New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah recently called the state a "leader in promoting transgender issues," yet states like California, as well as the District of Columbia, have surpassed New York in providing trans and gender non-conforming people with access to necessary healthcare.
Two stories from separate sources highlighted the persecution that LGBT people face in Nigeria and Cameroon. While Russia and Uganda have captured the majority of media attention, it's worth noting that over 80 countries have anti-LGBT laws on the books.
Performer Jerick Hoffer, first introduced to a national audience as his drag queen persona Jinkx Monsoon, talks with GLAAD about his acting role on CBS' 'Blue Bloods,' an upcoming album, and a touring production of his acclaimed show, The Vaudevillians.
NCIS star Pauley Perrette has joined the documentary film An Act of Love as Executive Producer to tell the story of Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was stripped of his credentials as a minister in the United Methodist Church last year.