Gay marriage updates from Estonia, Utah, and obviously Las Vegas; a strong start for an LGBT rights petition in Michigan, a deeply moving video, the last of the 2015 lists, the Cat Oscars, and more!
Bill Cosby was taken in on charges of sexual assault against Andrea Constand in Pennsylvania, new abortion restrictions in Texas, protests against mass deportation, and more.
New Mexico and Indiana lawmakers file anti-LGBT bills to discuss in the 2016 legislative session, the officers responsible for Tamir Rice’s death will not be charged, Kentucky’s new governor granted Kim Davis a Christmas wish but also has to pay $2M for the attorneys who won the same-sex marriage case, and more news!
A Black lesbian rabbi, a queer Police Officer of the Year, gay marriage updates from around the world, and more!
Trans employees in NYC get more legal protections in the workplace, Barbara Dawson dies after being arrested in a hospital that didn’t want to treat her, Wisconsin Republicans have bad ideas and more.
A federal judge ruled a lesbian couple can move forward with their lawsuit against Pepperdine University for discrimination, a grand jury in Texas decided not to indict anyone in connection with the death of Sandra Bland but the case isn’t closed yet, Ty Underwood’s murderer was sentenced to life in prison and more news.
Given the one-year deferral requirement for MSM and women who have sex with MSM, it seems unlikely that the adjustment in policy will majorly impact the supply of available blood
A quick peek at Hillary Clinton’s “awesome gay agenda,” another Festivus pole wrapped in gay pride, a few more crushing defeats for the ex-gay movement, a super sweet performance of “Fun Home,” and a screening of “Carol” in one of the least likely places. IT’S ALL IN HERE!
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders make amends over this week’s data breach and come out swinging at the racist, xenophobic rhetoric of Donald Trump and the GOP.
A gay deaf woman was attacked in anti-gay crime in the UK, an NBA player apologizes for calling a ref an anti-gay slur, a hung jury in the first case in connection to Freddie Gray’s death, a leading center for ex-trans therapy is finally being shut down and more news!
The premise of this debate, and of much of the GOP’s current strategy, is this: there are people who want to hurt you and the ones you love, they’re all around you, and the only hope you have at protection is us.
A mom fights for visitation rights with her kids in Alabama, slurs yelled against protester at a Donald Trump rally, 195 countries have agreed on a new environmental policy, Daniel Holtzclaws’ conviction, and more.
Carmen Carrera and Caster Semenya got married (not to each other), Venezuela elected a trans woman to their National Assembly, GoldieBlox filled up my heart with their new ad, there’s a whole lot of money headed to a whole lot of important causes this week, and across the globe new laws are protecting and honoring LGBT lives. OH, AND PUPPIES!
What the battle over ‘religious freedom’ looks like in magistrate offices and universities; Rahm Emanuel backpedals on police violence in Chicago; the Supreme Court hears arguments on affirmative action and more.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could greatly impact Native Americans and their political sovereignty, two Muslim women were bombarded with racist comments at an Austin restaurant and management did nothing, traffic lights with same-sex couples were removed from the Austrian city of Linz, same-sex parents in Arkansas can both be on their child’s birth certificate now and more news stories!
Shaking up the gay rights v. “religious freedom” fight in Ireland, a bird that’s super cool, sweet justice in Texas, the coming of LGBT Equality Day, and a bunch of businesses standing up for the gays in Indiana.
More on the suspects of the San Bernardino shooting, ICE stopped plans to house detained trans women in female facilities in Adelanto, Planned Parenthood shooter had a history of violence against women, and more news stories.
Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted for the death of transgender woman Jennifer Laude, the New York Times uses the gender-neutral honorific Mx., Canada welcomes LGBT Syrian refugees and more news!
A bunch of queer parents are now listed on their kids’ birth certificates, LGBT activists are having a moment, MillerCoors is doing good for its queer employees, and a meerkat just rolled off of a rock.
Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder after the release of the video of him killing Laquan Davis, openly gay SLC mayor Jackie Biskupski wants to build bridges with the LDS Church, Kathryn Knott’s anti-gay tweets are court evidence and more.