Posts tagged "lgbt"

Chris Christie: Businesses Shouldn’t Hide Behind “Religious Liberty” To Discriminate

GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie broke ranks with other Republicans yesterday at the Iowa State Fair on the issue of religious liberty. While speaking at the Des Moines Register’s Presidential Soapbox, Christie was asked whether or not businesses should be allowed to discriminate against the LGBT community based on religious beliefs. Christie responded:
“We have

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 27, 2015

Illinois Gov. Rauner Bans Conversion Therapy In The State

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law yesterday banning the practice of gay “conversion therapy” in the state.
The practice aims to “cure” gays into straightness, operating under the assumption that homosexuality is a deviation from a heterosexuality that is normal or natural for human beings. This isn’t historically or

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 21, 2015

The U.S. Trans Survey Goes Live Today – Spread The Word!

This is the largest and most comprehensive survey of the American transgender community to date!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 19, 2015

A 17th Transgender Woman Has Been Murdered

Just yesterday, we reported on the three transgender victims of murder whose deaths have occurred or come to light in the last week – Elisha Walker, Kandis Capri, and Ashton O’Hara. Their deaths brought the total tally of transgender women murdered this year to 16, most of them women of color.
Now there

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 18, 2015

The MLB Has Its First Openly Gay Player, And Everyone’s Being So Nice

MLB minor leaguer David Denson came out this weekend, and the league is showing him nothing but love.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 17, 2015

Watch Ellen’s Awesome Teen Choice Awards Speech

What makes you different right now, makes you stand out later in life.”

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 17, 2015

Apparently This Is Gay-Bashing Week

A Swedish bishop and the Klan walk into a bar, then they start saying gays should be killed.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 13, 2015

An Open Letter To The Anti-Gay Minister Who Thanked LGBTs For Making Him More Anti-Gay

Dear Kevin Shrum,
I made my way through your boring-ass post-SCOTUS letter to the LGBT community, thanking us for making you more anti-gay. It’s boring, by the way, because you have literally nothing to say to us that we haven’t heard like five million times: every time we congregate publicly, most of the times that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 30, 2015

Today’s Lady News: Marriage Equality Edition

Join us as we party through same-sex marriage news!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2015

OITNB’s Ruby Rose: “I Definitely Don’t Identify As Any Gender.”

“Only you know who you were born to be, and you need to be free to be that person.”…

Claire Hannum / June 17, 2015

Google Ad Features An Emotional Story About Gender Transition

This Google ad tells the story of so much more than a company. Follow the journey of Jake, a trans man, and the gym where he found a sense of community as he began to exercise his new male body. Love this!

[Mashable]

[AdWeek]…

Claire Hannum / June 17, 2015

Feast Your Eyes On This Beauty: Laverne Cox On The Cover Of EW’s LGBT Issue

It’s their first in 15 years(????), but hey, we’ll take it. …

Megan Reynolds / June 11, 2015

Miley Cyrus: “I’m Literally Open To Every Single Thing Out There”

Paper presents Miley in a refreshing new light!

Megan Reynolds / June 9, 2015

Here’s The Emotional Preview For “Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce”

A two-part Kardashian family special exploring Bruce Jenner’s transition will air on May 17 and May 18 at 9 p.m., and E! has released the first official preview. It features home movies and emotional clips of family members reacting to Bruce coming out as transgender, and it kinda makes me want to cry at my desk. I’m…

Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

Fight For $15 Protests Are Taking Place In 230 Cities Nationwide Today

Fight for $15 protests are expanding today, with demonstrations taking place in 230 cities across the United States in support of raising the minimum wage.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 15, 2015

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP]
A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16 years. [BBC]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Doctor Refuses To Treat Child Of Lesbian Couple

This past September, at the suggestion of their midwife, expectant parents Krista and Jami Contreras met with Dr. Vesna Roi in the hopes that she would be their pediatrician. The meeting went well, so they were pretty surprised a few months later when they brought their new daughter Bay in to see her.
The couple…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 19, 2015

Ray Rice: “There Is No Excuse For Domestic Violence”

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has issued an apology for abusing his wife Janay. [TIME]
Two more alleged victims have spoken out against Bill Cosby. [Death and Taxes]
Jamie Brewer is inspirational for her achievements, not for her Downs syndrome. [Daily Dot]
Ijeoma Oluo argues that because hipster racism is often well-intentioned,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 13, 2015

Pastor Attacks Ellen, The Nicest Lesbian Comedian On TV, And She Responds With Predictable Hilarity

Any “Ellen” segment that ends with the line, “Audience, look into my vortex and dance with me!” has to be good, right? Right.
Pastor Larry Tomczak wrote an op-ed for the Christian Post about the gay “assault” on American programming that’s brainwashing kids into thinking being gay is acceptable and blah, blah, blah, snooze,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 14, 2015
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