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Transgender Man Forced to Show Prosthetic Penis to Officer and Store Clerk

It was like any other day for a transgender man who went shopping at his local grocery store that was…

Department of Justice Sides with Anti-Gay Bakery in Supreme Court Case

The Trump-Pence Administration has sided with an anti-gay bakery who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. The…

United Healthcare Apologizes for ‘Insensitive Language’ for Denying Gay Man PrEP for ‘High-Risk Homosexual Behavior’

In a pre-authorization denial letter United Healthcare refused a patient PrEP (Truvada)—directly citing “high risk homosexual behavior.” The letter, which…

Trump Administration to Argue that LGBT Persons are Not Protected by the Civil Rights Act

An amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice argues that Title VII does not protect lesbian, gay, or bisexual…

Queen Elizabeth II Says She Will Continue to Tackle Discrimination

Queen Elizabeth has become quite the proponent of equality (particularly for the LGB community). Her latest Speech reaffirmed her plans…

Texas is on the Wrong Side of History Again, with Legal LGBT Discrimination

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 3859 a discriminatory bill that allows child welfare organizations, including adoption and…

Ruling Says LGBT Employees are Protected by the Civil Rights Act, Contradicting Another Court

A federal court ruling said that LGBT people are protect be the 1974 Civil Rights Act. In an 8-3 ruling,…

Reporter is Fired over ‘Secret’ Recordings and NPR is Outraged

Editors at National Public Radio have taken a stance against the firing of a reporter who worked with WUTC-FM on…

After Promise of Repeal, North Carolina’s HB2 Still in Limbo as Republicans Refuse to Vote ‘Up or Down’

North Carolina’s Republican leadership for their continued refusal to allow a clean up or down vote on the full repeal…

Malaysia Cuts Gay Scene from ‘Beauty and The Beast,’ then the Film Disappears from Movie Listings

Disney’s latest revamping of the classic Beauty and the Beast has been banned in Malaysian movie theaters. The live-action movie starring…

Aww! Anti-LGBT Bigot Pat McCrory Says It’s Hard to Find a Job Because People Think He’s a Bigot

Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said that it is difficult for him to find a new job after being…

From Parade to Resistance March, LA Pride Changes in Uncertain Times for the LGBT Community

Christopher Street West (CSW), the organization who usually assembles L.A Pride, will be making arrangements for a resistance march instead…

The Artist Behind One of the Most Popular Illustrations to Convey the Anger Over Transgender Bathroom Policies Speaks Out

Although the image has been used countless times due to its powerful message, many people don’t know the illustrator. Jason…

Australians Use funny Video to Support Marriage Equality.

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi (SGLMG) team could not help but share a hilarious two-minute video created by Armand…

Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Legislation Moves Forward in Virginia

The General Laws Committee of the Virginia House of Delegates advanced HB 2025—a discriminatory piece of legislation that would seek to give taxpayer-funded agencies…

Sri Lanka Retains Ban on Gay People, but Says It Won’t Prosecute

The National Human Rights Action Plan has attempted to remove discrimination based on sexual orientation in Sri Lanka, but the…

LGBT Elected Officials Urge Donald Trump to Advance Rights While in Office

LGBT elected officials representing millions of Americans from across the country are calling on President-elect Donald Trump to respect LGBT Americans…

Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Persons from Discrimination

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order extending protections that exist on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for…

Republicans Reintroduce Anti-LGBT First Amendment Defense Act

Last year, Republican senators proposed the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), a bill offering legal protections to those opposing same-sex marriage.…

Texan Businesses Warn Against Anti-LGBTQ Bathroom Bill

As Texas prepares for the upcoming legislative session, many businesses are warning against the economic consequences that could arise from…

Anti-LGBT Virginia Foxx, Who Called Matthew Shepard’s Murder a ‘Hoax’ to Lead House Education Committee

Seventy-three-year-old GOP Congresswoman Virginia Foxx is preparing to take on leadership in the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and has…

Prince Harry and Rihanna Take HIV Test on World AIDS Day

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Prince Harry and Rihanna came together in Barbados to take an HIV test to…

Federal Judge Says Civil Rights Act Encompasses Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

A federal judge in Pittsburgh sided the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) position that Title VII of the Civil…

California Restaurant Industry Launches First-of-its-Kind Transgender Employment Program

With the unemployment rate among transgender people being one of the highest in comparison with the national average, California is…

Kentucky Judge Says He Doesn’t Hug Men Like He Used to Since Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage may have been a huge step forward for gay rights, but not everybody…

‘Kiss-in’ at Sainsbury’s Planned After Gay Couple Thrown Out

A British gay couple left “humiliated” after being chastised for holding hands in a Sainsbury’s grocery is igniting a “big gay kiss-in”…

California Lawmakers Put LGBT Students First

Since February, California lawmakers have been muddling over a bill that would potentially shield LGBT college students from discrimination by…

The World Must Speak Out, Gay Syrian Refugee Beheaded in Turkey

A gay Syrian refugee living in Turkey was viciously murdered, leaving a country stunned and a community angry. The man…

Dana Zzyym was born with ambiguous genitalia and, thus, identifies as intersex. But the notion of a gender identity off…

In a major move for the LGBT community in Japan, the country has defined discrimination against “sexual minorities” as a form of…