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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GLAAD is calling for Rutgers University to fire basketball coach Mike Rice, after video surfaced of him using anti-gay slurs to berate players at practices, while being physically violent.
Former professional football player Kwame Harris acknowledges that he is gay on CNN Newsroom. His interview reflects the hardships faced by an NFL player who identifies as gay and begs the question of what will need to happen for an active NFL player to feel comfortable coming out. In the interview with Coy Wire, Harris discussed whether he thought about coming out in the NFL, the implications that would have entailed, and what it was like to be a closeted professional athlete.
The Health and Human Services Department has decided to forgo the public comment process, and instead rely on a panel of experts to determine whether to lift its 32 year-old policy against covering Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) in its Medicare and Medicaid Services.
GLAAD is sponsoring a launch event for the Trans 100 list, a project created by We Happy Trans and This is HOW. The Trans 100 is an overview of the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by, and for the transgender community across the United States.
Carl Siciliano, of the Aly Forney Center, reflects on the effect religious suppression and persecution has on LGBT youth; including instance of violence, self-hatred, and homelessness.
After Smith College refused to consider her application for the second time, Calliope Wong, a high school senior and trans woman, is calling for a change in the college's admissions practices, and GLAAD is working to bring her story to broader attention.
Major League Baseball hosted Darnell Moore, Aaron McQuade, and Wade Davis, Jr. at a recent conference for their Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program. The conference included a session discussing the current atmosphere faced by LGBT youth in school and sports nationwide and the role coaches can play in fostering an inclusive environment for LGBT athletes.
GLAAD is joining advocates to call for an end to Smith College's discrimination against trans women applicants.
Smith Q&A, an on-campus group that focuses on raising awareness about transgender issues at Smith College, has announced plans to deliver more than 4,000 signatures from their Change.org petition to Smith College’s Office of Admissions on Thursday.
A Red Lion Area High School transgender student was allowed to bring his girlfriend to prom on Saturday, but the American Civil Liberties Union is still waiting for the school district apologize to the student following the prom king controversy.
Houston-area Boy Scout officials voted to continue a policy effectively banning gays from becoming scouts or adult volunteers.
Members of Washington state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community should be prepared to fend for themselves, according to the office of a local lawmaker who supports a bill that would allow discrimination because of sexual orientation.
Tufts University has adopted a new healthcare plan that includes benefits for transgender students, making Tufts the 37th university or college in the country to offer health insurance of this kind, according to university officials.
Juli Grey-Owens, Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition executive director and member of the New York state Transgender Rights Coalition, alongside members of the Interfaith Impact of New York State are urging lawmakers to pass legislation this session that will protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.
This Saturday, iconic Spanish-language television host Don Francisco interviewed Karina Hermosillo, the young openly
Now that Jason Collins has come out, he is the proverbial "game-changer." One of the last bastions of homophobia has been challenged. How many LGBT kids, once closeted, are now more likely to pursue a team sport and won't be scared away by a straight culture?