Last Week Tonight with John Oliver focused on how far the United States has come in terms of LGBT equality, especially compared to other countries like Uganda. Oliver briefly discussed some of the anti-gay laws in Uganda, and then welcomed Pepe Onziema, a transgender Ugandan human rights activist.
Now the author of "The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business," John Browne appeared on CNN yesterday, in honor of LGBT Pride month, encouraging gay executives to be open about their identities.
This week, Democracy Now! spoke with Pooja Gehi, a staff attorney at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP), and Angie Milan-Cruz, one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit challenging the New York Department of Health's exclusion of transgender healthcare coverage from Medicaid.
Celebrations were cut short yesterday as Mayor Bullard hired a new police chief to replace fired police chief Crystal Moore just before he was stripped of his political powers, and just after a council-imposed 60-day waiting period to hire a replacement.