Kevin Swanson, the pastor Huckabee and Jindal and Cruz are courting, ramps up his unhinged anti-gay rhetoric. Donald Trump praises supporters who ambushed an activist at one of his rallies. Five Black Lives Matter protesters were shot by a white supremacist in Minneapolis. And the KKK is alive and well and gay-bashing in Florida.
LGBT protection laws are gaining steam in Kentucky and Indiana, some otters are in a hammock right now, Portgual’s inching toward gay adoption, Seoul’s national university just elected a lesbian President, and this tortoise in here is WEARING HER SON AS A HAT.
Protesters in Minneapolis demand to see video evidence of how Jamar Clark died, Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay Salt Lake City mayor, student action at Yale and other universities and more.
Here’s a link roundup of things you should read about the Paris and Beirut terror attacks and the aftermath, and a short news fix with LGBT news and racial justice news.
From lesbian gangs killing old ladies in a nursing home to actresses with Mommy issues to inspirational schoolteachers, these are ten of the first-ever lesbian characters on American primetime television, 1961-1977.
The second Democratic debate featured two fewer debaters, a moment of silence for Paris, and a lot of tweets.
Ruby Rose and Caitlyn Jenner got some love from the glossies, Ukrainian lawmakers voted for gay rights, Dallas went where Houston didn’t for trans folks, Starbucks wants to be a safe space, Obama wants more LGBT equality, and more good news!
A Utah judge takes a child away from her foster parents because they’re lesbians, Texas daycare workers sue over respecting a trans child’s gender, threats and backlash at Mizzou, and more.
“I got about four minutes in the last debate. I’m going to get my question right now.”
A rundown of everything that happened at the University of Missouri and the #ConcernedStudent1950 movement, the Mississippi Supreme Court issues its first gay divorce, the Nebraska Health and Human Services will list the names of same-sex spouses on birth certificates and more news!
Reforms for Reform Judaism open doors for trans people, Salt Lake City elects some gay people, an introduction to India’s first trans woman cop, a peek at Janet Mock’s fabulous wedding, the winner of a trans beauty pageant, good gay news from around the world, and so so so so much more!
The federal government confirms that a trans student’s right to use the correct bathroom is guaranteed by Title IX, Daniel Holtzclaw’s jury will be all white, ex-boxer Yusaf Mack is bisexual and more.
Houston failed to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance by a really wide margin. It’s frightening to think how successful Republicans and religious right-wing conservatives were at creating a fearmongering, smear campaign against trans women and how it ultimately won over voters and the election.
It’s gonna be a close race in Houston as it decides if a nondiscrimination ordinances passes, there’s a bunch of other municipal elections happening that you should keep an eye on, Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project has a new survey to gather stories and data on LGBTQ immigrant experiences, the AP uncovered over 1,000 cases where law enforcement officers committed a sex crime and more news stories.
A trans cheerleader with a badass story, a policy shift that will help LGBT refugees, marriage equality in Ireland, big news from Tig Notaro, cuties with kittens, and more!
A lesbian couple from LA says they were arrested for kissing in public when they visited Hawaii on vacation and are now filing a lawsuit, Paul Ryan will be our next Speaker of the House, Tara Hudson is being sent to a men’s prison, Cleveland is outraged about how the investigation into Tamir Rice’s death is being handled and more.
If you missed the debate itself, congratulations. This is all you really need to know.
“It was while writing This Book Is Gay that I realised I had far more in common with trans women than I did with gay men and started speaking to a gender therapist. I am now on a waiting list to receive treatment from specialist doctors and nurses.”
Texas health investigators raided Planned Parenthoods across the state and obtained patient record information, a school district outside Chicago could lose up to $6 million in federal funding for not allowing a teen trans girl to use the correct locker room, Hillary Clinton will stop accepting money from private prison companies and more news stories.
Governor Cuomo does the right thing, Chile celebrates civil unions, Indiana gets some karmic retribution, and did I mention the parachuting beavers.