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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At midnight on Friday, March 12, Indiana lawmakers wrapped up their 2012 legislative session. While a number of pressing items might have made headlines during the session's final days, in the end it felt to many observers like the highest priority facing some members of the General Assembly was revoking a hard earned, specialty license plate that demonstrates support for LGBT youth.
Katy Butler came all the way from Ann Arbor, MI to deliver a message to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) this morning and with her she brought the support of over 200,000 people from around the world. Katy started a petition on change.org after hearing the movie Bully received an R rating from the MPAA and the film’s distributor lost its appeal to lower the rating to PG-13.
LGBT advocate and GLAAD Media Award winner, Lady Gaga, will launch the Born This Way Foundation today with her mother Cynthia.
This week, MTV and Logo aired an "It Gets Better" special, anchored by one of the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage. You can read a re-cap of the 60-minute special below.
Last week, a CBS local affiliate in Miami drew attention to the lives of homeless LGBT youth living in South Florida. It is important that the media continues to elevate both the stories of homeless LGBT youth and any support options available to them.
Tonight at 11:00pm ET, both MTV and Logo will air an “It Gets Better” special, anchored by one of the co-founders of the It Gets Better Project, Dan Savage.
A school district in Suffolk, VA is considering a ban on 'cross-dressing' and claims that this policy change would protect students from harassment and bullying. This proposed policy is extremely problematic and amounts to nothing more than preemptive victim-blaming.
According to the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO), an 11-year-old transgender girl in Germany is under threat of being institutionalized on the basis of her gender identity.
The nation's views on gay marriage are more favorable in large part because of a shift in attitudes among those who know someone who is gay or became more accepting as they got older of gays and lesbians, according to a national survey.
When historians write the story of America’s cultural revolution on gay marriage, March of 2013 may well get its own chapter — the month when the political balance on this issue shifted unmistakably from risky to safe.
The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed same-sex marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.
Gays and lesbians have adopted the phrase "it gets better" as a kind of slogan to assure young people that life won't always be so tough.
The District's Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) has issued a bulletin prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression by insurance companies who underwrite health-insurance policies in D.C.
Pending legislation authorizing same-sex marriage in Delaware has the support of the executive director of the state Republican Party, who is gay.
When Portman’s son graduates from Yale, no federal law will prevent an employer from denying him a job because of his sexual orientation. If Will Portman or a classmate came out of the closet after being hired, they could be fired for being gay.
The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it would release same-day audio recordings of arguments in two same-sex marriage cases scheduled to be heard next week.