A little over a year ago, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals would be allowed to serve openly in the military. “We can’t allow barriers unrelated to a person’s qualifications prevent us from recruiting and retaining those who can best accomplish the mission,” he said in the…
Robert Huskey and Jack Zawadski met in California in 1965. Six months into their relationship, they moved in together. In 2015, when the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was legal, they had a small ceremony. Soon after, Huskey’s health deteriorated, and he died in 2016. Expecting Huskey’s death, Zawadski’s nephew…
North Carolina rep. Larry Pittman was evidently not in great spirits yesterday after his unconstitutional bill to restore a same-sex marriage ban in the state was slapped down by the Republican House Speaker. And what do Republican officials apparently love to do when the going gets tough? Make an extremely offensive…
In another recent legal victory for LGBT rights, a U.S District judge in Colorado ruled Wednesday that a landlord’s refusal to rent a townhouse to a lesbian couple is in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.
After a failed attempt to repeal and replace North Carolina’s discriminatory “bathroom bill” in December, the Charlotte Observer reports that lawmakers have reached a new deal to pull the legislation back.
On Sunday evening, Laverne Cox used her short time introducing Lady Gaga and Metallica to urge viewers to Google Gavin Grimm, a teenager whose case would be going to the Supreme Court this spring.
With the fresh horror of the inauguration merely days away and a long, hard road ahead of all of us, members of the queer community kicked off what will be a weekend of protests and demonstrations around the country by staging a “Queer Dance Party” in front of Mike Pence’s house.
Courtney Graham, a former assistant women’s basketball coach at Drake University in Iowa has filed a lawsuit against her former employer that alleges she was forced to resign from her job after her boss, head coach Jennie Baranczyk, learned she was gay.
An 8-year-old from Secaucus, New Jersey has been banned from the Cub Scouts for being is transgender. Currently, the Boy Scouts of America’s policy is to only accept children whose sex is categorized as male on their birth certificate and currently the organization—known for its conservatism—declines to comment on if…
After a nine hour special session intended to finally repeal the controversial, discriminatory and extremely shitty”bathroom bill,” North Carolina legislators failed in their task to repeal the stupid thing once and for all.
An executive order from Louisiana governor Democrat John Bel Edwards that would’ve protected LGBT people in state government from discrimination was thrown out by a Baton Rouge judge Wednesday on the grounds that the order was unconstitutional.
In a video released on Monday, Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory ended almost a full month of political maneuvering and protest filings and conceded the gubernatorial election to Democrat Roy Cooper, who won with a slim but decisive margin that’s grown to about 10,000 votes.
President-Elect Donald Trump has appointed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary and, reportedly, Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Carson has not yet accepted), continuing to plow through his cabinet appointments with the grim determination and exactitude of a seven-year-old deciding which…
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 vote to grant a stay on an order that would allow the student Gavin Grim to use the restroom that corresponds with his gender identity.
Like Bruce Willis drilling himself into the core of an evil asteroid, Third Eye Blind performed to a sea of GOPers at a charity concert in Cleveland last night with the apparent intention of pissing everyone off.
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.