Susan Summer, the director of constitutional litigation at Lambda Legal, put it simply: “SSA should not be telling widowed lesbians and gay men already grieving the loss of a spouse—‘you live in the wrong state so you don’t get Social Security spousal benefits.'”
“High school and middle school are hard enough as it is. To think about the additional barriers facing these students is pretty heartbreaking, and we all need to stand up and do what we can to move them out of the way.”
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”
It would have been powerful to see the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, now the National LGBTQ Task Force, get ahead of the political curve with its naming and mission. But what it does next matters more than its acronym.
Not all barriers can be resolved through state-by-state legal protections.
Although the nation’s highest offices have been sought by many badass women, we have yet to win. It’s enough to make me wish we could go back in time and vote for, well, these chicks.
Half the nation now lets same-sex couples marry, thanks to some Supreme Court shenanigans.
Getting an apology feels like winning, but did Facebook really say the magic words or just massage the truth in the same way that lousy ex of yours did?
Does the LGBTQ movement have a future? Hells yes it does! Lots of futures!
This morning the Supreme Court officially declined to rule on five pending same-sex marriage cases from Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. This means marriages can start immediately in those states, but national progress is stalled.
The proposed law would put three parental options on birth certificates, allowing same-sex couples to be listed as their children’s parents.
“Wrongful birth? Breach of Warranty? This is about racism and anti-Blackness. We don’t need to avoid those phrases; we need to use them.”
“Anti-LGBT laws make people economically insecure and they disproportionately affect those who are most vulnerable within the LGBT community. They hurt you and kick you when you’re down.”
Those who commit violence against members of the LGBT community will no longer be able to hide behind “gay panic” and “trans panic,” at least in California.
The first ever Bisexual Awareness Week created space to organize resources, initiate connections and speak about our experiences in a new way.
Lawmakers across the United States are working to eliminate therapies from mental health practices that seek to “cure” homosexuality.
The numbers paint a bleak picture, but it’s important that they exist at all. They can be a tool for anyone invested in improving outcomes for bi youth.
The first ever Bisexual Awareness Week aims to celebrate what makes bisexuality and bisexuals great, and honor our accomplishments throughout history and today.
“For whatever reason, Stanley assumes that these contemporary characters are living in the same post-racial world that many people prefer to pretend we’re already living in. It’s within the confines of this utopia that these characters appear to be nothing more than sexually charged Angry Black Women, instead of oppressed minorities living in a white man’s world.”
Democrats, in a push led by Ohio Rep Jared Polis, are using a long-shot procedural maneuver to force a vote on ENDA this year over Speaker Boehner’s objections.