DC Transgender Community Fighting For Equality 50 Years After Stonewall

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC – Members of the transgender community led a rally on Friday afternoon at Freedom Plaza, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising on Christopher Street in New [...]

The Stonewall Rebellion: Now Is The Time To Remember, Now Is The Time To Go Forward

By Thomas Scott Tucker, Popular Resistance -

We, the people means all of us. Including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and gender-free people. So we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion that took place in [...]

Legal Victory Strengthens LGBT Activists As Threat From Bolsonaro Looms

By Jaimee A. Swift, Truthout.org -

On Thursday, June 13, after months of postponement, Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court officially made homophobia and transphobia –– locally known as “LGBTphobia” –– a crime and outlawed [...]

Lack Of Trust Hinders Reporting Of LGBTQ Crimes

By Emma Keith, Katie Gagliano and News 21 staff, The Center for Public Integrity. -

San Francisco - Violent crimes and other hate incidents against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans are consistently not reported and prosecuted because of chronic distrust between [...]

‘Complicity Is Horrifying,’ No Justice No Pride Action

By No Justice No Pride, www.popularresistance.org -

By No Justice No Pride. On October 28th, the Human Rights Campaign held its 21st annual “national dinner,” a lavish $400-per-plate fundraiser at the Washington, DC convention center. Celebrities, [...]

First Trans-Gay Migrant Caravan Arrives At US Border, Seeks Asylum

By Sarah Aziza, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Sarah Aziza for Waging Nonviolence - A caravan of 16 LGBTQI migrants, along with a handful of allies, set out from the Mexican border town of Nogales on Thursday morning, heading to the U.S. [...]

Protest Against Trump’s Transgender Military Service Ban

By Hayley Miller, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Hayley Miller for The Huffington Post - New Yorkers came out in droves Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump’s seemingly sudden decision to ban transgender people from serving in the [...]

President Trump Cruelly Threatens Trans Service Members With Rank Discrimination

By Chase Strangio, www.aclu.org -

By Chase Strangio for ACLU - Apparently that extensive work over many years and across many areas of expertise was reversed in a matter of minutes — over Twitter. Indeed, contrary to Trump’s [...]

How Our Protests Won Marriage Equality

By Keegan O'Brien, www.socialistworker.org -

By Keegan O'Brien for Socialist Worker - GAY MARRIAGE leads to "the deterioration of marriage and the family" and "societal collapse." Keeping same-sex couples from marrying isn't discrimination, [...]

Federal Judge In Ohio Just Declared Another Victory For Trans Kids

By Zack Ford, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Zack Ford for Think Progress - When a school is playing up the fact that a fifth grader’s suicide risk has been downgraded from high to moderate to justify its ongoing discrimination, it’s not [...]

Bad-Ass Transgender Student Took His Transphobic School To Court

By Mark Joseph Stern, www.slate.com -

By Mark Joseph Stern for Slate - Ash Whitaker is a high-school student who gets good grades, plays in the orchestra, and hangs out with his friends. He is also a bad-ass. After Whitaker came out [...]

Tallying Up The Mounting Economic Toll Of North Carolina’s HB2

By Alex Kotch, www.facingsouth.org -

By Alex Kotch for Facing South - Since becoming law in late March, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has sparked national controversy and an ongoing boycott of the state over its discriminatory [...]

Boycotts Won’t Change Mississippi—But History Shows How We Can

By Jake McGraw, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Jake McGraw for Yes Magazine - On May 13, the U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to school districts across the country clarifying that Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in [...]

Obama To Name Stonewall First National LGBT Rights Monument

By Elizabeth Daley, www.advocate.com -

By Elizabeth Daley for Advocate - President Obama is expected to sign a proposal which will designate New York City's historic Stonewall Inn as the nation's first LGBT national momument, the [...]