Activism LGBTQ

Activist Monica Jones Found Guilty of “Walking While Trans”

“I am saddened by the injustice that took place at my trial,” she said in a statement, “but we are not giving up the fight. It’s time that we end the stigma and the criminalization of sex work, the profiling of trans women of color, and the racist police system that harms so many of us.”

LGBTQ Politics

US Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that it will recognize the approximately 1,300 marriages of same-sex couples who married in Utah in the past few weeks. The legal battle over same-sex marriage has been progressing quickly in Utah after US District Judge Robert Shelby ruled on December 20 that Utah’s ban on […]

Labor Rights LGBTQ

Senate Passes ENDA After 19 Years

Twenty-one states have laws that protect against sexual orientation discrimination in workplaces, and 17 states protect against gender identity discrimination. This still leaves 33 states where a person can be fired for no other reason than being who they are.

LGBTQ

Same-Sex Couples Marry in New Jersey

“I know some political leaders think it’s too soon. But civil rights always come too soon for those in a position of power and never soon enough for those who have been denied, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Uncategorized

LGBT Advocates Strengthen Push For Immigration Reform

LGBT advocates have joined with business and faith leaders, organized labor, feminist and pro-choice groups, and many others to move immigration reform forward during Congress’ August recess.

Uncategorized

California Approves Law Protecting Transgender Students

“[This law is] going to send [students] a message that they are a part of the school community and that they are valued and that we want to see them participate fully and want to see them succeed. That’s a powerful message that, frankly, they have not been getting up to this point.”

LGBTQ Uncategorized

Obama Evolves!

by Audrey Bilger It’s official. After a week of speculation about whether the White House was going to take a strong stand on marriage equality, President Obama has gone on record in support of same-sex marriage rights. After explaining how his views have changed over the years, the President said the words that many of […]

Labor Rights LGBTQ

Walmart Policy to Protect Transgender Employees

Walmart recently approved a provision as part of its non-discrimination policy to protect its transgender employees. The provision, which went into effect a few weeks ago, according to Walmart spokesman Phillip Keene, prohibits harassment both on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, stated, “What matters […]

Global LGBTQ

Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Murdered

David Kato, a gay rights activist in Uganda, was beaten and killed in his home yesterday. Kato worked for Sexual Minorities Uganda and was a vocal critic of the Anti-Homosexuality bill, which would impose life sentences or the death penalty for gay people. In October, Kato was included in a list of Uganda’s “top homosexuals” […]