Transgender Woman Makes History: Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary

Transgender Woman Makes History: Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary

Christine Hallquist “…became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party, beating three other candidates in Vermont’s Democratic primary, according to The Associated Press.”

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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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.

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.”

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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Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

 

A federal appeals court in Richmond has sided with a transgender high school student, saying that he can proceed with his lawsuit arguing that his school board’s decision to ban him from the boys’ bathroom is discriminatory.

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Georgia Governor Rejects Bill Shielding Critics of Gay Marriage

Georgia Governor Rejects Bill Shielding Critics of Gay Marriage

“I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia.” – Governor Nathan Deal

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Meet the First Trans White House LGBT Liaison

Meet the First Trans White House LGBT Liaison

Advocates are cheering for Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a Latina public policy expert who becomes the first out transgender person to serve as the White House's LGBT liaison.

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Sam Smith’s Oscar faux pas shows LGBT people must learn their history

Sam Smith’s Oscar faux pas shows LGBT people must learn their history

The Oscar winner’s speech should be a reminder: those who made sacrifices for our freedoms are all-too-often forgotten.

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White House screens documentary about homophobia in the black church

White House screens documentary about homophobia in the black church

Despite undeniable progress under Obama, “Holler If You Hear Me” powerfully portrays the uphill battle so many black LGBT people face when they are forced to choose between their faith and “living an authentic life.”