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.
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.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will veto a “religious freedom” bill; a trans woman is sexually assaulted at Stonewall Inn; the ACLU and Lambda Legal are suing North Carolina officials; Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s Campaign Manager, was charged with battery and more news.
Politicians and laws that don’t suck, an LGBT-friendly church AND an LGBT-friendly gym, “Pinot Noir” by the Orange Is the New Black cast, and “Formation” by some Pikachus.
How trans women became the victims of the latest conservative backlash, Jian Ghomeshi’s acquittal, the horrors inherent in seeking asylum, Islamophobic threats from Trump and Cruz, and more.
Opening the floor for this kind of transphobic debate only preys on people’s ignorant fears and perpetuates the kind of untrue stereotypes that have led to a pandemic of violence against trans people, particularly black trans women.
Seven trans people have been killed this year, six trans people of color. That’s two every month, and we’re not even done with March yet.
India Beaty, a queer black woman, was fatally shot by Virginia police for carrying a replica handgun, bombs in Brussels kill at least 31 people, a new study finds Canadian LGB people have chronic stress and drink heavily, The Bronx Trans Collective opens and more news!
A rap duo from Cuba fighting homophobia with rhymes, an arctic fox that just can’t stop laughing, a laundry list of times anti-gay legislators tried to pull some bullshit and failed in the past week, updates about SF Pride and the St. Patrick’s Day parades that will melt your queer heart, adorable photographs of a femme proposing, and a changing tide of acceptance for those of y’all hoping to adopt some kiddies.
We find out a little bit more about Obama’s pick for the next Supreme Court justice, anti-LGBT discrimination laws in several states, Tuesday’s primaries, laws about protests, and MAGIC.
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