Isn't It Queer

By Jonny Gray | LGBTQ News items

Kentucky’s religious freedom law gives students the green light to discriminate against LGBTQ peers

The new law comes after the governor declared 2017 the “Year of the Bible.”<p>Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and his Republican peers in the state legislature want to make certain that students in public schools can discriminate against LGBTQ kids.<p>So even though the states’ civil rights laws already fail to …

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“Family Values” GOP Senator caught with teen boy now faces prostitution charges

On Wednesday, we reported police in Moore, Oklahoma were investigating why state Sen. Ralph Shortey was hanging out in a hotel room last Thursday …

Joe Biden Slams Trump Administration for Rescinding Protections for Trans Kids

Former Vice President Joe Biden voiced disapproval with the Trump Administration over its rollback of transgender rights during an impassioned speech …

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Opinion: Gorsuch Appointment Will Have ‘Profound Consequences’ for LGBTQ People

For decades, the United States Supreme Court has been a beacon of hope for LGBTQ Americans. It has been our final recourse for justice when, too often, people in our community have been singled out for discrimination or targeted at the ballot box.<p>But today, the promise of the Supreme Court as a …

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Tell Your Senators: Oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court!

You'll receive email updates from HRC. You can unsubscribe at any time.<p>By providing my mobile phone number, I agree that HRC and its agents may …

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Plan would make changing birth certificates easier for transgender people

A proposal that would make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity cleared an initial hurdle Wednesday, as supporters said the existing process in Illinois often can make life unnecessarily difficult.<p>A longtime Illinois law says …

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Transgender Community Pushes Back as Anti-Transgender Bills Advance in State Legislatures Nationwide

More than 100 anti-transgender bills have been introduced in 29 state legislatures across the country this year, and the transgender community is …

Thanks to millennials, Trump's approval ratings are worse than any president in over 70 years

How much do people dislike Donald Trump? (Hint: A <i>lot!</i>)<p>A new Gallup poll released yesterday found that Donald’s approve ratings have sunk to a new …

Alabama House passes anti-gay adoption bill despite protest by lesbian lawmaker

The Alabama House passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Rich Wingo (left) despite objections from lesbian Rep. Patricia Todd (right). Facebook / …

YouTube reverses some restrictions on LGBTQ videos

YouTube<p>The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other’s eyes. They are …

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Trump admin. deletes LGBTQ questions on yet another federal survey

Anti-Trump protesters at the LGBT Solidarity Rally at Stonewall Inn in New York City. Mathias Wasik on Flickr<p>Community advocates are questioning the …

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Arkansas inches closer to transgender 'bathroom bill'

KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press<p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Senate committee moved closer Wednesday to approving a bill to require that …

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'Beauty & the Beast' breaks box office records despite protests of gay character

This image released by Disney, Josh Gad, left, and Luke Evans appear in a scene from, "Beauty and the Beast." Laurie Sparham/Disney via AP<p>NEW YORK …

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Kentucky's governor just made it legal for students to discriminate against LGBTQ peers

After promising 2017 would be the “Year of the Bible,” Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and his Republican henchmen in the state legislature just passed an …

Ky. Gov. Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill That Allows Discrimination Against LGBT Students

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill that allows student groups at high schools and public universities to bar LGBT people from their …

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Study: Transgender, LGBTQ+ communities not a threat to others in public spaces

Contrary to one of the most often cited premises in so-called "bathroom bills" such as North Carolina's House Bill 2, transgender people do not pose …

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New Mexico May Become Seventh State To Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy

“We feel confident,” said House Speaker Brian Egolf.<p>New Mexico appears set to become the seventh state in the US to pass a bill that bans health care workers from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors, according to a top lawmaker there who calls so-called LGBT …

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Texas Senate Approves Controversial Bathroom Bill After Five-Hour Debate

On Tuesday, the Texas state senate gave initial approve to a bill that would require people to use restrooms and other facilities that match the …

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The end of “no promo homo”: Utah could become the first Republican state to strike down anti-LGBT law

With only two dissenting votes, the GOP-dominated statehouse in Utah just reversed an anti-LGBT education law<p>Utah could become the first Republican-dominated state to strike down an anti-LGBT law that prevents teachers from addressing topics related to homosexuality in schools. Last Wednesday the …

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A sickening look inside gay conversion camps and how leaders have become emboldened by Donald Trump

A heartbreaking <i>20/20</i> special investigates gay conversion clinics and how advocates for the practice have become emboldened by Donald Trump’s …

Florida sees ‘seismic shift’ in support for anti-discrimination laws among GOP

Ever since the massacre at Pulse, stories of the LGBTQ community have found wider acceptance.

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This Republican lawmaker broke with his party to introduce a fair housing bill

U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor Via Twitter<p>There may be hope for bipartisanship yet.<p>On Thursday, Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia) departed from his party’s …

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Joseph Nicolosi wasn’t the first therapist to try to ‘cure’ homosexuality

Joseph Nicolosi was just one in a long line of medical and psychological "professionals" who sought to pathologize LGBTQ identities.

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South Dakota is the first state to legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination in 2017

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard delivers his during his annual state of the state address at the state …

Some North Carolina lawmakers want to challenge the NCAA’s tax status as payback

Lawmakers want to challenge the status of the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference because they removed championships from the state over an anti-LGBTQ …

North Carolina

Gavin Grimm Decision a Letdown, But the Sky's Not Falling Yet

The news that Gavin Grimm’s case, due to go before the Supreme Court, was being sent back to a lower court came as a shock and disappointment to …

Boston Mayor Boycotts St. Patrick's Day Parade After It Axed Gay Vets

The mayor of Boston will not march in a St. Patrick's Day parade that excludes LGBT people.<p>"I will not tolerate discrimination in our city of any …

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Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade Allows Gay Vets to March

OutVets will now be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade.<p>In an emergency meeting Friday, the Allied War Veterans Council, which …

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St. Patrick's Day Parade Banned Gay Vets Over Rainbow Banner

There may be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow — but displaying one is against the rules at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston.<p>The Allied …

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