Anderson Cooper is covering the devastating Orlando massacre on the ground this week; on Tuesday, he delivered a righteously satisfying grilling to state attorney general Pam Bondi, whose office spent years fighting gay couples who wanted to have their marriages recognized in Florida.
A directive from the Obama administration will advise officials at U.S. public school districts to allow transgender students access to restrooms that match accordingly with their gender identity.
A bill passed by the Georgia legislature that would allow “discrimination against LGBT people and others by citing religious beliefs” is currently sitting on the desk of the state’s governor, Nathan Deal. But if he signs it, nearly all of Hollywood’s biggest studios—including Disney, Marvel, and Viacom—plan on…
Kentucky, man. I was born in this fine state, and am in fact here right now, but dang, there are some particularly vocal duds roaming around this summer.
Three lesbian couples have sued Arkansas’s state health officials, saying the department refuses to put both parents on their children’s birth certificates. They say the State Health Department will only put the biological mother on a birth certificate, and requires a court order to include the other parent.
A county clerk in Texas is refusing to issue gay marriage licenses, and pretending like she has a good reason. Denton County Clerk Juli Luke issued two statements today, the first saying that she’s refusing to issue the licenses because state law now conflicts with federal law, and the second claiming that actually…
The sad side-part that is Scott Walker spoke to a conservative blog about his thoughts on gay marriage and being pro-life and, unsurprisingly, he had a lot of things to say that didn’t seem to make much sense.
Despite the perception that religion and LGBT intolerance go hand in hand, a national survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) shows that statistically, the reality doesn't match up to the perception.
George Takei has written an extraordinary response to Arizona's ridiculous anti-gay law, and it's predictably great.
A German dad sounds like he needs a lesson from the princess boy's family — he's apparently threatening to put his 11-year-old daughter in a mental institution because she's transgender.
Yesterday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (pictured) signed into law a bill that would ban state employees from receiving domestic partner benefits. In an especially craven move, he cites financial concerns as a rationale for the ban.
Yesterday in a speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a memo from President Obama, the White House laid out its new commitment to promoting gay and transgender rights worldwide. While many are applauding the announcement, some say Obama has ulterior political motives. The move has already affected the 2012…
A newlywed couple went to a Florida DMV to get their names changed on their drivers' licenses. But because theirs was an out-of-state marriage from Connecticut, they say they were "humiliated" and ultimately denied.
An Ontario Catholic school has gone one step further than Tennessee's idiotic "don't say gay" bill — they've banned rainbows.
For Mother's Day, an interfaith social justice group created this ad urging churches to be accepting of gay families. But one Christian website wasn't so accepting of the ad.
Exodus International, an organization that promotes "reparative therapy" and other methods of "leaving homosexuality," has launched its very own iPhone app. But LGBT advocates argue that it promotes discrimination, and should be removed from iTunes.
LGBT students at Arkansas's Harding University have produced an online zine detailing their experiences and the discrimination they've faced. Unfortunately, the university promptly blocked students from accessing it.
- After Target, which styles itself an LGBT-friendly employer, was caught giving thousands to rabidly anti-gay political candidates, it said it would stop. Well: Target has since given over $30,000 to anti-gay-rights candidates and causes. [The Awl]