The nation’s been closely watching North Carolina ever since the state passed a law prohibiting transgender residents from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. Since the Justice Department told the state to trash the bill, you may be wondering what’s happening with the North Carolina LGBT law. Well, a lot. North Carolina had until… READ MORE »
Which is honestly fine because there are about 80,000 other ways to eat more chicken in New York. READ MORE »
The idea that we “need to keep transgender people out of women’s bathrooms to protect women and young girls.” is a rallying cry that not only creates a threat where none exists, but distracts from an overwhelmingly pervasive and deadly one: violence against women by cisgender men. READ MORE »
Pope Francis’ long-awaited encyclical on love and marriage, Amoris Laetitia, was published today. In it, Francis doesn’t create any new rules for marriage, but he does elaborate on how priests should treat parishioners who are in “irregular” marriages, such as those who have been divorced and remarried outside of the church, and those who are… READ MORE »
Facebook is making you gay—at least, according to Saudi Arabia. In recent weeks, government officials and local prosecutors have been attempting to curb what they reportedly believe is an outbreak of homosexuality caused by the widespread adoption of social media in the country. PinkNews, an LGBT-centric publication based in the U.K., is reporting that the… READ MORE »
It was early July, and we were on our way home after a botched date night. My spouse’s mood was off, once again; this chronic melancholy, this little Eeyore cloud hanging over our lives and saturating everything in miserable little droplets. It happened all the time.
The unhappiness had put a wedge between… READ MORE »
First San Francisco banned non-essential travel to the Tar Heel State. Now TV and movie production companies are continuing their exodus out of North Carolina over a new law preventing local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules. Filming for the Hulu comedy Crushed was to kick off in May in Charlotte. Read more on Newser… … READ MORE »
A North Carolina church has taken the prerogative to kick out a lesbian parishioner following the passage of the state’s horrid House Bill 2, which overturned and banned all local LGBT non-discrimination ordinances. In the name of religious freedom, the First Baptist Church has “prayerfully asked” Kelly Toney via a letter to either renounce her… READ MORE »
You know your legislation is truly evil when even the (possibly most sociopathic ever) mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel balks at it. Emanuel announced that he’s drafting an executive order banning City of Chicago government travel to North Carolina following the passage of their anti-LGBT bill, HB2, which overturned and banned non-discrimination ordinances statewide. Emanuel… READ MORE »
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has come out in support of the ban. READ MORE »
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced today that he is going to veto a “religious liberties” bill that would allow faith-based groups to deny services and employment to LGBT individuals. Gov. Deal’s veto comes after immense pressure from industry: The NFL threatened to pass over Atlanta for future Super Bowls, Disney said it would stop filming… READ MORE »
Which, let’s be real, isn’t anywhere near as bad as the rumors the RNC is spreading about actual trans people. READ MORE »
Unfortunately, a lot of YouTube videos might have you believe you do. READ MORE »
Atlanta could host Super Bowl 51, but Falcons owner Arthur Blank said on Friday that he opposes Georgia’s “religious freedom” bill that was approved by the Georgia Legislature. This bill protects opponents of same-sex marriage, which of course will increase discrimination against the LGBT community.
Atlanta is one of the finalists for the… READ MORE »