lgbt rights

LGBTQ History Will Now Be Taught In California Public Schools

Aside from the general awesomeness that is not being ignorant, this new curriculum will hopefully inspire more compassion toward the LGBTQ community among young people.

Kylie Cheung | July 18, 2016 - 1:14 pm

How The First Amendment Defense Act Would Be A Disaster For Women

You could literally be fired or evicted for having premarital sex.

Kylie Cheung | July 15, 2016 - 10:14 am

North Carolina Tweaked Its Controversial LGBTQ Laws, But It’s Not Nearly Enough

Not only is the compromise bill nowhere near enough, but some of its changes ultimately leave transgender individuals and other marginalized groups worse off than they were before.

Kylie Cheung | July 5, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Transgender Soldiers Will Finally Be Allowed To Openly Serve In The U.S. Military

This latest victory for LGBT was a long time in the making.

Kylie Cheung | June 30, 2016 - 4:21 pm

A Definitive Ranking Of The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Mayors Of Major U.S. Cities

Let’s give them a big round of applause, learn from the awesome examples they’re setting in their respective states, and start packing up our apartments to move to one of…

Lauren Holter | June 17, 2016 - 4:21 pm

Republican Leaders Block LGBTQ Legislation Days After The Orlando Tragedy

If you’re going to identify as an ally, at least walk the walk as far as legislation goes. That’s why it’s total horse shit that Republicans offered saccharine solidarity to victims…

Marissa Miller | June 17, 2016 - 8:45 am

16 #AskTheGays Memes That Perfectly Portray How Over The Donald You Are

The Donald is super confident that “the gays” will come to the realization that he’ll be so much better, so much greater, so much bigger on LGBTQ rights than that blonde

Lauren Holter | June 16, 2016 - 8:54 pm

It’s Not Just Orlando: Gay Men Still Can’t Donate Blood In Most U.S. Cities

Orlando blood centers’ refusal to accept donations from gay men following a mass shooting at a gay night club sparked outrage, and blood centers around the nation should be receiving…

Kylie Cheung | June 14, 2016 - 12:15 pm

Here’s How Justin Trudeau Will Celebrate International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia

You can add this to the growing list of reasons the grass is starting to look greener on the other side of the border…

Kylie Cheung | May 17, 2016 - 8:45 pm

This Woman Who Assaulted Transgender Woman On Subway “Meant What She Said”

Last night, in an exclusive interview with PIX11the woman who was filmed attacking a transgendered woman on a New York City subway train admitted that she “meant what she said.” The…

Liz Magee | May 10, 2016 - 7:45 pm

This One Huge Thing Could Overturn Anti-LGBT State Laws, So Not All Hope Is Lost

House Democrats are currently pushing for the federal law called the Equality Act, which could overturn transphobic state laws.

Kylie Cheung | May 1, 2016 - 8:05 pm

Maine May Vote On Removing LGBT Protections From State Human Rights Act

Because human rights are totally a thing you should get to vote on.

Robyn Pennacchia | April 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Taiwanese McDonald’s Is Boycotted After Ad of Son Coming Out to His Dad Is Released

A new McDonald’s commercial in Taiwan called “Acceptance” has rocked some homophobic customers who can’t handle the sweet message of a young man coming out as gay to his father…

Katrin Higher | March 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Mormon Church Issues Rule Changes That Target Gay Couples And Kids

Amid growing groups of LGBT supportive mormons, officials of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have issued a new rule change that says members in same-sex marriages…

Katrin Higher | November 7, 2015 - 9:30 am

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Today is National Coming Out Day, a day to commemorate when the LGBT community celebrates the day they came out publicly, to family and friends and to the world at large.

Katrin Higher | October 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Kim Davis Released From Jail, Can’t Interfere With Marriage Licenses

She’s out of jail, but won’t be allowed to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

Robyn Pennacchia | September 8, 2015 - 2:30 pm

John Oliver Talks Equal Rights For LGBTs, Rakes In Cash With Fake Church

On the newest episode of “Last Week Tonight,” the Reverend John Oliver (heh) took aim at the fact that although the Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 24, 2015 - 11:08 am

Apple, Facebook, Nike And Others Are Backing The Equality Act

The Equality Act, a piece of proposed legislation that would provide employment, housing, education, and financial protections for LGBT Americans, has found some very powerful friends in the form of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 28, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Peace Fighter Aung San Suu Kyi Will Contest November’s Myanmar Elections

Myanmar has barred Suu Kyi from the country’s presidency, LGBT rights around the world are sparse, Gaston Glock (allegedly) had a lawyer jailed because he wanted the lawyer’s wife, and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 13, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Republican Gal Sad That No One Thinks She’s Cool

Republican lady can’t believe LGBT people don’t like her just because she votes for people who don’t want them to have rights.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 8, 2015 - 5:37 pm
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