Gavin Grimm's Lawyer on the Rise of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills, & How They're Prepping for the Supreme Court

Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager from Gloucester, Virginia, has been fighting to use the boys’ bathroom for over two years—first with his school board, then in the court room. After a series of victories and appeals, the Supreme Court has agreed to the hear the case, and Grimm, along with his ACLU attorney Joshua…

Texas Girl Reportedly Forced to Attend Gay Conversion Program Has Left the Facility [Updated]

Sarah, a 17-year-old Texas girl whose extended family says her parents forced her to attend a residential Christian boarding program focused on “gay conversion” therapy, has reportedly left the facility. Heartlight Ministries, which runs the program, issued a statement saying Sarah had departed and denying she’d ever…

Unironic Conservative Male 'Activists' Are Seeking Access to Women's Bathrooms in Target Stores 

Over one million people have signed an online petition calling for a boycott of Target stores after the chain announced it would allow people to use the restroom corresponding with their gender identity. The petition, organized by the evangelical American Family Association, notes that in order for men to gain entry…

PayPal Abandons Plans For North Carolina Expansion Due to State's Anti-Gay Legislation

Just two weeks after announcing their plans to “open a new global operations center” in Charlotte, NC that would “employ over 400 people in skilled jobs,” PayPal has abandoned the project due to the state’s recently passed legislation that overturned every single anti-LGBT-discrimination measure in the state.

Antony Hegarty Is the First Trans Person to Be Nominated for an Academy Award

The 2016 Academy Award nominations didn’t have to be so white, straight, and boring. Tangerine, Straight Outta Compton, The Danish Girl, and Carol—four films with major buzz—all had the potential to diversify the kinds of stories recognized by Hollywood’s most prestigious honor. While none of these films received any…