Lesbian

A Federal Court Just Ruled For Gay Rights In A Major Discrimination Case

AFP Contributor / AFP / Getty Images<p>A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that a 1964 civil rights law bans anti-gay workplace discrimination. The …

LGBTQI

LGBTQ advocates fear Kavanaugh’s votes on gay-rights issues

WASHINGTON — Gay-rights supporters who thronged the Supreme Court plaza after justices declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right expect to …

LGBTQI

Why you should care that the Trump administration deleted online information about sex discrimination

When President Trump nominated federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a soon-to-be-vacant Supreme Court spot, liberals responded with panic and fear …

Civil Rights

Civil Rights Groups Are Ready To Sue Trump If He Signs A Broad Religious Freedom Order

Two prominent civil rights groups told BuzzFeed News on Tuesday they will immediately sue the Trump administration if the president signs a broad …

Civil Rights

Inside Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's rollercoaster relationship - splits, lesbianism and 'secret marriage'

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have reportedly called off their engagement for a second time amid rumours she wasn't ready to walk down the aisle.<p>The …

Celebrity (UK)

Religious adoption agency can't exclude gay parents, judge rules

A federal judge on Friday ruled against a religious organization that refused to place foster children with gay families on religious grounds.<p>Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that the city of Philadelphia can require the foster and …

LGBTQI

Meet the first gay DC superhero to star in a film

A new DC film is set to feature a lesbian superhero for the first time in the franchise’s history.<p>The news follows the revelation that a show about …

LGBTQI

More LGBT people filing discrimination complaints since expansion of civil rights coverage, UMass researchers find

More gay, lesbian and transgender people are finding protection with the 2013 extension of anti-discrimination coverage for sexual orientation and …

LGBTQI

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Was Announced by Bill Clinton 25 Years Ago

Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of former President Bill Clinton’s announcement of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, a …

LGBTQI

Queeries

In Ruth Joffre’s <i>Night Beast</i>, characters wander moodily, waiting, often fruitlessly, for “the one.” They’re left on roadsides or in post-apocalyptic …

Black Mirror

Farewell Nanette: Hello World

From incarceration to affirmation: a lesson for all us to learn from.<p>By Allison Jobe<p>Published: 2018.07.18 08:37 PM<p>Source: Twitter<p>I don't particularly …

Feminism

Religious freedom can be protected with 'tweaks', says Ruddock review member

The legislation of marriage equality in Australia may only require “slight tweaking” to protect religious freedom, according to Father Frank Brennan, a member of the Ruddock review panel.<p>In comments to be delivered on Friday, Brennan issues a blunt assessment that he doubts the Coalition will …

LGBTQI

Overhaul of sex education in England could elevate LGBT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - England’s schools could for the first time treat LGBT life the same as heterosexuality in a radical shift that campaigners say would transform the lives of children struggling with their sexuality or gender.<p>According to draft guidance published by Britain’s …

Northern Ireland

Atlanta appeals court again rules gays, lesbians not a protected class

The federal appeals court in Atlanta has once again decided that gays and lesbians are not protected under federal discrimination laws because of …

LGBTQI

Gay conversion therapy was ‘painful’ — but it didn’t break me

Growing up in Manhattan in the 1970s, Andrew Solomon always felt different from his conservative, straight-laced family. But it wasn’t until he was …

Rights & Freedoms

Russia's Influence Over Trump Should Terrify LGBTQ+ Americans - them.

Treason Day. The Mueller Investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee. Conspiracy and collusion. These terms have been popping up on our social …

LGBTQI

The transgender acid attack survivor running for parliament

<b>Forced to leave home when she was only 13, physically and sexually abused by relatives, and later attacked with acid by her former boyfriend, Nayyab Ali's life as a transgender woman in Pakistan has been turbulent.</b><p>But now, the university graduate is one of four transgender candidates standing in …

LGBTQI

This Methodist Church Is Marrying Two Gay Men In An Act Of Civil Disobedience

George Lainis/ Courtesy Reconciling Ministries Network<p>Risking their careers, a pastor and bishop of the United Methodist Church told BuzzFeed News …

LGBTQI

Mark Zuckerberg defends Holocaust deniers and says he won’t censor them

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended the right of Holocaust deniers to post lies on the social network.<p>The site, which allegedly removed a viral …

LGBTQI

Vancouver to host international conference on protecting and advancing LGBT rights and inclusion

In a statement on Human Rights Day on December 10, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced that Canada would host a conference about LGBT …

Human Rights

Chicago Protest Demands Informed Consent for Intersex Patients

This afternoon in Chicago, the Intersex Justice Project (IJP), a US-based advocacy group, is staging a protest outside the Ann & Robert H. Lurie …

Human Rights

22 Incredible Photos Of LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Over The Decades

LGBTQ people have been living visibly, openly and authentically for years.<p>The mainstream LGBTQ rights movement in America may have achieved some remarkable gains over the last several years ― but it took decades and decades of work for our culture to get to this point.<p>The first Pride march in New …

LGBTQI

How the PROSPER Act could negatively impact LGBTQ students

The PROSPER Act, a bill to reauthorize and overhaul key elements of higher education law, could be brought for a vote in the House of Representatives …

Higher Education

Offline Shadows: How Sex Workers Become Marginalized Victims of Morality-Based Legislation

On April 11th, 2018, I opened my Instagram with a heavy heart. My feelings of anxiety and confusion were mirrored back in the posts that filled my …

Rights & Freedoms

Equality Action Academy

Empower yourself and your community by joining our brand new HRC Rising project, Equality Action Academy. This is a free training program designed to …

LGBTQI

AASL releases guide addressing challenges related to censorship and LGBTQ+ materials

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new resource guide to support school librarians addressing challenges …

LGBTQI

A Gay Catholic Could Overturn the FDA’s Restriction on Blood Donors. (Maybe.)

July 19, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>When it comes to donating blood, you might be aware that gay men aren’t allowed to do it if they’ve had sex in the past …

LGBTQI

Judge Blasts Brethren for Not Reviewing LGBT Discrimination

Whether federal law protects gay and lesbian individuals from employment discrimination won’t be taken up by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

Law

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Alexander Bar hosts 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, presented by Mish Mash Media Productions and written by...

Cape Town

White House Withdraws Controversial Judicial Nominee Ryan Bounds

The White House has withdrawn the nomination of Ryan Bounds, who has a history of writings that struck many observers as racist, sexist, and …

LGBTQI