because of a restraining order following his arrest.
Nicholas Coppola, the gay man who was stripped of his involvement with his local Roman Catholic parish, delivered 18,603 signatures to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, requesting to be restored to full engagement with his local parish. The signatures were gathered through the social justice organization, Faithful America in less than one week after launching the campaign.
More than three thousand people have joined a Smith College student group in their call for an end to Smith's refusal to even consider the applications of certain trans women.
Two instances of anti-transgender murders occurred in Orlando, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland over the last 24 hours. Both were transgender women of color. And when the media doesn't tell their story correctly, it perpetuates misleading stereotypes about transgender people.
Rhode Island appears poised to become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a legislative panel voted Tuesday to forward same-sex marriage legislation to the full House for a final — and largely procedural — vote.
The first gay couple granted a civil union in Colorado said their vows before hundreds of people early Wednesday morning at a downtown Denver municipal building, where eager couples and members of the public gathered to celebrate the first legal unions.
Smith Q&A, an on-campus group that focuses on raising awareness about transgender issues at Smith College, has announced plans to deliver more than 4,000 signatures from their Change.org petition to Smith College’s Office of Admissions on Thursday.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) has issued new guidance stating that domestic partnerships are unconstitutional under the Texas state Constitution’s amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples.
A Red Lion Area High School transgender student was allowed to bring his girlfriend to prom on Saturday, but the American Civil Liberties Union is still waiting for the school district apologize to the student following the prom king controversy.
Houston-area Boy Scout officials voted to continue a policy effectively banning gays from becoming scouts or adult volunteers.
Members of Washington state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community should be prepared to fend for themselves, according to the office of a local lawmaker who supports a bill that would allow discrimination because of sexual orientation.
Tufts University has adopted a new healthcare plan that includes benefits for transgender students, making Tufts the 37th university or college in the country to offer health insurance of this kind, according to university officials.