Court: Civil Rights law prohibits LGBT discrimination

Court: Civil Rights law prohibits LGBT discrimination

"The 7th Circuit is considered relatively conservative and five of the eight judges in the majority were appointed by Republican presidents, making the finding all the more notable."

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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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. 

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.

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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Guest Post: Systemic Barriers to Educational Equity for Black Gay Youth

Guest Post: Systemic Barriers to Educational Equity for Black Gay Youth

"If we fail to recognize the lack of support and representation for LGBTQ youth of color, we consent to a system where many of these students will continue to fall behind." 

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Why LGBT People Are Moving to Red States

Why LGBT People Are Moving to Red States

LGBT people are leaving urban, coastal hubs for conservative cities.

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Stanford Announces ‘Boot Camp’ for LGBT Business Leaders

Stanford Announces ‘Boot Camp’ for LGBT Business Leaders

Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business will offer LGBT leadership program in late July

More Religious Schools Seek Right to Discriminate Against LGBT Students

More Religious Schools Seek Right to Discriminate Against LGBT Students

In the past 18 months, the Department of Education has granted 27 colleges and universities waivers from Title IX compliance, The Column reports. The schools are located throughout the nation, but the majority are in the South and West. 

Indiana Republicans Introduce Anti-LGBT Rights Bill

Indiana Republicans Introduce Anti-LGBT Rights Bill

The bill, which will be known as Senate Bill 100, does add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s nondiscrimination laws as it claims to. However, it expends far more words to limit the extent of those protections, making them all but worthless to most plaintiffs. 

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

Global-Local Connection for LGBT Rights event stirs up conversation

The evening’s conversation covered an array of topics, including but not limited to anti-LGBT laws across the world, bullying, the school-to-prison pipeline, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, the role of social media in activism, HIV/AIDS and LGBT elders.

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Massachusetts Takes Lead on Next Frontier of LGBT Rights

Massachusetts Takes Lead on Next Frontier of LGBT Rights

The new policy is the result of a year of talks between the governor’s office and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, which will certify businesses as LGBT-owned for the state, according to Jonathan Lovitz, the NGLCC’s vice president of external affairs.

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

LGBT Institute to Host National Leaders, Develop Research Agenda

“Our LGBT community, at home and abroad, is facing a pivotal moment. Despite recent legal gains, there is still much work to be done. The LGBT Institute provides a unique opportunity for us to be bold and layout an agenda that seeks to provide voice for those most often marginalized within the LGBT community."

Does Anti-Bullying Legislation Actually Work? More Research is Needed.

Does Anti-Bullying Legislation Actually Work? More Research is Needed.

 

“About 15 years ago, we didn’t have any anti-bullying laws, but now we some form of anti-bullying legislation in all 50 states. But even though there’s been a lot of legislative activity there’s been surprisingly little if any research on whether the laws are actually effective."

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Major companies form group to push for LGBT rights globally

Major companies form group to push for LGBT rights globally

"The Human Rights Campaign-led group will push for protections in the workplace globally, including in countries where LGBT individuals face legal discrimination or harassment."

Missouri Teenagers Protest a Transgender Student’s Use of Girls' Bathroom

Missouri Teenagers Protest a Transgender Student’s Use of Girls' Bathroom

“I think that there are a lot of folks that don’t understand the difference between sex and gender and only see Lila as her sex at birth,” said Morgan Keenan, Founder and Director of Missouri Gay-Straight Alliance Network

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