“I put “they/she” on a pronoun button for the first time and countless people — moms, older gay and lesbian folks, and my peers — asked me to share what that meant and what genderqueer identity is because they genuinely wanted to understand ideas that were foreign and difficult for them so they could love me better.”
A Black lesbian rabbi, a queer Police Officer of the Year, gay marriage updates from around the world, and more!
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.
Navajo Code Talker exhibit, transgender military vets, pickle facts, devil’s finger fungus, lesbian mormons, Misadventures magazine, and so much more!
Reforms for Reform Judaism open doors for trans people, Salt Lake City elects some gay people, an introduction to India’s first trans woman cop, a peek at Janet Mock’s fabulous wedding, the winner of a trans beauty pageant, good gay news from around the world, and so so so so much more!
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The Pope visits Obama and canonizes a colonizer, Kim Davis loses another appeal, a Republican advocating for English as the state language, and more.
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“Oh! Kevin Spacey’s character is named Mike Huckabee. Oh, shit! And he’s running for President of the United States of America on a platform of Traditional Marriage! Polygamy and rape in the White House, then, I guess. This should be on HBO.”
A lesbian mom loses her lawsuit against a sperm bank, a new study finds a lot of Catholics are ok with gay parents, a Mexican trans woman receives asylum and more news stories.
“Non-tailored religious exemptions in general open a can of worms that raises serious concerns for not only LGBT folks but for women, for healthcare,” said report author Heron Greenesmith.
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Research on nationwide LGBT legal equality, bisexuals in the UK, racism in the university classroom, and religion. PLUS updates on your fave/least fave Republicans, police practices overhaul in Cleveland, new laws and more!
A fish you’ll wish you could snuggle, gay taxis and gay streetlights, Hillary Clinton’s heartfelt letter to the couple from her heartwarming campaign announcement, a prominent voice in Irish media comes out and doesn’t give a f*ck about her damn reputation, Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson tie the knot, the Church of Scotland opens doors for queers, and Harriet Tubman might be the new face of the $20 bill. How’s them apples?
Mother’s Day brunch and Wentworth bring the revolution. Taystee shares truth and light. Natalie Portman is the dreamiest RBG ever. Oh, and it’s Mother’s Day, so call your momma. It’s time to have the talk.
Two of the biggest LGBT legal issues on everyone’s mind right now are the upcoming Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality and Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. How are the two going to impact each other?
Arkansas and Indiana legislatures both passed revised versions of their “religious freedom” bills this afternoon. They’re still terrible.
“When a conservative pundit tells the media, “I don’t know why people are so upset. This law has been on 19 state books for years,” he is assuming his viewers/readers/listeners are all idiots who can’t do their own research on the matter. So let’s prove that guy wrong.”
A hunger strike at an immigration detention center in Texas, a veritable cornucopia of RFRA news, water in California, Purvi Patel’s sentence in Indiana, a good day for a cat, and more.