Reecey Walker was killed in her own home in Wichita, Kansas. A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with her murder.
A city in Texas debates a bathroom ordinance similar to North Carolina’s HB2 and it dies without a votes but there’s no telling what’s gonna happen in the state’s legislature in 2017; the FDA launched a multi-million dollar campaign aimed at LGBT young adults to quit using tobacco; women feel sexiest in their mid-thirties a new study says and more news.
Gay marriage is finally official in Colombia, two Italian women just adopted each other’s kids, the Dems are fighting for the Equality Act and Sioux Falls is stepping up, and everyone (still) hates North Carolina’s HB2.
Autostraddle walks you through the entire history of trans female characters on American television from 1965-2015.
One city in Alabama has drawn a new line in the sand with bathroom bills, organizing against police violence, a bill about counselors in TN that’s dangerous for LGBT people, and more.
North Carolina Democrats file to repeal HB2 and 54 protestors are arrested; Florida’s 24-hour waiting period before an abortion is halted — for now; three teenage girls drowned in a stolen car and their families are questioning if the cops did all the could to save them; an editor of a LGBT magazine in Bangladesh was violently killed and more news.
President Obama dissed anti-LGBT laws and then someone came out to him, more and more folks are exacting sweet revenge against HB2 — on mountaintops and in courtrooms, an alpaca in here just got a haircut and Angelica Ross won Best Actress.
The GSA is now more inclusive of all genders and sexualities but the Older Americans Act isn’t inclusive of LGBT elders; Islan Nettles’ killer will go to prison for 12 years; progress on Merrick Garland’s confirmation, a congresswoman crusading against online harassment and more.
A lesbian firefighter was harassed and discriminated against for years by her co-workers and her complaints were ignored by her superiors; Tennessee’s “bathroom bill” is dead, at least for now; Ani DiFranco cancelled an upcoming show in North Carolina, Georgia is investigating the treatment of LGBT prisoners in their prisons and more news.
Rihanna encourages a gay superfan to come out, the fight for LGBT equality is raging on worldwide, Janet Mock won a Shorty Award for her activism, everyone still hates your dumb anti-LGBT legislation, and a hedgehog from the AS community is in here trying to pick up a stick! Seriously, come for the news but stay for this hedgehog.
Even more proof that same-sex parents raise kids with good outcomes, a bathroom bill supporter in TN who’s a rampant sexual harasser, new data on police violence and more.
When it comes to embodying the kind of toxic bullshit gender politics our culture has praised in men for eons, Donald Trump takes the cake.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory saves face with an executive order to clarify HB2, but it doesn’t actually do anything; a New Jersey school district approves a pro-trans bathroom policy change; married lesbian couples in Indiana are suing the state for not allowing both parents to be on birth certificates, and more news!
Mayors Against Discrimination and Governors against bathroom bills, Bruce Springsteen’s message of support for the “freedom fighters” in North Carolina, Rosie’s anti-Trump song in the fashion of Rizzo, gay marriage in Colombia and LGBT protections in Pennsylvania, and more!
Tennessee has resurrected its bathroom bill that would hurt trans teens, what really happened with the judge’s verdict on Kesha’s lawsuit, new statistics about sexual assault, and more.
Mississippi is the latest state to pass an anti-LGBT bill that protects people who don’t believe in same-sex marriage, trans people and extramarital sex; the man who killed Islan Nettles took a plea deal to get a shorter prison sentence; Texas is considering protecting “religious freedom” in its constitution; a man from LA killed his son because he was gay and more news.
The alleged behavior of witnesses to the 1963 murder of Kitty Genovese, a lesbian barmaid who lived in Queens with her girlfriend, inspired the concept of “the bystander effect.” The only problem is that the story of the 38 apathetic bystanders isn’t even remotely true.
Jennifer Azzi and Kezia Dugdale are gay, an amazing man is helping animals be better at selfies, there’s gay marriages and gay adoptions happening around the world, everyone’s exacting sweet revenge on the beast that is North Carolina’s HB2, and more!
Mississippi makes anti-LGBT history with HB1523, police who killed Jamar Clark won’t be charged, new studies about Islamophobia, surveillance and more, and lots on the aftermath of HB2 in North Carolina.
Here are three completely undeniable and incredibly depressing facts about women, executive political power, and glass ceilings — and cliffs! — around the world.