In Idaho several campaigns have started up to make sure that the few protections LGBTQ people have remain and that more are added. They are currently facing strong opposition, but haven’t given up the fight yet.
Today, Judge Bernard Friedman declared Michigan’s 2004 same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
The criminal justice system in the United States is a fucked up institution that is every kind of -ist you can think of. Lots of people are working to fight it.
Sexism and homophobia are still serious problems, but queer folks are taking beautiful photos, Rachel Maddow tells Obama critics what’s up, Florida farmworkers are organizing for fair wages and better working conditions, and much more!
In a surprise turn of events, Guinness announced on Sunday that it will be pulling sponsorship from New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade on Monday, in support of LGBT groups. It joins Heineken and Sam Adams, who had earlier pulled their sponsorship from New York and Boston parades respectively.
With 1.1 million students, NYC is the largest public school system in the country, and has a lot of influence setting standards for how other big school systems and states support trans* students.
Did you know that this week is the week where I ate multiple meals via finger foods? Here’s the stories we missed while I was opening another box of crackers.
James Larry Cosby, father of murdered Texas lesbian Britney Cosby, was arrested and charged with two counts tampering with evidence.
“Every person who comes up and asks to share, has never left me. Every friend or colleague who said I’ll watch your door, I’ll send that email, I’ll pick y’all up, y’all can stay at my house, has never left me.”
Two women’s families are demanding answers after their bodies were found dumped outside a Galveston County convenience store.
Skeletons and debutantes.
And it’s hard to know how to feel about it.
This week, I learned that Kanye had written a proverb when he instructed folks to “shut the fuck up ‘fore I embarrass you.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democratic National Committee chair, announced the creation of a Lesbian Leadership Council that would focus on cultivating lesbian participation in the Democratic party, which has had a broader LGBT leadership council since 2000.
It’s been reported that Jared Leto was heckled by a trans woman at the recent Virtuosos Awards for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. This version of events fails once again to take into account the experiences of actual trans and gendernonconforming people, who were there at the event and have spoken to Autostraddle about what transpired.
When we hear about legislation like the 2014 Farm Bill, we don’t and we won’t hear the mainstream media talking about queer people.
Loretta Saunders, Inuk woman writing on missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada, found dead in New Brunswick.
President Museveni of Uganda signs into law a bill that sentences LGBTQ people convicted of sodomy, gay marriage, or promotion of homosexual activities to life imprisonment.
This epic megapost is your glorious opportunity to meet 100 amazing black LGBT women who’ve made their mark over the last 150 years.
Y’all, a federal judge rules Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional!