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.
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?
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.
Lawmakers across the United States are working to eliminate therapies from mental health practices that seek to “cure” homosexuality.
“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.
It’s On Us could potentially fill the gap between activists and their administrations, creating cultural demand for the work they’ve been pioneering for years.
This statistic is based on the reports of migrant shelter directors, though it is possible the number is even higher due to underreporting.
Lesbian cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel was named one of 21 MacArthur geniuses for 2014.
Along with obvious bans on criminal acts and illicit drug use, the policy prohibits campaigns that involve gambling, sorcery, “bodily mutilation,” marijuana and anything in “the adult industry.” It reveals a moral stance that narrowly defines the “positive environment” GoFundMe seeks to foster.
After a lot of uncertainty, the Supreme Court has decided to consider hearing same-sex marriage cases from five states — and it may mean big news for the constitutionality of state marriage bans.
Just over a quarter of trans people in states with photo ID voting laws don’t have a valid photo ID that reflects their gender and name to meet the standards required by the law, according to The Williams Institute.
The Root released its annual list of notable African Americans, and of course it includes some of our favorite movers, shakers and heartbreakers.
“Despite the bleak prospects for queer rights in India, the support that we received last Sunday from the spectators at the NYC India Day Parade touched a chord in our hearts.”