After weeks of discussion on the subject, the agency has finally announced it will replace the current lifetime ban with a one-year restriction period for men who sleep with men.
ENDA may have died in committee last week, but a bigger, better bill might take its place soon.
The FDA is the one politicizing the issue, not the blood organizations and medical associations that support lifting the lifetime ban.
Michigan picks up where Arizona left off and tries to “restore” the right to discriminate based on religious beliefs. Worse yet, the bill has better traction that a bill to protect LGBT residents.
A new study examines straight attitudes towards the rights of queer couples. There’s broad support for things like hospital visitation, but still a lot of discomfort with public same-gender smooching.
Republicans are trying to exclude trans protections in a civil rights amendment, while a federal judge has struck down a state law banning domestic partner benefits.
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.
Lawmakers across the United States are working to eliminate therapies from mental health practices that seek to “cure” homosexuality.
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.
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Prisons in both Turkey and the United States separate LGBT individuals from the general population, but this form of segregation hardly solves the issue of violence in prison facilities. In fact, it may further endanger LGBT prisoners.
A ruling in Lebanon shows that progress for LGB and trans* communities can occur simultaneously instead of hierarchically.
And it’s hard to know how to feel about it.
“As this Black History Month winds down, let’s remember that reclaiming histories is not a one-shot deal. Let’s take time to be thankful for these lesbians who kept it queer and kept it real.”
The potential for discrimination extends far beyond same-sex couples wishing to celebrate their partnerships; theoretically, it could affect anyone who acts against someone else’s religious beliefs.
Jason Collins has signed a 10-Day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, making his the first openly gay NBA player and after tonight, the first out athlete to play in one of the USA’s four major professional leagues.
Former NFL punter and same-sex marriage advocate Chris Kluwe says he was fired for supporting marriage equality.
“As 2013 is ending on a hopeful note for Indian queers but on a dark one for those in Uganda, we can only resolve that the struggle is not over – it never is.”
“It is a pivotal moment to reignite the movement, pick up the momentum, and strike again. Yes, we will not have it easy but meaningful, sustainable changes in history have never come easy.”
As victories are being won in the specific arena of LGB rights, trans* rights are still struggling to find a foothold. Due to this upsetting trend, and the historic erasure of trans* people’s contributions to the LGBT movement, many are left wondering if the “T” really belongs with those other letters at all.