Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into a law House Bill 3859, which allows religious (and tax-payer funded!) foster care and adoption agencies to deny services “under circumstances that conflict with the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” In other words, when this law goes into effect,…
Oregon is adding “X” to the “M” and “F” gender boxes on its driver’s licenses, becoming the first state to recognize intersex, genderfluid, and agender people on IDs, NBC reports. The option will be added as of July 3rd. California is considering a similar bill.
June is Pride month for the queer community, and this weekend kicks off the annual celebrations in a wide swath of cities across the world: Washington, D.C., London, Rome, and Los Angeles are just a few.
Shannon Purser is best known as the iconic Barb of Stranger Things, but she has moved on to sexier waters, playing Ethel Muggs on a few episodes of the CW’s teen drama Riverdale.
In what is apparently the first instance of a big-budget superhero movie featuring an LGBTQ protagonist, a character in the new Power Rangers movie briefly hints that she might be sexually attracted to women.
Although Sen. Jeff Sessions is likely to be confirmed as our next Attorney General, he’s having to play an unusual game of defense considering his insane record on race, immigration, women’s health, and domestic violence and hate crime legislation. Questioned by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on his strident opposition…
Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick has been threatening Texas with the introduction of an economy-hobbling discrimination bill targeting transgender people and their access to public bathrooms since November, despite protests and reasonable data exhibiting what a terrible idea this is.
A defining aspect of the Obama administration has been its quiet, incremental push to increase trans rights in the U.S. In 2014, Barack Obama signed an executive order prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination from federal contractors; he also hired a transgender staffer; instituted a gender-neutral bathroom in the…
Two teenage girls face up to three years in prison after they were photographed hugging and kissing on a rooftop in Marrakesh, Morocco. The photographer, a cousin, showed one of the girls’ mothers, who called the police.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has released new testimonials now featured in a section of its website called Mormon and Gay, starring several of its members who are struggling to reconcile their same-sex attraction with the church’s anti-gay teachings. Spoiler alert: This involves either total…
Dolly Parton’s following includes a huge number of LGBT fans. There’s a lot of general talk of tolerance and love at a Dolly Parton concert, but has she ever actually helped a gay person?
If you were thinking to yourself, “Gee, I need some more Tig Notaro in my life”—I know, me too—you’re in luck. Her new series, One Mississippi, will premiere September 9 on Amazon.
Two decades after the Fiona Apple single “Criminal” was released, one Brooklyn-based musician has debuted her own tribute to the singer-songwriter’s influence on female musicians. There is, however, one notable difference: the shot-for-shot remake of the song’s music video—once lauded as brilliant as it was …
Lots of Overwatch fans read the game’s proud, pink-haired Russian lady soldier Zarya as gay. While perhaps not a huge deal on its own, that interpretation conflicts with homophobic views widely held in Russia and backed by the state, forcing Russian Overwatch players to reconcile two clashing interpretations of a…
Missouri has crowned its first openly gay pageant contestant, 23-year-old Erin O’Flaherty.
The governor of Istanbul announced on Friday that Istanbul’s Pride march, scheduled for Sunday, would be banned. This is a slight shift from last year, when it was banned an hour before the march was scheduled to begin.
Donald Trump, a man who is actually three bigoted baby Muppets stacked on top of one another, told supporters at a rally in Dallas, Texas that he believes the LGBT community is starting to shift its support towards the presumptive GOP nominee.
Two marines are under investigation for uploading a photo to social media in which they allegedly threatened to attack gay bars—all less than a week after the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, which has been deemed the worst mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.
Days after the shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub Pulse, which left 49 dead and 53 wounded, LGBT advocate and singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has released a song dedicated to the victims of the massacre.