LGBTQ

LGBTQ Americans Won’t Be Counted in 2020 U.S. Census After All

LGBTQ advocacy groups are outraged after proposed questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity were quickly removed Tuesday from a just-released draft of the 2020 U.S. Census.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau, which is part of the Department of Commerce, is required to issue a list of categories …

Human Geography

Hope in the heartland: Ohio could be second GOP state to pass law preventing LGBT people from being fired

Columbus City Council law is the most recent in a wave of legislation passed in support of LGBT community in Ohio<p>Columbus, Ohio struck down conversion therapy on Monday night when its City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance banning the discredited practice. Also known as “ex-gay …

Equality

Trans Activist Juliet Evancho Opens Up About Her Sex Reassignment Surgery: ‘I Was Always a Girl — It’s a Dream Come True’

Juliet Evancho is finally at peace with her body.<p>The 18-year-old Pittsburgh native recently became one of the faces of the transgender rights …

Transgender

What a Study of French Auditors Shows About Homophobia at Work

Many companies’ all-white, all-male executive teams make it quite clear how well corporate diversity efforts aimed at women and racial minorities are faring. Harder to discern is how firms are doing on the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. LGBT employees do not …

Harvard Business Review

President Trump revokes Obama-era LGBTQ protections, lets federal contractors discriminate

President Donald Trump has revoked an executive order that once protected LGBTQ employees from discrimination.<p>Keen News Service reports that a White …

Equality

People of Faith Are Increasingly Vocal Supporters of Transgender Justice

Friday, March 31, marks the Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual celebration of the accomplishments and victories of transgender and …

Transgender

Armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade pleads not guilty

| LOS ANGELES<p>An Indiana man arrested on his way to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade last year after police found three assault rifles and potentially explosive chemicals in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges.<p>James Wesley Howell was arrested only hours after a gunman killed 49 …

Pride

This Is Why The Erasing of LGBT Americans On The 2020 Census Matters

LGBT will not feature on the 2020 Census as a category. This official prejudice matters for both practical and symbolic reasons.<p>Erasure is not an uncommon thing for LGBT people to experience. For millennia—with same-sex behavior and trans identity variously legally proscribed or forbidden, or …

Statistics

Gay Porn Star Is Donating $250 From Every Scene To Gay-Straight Alliances

Talk about bending over backwards for activism!<p>A gay adult film star is setting an important example of how to be an ally by donating $250 he earns from every sce he shoots to the Gay-Straight Alliance network.<p>Markie More of Next Door Studios made the announcement Saturday morning at The Phoenix …

WW2 Veteran Comes Out As Transgender Aged 90, Says She's Found A 'New Lease Of Life'

'It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.'<p>A WW2 veteran has come out as transgender at the age of 90 and is happy to finally be receiving female hormone treatment.<p>Patricia Davies says she knew since the age of three that she was a woman but lived in fear of how people would react …

Transgender

Amber Heard Wants Every Closeted Gay Man In Hollywood To Come Out

"This would be a non-issue in a month," she said.<p>Amber Heard has no time for closeted gay celebrities.<p>Speaking at the The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice Summit March 23, the “Magic Mike XXL” and “The Danish Girl” star recalled the media firestorm that she faced after coming out as bisexual in …

Amber Heard

Trump Administration Attacks LGBT Community On Three Fronts Over Last 24 Hours

by Dan SavageThere are, unbelievably, some "Gays for Trump" out there. I would ask one of them to comment on what the Trump administration has been …

Seattle

Beauty and the Beast censorship attempt shows the good, the bad and the ugly of LGBT rights in Malaysia

Originally scheduled for release on March 16 in Malaysian cinemas, Walt Disney Studio’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast was initially …

Gay Rights

"Toxic tush" doctor, a transgender woman, was just sentenced to 10 years in a men's prison

Oneal Morris, the Florida transgender woman who made national headlines as the "toxic tush" doctor for providing lethal butt enhancements, was …

Transgender

Once Again, Texas Republicans Are Pushing An 'Avalanche' Of Anti-LGBTQ Bills

And they all seem to conform to Neil Gorsuch's idea of "religious liberty."<p>One bill sponsored <b></b>by GOP Texas state senator Charles Perry would allow any professionals regulated by the state of Texas ― from medical providers and social workers to tow truck operators and electricians ― to discriminate …

Equality

North Carolina Tried (And Failed) To Repeal The State’s Anti-LGBT Bathroom Bill

Despite reports indicating that North Carolina could lose nearly $4 billion in revenue by 2028 over its anti-LGBT bathroom bill (HB2), lawmakers couldn’t manage to repeal the bill. Democratic Governor Roy Cooper and the GOP-led legislature are now pointing fingers at one another for the failure of …

North Carolina

A gay gymnast's struggle to come out to his college coach

I regret never officially coming out to my college gymnastics coach while competing at Penn State.<p>Randy Jepson truly felt like a second dad. He had a …

Homosexuality

LGBTQ group criticizes Johns Hopkins over psychologists' views

The country's largest advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has crticized Johns Hopkins Medicine in its latest health …

Gay Rights

These Women Market Their Bar as Queer-Friendly to Keep Out Sexist Bros - Vice

The hospitality industry can be quite a macho world. As a woman working behind the bar or waiting tables you often encounter and have to deal with sexist remarks or other inappropriate and embarrassing things. Marjolein Brouwer—who set up her own bar called Bar Brå in Amsterdam two and a half years …

Hospitality

If Being Transgender Was A Job, No-One Would Apply

If being transgender was a job, no one would apply for it. I am not sure how the job description would read, or what the pay would be like, but take it from me, you will not be rich. It costs a lot to transition; think electrolysis, prescriptions, deed poll name changes, gender recognition …

Transgender

The Natural Disadvantage Same-Sex Relationships Face

Gay people aren’t bad at dating, but maybe they are out of practice.<p>I was in the fifth grade the first time two people I knew started “dating.” I put …

Relationships

Watch Carmen Carrera Discuss the Heartbreaking Reality of Brazil's Transgender Community

<b>Carmen Carrera</b> has taken her LGBT activism global, and she's sharing it with the world.<p>The 31-year-old model and reality TV star has been fighting for LGBT rights since her start on <i>RuPaul's Drag Race</i>, but her most recent work is unlike anything she's ever done before. Carrera is part of Fusion's …

Transgender

Texas Hospitals Stand Up for LGBTQ Equality

Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting on a decade of progress in …

Gay Rights

This young, LGBT advocate isn’t your average Brexiteer

When the UK government officially filed divorce papers Wednesday to leave the European Union, Darren Grimes woke up a happy camper.<p>“I’m extremely optimistic about our future chances outside in the world!” he chimes. “I think Brexit and the repeal bill present a great opportunity to bring about the …

A photographer went behind the scenes of LGBTQ people's homes in America and the results are stunning

Despite leaps forward in civil rights, from the legalisation of same-sex marriage to adoption, the way that LGBTQ people are portrayed in pop-culture …

Photography

Brittney Griner called ‘present and future of the WNBA,’ signs multiyear deal

Brittney Griner will be playing for the Phoenix Mercury for a long time. How long is still a mystery.<p>Griner returned to Phoenix a couple weeks ago …

Homosexuality

Homeless rates for LGBT teens are alarming, but parents can make a difference

I will never forget the father who told me, on a first date, about his transgender son, who was assigned female gender at birth but identifies as male. What stuck with me most wasn’t the fact that he had a transgender child, but the affectionate way he described his relationship with his son. He …

Parenting

Kris Jenner & Corey Gamble Did NOT Split

Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble are still a thing ... despite reports they called it quits. Several media outlets posted split stories Tuesday, so we …

Caitlyn Jenner

Transgender Health Equity: Patients Say Providers Lack Expertise And Understanding Of Transgender Health Needs

For the past five years, Massachusetts has mandated that insurers provide coverage for medical services related to the health of transgender people, …

Transgender

How To Deal With Online Transphobia

Many transgender people experience transphobia in the early parts of their transition. This can be a time where bodies and perspectives are shifting around a transgender person’s identity. It’s a time of great uncertainty for a lot of people and unfortunately the internet makes it much worse. So …

Transgender