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.
A heroic attempt to filibuster for LGBT rights in Missouri, lots of new data from police violence to environmentalism, a terrifying transphobic Tennessee law, and more.
A look at the current state of anti-discrimination laws in two states, students walking out of Boston public schools to protest funding cuts, NYC protecting trans people’s bathroom access, and more.
A Minnesota trans woman wins her discrimination suit under Title VII, more than 10 counties in Alabama are refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, Sarah Palin’s in the news again, there’s a hold up with Daniel Holtzclaw’s sentencing trial and more news!
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.
“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.
Lesbian couples in Mississippi are challenging the state’s gay adoption ban, while Mexico found their gay adoption ban to be unconstitutional and Chelsea Manning is threatened with solitary confinement for “absurd” violations and more news.
“It was like we were living in this alternate reality, where the north was celebrating and down here in the south we were wondering what the fuck was going on,” said Hali Felt.
A wedding venue in Missouri that’s legally turning away a lesbian couple, Piper Kerman testifying before Congress about what it’s like for incarcerated women, Charly Keunang’s family is suing, and more.
Updates on what we currently know about Sandra Bland’s arrest and death, the US’s most extreme abortion ban struck down, Republicans’ new effort to protect “religious freedom,” and more!
I hear he’s a socialist. That’s cool. But also he’s an old straight white man, like the vast majority of American politicians, so what would his alleged socialism mean for people who aren’t old straight white men?
Protests continue in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, the Pope speaks out against gendered pay inequality, Harvard’s poll of young voters, a Republican politician on Grindr, and more!
Gov. Larry Hogan activates the National Guard after calling a state of emergency in Baltimore, Nicoll Hernández-Polanco has been granted asylum, a Nashville landlord refused to rent to a lesbian couple, and more news!
Gov. Mike Pence can’t give us a straight answer, good news for Ferguson protestors, Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit and more news for you!
Indiana’s decision to “protect” religions from having to deal with gay people has not gone over well with the NCAA, GenCon, a bunch of tech CEOs or the Indianapolis mayor — but the Governor insists this law is totally fine and awesome and not legalized discrimination at all!
A boycott of Dolce&Gabbana, lesbian divorce in Alabama, a lesbian rabbi, anti-gay marriage laws and more!
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The decision goes against recommendations from the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, but Michigan doesn’t currently have anti-discrimination laws that can address the doctor’s behavior.
People shared stories of discrimination, bullying and fear of oppression and why they just want to be free to be themselves in their home state.