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Too few trans people or trans-related issues were included in LGBT end-of-year lists. An even greater number of trans-related stories received little to no media attention at all this year, despite efforts to have them covered by bloggers and journalists.
All Maine couples will be able to apply for marriage licenses and get married on Saturday, December 29. Mainers can find out how individual cities are preparing for Saturday.
The Disney Channel’s social outreach campaign “Make Your Mark,” which encourages and inspires kids to make a difference in the world, is currently featuring a 14-year-old named Ben; an aspiring filmmaker who happens to have two moms, AfterElton reports.
On December 20, Latino LGBT and ally advocates announced the launch of Unión=Fuerza, the first Latino Institute at Creating Change, the annual conference that brings LGBT people and allies together for workshops and discussions about the work being done to advocate for LGBT equality.
Richard Adams, one half of the first gay couple to file a marriage equality lawsuit against the federal government, died on Monday at age 65.
The Ali Forney center launches Homeless for the Holidays, a video project that empowers homeless LGBTQ-identified youth to share their stories about the realities of living on the street.
Is there a trans activist in your community you would like to praise? Do you know someone who is working to improve the lives of trans people where you live? Find out how you can help them get the recognition they deserve.
The Fabulous Beekman Boys and the rest of 'The Amazing Race 21' cast joined together to send messages of encouragement and support for a gay teen who reached out after seeing the Beekmans win Sunday's 'The Amazing Race' finale.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament as the country become the thirteenth in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.
Earlier this month, I visited Boyle Heights, California – a neighborhood in East Los Angeles – for an LGBTQ Forum hosted by the Latino Equality Alliance. The event brought together service providers, families, advocates, and individuals from the nearby communities for a resource fair, plenaries, and workshop sessions.
This Friday (4/19) is the annual Day of Silence (DoS), when students across the country choose not speak in school in protest of the mistreatment of LGBT youth.
Sexual reassignment surgery for transgendered students will be covered in students’ health care plans, effective this Fall.
An attack on a 17-year-old lesbian in Calgary, Canada is being investigated as a hate crime, CTV reports:
The 17-year-old lesbian was jumped late Thursday night, shortly after getting off a transit bus near her home.
The victim says a group of four teenagers attacked her, punching and kicking her several times, while using homophobic slurs.
She says one of the attackers recorded the beating on his phone.
San Francisco police are expanding "safe zones" within the city after an attack on a transgender woman. The police department already designated its district stations as "safe zones."
The Empire State Pride Agenda is kicking off a quarter-million-dollar ad campaign to push for the state to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that protects transgendered New Yorkers, the Times-Union writes.
Acknowledging that heated debate over gay rights could split Royal Oak this year —as it did in 2001 — city officials voted Monday night to put a human rights proposal on the November ballot.