Tavares Spencer, 16, is facing charges of attempted murder, robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The charges carry enhanced penalties because officials are considering this a hate crime.
President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the African continent.
When 42-year-old Ruby Corado was 16, her parents had her immigrate to the United States from El Salvador to escape the civil war. She says that when she arrived in Washington D.C. in 1986, she noticed that there were very few resources for Latinos in the area, and none for LGBT Latinos.
In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area.
Con la creación de las leyes 22 y 23, el gobernador Alejandro García Padilla extendió hoy la protección a la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transexual y transgénero (LGBTT) contra el discrimen en los centros de empleo y la protección igualitaria de la Ley 54 de Violencia Doméstica.
The moment of dread for transgender people comes when the question arises on a job application: "Have you ever lived or worked under another name?" It bears a chilling echo of the witch hunts of the McCarthy era's anti-communism trials.
On May 24, Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives passed a comprehensive LGBT rights bill, prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, governmental services, public accommodations, and private entities. Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has pledged to sign the bill into law.
On May 24th, just a week after speaking at a vigil in honor of Mark Carson, Eugene Lovendusky became a victim of another anti- gay hate crime in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Eugene's attack is the ninth anti-LGBT attack for the month of May and the 27th since the start of the New Year.