Torture and Killing of Transgender Woman Stun Brazil

Torture and Killing of Transgender Woman Stun Brazil

Maria da Silva, a transgender woman, lawyer and activist, said that Brazilian society marginalized transgender people. “When you don’t have respect for a segment of population, that ends up in violence,” she said.

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Kasha Nabagesera: The face of Uganda's LGBT movement

Kasha Nabagesera: The face of Uganda's LGBT movement

In Uganda, where homosexual acts are punishable by prison sentences, being openly gay requires an astounding amount of courage. Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is not only incredibly open about her sexuality, she's made fighting for the rights of Uganda's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community her life's work.

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Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage

Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage

Amid a thicket of conflicting state laws and local school policies on bathroom use, the suit, which pits Mr. Grimm against his school board in Gloucester County, Va., could greatly expand transgender rights — or roll them back.

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Bigotry has a Price: Anti-LGBT North Carolina Governor loses election

Bigotry has a Price: Anti-LGBT North Carolina Governor loses election

“Mr. McCrory — whose one term was buffeted by nationwide anger over a law he signed that curbed anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people — had little choice but to admit defeat.

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Trump/Pence and the future of global LGBT rights

Trump/Pence and the future of global LGBT rights

If Trump enables Pence’s attitudes toward sexuality and gender identity to prevail in U.S. foreign policy, it will shift the already precarious balance of power in the United Nations. The internationalization of LGBT rights will slow if not halt.

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Supreme Court to Hear Transgender-Rights Case

Supreme Court to Hear Transgender-Rights Case

The court's decision will also affect the legal battle over transgender rights in North Carolina, where the state's economy is suffering from boycotts in response to the bathroom law it adopted in March.

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Millennials Are Twice As Likely To Identify As LGBT

Millennials Are Twice As Likely To Identify As LGBT

Seven percent of U.S. adults aged 18-35 identify as LGBT—fully 3 percentage points higher than a recent study of adults of all ages. Why that number will get even bigger.

NCAA Pulls All Championship Events From NC Over Anti-LGBT Laws

NCAA Pulls All Championship Events From NC Over Anti-LGBT Laws

“We’re all aware, except for Pat McCrory, that the damage will continue until we take the worst LGBT bill in the nation off the books,” said Chris Sgro, the executive director of Equality NC, an LGBT rights group that has fought against the law. 

When AIDS Activists Hijacked the Olympic Rings

When AIDS Activists Hijacked the Olympic Rings

"As with most acts of activism, whether a flash mob or a protest, the Olympic condom ring poster found an audience, made its point, and was gone." Here is the incredible story.

LGBTQ History is American History

LGBTQ History is American History

“With the designation of Stonewall National Monument, the arc of equality bends a little bit more in a direction of ensuring that all people in this great nation have an equal footing in life. Places like Stonewall National Monument will help to ensure that future generations appreciate this place as they do Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Statue of Liberty.

Pentagon Lifts Ban On Transgender Troops

Pentagon Lifts Ban On Transgender Troops

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday that lifting the ban on transgender troops only enhances what is “the finest fighting force the world has ever known.”

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

LGBT Institute Symposium Call for Papers

The LGBT Institute has announced a call for papers for its symposium planned for November 18-20th at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.

We Are Orlando: Community Statement and Gathering

We Are Orlando: Community Statement and Gathering

The LGBT Institute, along with a host of community organizations, have released a statement today on the Orlando massacre. 

Eric Fanning Confirmed as Secretary of the Army

Eric Fanning Confirmed as Secretary of the Army

The Senate confirmed Eric K. Fanning on Tuesday as secretary of the Army, making him the highest-ranking openly gay official ever at the Pentagon.

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How the world is celebrating International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

How the world is celebrating International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

IDAHOT is celebrated annually on 17 May to commemorate WHO's decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990. IDAHOT was created in 2004 and is now celebrated in more than 120 countries, whether in triumph or in defiance. 

Obamacare Rule Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Patients

Obamacare Rule Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Patients

The Obama administration has finalized a new rule that bans discrimination against transgender people and all discrimination on the basis of sex within health programs that receive federal funding.

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U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms

U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms

The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

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LGBT Institute and Georgia State University Launch Research Partnership

LGBT Institute and Georgia State University Launch Research Partnership

The LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia State University (GSU) today announced a partnership aimed at connecting academic researchers with LGBT advocates to tell the stories of some of those most marginalized – LGBT Southerners – through data.