Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Trump Sends Hate Group To Represent US At UN Women’s Rights Conference By
Since President Donald Trump’s November election, hate incidents nationwide have increased—and now he’s chosen a leader from one group that has itself espoused violence to represent the U.S. on the international stage. Earlier...
NCAA’s Bathroom Bill Boycott Prompts “Unhinged” Response From NC GOP By
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Monday that it is pulling all championship games from North Carolina for the 2016-2017 academic year because of the state’s discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ “bathroom bill,” HB2. “Fairness is...
How G4S Tolerated The Homophobic Hatred Of Orlando’s IS Terrorist By
Omar Mateen, the terrorist who massacred 49 people and left 53 injured at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) in a 911 phone call during the attack. The connection has rightly drawn attention to the insidious role of IS...
Court Tosses Out Prostitution Conviction For Woman Who Was Just Walking Down The Street By
An Arizona appeals court has vacated a conviction against a transgender woman who was profiled for sex work, creating new hope that she might receive justice. Monica Jones, a transgender woman of color, has been a vocal critic of Phoenix’s sex work diversion program,...
Leelah Alcorn And The Quiet Genocide Of Transgender People By
Leelah Alcorn’s death was a preventable tragedy. Here was a 17-year-old girl with full access to all of the information available in the 21st century about transgender identities, including many safe and effective ways to transition. But as she wrote in her own suicide...
Obama To Issue Executive Order Against LGBTQ Discrimination By
In what is being hailed as a major victory for LGBTQ rights, the White House confirmed on Monday that President Obama is going to issue an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. “Barring...
Conservative Christians Leave Boy Scouts As Nation Moves Toward Acceptance By
When the Boy Scouts of America announced they wouldn’t exclude males of homosexual orientation, Christian organizations began to second-guess their involvement in the American institution. Christian churches began to disassociate themselves with local Boy Scout chapters,...
US Conservative Religious Groups Declare Support For Russia’s Anti-Gay Law By
U.S. religious conservative groups are creating an unlikely alliance with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, publicly declaring support for Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda,” which outlaws promotion of same-sex relationships. The Catholic Family and Human Rights...
Are The Boy Scouts Perpetuating Bullying? By
Last week the Boy Scouts organization announced that children who were considered to be obese would be banned from this year’s National Scout Jamboree. The event, occurring every four years, is considered a highlight for youth participants. Additionally, the Boy Scouts...
Defying Organizers, SF Pride Paraders Demonstrate In Support Of Bradley Manning By
Over one thousand marched in a boisterous Bradley Manning contingent at SF Pride Sunday, in a show of defiance against the Pride board’s decision to exclude Manning as Grand Marshal and welcome in military recruiters. Manning’s supporters—who appointed Manning...