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Local and Regional News
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed The Religious Freedom Act, the dangerous law allowing LGBT discrimination, on April 3. Mississippi businesses are now standing on the side of equality by displaying LGBT-affirming signs in their windows.
A federal judge ruled against the state of Ohio's ban on marriage equality, ordering it to recognize all same-sex marriages performed outside of the state.
At last night’s 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox called attention to trans people who have experienced discrimination and been largely ignored by the mainstream media.
Melissa Griffiths won the Outstanding Newspaper Article GLAAD Media Award at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles for her multi-part series, "LGBTQ in the Capital,” which ran in the Juneau Empire.
Ed Murray, Mayor (D) of Seattle, and the members of Seattle City Council have written a letter in support of Geoff McGrath, leader of a local Boy Scouts troop, whom the national organization wants to oust for being openly gay.
Rainier Beach United Methodist Church has hired an attorney to defend Geoff McGrath, a Seattle-based Scoutmaster, who recently had his registration revoked by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for being openly gay.