Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), when advocates across the globe take a stand against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
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More than 300 spectators gathered and sang “We Shall Overcome” yesterday in a rally to draw attention to violence against transgender individuals after the violent attack on Chrissy Polis, a transgender woman violently attacked in a McDonald’s bathroom in Rosedale, Md.
Actor Wilson Cruz: "Marriage is important to our society and to couples, for its legal protections that allow couples to take care of each other, and for its symbolism, for the love and commitment it stands for. More and more people every day are speaking out for marriage equality, and we welcome every one of them."
G-A-Y Bar on London’s Old Compton Street has broken its own Guinness World Record for the highest number of HIV tests to be carried out on World AIDS Day.
It was no secret during past decades of ballot-box pummeling that social connections help determine where people stand on LGBT equality, say the organizers behind November 6's marriage equality wins in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington. Simply having a gay family member, friend, or colleague doubles the likelihood of support. "The meta narrative," says Michael Cole-Schwartz, director of media efforts for the Human Rights Campaign, "is that we win these fights because Americans know that LGBT people are their neighbors, their cousins, their aunts and uncles, the people they sit next to in church, and the people they shop with at the grocery store."
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.
Equality advocate Frank Mugisha on Uganda's proposed anti-gay bill: “If the law is passed the way it is right now, I would go to jail, and I would be killed."
More than a dozen people gathered outside the Ugandan embassy in Northwest D.C. on Saturday to protest the African country’s so-called “Kill the Gays” bill.
Brenda Sue Fulton and Penelope Gnesin married today at the U.S. Military Academy's Cadet Chapel at West Point — the first wedding of a same-sex couple to take place at the chapel.
Wednesday night's episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, entitled "Strip Maul," contained the latest in the show's long history of offensive and defamatory portrayals of transgender people.